Achari Gravy

Achari Gravy

From   Ladies First

Prep: 20 minutres

Cook: 30 minutes

Method: Easy

Course: Main Course

Type: Indian

Gravy with the flavour of achar and when deep-fried potatoes are cooked in it the result is delicious


  • Cumin seeds 1 tsp
  • Onion seeds 1 tsp
  • Fenugreek seeds 1 tsp
  • Oil 1 tbsp
  • Boiled onion paste 2 tbsps
  • Ginger-garlic paste 2 tbsps
  • Turmeric powder ½ tsp
  • Red chilli powder ½ tsp
  • Dried red chillies, broken 2 to 3
  • Salt to taste
  • Sugar ½ tsp
  • Aloo Achari
  • Potatoes, boiled, peeled and diced 1½ cups
  • Oil to deep-fry
  • Achari gravy ½ cup
  • Fresh cream 1 tbsp
  • Fresh coriander leaves, chopped 2 tsps


  • Heat oil in a non-stick pan, add cumin seeds, onion seeds and fenugreek seeds and saute them till fragrant.
  • Add boiled onion paste and ginger-garlic paste, mix well and saute till the pastes turn golden.
  • Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, dried red chillies, 1 cup water, salt and sugar and mix well. When the mixture comes to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 3-4 minutes.
  • To make Aloo Achari, heat sufficient oil in a kadai and deep-fry diced potatoes till light golden. Drain on absorbent paper.
  • Take ½ cup achari gravy in another non-stick pan, add ½ cup water and mix well. Add the fried potatoes and mix well. Adjust salt and cook for 1 minute.
  • Transfer into a serving bowl, drizzle fresh cream and garnish with coriander leaves. Serve hot.