Onion flower stalks are not as same as green onions or scallions. In fact, the literal meaning of Pyaaz Koli would be ‘onion Bud’. With its brilliant green color and smooth texture, Aloo PyaazKolir Tarkari tastes just heavenly in winter with a plate of hot plain white rice and dal. Onion flower stalks impart a lovely green color, a nice juicy crunch and a mild sweet flavor from the potatoes to dishes. Pyaz Kali can only be found in markets, in and around Bengal, in winter and is an amazing vegetable. It is the center most stem of an onion plant. At the very end of it, there is a little bud which is packed with onion seeds. Onion Stalks have sturdy stems and the entire stem and the bud are known as Pyaaz Kali in Bengali. My version of this versatile vegetable is extremely simple and can be made within minutes. Albeit, you may cook this vegetable with scrambled eggs with some added garlic and stir fry, our recipe is more on the authentic, simple and original Bengali style of cooking Pyaaz Koli witha sprinkle of Posto (poppy seeds) and Aloo (Potato) for that extra crunch!. So, let’s get started!
Have you ever had the opportunity to have authentic Potato Leaves in your state/place where you live? My maasi (aunt) lives in West Bengal, Kolkata and this time on my mom's small request ,she genuinely 'parceled' potato leaves (aloo saag) plucked straight from her own farm where she grows all types of different leafy-vegetables on her own, that's just because I wanted to have 'Aloo Saag' from Kolkata and she always sends homegrown leafy vegetables from her farm - sent especially for me since I love having greens on my plate. In Mumbai, we do not get to buy Aloo Saag , its unfortunately not available here and so this time we took this opportunity to blog this recipe and also make an exclusive video on this delicious recipe for you. Honestly, guys it shocks me to see that there's hardly any recipe that you can find on the internet on 'Aloo Saag" and most of the people misinterpret this recipe but here it is the most authentic recipe of 'Potato Leaves- Aloo Saag' you can ever find on the internet.