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Dim Posto / Eggs in Poppy seeds paste recipe

A traditional Bengali lunch – Dim Posto, is a crowd favourite when it comes to a filling and delicious meal. The main ingredient here is the poppy seeds or the posto, which is a delight among Bengalis and is used for making vegetarian delicacies as well. It goes best with steaming white rice, so let us see how to cook this at home:


Poppy seeds

Green Chillies




Turmeric powder

Brown sugar



  1. Make a paste in a mixer with 4-5 tbsp of poppy seeds, 2 green chillis and 1/2 cup water. Keep it aside
  2. Keep the required amount of eggs and potatoes boiled, to be cooked later.
  3. In a kadhai, heat 2 tbsp mustard oil, add a tbsp of salt and a pinch of turmeric powder.
  4. Fry the eggs and potatoes in this till they turn golden brown.
  5. Keep the slightly fried boiled eggs aside and add sliced onions to the kadhai.
  6. Mix everything well and add the poppy seeds paste.
  7. Now, add the eggs, water, 2 more green chillies and let everything cook for 8-10 minutes on low flame.
  8. Add 1/2 tbsp brown sugar at the end for balancing the flavours.
  9. Serve hot with white rice!

I hope you all liked this recipe and will try at home! For a visual understanding, refer to the recipe video on my Youtube channel. Do try this homely recipe for your family and relish it!

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