Aloo ko achar (Nepali style potato salad)

Aloo ko achar is a very popular Nepali potato salad which is used in most bhoj in Nepal. There are many different ways that it can be prepared. I am sharing my recipe here.

Ingredients

  • 3 medium potatoes (200gm)
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 Spanish onion
  • 2 Teaspoon of mustard oil
  • 1 Teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 Teaspoon crushed chilli flakes
  • 1/2 Teaspoon fenugreek seeds (methi)
  • 1/2 cup white sesame seeds (teel)
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 3 green chillies
  • A few leaves of fresh Coriander
  • Salt to taste
Fenugreek seeds (Methi)

 Steps

  • Boil potatoes, peel and chop into quarters. I use pressure cooker as it is quick and easy.

  • Cut cucumber and carrot in half moon shapes as shown in photos.

  • Finely chop Spanish onion, green chillies and coriander leaves.

  • Roast sesame seeds (Teel) on a pan until it turns light brown and starts crackling. Make sure to stir regularly so it doesn’t burn.

  • Place it in the blender with half a cup of water to make a fine paste. Alternatively grind it into a fine powder in the grinder and mix with half cup of water.

  • Put the potatoes, cumber, carrot, onion, coriander and green chilli into a big bow. Add the sesame paste, lemon juice and salt.

  • Heat a frying pan over medium heat and add mustard oil. When the oil gets heated and you start to see smoke add the fenugreek seeds. Wait till it goes dark brown and add chilli flakes, turmeric powder and take off from the heat straight away.

  • Pour this into the bowl with the potatoes.

  • Mix it well and it is ready to be served.

It tastes best if you leave the Aloo ko achar in the fridge for half an hour before serving.

You may also like :

*Aloo dum *Aloo Tama bodi *Aloo chop
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17 responses to “Aloo ko achar (Nepali style potato salad)

  1. I have made this dish twice now and my boys love it.

  2. ohhhh yummmmm 😛 thank you 🙂

  3. Thanx for making my dashain wonderful i made aaloo ko achar by ur support Ajaypal from jammu india

  4. Thank you been looking for nice version, easy to undrstand and follow! Namaskar.

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  7. I can’t wait to try making this!

  8. One of my star dishes too! Love til ko aluu! Girl Im all jealous now. Gotta make this today! 🙂

  9. im an absolute aloo fan so anything made out of aloo im ready to gulp… will try it out… looks delicious

  10. This sounds fabulous. I can’t wait to try it, thanks for sharing!

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