Easy Carrots Pickle
Atchara / Atsara
Atchara is a pickle condiment from the Philippines, it has a sweet and sour flavour. This side dish is normally paired with BBQ, Grilled and Fried dishes.
What is Atchara
Atchara or also known as Atsara is a popular condiment in the Philippines, usually with unripe green papaya and sometimes mixed with raisins. It has tangy yet sweet flavour and a crunchy texture from the papaya if homemade. It’s close to its neighboring asian country’s acar but with less spice.
This side dish is perfect with BBQ’s meats and Fried dishes. I also found atchara that it goes nicely as one of your Burger or hotdog toppings and I even add atchara to my Salad too!
Let’s talk about Ingredients
I wanted to create a recipe that everyone can try and make some at home, Filipino food ingredients in general are usually easily accessible anyway but there are some dishes that might be accessible but some ingredients are expensive. Green papaya I believe is £7 a kilo and not everyone wants to part with that much money. So I used carrots for this recipe, there are many vegetables and fruits that you can use to pickle. Please see some examples below:
Here are some Vegetables and Fruits you can Pickle
- Green beans
- Watermelon rind
For the vinegar I used a Filipino brand ‘Datu Puti’ as this is what I like most in comparison to other brands but you can use anything you have in your cupboard or pantry. I bought my vinegar from Winh Yip.The other ingredients in this recipe are available from any grocery store.