Potato Aachar (Aaloo ko Achar!)

Potato aachar is similar to potato salad, but a bit more spicy and not as sweet. There are many ways of making this aachar. Traditionally, you would add sesame seeds but unfortunately some people are allergic to seasame. You could also add carrot sticks and green peas. However, in this recipe I made a very simple potato aachar that is easy to make and takes less time. Time is money 🙂

5 large boiled potatoes
1 cucumber diced
2 green chillies
2 teaspoons turmeric or curry powder
1 teaspoon fenugreek seeds
2-3 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoon oil
1 teaspoon chili powder
coriander (cilantro) leaves (to taste)
Salt to taste


1. In a large bowl, add diced potatoes, small diced cucumber and green chillies.

2. Heat oil in a small pan. Once the oil is heated, add fenugreek seed.

3. Heat fenugreek seed (methi) in a pan until dark.

4. Add 2 teaspoons of curry powder.

5. Cook for 1/2 min.

6. Add spicy oil to the other ingredients. 

7. Add 2-3 tablespoons of lemon juice.

8. Add red chilli powder, salt, and cilantro. Mix well.

9. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve!



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