I am writing a post after a few weeks because during this period I was busy for migration of my web host activities and preparation for my new niche blog. So I failed to share this post on time. Actually had this awesome lunch on the day of International mother tongue day which is 21st of February. It has a history and that too related to our own Bengali language. So I chose to have this awesome Bengali menu for lunch. The whole lunch menu is based on posto. Do you know posto? It is also known as poppy seeds in English and khuskhus in Hindi.
I planned to have this posto based dishes at first. But when I came to know that the price of posto already doubled up within a few months. Then I thought I should try something in nonvegetarian because mutton is less costly than poppy seeds. I mean you atleast need 80 gm poppy seeds which is Rs 160. You can buy almost 750 gm chicken or 200 gm mutton. I think most Bengali people will prefer chicken or mutton instead of posto. But posto is posto. Particularly when the summer is knocking the door. Posto lovers will always prefer posto.
Kacha posto bata
It is a popular dish during summer days. Though posto lovers can enjoy this any season throughout the year. The preparation of this dish very simple. You do not need to cook anything. You just need to grind soaked poppy seeds. Traditionally poppy seeds are ground by using mortar & pestle or seel nora. Raw mustard oil is in separable part of kacha posto bata. Many people also add many other things to this item. I have already shared a detailed post on this food item. You can go and check.
It is another popular Bengali dish. If I say more specifically then I would say that it is popular among those Bengali people whose ancestors were from Western Bengal before partition. Yes, food habits of both parts of Bengal are slightly different. Aloo posto is a simple food. Not many ingredients are needed. You just need a few items and within a short time anybody can make it at home. It is not a rocket science. During summer season people
Aloo posto becomes more enjoyable when it is served along with biulir dal and rice. Did you ever have such a meal? It is really delicious. Now many people will raise their eye brows. What is biulir dal? biulir dal means urad dal in Hindi. It is also known as kalai dal when its skin is not removed. It is also known as black gram in English.
*** Last turnip harvesting of this winter