How to make Posto Chop -

Poppy seed paste and mashed potatoes mixed with spices, shaped into tikkis and fried till golden brown.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Poppy Seeds, Potatoes (आलू)

Cuisine : Bengali

Course : Snacks and Starters

Posto Chop

Posto Chop Recipe Card


The Bengalis are great food lovers and take pride in their cuisine.  In fact so obsessed are they about food, that the man of the house goes to the market daily to buy a fresh supply vegetables and fish which is a must in their daily menu.  The medium of cooking is mustard oil which adds its own pungency.  Another very important item of Bengali cuisine is the variety of sweets or mishti as they call them.  Most of them are milk based and are prepared from chhena.
A meal, for the Bengali, is a ritual in itself.  Bengalis spend not only the great deal of time thinking about the food but also on its preparation and eating. 

Prep Time : 51-60 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Posto Chop Recipe

  • Poppy Seeds 1 cup

  • Potatoes

  • Potatoes 2 large

  • Green chillies 3-4

  • Onion 1 large

  • Fresh coriander leaves a few sprigs

  • Black pepper powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Vinegar 1 teaspoon

  • Sugar 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil to deep fry


Step 1

Soak the poppy seeds in two cups of water for an hour and grind to a smooth paste. Boil the potatoes. Peel and mash them. Remove stems, wash and finely chop green chillies.

Step 2

Peel, wash and finely chop onion. Clean, wash and finely chop fresh coriander leaves. Mix mashed potatoes with the green chillies, onions, coriander leaves, pepper powder, vinegar, sugar, salt and the poppy seed paste. Mix well.

Step 3

Divide the above mixture into ten equal portions and pat into round flat tikkis of approximately three to four inches in diametre. Keep the tikkis in the deep freezer section of the refrigerator for an hour.

Step 4

Deep-fry in hot oil till golden brown. Drain onto an absorbent paper and serve hot.

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