Thursday, 13 August 2015

Begun Posto (Eggplant in Poppy Seed Sauce)


Begun Posto(Eggplant in Poppy Seed Sauce)


Begun Posto- This is another traditional Bengali recipe. Eggplants are lightly sautéed and then cooked in the creamy poppy seed paste. It is  amazingly simple and tasty.

Ingredients

Small Eggplants- 400 grm
Whole Kala Jeera or Kalunji Seeds- 1/4 tsp
Poppy Seeds Paste-4 tsp
Water- 1/2 cup
Mustard Oil- 4-6 tbsp.
Turmeric Powder- 1/4 tsp
Green Chillies- 2
Sugar and Salt as per test
                                         


Method
Cut the eggplants in circular round or half round shape and marinate the eggplants with pinch of turmeric powder and     salt.In a frying pan, heat the mustard oil till the fumes appear. Then add the Kala Jeera seeds and let it crackle.
Now add the eggplants and lower the heat to medium low. Fry the eggplants till they are dark on the outer side.
Now add the poppy seed paste and stir the eggplants. Add Salt, sugar  and green chillies .Let the ingredients cook for 10-12 mins.
 Serve the eggplants with Rice or Roti (Indian Flat Bread)

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