Chicken Posto (Chicken in Poppy Seeds Gravy - Bengali Style)

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Chicken Posto (Chicken in Poppy Seeds Gravy - Bengali Style)


Cooking Time

Preparation Time :2 Hr 0 Min

Cook Time : 20 Min

Total Time : 2 Hr 20 Min


Serves : 4
  • 400-500 gms. chicken with bones

  • 1 cup yoghurt, beaten

  • 1 tsp. lime juice

  • 3 tbsp. poppy seeds paste

  • 2 tbsp. mustard oil

  • 1 tsp. nigella seeds

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 1 tbsp. ginger-garlic paste

  • 1 fresh red / green chili, chopped

  • 1 tsp. salt

  • 1-2 green chillies, slit

  • 1 tsp. raw mustard oil


  • Marinate the chicken with 1/2 cup yoghurt, lime juice and 2 tbsp. poppy seed paste for 2 hours.
  • Heat oil in a pan and temper with nigella seeds. Saute for a few seconds. Then add the onion and fry till light brown. Add the ginger-garlic paste and fry till the raw smell disappears.
  • Now add the remaining yoghurt and chili paste. Continue to fry till the oil separates. Add the marinated chicken, salt, remaining poppy seed paste and slit green chilies.
  • Cover and cook till done. Add some water if required. Switch off the flame and add the coriander leaves and raw mustard oil.
  • Keep it covered for 2-3 minutes. Serve, garnished with coriander leaves.