Allo Posto



  1. 2 green chillies
  2. 5 – 6 medium potatoes
  3. 1/2 tsp sugar
  4. 1 tsp pure ghee
  5. 2 tblsp mustard oil
  6. 4 tblsp poppy seeds (khuskhus)
  7. salt to taste
  8. 1/2 tsp onion seeds (kalonji)


  • Take off and cut the potatoes into one inch sized pieces.
  • Keep them in water.
  • Soak poppy seeds in one cup warm water for fifteen to twenty minutes.
  • Remove and grind to a fine paste.
  • Heat up mustard oil in a pot till it just reaches smoking point.
  • Remove, cool and heat up the oil again on medium heat.
  • Mix in kalonji and stir-fry briefly.
  • Mix in potato pieces and stir fry on medium heat up for five minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Mix in the poppy seeds paste, stir and mix in half cup of water, cover and stir fry on low heat up till the potatoes are almost done.
  • Take off the lid, mix in salt, sugar and slit green chillies.
  • Continue to stir fry for a minute more or till potatoes are completely cooked, stir in desi ghee and serve hot