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Aloo Sandheko

Aloo Sandheko is a very common Newari dish that every Nepali loves. It is prepared in almost every Newari feast. It is a spicy potato salad with mustard oil, fenugreek seed dressing which is served cold. It is one of the most simple and basic Newari food.

This month was A’s birthday. We had a simple celebration at home with his favourite food on the menu and the invitees were his close friends here. Since A comes from a Newar family he loves his Aloo sandheko, Choela, aloo tama, aloo achar, aila and so on. I made “Aloo Sandheko” as a starter/snack for his birthday dinner and today I’m sharing with you all my version of the very common Newari dish.

Basic Ingredients

Boiled and cubed Potatoes-3-4
Ginger garlic paste-generous amount(around 2 tablespoons)
Red onions-1 large thinly sliced
Red Chilli powder/flakes-according to taste
Salt to taste
Lemon juice-1 tablespoon(optional)

Aloo ready to be mixed

Aloo ready to be mixed

For the dressing

Mustard oil(preferred)-2-3 tablespoons
Fenugreek seeds or Methi-1 teaspoonful
Green Chillies-few
Turmeric Powder-1 teaspoon

Chopped coriander leaves for garnishing.

Peel the boiled potatoes and cut it in cubes. In a large bowl mix all the basic ingredients and set aside.

In a pan, heat oil and add methi seeds. After the seeds start to brown, add the green chillies, turmeric powder and take it off from the heat and pour it in the bowl of potatoes. Mix all the ingredients in the bowl. Let it refrigerate for 30 mins before serving.

Sandheko Aloo, ready to be served :)

Sandheko Aloo, ready to be served 🙂



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