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Monday, April 6, 2009

Posto Boda (Toasted Chops of Poppy Seeds Paste)

Posto Bora / Posto Boda is another popular recipe in everyday Bengali Cuisine, made up of poppy seeds (posto / khuskhus) paste and eaten with rice and biuli dal (urad dal). This is a dry dish prepared either by deep frying or shallow toasting of the chops made up of poppy seeds paste.

Poppy Seeds are soaked in water and blended to form a coarse paste. This raw paste (known as Kancha Posto) is a dish by itself where you can mix chopped onions & green chillies with a little mustard oil.

Well here is the recipe for Posto Boda (I prepared through shallow frying / toasting method)


  • 1 cup poppy seeds / posto / khuskhus
  • 2 small onions, finely chopped
  • 1-2 green chilli, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp atta
  • salt to taste
  • mustard oil, to toast


Soak poppy seeds in hot water for 15-20 mins. Drain and grind in a blender (with a little amount of water) to form a coarse paste.

Add atta, finely chopped onions, green chilli to the poppy seeds paste and mix well. Heat oil in a kadhai. Add 2-3 drops of the hot oil in the poppy paste and mix well.

Take a small amount of the mixture, press with hand to form flat circular shaped balls.

Heat 1 tbsp oil in a flat non-stick tawa / pan. Reduce the flame, place the flat circular shaped balls on the heated tawa / pan and cook on medium heat.

Let the balls set on the tawa / pan. Flip to the other side, add 1 tsp of mustoil and ensure even toasting on both sides.

Serve hot with steaming rice and biuli dal (urad dal).


Malar Gandhi said...

Very interesting recipe...poppy seeds puts me to sleep, guess I could plan this for dinner.

Sanghi said...

good one malini. will gv a try sometime..

Anonymous said...

havent heard Malini..would love to try this.

Purva Desai said...

Very unique and interesting dish....will try this soon...Thanks for sharing

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