Pickled Potatoes (Aalu Achaar)

by samyak


  • 10-12 medium-sized potatoes
  • 1/4 cup black sesame seeds (til)
  • 2-3 green chillies (more or less according to taste)
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 3-4 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1-2 tbsp mustard oil
  • coriander leaves
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • salt according to taste


    • Boil and peel potatoes. Cut them into approx 1 inch cubes. Place the til in a


    • pan and roast the till they look well roasted and crisp. Remove the pan fron


    • heat and let the til cool. Then grind the til into a fine powder(as you might


    • notice til contains oil). Add the til powder, chili powder, salt, turmeric,


    • lemon juice and mustard oil to the potatoes and mix well. Also add the green


    • chilies cutting them into long strips. If the sauce looks too thick you can add


    • some water and if the sauce is not thick enough you can add some mashed


    potatoes. Garnish with coriander leaves and enjoy.

Submitted by: Radha Agrawal