Achari aloo | stir-fried potatoes with Indian pickling spice mix

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A delightfully spicy and tangy recipe with the potatoes done in the right consistency. The spice mix (achari masala) is available at most Indian stores, but I love the freshness of the homemade mix (the recipe I’ll share soon as a separate post).

You need –

  • Potatoes – 3 medium size. Cubed
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 teaspoon
  • Onion – 1, finely sliced
  • Ginger – grated, 2 teaspoons
  • Garlic – 3 large pods, grated
  • Green chili – 2, slit
  • Achari masala (pickling spice mix) – 2 teaspoons or to taste
  • White vinegar – 1 teaspoon
  • Mustard seeds – ½ teaspoon
  • Dried chilies – 2-3
  • Salt to taste
  • Mustard oil – a required
  • Fresh coriander leaves – to garnish

IMG_1828 01-001How to –

Boil the potatoes with ¼ teaspoon of turmeric till about 80% done. Once done drain and set aside.

Heat about a tablespoon of oil a heavy bottom pan, Add the mustard seeds, dried chili and allow to splatter. Add the onion and cook till translucent.

Add the ginger-garlic paste, green chilies and cook till the raw smell is gone. Add the achari mix and sauté for a minute. Add the vinegar and mix.

Tip in the potatoes, salt to taste and stir fry for about 5 mins or till done.

Garnish with chopped fresh coriander leaves and serve with rice and curry or roti.

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Notes –

  • This is a very spicy dish so please alter the recipe to suit your taste.
  • Do not overcook the potatoes. Stir fry till they just start to brown.
  • You can use baby potatoes too

3 thoughts on “Achari aloo | stir-fried potatoes with Indian pickling spice mix

  1. I just finished lunch…. But the Aalu s are tempting that I dont feel the fullness anymore. FYI, I also had a share of cheesecake. Hee Hee

  2. I can always eat potatoes, especially if they are roasted. I like the idea of using an achari blend to spice them. Different from the usual South Indian red chilli powder or sambar powder. 🙂

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