Posto Chicken

From Deb's kitchen: 

Posto Chicken
There are days when the heart yearns something 'Hatke,' yet with a somewhat familiar touch to the tastebuds. Those are the days I start getting demanding, and my husband heartily acknowledges to whip up something uber tasty. I had been relating stories to him, of a particular Posto Fish, which a neighbor used to make, and how I loved it, for quite some years now. So on one fine night, Deb decided to have his own spin on Posto, and rather than fish, he decided on Chicken. Well, my demand of the day was after all some 'Hatke Chicken Dish.' We had no clue how the neighbor used to prepare the Posto Fish, hence there was no reference point to improvise on. Hence was born Deb's Posto Chicken( chicken in poppy seed sauce). 


Chicken: 1 whole
Onion: 1 whole(chopped)
Ginger Garlic paste: 2 tbsp
Tomato paste: of 2 ripe tomatoes
Posto/poppy seed paste: 3 tbsp
Kaju/Cashewnut paste: 2 tbsp, for the gravy: 
Kaju/Cashewnut: finely chopped: 1 tbsp for garnish
Green chillies: according to heat pereferences. chopped
Coriander leaves: for garnish
Mustard oil
Chicken stock: 1 cup

Make a paste of posto, kaju, and chopped green chillies, with little water, in the blender, till smooth. 

Heat mustard oil in a pan, and cook them till they start turning translucent. Add a pinch of salt at this time, as this helps the onion to sweat faster. Add the chicken pieces, and fry them for some time.  

When the chicken pieces start browning a bit, add the paste of kaju, posto and green chillies,and mix well. 

Cook for around 5 minutes, and then add the tomato paste and ginger garlic paste. Add salt and a dash of sugar, and cook covered on medium heat. Keep stirring often.  

When the chicken gets half done, add the chicken stock,and let it simmer, keeping it covered all the time. 

The gravy should be thick,and not runny. Give it a taste test, and garnish with some coriander leaves, and some finely chopped cashew nut, to add some crunch to the gravy. 

If you are deciding to have a try at this recipe, you should forget calorie count for the day, because its quite a heart meal in every sense.And did I mention super tasty. 


  1. wowww... looks amazing .. Could we add saffron to this recipe??