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    Achara or Atsara Recipe (Filipino pickled green papaya)

    January 19, 2008

    Achara or Atsara is the Philippine contribution to the world of Asian pickles. There are many versions, and virtually any vegetable can be used for making achara. Any mention of achara, though, will most likely evoke thoughts of this type of achara, which uses green papaya.

    Estimated cooking time: 1 hour and 45 minutes

    atsara or achara recipe

    Achara or Atsara Ingredients:

    • 4 cups grated fresh green papaya
    • 1/4 cup salt
    • 1 carrot, peeled and sliced
    • 1 red bell pepper, sliced into long strips
    • 1 (2 inch) piece fresh ginger root, peeled and sliced
    • 2 green chile peppers, sliced into thin rings
    • 1 (1.5 ounce) box raisins
    • 1 cup white vinegar
    • 1 cup water
    • 1 cup white sugar
    • 1 teaspoon salt

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