How to make it

  • > Divide the papaya in half and shred into strips
  • > Mix 2 tablespoons coarse salt with shredded papaya
  • > Mash ans squeeze shredded papaya to extract juice. Add remaining rock salt as needed. Discard papaya juice. Placed squeezed papaya on a clean cheesecloth. Squeeze papaya strips through cheesecloth. Set aside in a bowl.
  • > Put vinegar and the 2 kinds of sugar in a saucepan and let boil for 5 to 7 minutes. Add more sugar to sweeten to taste, if desired. Do not stir.
  • > Add papaya, carrots, red bell peppers, garlic, ginger and shallots to the vinegar-sugar mixture. Allow to boil 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer atchara into sterilized bottles. Let cool before covering.
  • * You may also use cookie cutters to cut the vegetables into decorative pieces.

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  • kukla 10 years ago
    This sounds very good, Etchel! Thank you :)
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