April 6, 2012

Posto Boda - Spicy Poppy seed cutlet

Posto boda or spicy poppy seed cutlet is probably my favourite Bengali side dish. It is a staple in most Bengali households, including my in-laws'. It is usually served with rice and daal. I learnt how to make this from my mom-in-law who is a fantastic cook! Here it goes.
Serves - 2-4 persons
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cook time:10 minutes
1 cup Poppy seeds
1 red onion (small size, finely chopped)
2-3 green chillies
Salt to taste
Oil for shallow frying (I used mix of light olive oil and mustard oil)
Posto paste with onions and green chillies
  • Soak poppy seeds in water for atleast 30 minutes. Grind soaked and strained poppy seeds and salt in a mixer/grinder until a coarse paste is formed.
  • Add chopped onions, green chillies and mix well. Gently form 1-11/2" diameter flat cutlets.

  • Heat oil in a non-stick frying pan.
  • Shallow fry the cutlets on medium heat till crispy golden brown on each side. Place on a paper towel to absorb excess oil.
  • Serve with steamed rice and daal.

Crispy golden Posto Boda
Bon Apetit!
Hetal from Houston

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