Saturday, August 24, 2013

Mixed Achar!!

After chukauni, this is another kind of achar in Nepali cuisine, which is so simple to make and yet really tasty. Whenever, I don't feel like cooking and want something fast and simple, I tend to prepare this dish. It goes with almost everything, such as flattened rice, rice and bread. Sour and creamy in texture, and crunchiness from various vegetables on this dish helps to elevate taste of any other dishes you combine with.  So, if today is one of those lazy days for you then follow these simple steps below to take yourself to the world of yumminess :D

Prep time: 10mins(s) Cook time: 5min(s) Total time: 15min(s)

Things you will need: 

  • Potato (1 large, boiled/microwaved and cut it in cube sizes)
  • Onion (1 small, finely sliced)
  • Green chilies (2-3, finely chopped)
  • Carrot (1, thinly sliced)
  • Cucumber (1/2 thinly sliced)
  • Sesame seeds (1/2 cup)
  • Red chili powder ( 1 table spoon)
  • Cumin-Coriander powder (1/2 table spoon)
  • Turmeric powder (2 tea spoons)
  • Salt (according to your taste)
  • Fenugreek seeds (1 tea spoon)
  • Oil (4-5, table spoons)
  • Lime juice (2-3 table spoons)
  1. On a large bowl place the vegetables and add all of the above mentioned spices except oil, fenugreek and sesame
  2. Roast sesame seeds until golden brown and ground it until it becomes powder like consistency
  3. Add ground sesame on top of everything
  4. Heat oil and fry fenugreek seeds until brownish black and pour it over the vegetables and spices 
  5. Add lime juice and give everything a good mix. Also add 2-3 table spoons of water and mix to give achar good texture 
  6. Garnish with cilantro and have fun :D