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Meeta's Achari Aloo - From her Kitchen to Mine.
The minute I saw this recipe in Meeta's blog I was delighted. I was searching for this recipe say for more than an year but never actually tried to make it. U see I have to give work to my little brain to make something without a proper recipe. Hmm... Anyways y trouble urself when u get an instant recipe...;). You wont believe I made it the day meeta posted the recipe..... and the result was amazing.... it turned out awesome. Thanks Meeta for the lovely recipe. This is what I came up with...:D
My lunch platter for the day! with meeta's achari aloo, Italian green peas Salad, curd, chapati and tomato slices.
I made a few changes like adding extra tomatoes........I used lemon Pachranga pickle and traditional Mango avakai, (cut mango pickle) mixed them together and used that paste. The saunf and mustard seeds in the pachranga pickle and the tangy mango taste and spices in Avakai created a very good combination of taste. And the aroma was awesome.... ummm I can vouch for any pickle lover. its was too tempting.
Chop the potatoes into wedges and keep aside.
In a deep botton pan, heat the oil and add the jeera to it. Let it splutter for a while. Add the onions and saute well. Once the onions are transparent, add the finely chopped tomatoes and saute again for 5 minutes or so. Add the turmeric powder, Red chilli powder and mix well. Cook till the tomatoes are tender and become like a paste.
Now add the chopped poatoes and mix well. Pour around 1/2 glass of water and cook covered on medium flame for 3 minutes or until the potatoes almost cooked. Now, remove the cover and cook for another 2 minutes allowing the water to eveporate. Now, add the Pickle Sauce and mix well, coating the poataoes well. Add salt and pepper to the potaotes. Adding salt be careful. You already have salt in ur pickle sauce so better taste and then later add the salt to it.
Transfer to a nice serving bowl and garnish with fresh coriander leaves. Your Achari Aloo is ready. Simple yet so tasty..:)
* The pickle chutney is the sauce of the pickle that remain after u remove the pieces from the pickle. For this recipe, we just need the sauce and not the pieces. If ur making this using vegetable pickle, be free to add some pieces too for additional taste... enjoy!
Serve hot with Paratha/ Roti or naan. Enjoy!