Pakco Hot Vegetable Atchar 385g Jar
Hot vegetable atchar, the true Indian way, with a bite.
Atchar is a Hindi word that means “pickle.” Pickled fruits and vegetables are an important part of the cuisine of many nations since they extend the shelf life of produce. In India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh, atchar is made with an assortment of fruits, vegetables and spices. Oil is used as a pickling medium and preservative, rather than water, as is the case in some other cuisines. These pickles are readily available in many markets, and they can also be made at home.
Different regions make different styles of atchar. Depending on the region and the intended use, it can be sweet or spicy. It is designed to be eaten alongside curries, breads, and other dishes, to add a new dimension of flavour. Almost anything can be pickled, ranging from mangoes to carrots. Common choices of ingredients include lemon, lime, ginger, onion, green onion, garlic, cauliflower, and hearts of palm. Often, a “mixed pickle” with several vegetable or fruit ingredients is made.