Poppy seeds are an integral part of Indian cuisine. Try this delicious, mouthwatering chutney & you will know why they are so loved!
In Indian cuisine, white poppy seeds, also called as Asian poppy seeds or Indian poppy seeds, and in Hindi, called as khus khus or khas khas, are widely available and used for their nutty taste and the texture they add to various recipes. Poppy seeds are used in this famous chutney recipe - also called as, posto chutney (posto meaning poppy seeds in Bengali) and are a great addition to thicken curries or to give a boost to vegetable recipes.
In the state of Bengal, this posto chutney is eaten daily with lunch and dinner. It has zillion health benefits and it is said that a Bengali will not eat his meal without this posto chutney. Poppy seeds are great for female fertility, to help relax the mind and promote sleep, they also help with high blood pressure and give excellent nutrients and fats for healthy bones, skin and hair. They are very rich in zinc, copper, calcium, manganese, healthy fats and so they are said to beautify the skin, promote thick hair, help the thyroid and help keep blood sugar stable (a great addition for diabetics!).
OK. Now that you know why they are so good, let's get to our super easy and quick recipe for today.
1. Organic red onion - Small size piece
2. Garlic - 6 to 7 cloves
3. Green chili - 1
4. Poppy seeds - About 1 cup
5. Salt & Black Pepper to taste
6. Organic mustard oil to garnish
Simple steps -
Watch the video/pics for step-by-step recipe and exact measurements.
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