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Category Side dish recipes
Servings 2
Time 20 mins

Chukauni is a potato salad dish from Palpa district in Nepal.[1] It is mainly served with roti, steamed rice or batuk.


  • 4 boiled potatoes, peeled and roughly cubed
  • 200 ml yoghurt (sour)
  • 2 chopped chilies
  • 1 large chopped onions
  • 2 tbsp mustard oil
  • salt (as per taste)
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ½ teaspoon fenugreek seeds
  • chili powder (optional)
  • 2 dried red chilies (optional)


  • large bowl
  • ladle
  • small pan or wok
  • bowls to serve
  • spoons


  1. Put the boiled potatoes in a bowl.
  2. Add chopped chilies and chilies.
  3. Pour the yoghurt over the potatoes.
  4. Add salt and red chili powder as per your taste.
  5. In a small wok or pan, heat some oil with red chilies and fenugreek seed.
  6. When the seeds turn black, remove the pan from heat.
  7. Add turmeric powder over the oil immediately.
  8. Pour the oil over the potatoes and yoghurt mixture.
  9. Mix the mixture evenly with a ladle or a spoon.
  10. Chukauni is ready.