Showing posts with label Poppy seeds. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Poppy seeds. Show all posts

Saturday 10 December 2016

Posto - Narkel - Dhonepata Ar Tiler Bora / Poppy seeds - Coconut - Coriander leaves and Sesame seed Fritters....

Narkle Postor Bora is a delicacy from Bengal. It is a side dish served with hot dal and rice. My Ma use to prepare this dish adding coriander leaves and sesame seeds into it mostly on a vegetarian day and I use to enjoy it with Korair (Urid) Dal and Aloo Posto. Usually the poppy seeds are ground into a paste and then mixed with the other ingredients. Today I have ground the poppy seeds into a powder and mixed it with the other ingredients. 

1/2 cup Poppy seeds powdered 
1/3 cup desiccated Coconut or fresh grated Coconut 
2 tbsp White Sesame seeds
3 tbsp Rice flour 
Salt to taste 
2 Green Chillies chopped 
1/3 cup Coriander Leaves chopped 
Oil for shallow frying 

Take a mixing bowl and add all the above ingredients except oil. Add just enough water to make a dough. Divide the dough into lime size equal portion. Take a portion and make a ball and flatten it. Repeated the process for other portions too. Heat oil in a fry pan. Place the fritters in the pan and fry it on medium low heat till brown on both the sides. Serve it hot with rice and dal. 

Monday 3 August 2015

Telapia Macher Tak Posto ( Telapia cooked in Poppy and Tamarind gravy)

Telapia Macher Tak Posto  ( Telapia cooked in  Poppy and Tamarind gravy)
6 to 8 pieces of medium size Telapia fish
2 Green Chillies slit
1/2 tsp Nigella seeds 
1 Whole Dry Red Chilli
3 tbsp Poppy seeds
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
Salt to taste
1 tsp Sugar 
1 tsp Turmeric powder
1 tbsp Tamarind paste
Mustard oil to fry and cook the fish

Take Poppy seeds, mustard seeds, 1 Green chilli and tamarind paste. Add 1/4 cup water and make a paste. Keep it aside.
Take oil in a pan, heat the oil and fry the fish until golden brown from both sides. Keep them aside. Take 2 tbsp oil in a pan,  heat  it. Add nigella seeds,  when it  crackles add green chilli and add poppy seed paste,  turmeric powder, salt and sugar. Stir for 2 minutes , add 1 1/2 cup of water. Stir it. Simmer on low heat for 5 minutes. Add the fish pieces. Cover and cook till the fish is tender and the gravy has  thicken up a bit. Drizzle with mustard oil and serve hot with rice.