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Tomato Achar!!

November 10, 2015

Achar is a Nepali tomato based dipping sauce. It is used as a dip for varieties of snacks. This achar perfectly compliments the MOMO

MOMO ko Achar!!
Cuisine: Nepali
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  • 8-10 medium sized ripe tomatoes
  • 5 cloves of garlic
  • 2 tablespoon toasted sesame seed
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seed
  • 1.5 teaspoon salt
  • 3 Green chilies
  • ¼ teaspoon Sichuan pepper
  • ¼ cup cilantro
  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  1. Toast the sesame seed and set it aside.
  2. Dice the tomatoes into small pieces.
  3. Heat 2 tablespoon of oil in the pan and add the cumin seed.
  4. Once the cumin seed starts turning dark brown in color , add the diced tomatoes, green chilies, cloves of garlic, turmeric powder, sichuan pepper(timur) and salt to taste.
  5. Cook it for about 10-15 minutes, once the tomato reached the puree consistency turn off the stove and let it cool down.
  6. Meanwhile, blend the toasted sesame seed.
  7. Once the tomato mixture is cool enough blend it with cilantro and blended sesame seed into a smooth puree.
  8. Adjust the salt and spiciness according to your taste.



Sesame Seed

Cumin seed

Green Chilies, Garlic

Vegetable oil

Sichuan Pepper(Timur), Toasted Sesame seed, Oil, garlic, Green Chilies, Salt , Cumin Seed

Satay the cumin seed until it turns dark brown in color

Add in the tomatoes to the pan and all the other ingredients. After the tomatoes reaches puree consistency , turn off the stove and leave it to cool down.

Toast the sesame seed for couple of minutes.

Blend it into a smooth puree.

span style=”font-family: Impact, Chicago; font-size: 12pt;”>Achar is ready. Serve it with any kind of snacks.