Onion and White Poppy Seeds curry ( Peyaj Posto )

I’m a great fan of white poppy seeds. When used with the right ingredients it can deliver wonderful dishes. Previously I posted about “Chicken with white poppy seeds” . In my next series of posts I will write about dishes with white poppy seeds. To start with let’s cook onion with white poppy seeds. Please don’t try these with black poppy seeds because black poppy seeds are bitter in taste and so the dishes will be ruined.

Step 1 - Fry onions

Step 1 – Fry onions

Onion with white poppy seeds

Onion with white poppy seeds

  • Ingredients :
  1. Onion – 6 ( medium ) : chopped into thin and small pieces
  2. Green chilies – 5
  3. White poppy seeds – 5 tbsp
  4. Turmeric Paste – 1 tsp. If using turmeric powder use 1/2 tsp. I love to make my own turmeric paste with raw turmeric which gives it a very original flavour. You can always use turmeric powder though if you don’t want to go through all the grinding manoeuvre , which will yellow-up your hands ( which is very hygienic though! ) and grinding pot
  5. Salt – as needed
  6. Cooking oil – 2 tbsp
  • Method :
  1. Heat oil in a pan. Throw in the chopped onions. Fry till they become somewhat golden brown or golden. This may take 7-8 minutes, but always be careful not to burn or overcook the onions
  2. In the meantime, grind white poppy seeds with two green chilies and 4-5 tbsp of water. Do not add extra water if you feel that the paste will become very runny. Don’t make a fine paste, let it be bit coarse ( this is important! The coarse paste will add texture and enhanced taste to the food )
  3. Chop the remaining 3 green chilies into ringlets and add with the onions
  4. Add the paste to the pan with onions and mix well. Add salt and cook for 7-8 minute
  5. Stir occasionaly to avoid sticking to the bottom of the pan. Be careful not to burn the whole thing
  6. Remove from heat and serve with hot boiled rice

Happy Cooking! 🙂

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One thought on “Onion and White Poppy Seeds curry ( Peyaj Posto )

  1. Pingback: Spinach with white poppy seeds | Payal's Kitchen

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