Friday 17 February 2012

Nepalese potato salad (Aloo Acchar)

Spicy warm potato salad that has a delicious spicy smokey flavour .


10 baby new potatoes
1.5 tablespoons sesame seeds
2-3 green chillies finely chopped
1/4 teaspoon  turmeric powder
Juice of half a lemon
2 tablespoons sunflower oil
1 tablespoon finely chopped red onion
1 tablespoon fresh chopped coriander leaves
1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
1/2 teaspoon salt


1. Steam the potatoes in their jackets till tender(removing skin is optionall).Cut them into into halves.
2. Place the sesame seeds in a dry pan and roast the till they look well roasted and crisp.
3.Remove the pan from the heat and let the sesame seeds cool.
4.Transfer the sesame seeds to a coffee grinder and grind to a fine powder.
5. Heat the oil and toss the potatoes in it, add the ground sesame seeds,salt, chillies, chilli powder, turmeric powder, lemon juice and onion  toss together so that all the potatoes are coated in the spice mixture.
6.Tranfer to a serving dish and garnish with coriander leaves .

Receipe source:
Nepal  asian vegetarian recipes

Submitting to:
Flavours of Nepal event by guest hosted by Napurs UK Rasoi


  1. awesome potato salad..looks so yummy..lovely clicks!!
    Kande Pohe

  2. i made the same salad yesterday!what a coincidence.........this is really a very nice potato salad.thanks to you guys i'm exploring the cusine of a place i might not have normally checked out!..i'll be putting up more recipes:)

  3. Love the ingredients in this dish. And nice presentation Nayna

    Hamaree Rasoi

  4. this is nice. i have baby potatoes at home so was thinking what to make out of it. would try this then

  5. potato salad looks delicious dear :)

  6. Lovely salad... A new way to have potatoes..

  7. wow pics are highly tempting,anything from potato brings smile on my face...Salad looks enticing...

  8. Nayna, this salad is so much like our Aloo Ki Subji, with most of the ingredients matching except the sesame seeds and lemon juice. Thanks for sharing such global recipes that actually bring you closer to the cooking pattern outside. :)

  9. i love potatoes.. it is always a delight to try potatoes in a new style..loved this one too

  10. Sounds gorgeous - I'm such a fan of spicy potatoes

  11. Salad looks cool and nice presentation.

    Rasam using the powder is coming up this week :).

  12. The potatoes look delish...a treat for a potato lover like me :-)

  13. This sounds soon yummy... I will try it soon

  14. this looks so good really tasty :)

  15. The sesame seeds would give it a nice crunch.

  16. This looks really delicious! I have to make this!


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