Filipino Papaya Achar

Preparation time

1 Hour

Cooking time

20 Minutes

Serves

4

This video recipe teaches you the simple steps to make Filipino styled achar also known as atchara with pickled green papaya.

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To make the perfect achar, you just have to marinate julienned green papaya and spicy seasonings with vinegar in a jar! Serve it with fried or grilled food such as barbecued pork for a more intense experience.

Ingredients

4
cups
Green Papaya
, julienned
2
Carrots
, julienned
1
Red Bell Pepper
, sliced
1
Onion
, sliced
1
Ginger
, sliced
1/4
Sea Salt
, pre work: use sea salt to dry out the green papaya
2
tablepoons
Salt
2
tablepoons
Black Pepper
6
cloves of
Garlic
, sliced
4
cups
White Vinegar
3
cups
Sugar
, depending on how sweet you like it
2
tablepoons
Sultanas (Dried Grapes)
2
Red Chilli
, sliced

Directions

Toss the grated papaya with 1/4 cup salt together in a large bowl; allow to sit for 1 hour.
Drain the liquid from the papaya and rinse thoroughly. Place the papaya in the middle of a large piece of cheesecloth and squeeze to drain as much liquid from the papaya as possible.
Combine the papaya, carrot, red bell pepper, ginger, red chilli, and raisins together in a clean large bowl; mix. Transfer the mixture to clean, dry jars with lids.
Not shown in video: Stir the vinegar, water, sugar and 1 teaspoon salt together in a small saucepan; bring to a boil for 5 minutes.
Pour the vinegar mixture into the jars, making sure the vegetables are completely submerged in liquid. Allow the vegetables to marinate in the liquid at least 1 day before using. Store in refrigerator between uses.

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