“It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.”Douglas Adams, English writer, humorist.
But you can solve Hunger with Potato- especially if you make Aloo Ko Achar. Let’s be honest, who hasn’t eaten this dish? It is simple to make and fills your tummy pretty well. Be it Newari Aloo ko Achar or aloo ko achar with cucumber, you are sure to find this dish in every corner of Nepal.
But How do you make Aloo ko Achar?
The recipe for this dish is quite simple but you do need a wide range of ingredients. that being said a lot of these ingredients are common spices and herbs, so don’t sweat about them- rather sweat after you eat this hot and sour side dish.
So do you want to know how to make this Classic Delicacy? If so, let’s talk about the ingredients first.
Ingredients to make Aloo Ko Achar
- Potato: 800 Grams
- Cucumber: 400 grams
- Carrot: 100 Grams
- Green Chilli: 7 to 8 Pices
- Salt: 8 Teaspoon
- Red Chilli Powder: 8 Teaspoon
- Garlic Ginger Paste: 8 Tablespoon
- Roasted Brown Sesame Powder: 2 Cups
- Fenugreek Seeds: 4 Tablespoon
- Oil: 2 Cups
- Turmeric Powder: 4 Teaspoon
- Lime: 2 Pices
How to make Aloo Ko Achar
This is basically the aloo ko achar with cucumber. For this recipe of aloo ko achar, all you need to do is, boil the potato and mix it in with the spices. While there are indeed a lot of herbs and spices involved, the making process is rather simple.
Total Time: 45 minutes
Step 1: Boil the Potato
– Boil the potatoes for 30 mins
– Peel the potatoes
– Let them cool
Step 2: Preparing the Add-ons
– Chop the Carrot
– Remove the inside of Cucumber
– Chop the cucumber
– Slice the Green Chillis
– Mix them in the bowl
– Heat some oil
– Fry the fenugreek Seeds
Step 3: Cut and Mix
– Cut the Peeled Potatoes into bite-sized pieces
– Put it into the bowl with the addons
– Add salt, garlic ginger paste, red chili powder, and sesame seed powder
– Add in the lime juice
– Mix them well
– Add fried fenugreek powder on top
While making this recipe, you can skip the carrots, cucumber, and lime. If you do this, you will make the classic Newari Aloo ko Achar. On the other hand, you can add Raddish to this mix as well. It will not change the overall process of this dish but give that extra tang to this dish.
The process and ingredients to make Aloo ko achar are rather simple. On top of that, the ingredients are those that can be found in any local market as well. This simple dish can be eaten solo, with Poori, or as a snack with drinks and is one of the versatile recipes. Adding this on top of our Love for potatoes, you can easily guess why there is a variation of this dish in every corner of Nepal.
While this dish is delicious and easy to make, be careful not to eat too much of them. As delicious as this dish is, too much of a good thing can sometimes be bad for you.
Hope you found this helpful. If you have any comments for us, do let us know them down in the comments below. And as always, thank you for reading till the end.
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