This Begun Posto is a fresh take on the classic Bengali curry. Made from a combination of poppy seeds, aromatic cardamom and other freshly ground spices, this curry is simply sublime!
We had a verrrry Science-y weekend! I know, it was Easter and we were supposed to have an egg-y weekend but…me being me! We visited the Perot Museum of Nature and Science and then we had a mad-Scientist movie marathon. The Imitation Games, The Theory of Everything and then A Beautiful mind. Phew! I had so much of Math and Science shoved at my face that I thought I was in the 8th grade again. Well, that’s good I guess; thinking that I am the 8th grade again, because the calendar surely does not think so. It seems to be reminding me every day, “Muhahahaha! Your birthday is here. Yet again!”.
That’s right people. It’s my birthday month and I am getting older. I don’t know if it is a sad thing really because I seem to be in a Zen-zone! I like myself better than I did in the 8th grade but I definitely would like more time on hand to do more stuff in life. Anyhoo, I am digressing again.
The Scienc-y week was amazing. Totally unplanned and spontaneous; but amazing. How is that related to today’s Begun Posto? For starters, I don’t think it is the authentic Begun Posto. It is my version of Begun Posto, my creation. Get it? The Scienc-y thingy here; how I decided to develop my ‘theory of everything’ in the kitchen? 😀
Now, just because I call it my version does not mean I have gone all Einstein on this. It still has the main ingredient, begun alias brinjal alias eggplant as the hero aaannd it has the posto or poppy seeds allowing the hero to shine.
So…. What I am trying to say is, whether you are a Bengali who knows how deee-lious the authentic Begun Posto is or you are a non-Bengali who has never heard of it before and are thinking “What in the holy God’s name is that?!!”, you are sure to lick this bowl of curry, clean!
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