Pyaaz Poshto By Gautam Mehrishi

Pyaaz Poshto

Chef Gautam Mehrishi gives a unique twist to a scrumptious Bengali delicacy Poshto using onions. Try this recipe of Pyaaz Poshto to beat the heat in summers. This recipe never fails to impress. Sit back and enjoy.
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Cooking Time

20-22 Min

Meal Type


Preparation Time

10-20 Min



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  • 4 - 5 onions
  • 2 - 2 1/2 tbsp mustard oil
  • 1 tsp nigella seeds
  • 2 - 2 1/2 finely chopped green chilli
  • 2 - 3 chopped onions
  • 8 - 10 fresh coriander leaves
  • 2 tbsp poppy seeds paste
  • water as required
  • For eggplants
  • 2 small eggplants
  • pinch of red chilli
  • pinch of turmeric powder
  • salt as per taste
  • 3/4 mustard oil
  • For garnish
  • microgreens
  • poppy seeds


  1. 1

    Cut the onions into quarters.
  2. 2

    In a pan, add mustard oil and let it heat.
  3. 3

    Add nigella seeds, finely chopped green chillies, chopped onion, toss it well and mix it.
  4. 4

    Add fresh coriander leaves and mix again.
  5. 5

    To make Poshto, lightly toast poppy seeds and soak it in the milk till the grain swells and prepare a paste from it.
  6. 6

    In a bowl, add poppy seeds paste blanched with milk, water as required and mix well to dilute the mixture.
  7. 7

    Add the paste in the pan.
  8. 8

    Add water as required and mix it well.
  9. 9

    Cut small sized eggplants into quarters.
  10. 10

    Sprinkle red chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt as per taste.
  11. 11

    In a pan, add mustard oil and place the chopped eggplant skin down on the pan and fry it well.
  12. 12

    Serve the onion mixture in a bowl with fried eggplant.
  13. 13

    Garnish with micro greens and poppy seeds and Pyaaz Poshto is ready to serve.

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