Aaloo ko Achar (Nepali Potato Salad) Recipe

Total Time: 25 minutes
Serving size: 4-6 servings

Aaloo ko achar is a classic Nepali recipe enjoyed for generations. It's vibrant, tangy, and flavorful and can be served as a snack or a side dish to any meal. In this traditional recipe, cooked potatoes are mixed with sesame seeds, spices like cumin powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, and green chilies to give it a spicy kick. The addition of lemon juice adds a lovely tartness to the dish and enhances the flavors even more. This is the perfect recipe to make if you want to introduce your family and friends to Nepali cuisine with something light yet delicious.
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- 2 lbs Potatoes- Half a cup of cooking oil- Half a cup of sesame seeds- 1 spoon of cumin powder- Some fenugreek seeds (Methi)- 1/5 spoon of turmeric powder- 1 spoon of coriander powder- Pinch of asafoetida powder (heeng) (optional)- 5 to 10 green chillies- Half cup of lemon juice- Few coriander leaves- Salt to taste


1. Boil potatoes, peel it and chop into quarters2. Roast sesame seeds (teel) (half cup) on a pan till they turn light brown and start crackling, then grind them in a food processor.3. Heat half cup of oil in frying pan and add about 30 โ€“ 40 methi seeds till it turns dark brown4. Add the cut green chilies (about 6โ€“9, depending on your taste). light fry chilies for 20 seconds5. Add spoonful of coriander, cumin and 1/5 of turmeric powder6. Add the ground sesame seeds and salt to taste (You may add pinch of Asafoetida)7. Cook for a minute on low heat. Stir it continuously8. Add the potatoes cook for about 3-4 minutes (stirring continuously)9. Add a half cup of fresh lime or lemon juice. Mix it very well10. Garnish with fresh chopped coriander leaves11. Serve.
Aaloo ko Achar is a classic Nepali dish with bright, tangy, and delicious flavors that will make your taste buds dance. Perfect for any occasion, this dish can be served as a snack or side to any meal. This recipe will surely give any dish a flavorful kick with the simple use of spices such as cumin powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, green chilies, and lemon juice. Try it for yourself today!


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