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Achar or Chutney
Tomato Achar

Call it Achar or Chutney, it is one of the crucial category of food in Indian cuisine. Achar or chutney are a big group of side Indian dish with diverse flavor, usage, textures, and/or ingredients. They are often used as pickles,relish, sauce, dressing, condiments are used in western cuisine. They may even act as appetizers. Usually a region has its own traditional variety of achar or chutney. Nowadays many variety Achar or Chutney are available commercially in both inside and outside of India but more popular with Indian community settled in west.

Usually Achar or Chutney is marinated and eaten in small amounts to add flavor to meal. It can both be fresh or aged. Achar or Chutney can be eaten with everything from basmati rice to fusion burger.

Range of ingredient needed to make Achar or Chutney differ widely. One variety of classic Achar or Chutney can be made with two or three ingredients while another might take twenty. Similarly, effort and time to make Achar or Chutney also varies. Some can be made within few minutes while some might take hours and even months to age.

Achar or Chutney are commonly referred as Pickles in English. However, it is sort of misnomer since pickling is one of techniques and pickle is one of many use of this versatile category dish.

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