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Atchara Recipe
Green Papaya Pickles

This Indian-influenced relish is a favorite in the Philippines. Served as a side dish to accompany fried and broiled fish or meat.

kusina ingredients
  • 1/2 unripe papaya (about 10 oz/300 g)
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) Filipino vinegar(suka) or apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup (100 g) sugar
  • 11/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 small carrot, cut into matchsticks
  • 1/2 small green or red bell pepper, cut into matchsticks
  • 1 in (21/2 cm) ginger, thinly sliced
  • 1 small onion, finely diced
  • 2 tablespoons raisins
kusina instructions
1 Peel and grate the papaya into thin strips. Place the strips in a muslin cloth and squeeze out as much of the water from the papaya as possible. Then place the strips on a wide platter to dry in the sun.

2 Bring the vinegar, sugar and salt to a boil in a large saucepan. Add the papaya strips and simmer for 5 minutes. 

3 Add the rest of the ingredients and stir to mix. Cover the saucepan, turn off the heat and set aside to cool.

4 Transfer the cooled pickles to a sterilized jar or bottle.

Keeps for a month in the refrigerator.
Makes 21/2 cups (625 ml)
Preparation time: 50 mins
Cooking time: 10 mins



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