Enjoy the authentic Nepalese Flavor with Alu Tareko – Potato Fries

20 minutes
4-5 servings

Alu Tareko is a simple yet flavorful potato fry recipe that has been passed down through generations of Nepali families. It's easy to make and its savory flavor makes it an excellent side dish for rice, roti or chiura. The key ingredients in this dish are potatoes, vegetable oil, red chili whole, asafetida, cumin seeds, turmeric powder and salt to taste. Follow these easy steps to make your own delicious version of alu tareko.
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- 4-5 potatoes - 2 tablespoons vegetable oil - 2 red chili whole - a pinch of asafetida - 1 teaspoon cumin seeds - ½ teaspoon turmeric powder - Salt to taste


1. Turn off the stove and heat up a pan. 2. Add oil in the pan. 3. When the oil is hot, add cumin seeds and asafetida followed by red chili. 4. Add potatoes, salt, and turmeric powder. Stir it well. 5. Let it cook for about 10 minutes in medium heat, stirring only once or twice during that time frame. 6. Let it cook for about 5 minutes more, then check if the potatoes are well cooked or not. 7. Serve with rice, roti or chiura.
Alu Tareko is an easy and quick Nepali dish to make that can accompany many of your favorite meals. Try out this recipe to taste the authentic Nepalese flavor!


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