Authentic Khursani Til Ko Achar (Chili Sesame Pickle)

Total Time: 20 minutes
Serving size: 4-6 servings

Chili-seamed pickle is a very popular Nepalese condiment. It has a unique flavor that combines the spice of green chili peppers with the nutty taste of sesame powder and the tanginess of lemon juice. This pickle is not only tasty but also simple to make. So next time you're in the mood for something different, try this pickle and mix it up before taking it off the heat.
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- 5 green chili peppers- 2 tablespoons of sesame powder- Salt to taste- 1 tablespoon of oil- ¼ teaspoon of fenugreek seeds- 1 teaspoon of lemon juice- ½ cup of water


1. Begin by cutting the green chilies into halves (not straight) without removing their stems.2. Heat a pan and add the oil onto it; once the oil is hot enough, add in the fenugreek seeds and wait until they turn golden brown.3. Next, add the green chilies and cook until they also turn golden brown.4. Once the chilies are cooked, add in the sesame powder and salt and mix it up.5. Pour half a cup of water, cover the pan and let it cook for about 10 minutes until all the water has dried up.6. Finally, switch off the gas and add lemon juice into the pickle and mix it up one last time before taking it off the heat.
Chili Sesame Pickle is a delicious condiment that can be served as an accompaniment to any Nepali dish or even just with plain rice. The combination of green chili peppers and sesame powder gives it a unique flavor that will tantalize your taste buds. With this simple recipe, you can now recreate the authentic flavors of Nepali cuisine in your own home.


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