Yes my husband is Nepalese. This was a question put to me even in my visa interview, and then the lady asked me, what is your jati (Hindi term meaning caste) I told her what it was and that Niket's also was the same.
So today's "Fascinating fact for the day" is Bh@#!%s are found in Nepal too!
Coming back to our pickle recipe, though I had always seen Rajani make it, I had never made it until 2 days back. I mentioned it to my MIL when she was here and she told me the exact recipe. I have thought of making it only after I saw the Pickle mela event.
One of the blogs I follow, Delhi Belle, has also posted a similar recipe. My MIL's version is slightly different.
Our recipe for Nepalese Aloo Achaar
1 large potato, boiled and cut into small cubes
1 tbsp sesame seeds (black sesame tastes better than white, I use a mix of both, white also can be used singly)
Turmeric ¼ tsp
1/2 a lemon
1/2 tbsp mustard oil
2 green chillies chopped finely
Salt to taste
1 tsp flax seed roasted (optional)
1 tsp fenugreek / methi seeds
Soak the cubed potatoes in a bit of salted water to let the salt penetrate them.
Roast the flax seeds and the sesame together and grind them. Drain the water from the potatoes, add the ground powder and mix.
Sending this to Pickle mela