Poppy Seed Fritters in Toronto
Breakfast, Keto, Paleo

Poppy Seed Fritters / Posto Boda – Paleo, Keto Breakfast Ideas

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!

White Poppy Seeds

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 in Toronto

Poppy Seed Fritters

Snehal Vaidya
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American


  • 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


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