Achar, as some of us locals may know, derived from the Nonya method of preserving food for longevity to eat as sides together with main dishes. But as the saying goes – “so good you can eat it on its own”, we think this sweet, sour, and spicy (all at the same time!) recipe worked out very well for us!
The mandatory ingredients are the key vegetables, but most of the work comes from the preparatory cutting, mixing, and blanching. Once you’ve got all this worked out, getting a really tasty achar treat becomes relatively easy!
Last but not least is that you’ll need to be leaving the completed dish overnight for the taste to seep into the vegetables, so if you’re planning to eat this, make it the day before and you won’t regret it!