Potato Sesame

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Potato Sesame

A favorite of Nepalese community, Potato coated with Sesame is tangy and tasty. Whether, it’s somebody’s marriage or a birthday bash or any other special occasion, Potato Sesame has to be there. Cook up some today for your family. It is sure to win you lot of praises!


  • Potato – 4, small size
  • Red chilli powder – ½ tsp
  • Turmeric  powder – ¼ tsp
  • Fenugreek seeds (Methi) – ½ tsp
  • Lemon juice – few drops of it
  • Sesame seeds (white til) – 3/4 tsp
  • Mustard oil
  • Salt to taste


  • In a pot, boil the potatoes. Then peel the skin, cut into small pieces and keep aside.
  • In a kadai, roast Sesame seeds till they turn light brown (do not burn it). When it’s done, grind them in a blender until smooth or accomplish the same by using mortar and pestle.
  •  Take a skillet and heat oil. Add fenugreek seeds and let them crackle. Put the diced potatoes, turmeric powder, chilli powder and salt. Stir gently till the potatoes get coated with the spices. When the potatoes absorb oil and becomes dry, take the kadai out from the fire. Squeeze lemon juice and add the ground Sesame. Mix them well with a spatula.
  • Enjoy this very ethnic cuisine with rice and dal. It is usually consumed as a side dish.

Yield: 2 servings

By |January 10th, 2012|WHAT'S COOKING|7 Comments


  1. Jaime December 28, 2012 at 4:11 am - Reply

    Having read this I thought it was very enlightening.
    I appreciate you spending some time and effort to put this short article
    together. I once again find myself personally spending way too much time both reading and commenting.

    But so what, it was still worth it!

    • VIWA January 2, 2013 at 10:40 am - Reply

      @ Jaime – Thanks!

  2. roh February 24, 2012 at 9:18 am - Reply

    planning to cook it today.

    • VIWA February 26, 2012 at 6:04 pm - Reply

      Ah ha…great!

  3. Ivy January 12, 2012 at 8:29 am - Reply

    The Potatoes look tempting.

  4. Deena_the_Diva January 11, 2012 at 7:52 pm - Reply

    WOW! Alu ki sabji in a very different way. Looks good.

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