Sojne Aalu Posto

Sojne Aalu Posto

Sojne Alu Posto is a tasty traditional Bengali vegetarian dish made with drumsticks, potatoes, poppy seeds and a few spices. It is an easy to make dish enjoyed with rice and dal.


  • 2 -3 drumsticks, cut into finger size pieces
  • 1 green chili, slit
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 pinch asafetida
  • 1 pinch turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion seeds
  • 2 -3 green chili
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/2 cup poppy seeds, soaked in warm water for an hour
  • 1 big potato, cut into medium size cubes
  • 3 tablespoons mustard oil


  1. Make a paste of poppy seeds, cumin seeds ,mustard seeds and green chili and keep aside.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and add onion seeds and asafetida.
  3. Add potato cubes, drumstick, turmeric powder and salt and sauté.
  4. Cover and cook for sometime.
  5. Add poppy paste, slit green chili and mix well.
  6. Serve Sojne Alu Posto with warm rice and dal.

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