Lush & Nutty: Revel in the Essence of Kumro Patai Posto Recipe

Lush & Nutty: Revel in the Essence of Kumro Patai Posto Recipe

Kumro Patai Posto is a traditional Bengali dish made with pumpkin leaves (kumro pata) and poppy seed paste (posto). It is a flavorful and aromatic dish that is typically served as a side dish with rice or roti. Here's a recipe to make Kumro Patai Posto:


  • 10-12 pumpkin leaves (kumro pata), washed and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons poppy seeds (posto)
  • 2 tablespoons mustard oil
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 2 green chilies, slit
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Sugar to taste


  1. Soak the poppy seeds in water for about 30 minutes to soften them.
  2. Drain the water and grind the poppy seeds into a smooth paste using a blender or mortar and pestle. You can add a little water if needed.
  3. Heat mustard oil in a pan or kadai over medium heat.
  4. Add mustard seeds and let them splutter.
  5. Add the green chilies and sauté for a minute until they release their aroma.
  6. Add the chopped pumpkin leaves to the pan. Mix well with the spices and oil.
  7. Add turmeric powder, salt, and sugar. Mix everything together, ensuring the pumpkin leaves are coated with the spices.
  8. Reduce the heat to low and cover the pan. Allow the pumpkin leaves to cook for about 10-12 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  9. Meanwhile, heat a small pan over low heat and dry roast the poppy seeds for a minute or two until they release a nutty aroma. Be careful not to burn them.
  10. Remove the roasted poppy seeds from the heat and let them cool. Grind them into a fine powder using a spice grinder or mortar and pestle.
  11. Once the pumpkin leaves are cooked, add the poppy seed paste to the pan. Mix well.
  12. Cover the pan and let it simmer on low heat for another 5-7 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together.
  13. Remove from heat.
  14. Serve Kumro Patai Posto as a side dish with steamed rice or roti.

Enjoy the flavorful and aromatic Kumro Patai Posto, a delightful Bengali dish made with pumpkin leaves and poppy seed paste!

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