Achaari Aloo

Aloo, being everyone's favorite is made often in most of the households.  My kids love aloo, so does my husband.  I was thinking of making a different flavor in aloo, so planned on making Achaari Aloo (Pickled Potatoes).

My 4yr son loves potatoes but he only eats it one way.  So today when I gave him to eat, I thought he will say I don't this aloo mama..But I was surprised to hear that, “Mama, the orange aloo is yummy.”  He just made my day.


The Achaari Masala is such a versatile spice that you can put it in anything and it will taste good.  This has been on my list for a while now, but then something or the other.

DSC_3804Achaari Aloo is full of loads of flavor and is such an quick and easy dish to prepare.  I always have Achaari Masala in my pantry.  Love the flavors of fennel seeds, onion seeds, mustard seeds…Pickling spice gives aloo the spicy, tangy flavor and a lovely aroma.  One can use small whole baby potatoes or the regular potatoes cut into cubes.

Ingredients:

  • 6-8 medium sized potatoes
  • 1 large onion, cubed
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 2 whole dry red chilies
  • salt to taste
  • 1-2 green chilies, chopped
  • 1-2 tsp achaari masala (used homemade)
  • 3/4 tsp garam masala
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3/4 tsp red chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika powder
  • 2 tbsp yogurt

Directions:

Boil the potatoes, don't over boil so they become mushy.  Drain and set them aside to cool down.  Peel them and cut it into cubes.

In a kadhai, add oil and heat it up.  Add mustard seeds and whole red chilies and let it splutter.  Then add cubes onions.  Sauté for a couple of minutes until translucent.

DSC_3802Then add the potatoes, green chilies along with all the spices and mix well.  Cover it for a couple of minutes.  Now add yogurt and mix it well.  Cover it again.  Let the flavors marry.

DSC_3803These flavorful Achaari Aloo are ready in a jiffy to be served with a paratha, puri or chapati per your choice.   I enjoyed it with masoor dal and chaawal.

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Achaari Aloo, potatoes in tangy, spicy pickling spices.
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Recipe type: Veg
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 6-8 medium sized potatoes
  • 1 large onion, cubed
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 2 whole dry red chilies
  • salt to taste
  • 1-2 green chilies, chopped
  • 1-2 tsp achaari masala (used homemade)
  • ¾ tsp garam masala
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ¾ tsp red chili powder
  • ½ tsp paprika powder
  • 2 tbsp yogurt
Instructions
  1. Boil the potatoes, don't over boil so they become mushy. Drain and set them aside to cool down. Peel them and cut it into cubes.
  2. In a kadhai, add oil and heat it up. Add mustard seeds and whole red chilies and let it splutter. Then add cubes onions. Sauté for a couple of minutes until translucent.
  3. Then add the potatoes, green chilies along with all the spices and mix well. Cover it for a couple of minutes. Now add yogurt and mix it well. Cover it again. Let the flavors marry.
  4. These flavorful Achaari Aloo are ready in a jiffy to be served with a paratha, puri or chapati per your choice. I enjoyed it with masoor dal and chaawal.

 

 

 

 

 

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