How to Make Achara

Achara Recipe
Ingredients: Makes 750 grams
4 cups green papay, peeled
2 – 4 tablespoon coarse salt
Cheesecloth
½ cup sugar cane vinegar
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup white sugar
1 large carrot, cut into fine strips
1 red bell pepper, cut into strips
1 red bell pepper, cut into strips
1 head garlic, peeled
2 tablespoons ginger strips
20 pieces red shallots, whole and peeled

Procedures:
  • Divide the papaya in half and shred into strips.
  • Mix 2 tablespoons coarse salt with shredded papaya.
  • Mash and squeeze shredded papaya to extract juice. Add remaining rock salt as neede. Discard papaya juice. Place squeezed papaya on a clean cheesecloth. Squeeze papaya strips through cheesecloth. Set aside in a bowl.
  • Put vinegar and the 2 kinds of sugar in a saucepan and let boil for 5 to 7 minutes. Add more sugar to sweeten to taste, if desired. Do not stir.
  • Add papaya, carrots, red bell pepper, garlic, ginger and shallots to the vinegar sugar mixture. Allow to boil 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer achara into sterilized bottles. Let cool before covering.
Note: You may alaso use cookie cutters to cut the vegetables into decorative pieces. End.
How to Make Achara

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