Achari Aloo

I am not a very big fan of Achaar but got this recipe from Sanjeev Kapoor's video, noted it down and wanted to try it out.... just for trying a new recipe... I finally gave it a shot yesterday... made a few changes to it based on my preferences and it turned out good... a big change from the regular tastes..

Achari Aloo

Total Time: 25-30 min
Serves: 4-5


800 gm baby potatoes - boiled and peeled (about 15-20)
1 onion - finely chopped
1 tsp mustard seeds (rai)
1 tsp fennel seeds
1 1/2 tsp Fenugreek seedS (methidana)
about 5 dried red chillies
3-4 tblsp mustard oil
1 1/2 tsp Jeera 1/2 tsp Turmeric
1 1/2 tblsp Garlic paste
2 tblsp Ginger paste
salt to taste 1/2 tsp Black salt
1 1/2 tsp sugar
5 tsp vinegar


  1. Grind mustard, fenugreek, fennel and red chillies coarsly.
  2. Heat mustard oil. Add jeera and stir fry onions.
  3. Add ginger and garlic pastes. Add ground masalas, haldi, salt, black salt, sugar, vinegar and 1/2 cup water. Stir fry 1-2 min.
  4. Add potatoes and stir gently(without mashing). Keep on low-high till all water evaporates.


  • This is a dry sabji. You might want to accompany it with some othet wet dal/sabji.
  • I plan to let a little water remain next time to see if this can go by itself.

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