Tangy potato achaar

Don’t want to look at another plate of aloo ko achaar? Here’s a simple recipe for an aloo ko achaar with a twist.

It is a tasty and satisfying snack, and as it is not deep-fried, it is quite healthy to be eaten regularly.


• 5 medium-sized potatoes

• 6 tblsp tamarind extract

• 2 tsp vegetable oil

• 1/2 tsp cumin seeds

• 1/2 tsp ginger powder/ or ground ginger

• 1/4 tsp chilli powder

• 1/2 tsp black pepper

• 1/2 tsp sugar

• 1/4 cup plain water

• 1/2 tsp salt

• Coriander leaves for garnish


• Boil the pototoes, peel and cut them into half-inch cubes and keep aside.

• In a frying-pan, heat the oil and add cumin seeds. Fry until brown.

• Add the tamarind extract, sugar, ginger, pepper, chilli powder, salt and water.

• Cook this tangy mixture over low heat for about 10 minutes, until the mixture becomes slightly thick.

• Remove from heat.

• Transfer the cut potatoes into a serving bowl

• Pour the tangy juice over it and mix thoroughly.

• Add coriander leaves for garnish. — Agencies