Atchara or Achara is a popular Filipino side dish made of grated green papaya. The grated papaya is squeezed out then combined with carrots, red and green pepper, garlic and onion. The vegetables stored and refrigerate in a sealed bottle with vinegar, salt and sugar for at least a week to maintain its sweet and sour taste.
This tangy relish is a perfect complement to barbeque, fried chicken and fish, beef and etc. Atchara is usually served as side dish together with fried or grilled food. This is my version of Atchara (Pickled Green Papaya) Filipino Recipe. Enjoy!
4 – 6 cups grated green papaya
2 pcs. carrots, finely sliced
1/2 pc. big onion, finely sliced
1 pc. small ginger, finely sliced
1/2 pc. green pepper, sliced into strips
1/2 pc. red pepper, sliced into strips
5 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/4 cup of rock salt
3/4 cup sugar
1 – 1 1/2 cup vinegar
Mush the grated green papaya in salt for a few minutes with clean bare hands or with gloves.
Place in cheese cloth or any clean piece of cloth, and squeeze all the juice out.
Loosen out the squeezed papaya and mix with the rest of the ingredients. Carrots, garlic, onion, green & red peppers, ginger and sugar.
Add spoon full of salt or salt to taste.
Place in glass jar/s and top with vinegar.
Refrigerate for atleast 1 week.
Serve as sidings,
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