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Indian Potatoes: Aloo Chop . Aloo Gobi (Cauliflower) . Aloo Methi (Fenugreek Greens) . Aloo Paratha . Aloo Posta with Green Beans (White poppy seeds) . with Collard Greens and Ajwain . with Dandelion Greens . in Green Beans Sabzi . Masala Dosa . Samosas filled with Aloo Muttar (Peas)

aloo posta with green beans

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This Bengali-style dish of posta (white poppy seeds), green beans and potatoes may not look all that pretty but it tastes fantastic. It is the perfect complement to rice, dahl and fish curry.

greenbeans, potatoes, white poppy seeds - September 2006

Posta (white poppy seeds)

posta white poppy seeds - September 2006

Preparation: Grind the posta; soak poppyseeds in enough water to cover for 2 to 6 (or so) hours.

grind the posta - September 2006 soak poppyseeds - September 2006

Chop potatoes; wash and trim green beans.

chop potatoes - September 2006 wash and trim green beans - September 2006

Chop onions; fry whole dried chili in hot oil.

chop onions - September 2006 chili in wok - September 2006

Add potatoes and stirfry for a few moments then add turmeric and stir well.

add turmeric to potatoes - September 2006 stir well - September 2006

Add onions then green beans; add and stir in pre-soaked posta; cover and simmer over low heat til potatoes are done.

add onions then green beans - September 2006 add posta - September 2006
stir in posta - September 2006 cover and simmer til potatoes are done - September 2006

Ready to serve...

greenbeans, potatoes, white poppy seeds - September 2006

green beans sabzi

This Punjabi-style dish is made with green beans, potatoes and tomato. It's very quick to prepare and quite delicious.

greenbeans, potatoes, tomatoes - September 2014

We served it with rice, dahl and shrimp curry. On other occasions, we have decided to be vegetarian and omitted the shrimp curry, switching it for Keralan beets (beet thoran).

greenbeans, potatoes, tomatoes - September 2014

Indian Potatoes: Aloo Chop . Aloo Gobi (Cauliflower) . Aloo Methi (Fenugreek Greens) . Aloo Paratha . Aloo Posta with Green Beans (White poppy seeds) . with Collard Greens and Ajwain . with Dandelion Greens . in Green Beans Sabzi . Masala Dosa . Samosas filled with Aloo Muttar (Peas)

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aloo posta with green beans
green bean sabzi (WFD 2014)

FAO.org Hunger Map 2014 | Prevalence of Undernourished in the Population (fao.org/economic/ess/ess-fs/en/):

World Hunger Map 2014
World Hunger Map 2014World Hunger Map 2014

About 805 million people [...] were chronically undernourished in 2013-14 with insufficient food for an active and healthy life. [...] Southern Asia, with over half a billion, has the highest number of the chronically hungry.

-fao.org/economic/ess/ess-fs/en/




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