These Poppy Seed Fritters provide a wonderful twist to your rather mundane food choices. They are light and easy on the stomach and are quick to put together as well.
My ultimate goal is to see a glutenfree world full of healthy food choices at every food corner that streets have to possibly offer. A food situation that is completely reverse from the present where finding an item that is not gluten-free would be a task – Wishful thinking? Well it has to start somewhere.
This week we look up an eastern Indian cuisine, famous appetizer/snack called Poppy Seed Fritters (Posto Boda in its original form) that is naturally Paleo compliant!
In spite of knowing that 50% of the traditional authentic Indian food is already Paleo / healthy and just not affected by the glutenization of the world (if that’s a thing) I can’t help but be fascinated by the simplicity and modesty that certain cuisines have to offer. Poppy seed is a regularly consumed item in my house. We usually put together a poppy seed paste along with some sweet potatoes and chili & it forms for a seriously sumptuous dinner option.
Poppy seeds have numerous health benefits with improvement in digestion being the most important one. They have a nice soothing effect on the stomach and give you these feel-good vibes as anything and everything made out of poppy seeds is quite incredible. Moreover, they are great antioxidants and help boost bone health giving you a fair reason to start including them in your diet.
Poppy Seed Fritters
- ½ cup White Poppy Seeds
- 1 Egg Large | Brown | Organic
- Himalayan Sea Salt as per taste
- ½ Onion finely chopped
- ¼ cup Spinach finely chopped
- ½ tsp Chili powder add more if you like
- ¼ tsp Dry thyme leaves
- 1 tsp Ghee / Coconut Oil / Palm Shortening / Avocado Oil
- Add 1/2 cup poppy seeds to a clean bowl and add in just enough water to submerge all the poppy seeds (water should be @ room temperature and not cold) - Set this aside for 30 minutes
- After 30 mins the poppy seeds will have absorbed all the water and would have puffed up
- Add the puffed up seeds to a a blender pot and blend them to a paste
- Transfer this paste to a bowl & crack in an egg - Mix well
- Now add in the salt, onions, spinach, chilli powder and thyme to the paste - Mix well until combined
- Next, heat a skillet add in a teaspoon of ghee when adequately hot
- Drop in a dollop of the paste with the help of a sppon so that it forms small circles - much like pancakes / fritters
- Cover the skillet and cook the fritters from one side for about a minute or so until they are set nicely
- Flip and then cover the skillet to cook from the other side
- Plate them out and enjoy with favourite Paleo compliant dip