atchara Alternative names Atsara, Achara Place of origin Philippines Serving temperature side or main Main ingredients unripe papaya
atchara at a Philippine supermarket
served as a side dish in the Filipino breakfast
(also spelled Atchara or achara ), is a atsara pickle made from grated unripe papaya popular in the Philippines. This dish is often served as a  side dish for fried or grilled foods such as pork barbecue.
Atchara originated from Indian , which was transmitted to the Philippines via the achar acar of the Indonesia, Malaysia, and Brunei. 
The primary ingredient is grated unripe
papaya. Carrot slices, julienned ginger, bell pepper, onion and garlic make up the other vegetables. Raisins or pineapple chunks may be added, and chilis, freshly ground black pepper, red pepper flakes, or whole peppercorns complete the mixture. These are then mixed in a solution of vinegar, sugar/ syrup, and salt preserves.
The mixture is placed in airtight jars where it will keep without refrigeration, however once opened it is preferably kept chilled to maintain its flavour.
Atcharang maasim (sour pickles) - is prepared in the same way as normal Atchara except that no sugar is added. 
Atcharang labóng (pickled bamboo shoots) - are prepared in the same way as Atchara, but use bamboo shoots instead of papaya. 
Atcharang dampalit (pickled sea purslane) - made from , called Sesuvium portulacastrum dampalit in Tagalog.  
Atcharang ubod (pickled palm hearts) - made from palm hearts, called ubod in Tagalog.  Atcharang sayote (pickled chayote) - made from chayote, bell pepper, carrots, and ginger.  
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