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05 March, 2013

Dim Posto (Egg in Poppy seed) / Easy Bengali Posto Recipe

05 March, 2013

Dim Posto (Egg in Poppy seed) / Easy Bengali Posto Recipe 

Eggs are my favourite - be it for breakfast or as a side dish (lunch/dinner) , or in desserts, I really love them.
This is a very easy and quick egg preparation.  Quite different from regular egg curry-A recipe with poppy seed paste and egg ( Dim Posto in Bengali). There are various authentic vegetarian posto / poppyseed  recipes like Aloo/potato posto, Jhinge / ridge gourd posto , Kopi / cauliflower posto and so on. But when eggs are combined with posto/ poppy seeds  it makes a very delicious and unique dish.  Try it out and I hope you all will enjoy this mouthwatering recipe of egg cooked in poppy seed paste. N'Joy!!!

Dim Posto (Egg in Poppy seed) / Easy Bengali Posto Recipe

  • Hard boiled eggs - 4
  • Poppy seed / posto / khus khus  - 4 tbsp
  • Onion (medium large) -1(chopped)
  • Turmeric - 1 tsp 
  • Green chilli - 3/4
  • Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Mustard oil - 5tbsp
  • Water - 1/2 cup
  • Salt and sugar as per taste.


1. Soak the posto/ poppy seeds in lukewarm water for 15/20 mins. Grind to a smooth paste with 2 green chillies and little water. The paste should not be too thick or too watery. Keep it aside.
2. Add oil in a kadhai and fry the eggs (after removing the shells) till they turn little brownish.
3. Heat oil in a kadhai / pan and add the chopped onions. Saute a little.
4. To the sauted onions add poppy seed paste, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, salt and little sugar.Mix them nicely and add the fried eggs. Stir the egg mixture for 2-3 mins.
5. Add water, cook on high heat for 3-4 mins stirring constantly.
6. When the water has turned totally dry, add 1 tbsp of mustard oil and mix nicely. Adjust seasoning and remove from heat.
7. Shift to a serving bowl and serve hot with steamed rice or even with roti.

Dim posto on a bed of rice


  1. I'm coming over right now dear!!! Will go for second helping if you don't mind... ;)

  2. Simple recipe..new to me..shall try it soon.

  3. Very tempting dish. Egg is my fav. I will try it soon.

  4. Absolutely delicious and yummy. Will try it soon. Bookmarked dear.

    today's post:

  5. it is new to me..wish to taste it :)

  6. Thanx Ramya and you should definitely try this! :)

  7. very tempting dish. do visit my space too.

  8. Thank you Kitchen Queen and I surely will. :)

  9. Simple yet delicious way of preparing eggs. Love it.

  10. Absolutely fabulous curry..

  11. wow..delicious and perfect...

  12. I love the simplicity of the ingredients and thats a lovely turnout. At times I have issues on what to prepare as side dish and your recipe came on time.

  13. Hi Rita, very nice recipe !! i have never used Poppy seeds in Egg though, but in various other vegetables like Aubergines and Bell Pepper.

    you have a good collection of recipes.. glad o follow you :)

  14. Although I've never been a fan of hard-cooked eggs, I do love poppy seeds. This spiced-up gravy makes my mouth water.

  15. Hi Rita, I love eggs regardless any style, can't live without eggs. LOL
    Your this dish look inviting and interesting.
    I'm following you. Have a nice day.

  16. hi rita,eggs all time fav with poppy seeds is diff for me...first time here you have an great collection of recipe happy to follow you...when ur free plz drop into my space and will be encouraging if you follow back

  17. wow the masala is new and inviting.....love the dish rita

  18. Something different other then the usual egg curry i have seen...worth a try,looks delicious


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