Banda Ko Achar Recipe | Cabbage Pickle | बन्दाको अचार

Banda ko achar aka Gobi ko Achar is one of the most common achar in Nepal. Made from raw cabbage, mixed with several Nepali spices make this dish a popular choice during parties as a snack or a side dish. A direct translation of this dish can be ‘Cabbage Pickle‘. While it looks sophisticated to make, I have brought this recipe in such a simple way that anyone can make this banda ko achar at home.





Cabbage – 12 oz (chopped)

Green chili – 2 (chopped)

Boiled potatoes – 2 (mashed)

Cilantro – 1 cup (chopped)

Garlic – 2 cloves (chopped)

Sesame seeds powder – 3.5 tbsp

Roasted cumin seeds powder – 1 tsp

Lime – 1/2 slice (squeezed)

Oil – 4 tbsp

Red chili powder – 2.5 tbsp

Turmeric powder – 1 tsp

Salt to taste

  1. Boil potatoes for 20 mins on medium heat and let it cool down.
  2. Once the boiled potatoes cool down, peel the skin.
  3. Chop cabbage, cilantro, green chili and set it aside.
  4. Roast cumin seeds and let it cool down. Once cooled down, make a powder and set it aside.
  5. Mash the potatoes after it cools down, and let it completely cool down.
  6. On a big bowl with chopped cabbage, add sesame seeds powder, roasted cumin seeds powder, chili powder, green chili, salt, lime juice.
  7. Temper the chopped garlic on oil and turmeric powder. Instantly add this to the big bowl.
  8. Now, mix them very well with your hands by squeezing the potatoes.
  9. Garnish with chopped cilantro.
  10. Serve and enjoy!
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