Achar is an Indian condiment made from a variety of vegetables. It is also known as athanu and loncha. It is an authentic Indian food. It is an important part of the South Asian cuisine. This pickled vegetable is traditionally preserved in vinegar or brine. The name achar refers to its Indian name athanu. The condiment is also made from fruit and spices. Here are a few of the most common varieties:
You can make achar by using broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, green apples, and cucumber. You can use any of these vegetables, but they should be washed well and cut into small pieces. Before preparing the achar, make sure to blanch the vegetables thoroughly and chop them into smaller pieces. This will help the pickle keep its flavor for a long time. Depending on the type of vegetable you use, the vegetables may also contain some seeds or other components.
Achar comes in a variety of flavors. It is generally sweet, medium, or spicy. It is served with roti or rice, and goes well with various curries. Some achars are sour and tangy. The flavor is derived from the spices used in preparation. Achars are typically served with a curry or fried food, while sweet achars complement spicy dishes. Often, achars are paired with fried foods or mild curries.