Thursday, 10 April 2014

Posto Bhujia

Posto / Poppy seeds contain Niacin and Folate and they are rich in minerals. Just 1 Tsp of poppy seeds provide calcium , Zinc and Iron.One teaspoon of poppy seeds has 4 percent of the recommended daily intake of both calcium and phosphorus, which combine to form the mineral used to build bones.You’ll get 0.3 milligrams iron from a teaspoon of poppy seeds.One teaspoon of poppy seeds has 0.2 milligrams of Zinc or 2 percent of the daily intake for men and 3 percent for women.

Poppy seeds are effective in quenching thirst, fever, inflammation, constipation and irritation of the abdomen. Poppy seeds are one of the necessary ingredients in many cooling medicines.The oil from poppy seeds plant is useful in treating carcinoma as it contains monounsaturated fatty acids.Poppy seeds add flavour and texture to breads, cookies, muffins, cakes and other foods.

Posto Bhujia is a very easy to prepare dish and goes very well with hot steamed Rice. It is generally consumed in very hot weather to cool you down.\

1/2 cup Posto / White poppy seeds (soaked for 2-3 hrs)
1 small onion chopped
1 Green Chilli Chopped
Few Coriander leaves chopped
Salt to taste(add very less salt as poppy seeds are very mild in taste)
1 Tbsp olive oil

Make coarse paste of poppy seeds with very little water. Now mix everything except oil.
Heat oil in a pan add the paste to it and cook for 5-7 minutes.
Enjoy with hot steaming rice.


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