Monsoon & hot cuppa rice!
Poppy seeds raw paste, drizzled with mustard oil, green chillies, hint of salt, with steaming hot rice!
Monsoons are here and what better than a hot plate of steamed rice with my favourite Poshto !
Here you need to grind the poppy seeds (khuskhus) to a coarse paste. Traditionally the same is done in a stone mortar and pestle to get that perfect texture.
However the trick for today’s generation is to soak the poppy seeds in some water overnight and then grind it in the food processor.
Poppy seeds are popular in West Bengal as recipes of aloo poshto or “potato & poppy seeds dish”… and many others.. Poppy seeds pastes add great taste to traditional aloo dum recipes as well.
Now to this paste of say one small bowl, which I like un-cooked… add mustard oil (about 2 to 3 tbs), finely chopped or slightly grinded green chillies, salt (half tsp), and two drops of lemon juice.
Enjoy it just like that with Hot plate of steamed rice. Let the rice be cooked all moist…
Note: The images have been sourced from google images and pinterest…