How to make postor borar jhaler jhol

How to make postor borar jhaler jholHow to make postor borar jhaler jhol

The recipe jhaler jhol I learn from my mother. Jhaler jhol, the word I never heard except from my mother. This recipe was very popular in our remote village in Murshidabad, near Kandi. A light stew type consistency made with all the available vegetables i.e. raw papaya, raw banana, pointed gourd, ridge gourd, brinjal and potatoes added with postor bora/poppy seeds fritters and finished in a warm, spicy, cumin laced sauce; this is How to make postor borar jhaler jhol/poppy seeds fritters curry.

Author: Abhijit Mukhopadhyay
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Bengali
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes
Servings: 2 Persons

 

Ingredients

  • Posto/poppy seeds-50 gm
  • Potato-01
  • Pointed gourd-2
  • Ridge gourd-01
  • Raw banana-01
  • Raw papya1/2(small)
  • Brinjal-1(small)
  • drum stick-01
  • Mustard oil-2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder-1 tsp
  • Cumin powder-01 tsp
  • Ginger -1 inch
  • panch phoron-1/2 t spoon  (It comprises mouri (fennel seeds), methi (fenugreek seeds), kaalo jeere (black cumin  seeds), zeera(cumin seeds), and a typically Bengali spice, called radhuni
  • Salt to taste

 

How to make postor borar jhaler jhol

  • Wash and cut the vegetables in medium size length wise.
  • Grind poppy seeds tightly and give a shape of flat round and fry it in mustard oil to make postor bora and keep aside.
  • In the same oil put panch phoron for tempering.
  • As they splutter and sizzle add the vegetables and cook for two minutes.How to make postor borar jhaler jhol
  • Add salt, ginger paste, turmeric and cumin powder, (These are the key ingredients)and cook for 3-4 minutes, then add water and allow it to cook for 5 minutes in a low flame with covering the lid.How to make postor borar jhaler jhol
  • How to make postor borar jhaler jhol
  • Open the lid, add postor bora and cook for another 2 minutes.How to make postor borar jhaler jhol
  • Take it out from the oven. Serve hot with rice and gondhoraj lebu. (Aroma King Lemon)How to make postor borar jhaler jhol

 

 

 

 

 

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