Achari Aloo/Potatoes in Pickle Spice

No one can resist these spicy, tangy, and delicious looking roasted potatoes. This recipe uses boiled potatoes and an Indian pickle spice mix. It’s easy, takes very little time, uses very common Indian spices, and you can tweak it according to your taste. It’s convenient, isn’t it?

The amazing thing is that you can serve it with almost anything: roti, paratha, poori, rice, and other staples. It is great for lunch boxes and travel food. I still remember the train journeys in which we had these gol-matol aloo with soft pooris.

I have used baby potatoes, but let me tell you, you can use any type of potatoes in this recipe. This recipe is suitable for any type of potato- potato slices, grilled potatoes, and even baked potatoes. You can make this on a stove top, bake them in the oven, or air fry them- they will taste delicious.

Achari Aloo/Potatoes in Pickle Spice

Boiled potatoes pan roasted in an Indian spice mix.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian Cuisine.
Servings 4


  • 300 Gms Baby Potatoes(Boiled yet firm in texture)
  • 2 Tbsp Mustard oil/Oil of your choice.

For seasoning

  • 2 Dry red chillies
  • 1 Tsp Nigella seeds
  • Pinch of asafoetida(optional)

For roasting

  • 1 Tbsp Coriander Seeds
  • 1 Tbsp Fennel Seeds
  • 1 Dry red chilli

Spice powders

  • 1 Tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 Tsp Kashmiri red Chilli powder
  • 1 Tsp Dry Mango Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Chaat Masala
  • Salt according to the taste(you can use black salt too)
  • 1 Tbsp Fresh Cilantro leaves
  • Lemon wedges(optional)


  • Take a wide pan .Heat it and roast fennel seeds, coriander seeds and red chilli on medium flame .Grind this into a coarse powder.
  • Peel boiled potatoes and keep aside.
  • Take a pan and heat it on medium flame.
  • Add mustard oil. When its hot enough(reaches its smoking point)Add Nigella seeds ,Asafoetida and dry red chillies.
  • Add potatoes and mix it nicely with the oil and seasoning.
  • Saute it till it looks light pink.It will take 3-4 minute.
  • Now add all the spices (grounded and listed under spice powder) both.
  • Mix it well .Make sure potatoes are coated nicely with this spice mix. Saute on medium flame for 2-3 minute, till it looks little crispy. Your Potatoes are ready to serve .Switch off the flame now.
  • Check seasoning.
  • Garnish with fresh cilantro and lemon wedges.
  • Serve.
Keyword Achari Aloo, Easy achari aloo, Potatoes in pickle spice, Roasted baby potatoes

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