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How To Prepare Chichinga Pyaj Posto (Snake Gourd with Poppy Seeds)

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Chichinga Pyaj Posto (snake squash with poppy seeds)

The posto is a traditional Bengali dish. The dish is slightly spicy, and the poppy or poppy seed is the star of the meal. Here, I present the percentage of snake / chichinga squash. Snake gourd is a seasonal vegetable and tastes fantastic when cooked with support. It is a straightforward recipe, which can be prepared almost daily at home.

Ingredents for Chichinga Pyaj Posto (Snake Gourd with Poppy Seeds)

Chichinga: 450 g (snake squash, thin variety, not fully ripe, serves four people)

  • Finely chopped onion: 125 g
  • Mustard oil: 2 and 1/2 tablespoons
  • Turmeric powder: 1 tsp
  • Poppy seeds: 25 g
  • Salt: 1 and 1/4 tsp
  • Red paprika powder: 1 teaspoon
  • Green peppers: 1 to 2 whole
  • Sugar: 1/2 teaspoon

HOW TO PREPARE Chichinga Pyaj Posto (Snake Gourd with Poppy Seeds)

With a knife, peel the skin of the snake types and cut them into thin rings. Divide the slices in the middle to form crescent-shaped slabs.
Stick poppy seeds with green peppers on the cart and set aside.



  1. Heat all the mustard oil in a bath over high heat for one minute and add the finely chopped onions.
  2. Reduce heat to low, cover with a lid and simmer onions for 3 minutes. A mix of two and three times.
  3.  Add slices of zucchini zucchini, chili powder, turmeric powder, and salt and stir.
  4. Cover with a lid and cook for 9 minutes over medium heat.
  5. Stir 4 to 5 times between contents.
  6. Reduce heat to low, remove the lid, and add poppy seed paste.
  7. Cook, constantly stirring, for 2-3 minutes over medium heat.
  8. Add a cup of water and 1/2 teaspoon of sugar and reduce the heat to low.
  9. Stir once and cover with a lid.
  10. Cook for 10 minutes and mix between 4 and 5 times in between.
  11. After 10 minutes of cooking, make sure the snake squash is soft and well cooked. Otherwise, cook for another minute or two.
  12. Once ready, the curry should not be watery but should be juicy.

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BOROKINNI BURHAN
Popularly known as “phoenix” is a Metallurgical engineer in-view, foodie, and a serial sports lover. He publishes on African Native Dishes on 54history alongside supporting Manchester United. Asides writing, he enjoys playing PES and trusts us, he is a beast at that. Connect with Phoenix on his socials

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