Potato Achar

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By Merry White

Published 1974

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This is a traditional Nepali side dish, a sort of fresh “pickle” that is served at room temperature. It is excellent on the second or third day.

Mustard oil is available in specialty markets.


6 12</


Boil the potatoes for 10 to 15 minutes, until cooked through but not mushy. Drain and set aside.

Heat the oil in a heavy skillet and add the mustard seeds, sesame seeds, chili powder, and chopped ginger. Cook, stirring, for 4 minutes.

Put the potatoes in a large bowl and toss with the cooked spice mixture. Salt to taste, and add the lime or lemon juice. Garnish, when cool, with