Pickled Potatoes (Aalu Achaar)



  • 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