Saturday, November 19, 2011

Achari Aaloo or Pickled Potato Curry

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 Achari Aaloo or Pickled Potato Curry ... A tangy potato dish cooked with spices & mango pickle. Chanay ka Salan, Sooji ka halwa, Aloo ki Sabzi & Poori is a very popular Sunday brunch in Pakistan.

Achari Aaloo or Pickled Potato Curry

Serves : 4

Ingredients :
  • 250 gms. potatoes
  • 2 tbsp. oil
  • 1/4 tsp. cumin seeds
  • 1/4 tsp. mustard seeds
  • 1/4 tsp. fenugreek seeds
  • 1/4 tsp. nigella seeds ( kalonji )
  • 3 - 4 curry leaves
  • 1/4 tsp. anise seeds ( saunf ), crushed
  • 1/4 tsp. coriander seeds, crushed
  • 1/4 tsp. carom seeds ( ajwaiin )
  • 1 tsp. salt ( or to taste )
  • 1 to 1 1/2 tsp. red chillies, crushed
  • 1/4 tsp. turmeric powder
  • 3/ 4 cup water
  • 1 green chilli, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. fresh coriander, chopped
  • 2 - 3 tbsp. lemon or mango pickle ( Achar ) OR 1/4 cup tamarind pulp
Method :
  • Boil the potatoes until well done. Let them cool, then peel and dice.
  • Heat the oil in a pan and fry the cumin seeds, mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, nigella seeds & curry leaves until they splutter.
  • Add the potatoes & all the spices with water.
  • Mash the potaoes a little bit & cook on low heat for 3 - 4 minutes.
  • Chop up large pieces of pickle. Add chopped coriander, green chilli & pickle in the potatoes before taking them off the heat.
  • Serve with Puri, Semolina Halwa & Chickpeas Curry

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    Thank you for stopping by. Hope you enjoy the recipe!!!


    1. Hmmm,,,red chilli flakes...spicy & yummy recipe!
      thanks for sharing your this!!

    2. ♡°
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      Olá, amiga!
      Gostei muito de suas receitas...
      Os temperos são maravilhosos.
      Bom fim de semana!


    3. spicy and delicious recipe.. looks absolutely inviting !!

    4. aah, this seems easy to do....and perfect for winters!!!

    5. Spicy and delicious curry,the recipe sounds great..will try

    6. Never added tamarind/achar with potatoes! Interesting!:)

    7. spicy and delicious recipe.. looks fabulous..

    8. This would taste great with some pooris! Looks so good!

    9. I love achari flavored curries...This looks so damn delish!!!
      Prathima Rao
      Prats Corner

    10. Ambreen!!! You have been doing terrifically well!!! I just cant get enough of pakistani food!!!

    11. The potato looks so yumm :) I love this dish..

    12. Slurp,fingerlicking curry for the sure..

    13. That looks SO yummy! Love it with chappatis

    14. This looks yummy and droolworthy.

    15. I love it with garma garam puris ~ YUM :)

    16. That looks delicious!!

      Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
      Hope you have a great week!
      Jill @ Creating my way to Success

    17. Delicious and yummy looking curry Ambreen

    18. Oh wow! Lovely recipe. It looks so good love the spices. Must be so delicious!

    19. wow!! this looks soooooo yummy!!!!

      would love it if you could share this on my link party at

      Natasha xxx

    20. Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing at Shine on Friday. Hope to see more of your yummy recipes soon!!

    21. I have never had Pickled Potato Curry, but I sure would love to try this beautiful dish. Hope you are having a great holiday week end. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope you will come back soon!
      Miz Helen


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