Dim Posto – Egg in creamy poppy seeds gravy

Poppy seeds, though widely consumed in Asian countries, is an acquired taste. Poppy seeds has it’s pros and cons. Though the seeds are free from any ill effects, cultivating this crop needs license, because it is the chief source of opium.

Poppy seeds contain recognized anti -oxidants and health benefitting properties. It is a popular ingredient in traditional Bengali cuisine as well as Mughlai cuisine. The seeds contain good level of zinc, copper, magnesium, iron and calcium.

Poppy seeds paste is widely used in many Bengali preparations. Using the paste in making gravy, is one of my favorite way of cooking.

Presenting here are two my favorite ingredients together, Egg and poppy seeds paste aka Dim posto.

dim posto

Here’s what I did…………


3 nos – hard boiled eggs

2 tbsp – poppy seeds

2-3 nos – green chilies

1 nos – small sized onion, finely chopped

1 tsp – tumeric powder

1/2 tsp – sugar

1 1/2 tbsp – oil

1 cup – water

pinch of nigella seeds

salt to taste


Soak the poppy seeds in warm water for 10 mins. Strain and grind it to paste with one green chili.

Peel the boiled eggs.

Heat oil in a pan or wok and fry the eggs till crust forms. Take them out and keep aside.

Temper with nigella seeds in the remaining oil and saute the chopped onion till soft. Pour in the poppy seeds paste. Lower the flame and saute for a min. Add the tumeric powder, sugar and salt to taste. Cut the green chilies from the centre and add this to the cooking paste. Pour in 1 cup of water and increase the flame. Once it comes to boil, slide in the eggs and cook covered till gravy is thick sauce like consistency.

Take it off fire.

dim posto

Serve hot with rice.

dim posto

Happy cooking !! πŸ™‚

Cheers !! πŸ˜€


About andy

hi there.....friends call me Andy :) I am a school teacher by profession. Passionate about reading, some random experimental cooking, some hit 'n' miss photography......and i am a dreamer ;) Thank you for popping by :)
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17 Responses to Dim Posto – Egg in creamy poppy seeds gravy

  1. Dim Posto, Dim Poshto! Why did i not think of it. {facepalm} Let me see if i can try this today or tomorrow.

  2. Jhuls says:

    This looks so good, Andy. It is not a good idea to go to WordPress reader when you are hungry. 😐

  3. Indira says:

    I have never tried dim posto though I add little quantity of posto in sorshe bata for fish. I love kanch posto bata with onion, green chilly and mustard oil.I’ll try this. Thanks.

  4. I used to love poppy seeds grinded raw with mustard oil, green chillies, salt and coriander leaves. And had it with steamed rice!

    You can also check out my latest update on Christmas cake here

  5. Sophie33 says:

    What an unusual recipe for me,…so special festive too, dear Andy! xx

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