Jhinge Alu Posto

Jhinge Alu Posto is a traditional Bengali recipe prepared by cooking ridge gourd with potato and poppy seed paste. It is best served with steamed rice or roti.


  • 1 medium ridge gourd, cut into 1 cm cubes
  • 2 -3 medium potatoes, cut into 1 cm cubes
  • 1 medium sized onion , finely chopped (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 3 -4 green chillies
  • Salt to taste
  • 6 tablespoons oil
  • 1 teaspoon panch phoron (a mix of fennel, cumin, nigella, mustard and fenugreek seeds)


  1. Grind poppy seeds, green chillies and salt to a smooth paste. Keep aside.
  2. To heated oil in a pan, add panch phoron, onions and sauté till translucent.
  3. Add cubed potatoes and ridge gourd cubes, and sauté.
  4. Cover the pan and cook for some time.
  5. Add the poppy paste and salt and mix well
  6. Cook until all the water has evaporated.
  7. Serve Jhinge Alu Posto warm with steamed rice or roti.

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