Achar is a vegetable pickle popular in Southeast Asian. It is made from different vegetables and fruits such as cucumber, carrots, cabbage, long beans, chilli and pineapple.
Achar is usually served on the side along with meat and steamed rice. It's one of the things I'd always order when I eat Nasi Lemak (coconut rice).
The Achar that this lady makes is the kind I like.
It contains only cucumber, carrots, pineapple and chilli (which is perfect for me because I do not like cabbage and long beans in my Achar). Plus she is very liberal with the amount of peanuts and sesame seeds in her Achar and they make it really crunchy. She says she doesn't add much vinegar to her achar, just olive oil and lots of fresh lemon juice, with a teeny bit of vinegar and tumeric powder.
I like to eat this Achar with a bowl of hot soup and freshly steamed rice. I've even eaten it plain just with steamed rice - it's that irresistible!
Delicious Achar - I was given a large box for the New Year.