Ats Jaar, or Achar

Preparation info

  • Makes

    6 Quarts

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

Hoppin John’s Lowcountry Cooking

By John Martin Taylor

Published 1992

  • About

Mixed pickles in the Indian manner have graced Lowcountry tables for centuries. In my childhood Charleston restaurants set tables with a tray of the bright ochre vegetables, cured in a bath of salt, turmeric, and vinegar. All sorts of vegetables not included here may be added, including asparagus and bell peppers. Some cucumbers, if too ripe, will become soft in the mixture, but when served as a condiment alongside complex rice dishes such as Country Capt