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Lau Posto ( Bottle gourd cooked in Poppy seed paste) Recipe - easy to make and comforting Bengali side dish is perfect for a hot summer day.
Hindu, Vegan, Vegetarian
Bengali Vegetarian recipe, Lau Posto, posto recipe
cut into fine julienne
you can add more or less
Dry red chilli
Cut the top and bottom part of the bottle gourd, then peel off the skin and wash it. Slice it into a small round, then stack 3-4 slices and then cut them into juliennes.
Soak poppy seed into the water at least for 15 minutes, then pour it into the grinding jar, add green chilli, salt and grind it.
Heat up your cooking pot and heat mustard oil.
Add red chilli in the hot oil, stir for a couple of seconds.
Add chopped bottle gourd, sprinkle salt and over high heat, cook for a couple of minutes.
Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover the cooking pot with a lid and cook till the bottle gourd almost cooked through.
Add poppy seeds paste, add a couple of spoon of water, mix everything well.
Increase the heat to high and cook for a couple of minutes, then remove from the heat and cover it.
Give 10 -15 minutes resting time before serve, Enjoy!