Aloo Sadeko is a boiled potato dish mostly popular in the Newar community in Kathmandu valley. Aloo (or alu) is potatoes and sadeko roughly translates into marinated. This marinated potato salad type dish is commonly used as afternoon snack and served with Chiura (dried beaten rice). I once made this as an appetizer for my friends and family in a small gathering at my place. Since then, the popularity of this marinated potato salad has lead into a norm that I make this dish every time there is a get-together.
Complete list of ingredients and amount are given at the end of the post.
Boil egg sized red potatoes in a pot by adding some water and a pinch of salt. Boil it under a full gas power for about 20 minutes. You can tell whether the potatoes are cooked by poking into potatoes with a fork or a tooth pick.
Once done, let the potatoes sit for 15 minutes for cooling off. Peel potatoes. Dice potatoes into to small pieces. An egg sized potato can be cut into 6 pieces.
Dice tomatoes, onions, green chili pepper into small pieces and pour over the diced potatoes. Chop cilantro and add into the potatoes.
Chill in freezer for 10/15 minutes.
Add black peppers.
Crushed red chili pepper.
Classic yellow French mustard. (or mustard powder)
Pour oil with Methi over the potatoes.
Mix all the ingredients together in the bowl.
Best if mixed with bare (cleaned) hand.
Prepared Aloo Sadeko.
Most enjoyable if served with Chiura (dried rice).
20 small size (an egg size or as small as you can get) red potatoes
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Fenugreek seeds are widely used as spice in the Indian subcontinent (generally called methi) and horn of Africa (generally called abesh). Fenugreek seed have unique flavor and bitter to taste. There have been claims that diet rich in fenugreek seeds significantly reduced fasting blood sugar level and improve glucose tolerance – hence good for diabetic patient (scientific source).
The video is in Nepali with English subtitles for directions.
This fenugreek seed salad is a traditional Newari dish my Newari heritage, which flourished in Kathmandu Valley in Nepal for centuries. Newari fenugreek salad (Methi Achar) is healthy with high dose of fenugreek. Fenugreek seed salad (Methi ko achaar) is one of the classic Nepali recipes and is one of the two dish that I know that uses fenugreek (Methi) as the primary ingredient. The best part is fenugreek is s not that bitter when it’s done.
The video of fenugreek salad (Methi Achar) is in Nepali with English subtitles.
Here are the ingredients you need;
½ cup dry fenugreek seeds
This is how you make newari fenugreek salad
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