Aalu ra Kera Ko Achar

Aalu ra Kera Ko Achar (Potatoes and Banana Pickle)

This recipe is from our friend, Manu Malla


5 medium sized potatoes

2 raw bananas

75 gram sesame seed (Til)

3 small green Chilies slit into half

½ cup green coriander (cilantro or Dhania) leaves finely chopped

2 tbsp lemon juice

½ tsp fenugreek Seed (Methi)

2 tbsp refined oil

¼ tsp turmeric powder

Salt to taste

Aalu Ra Kera Ko aachar


  1. Boil the potatoes and bananas until they are cooked.
  2. Peel the potatoes and bananas and cut them into one inch dice.
  3. Roast the sesame seed in a pan until the sesame starts to crackle and roasted smell comes out. Make sure you do not burn it black.
  4. Let the sesame cool down for some time and powder it in a blender. If roasted sesame power is available, you can use it instead.
  5. Mix the potatoes, bananas, coriander leaves, sesame powder, lemon and salt in a bowl.
  6. Put the turmeric powder on top of the above mixed ingredients (number 5).
  7. Heat the oil in a pan and once the oil is heated put the fenugreek (methi) seed and let it be brown.
  8. Turn off the flame and put the chilies on the pan.
  9. Pour the content of the pan on top of the turmeric powder.
  10. Mix all the ingredients once again.
  11. Ready to serve with rice, roti, beaten rice (Chiura) or any other dish you want.

Aalu ko aachar (Nepali Potato pickle)


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