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Atchara (Pickled Green Papaya)

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  • 4 cups fresh green papaya, shredded
  • 1 carrot, shredded
  • 1 red capsicum, thinly sliced
  • 1 thumb sized ginger, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 cup cane vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • salt


  1. Toss the papaya and 1/4 cup salt together in a large bowl, set aside for 1 hour.
  2. Thoroughly rinse the papaya in running tap water using a colander. Now place papaya in a muslin cloth and squeeze to drain further.
  3. Now in a bowl combine papaya, carrots, capsicum, ginger and raisins. Mix well.
  4. Now mix together vinegar, water, sugar and 1 tsp salt in a saucepan then bring to a boil. Simmer for 5 minutes and do not stir.
  5. Place papaya mixture in containers then pour liquid into the mixture, cover the container tightly then store in the refrigerator. For best results consume the atchara only after 2 days of marinating.