Aloo Poshto

3-4 potatoes - chopped
3 tbsp poppy seeds
3 green chillies
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp turmeric powder
3 dried red chillies
salt to taste
fresh coriander for garnishing

Roast the poppy seeds for about a minute. Grind the roasted poppy seeds and green chillies into a paste with some water.

Deep-fry the potatoes till they turn golden brown. Keep aside.

In another pan heat 1½ tbsp of oil. Add the cumin seeds, turmeric powder and dried red chillies.

Stir well till they begin to crackle. Add the poppy seed paste and salt. Cook for 2 minutes.

Now mix in the potatoes, pour a dash of water and leave it to simmer for 7-8 minutes.
Garnish and serve.

Courtesy: Chef Aditya Bal