Definition: The Hindi term for pickle. Indian pickles are made from all sorts of fresh fruits and vegetables but mango, lime and chilly are especially popular. Summer is pickle making season since the sun is hot and bright. In one of the many methods of making pickles, vegetables are soaked in lime juice, salt and spices in covered stoneware jars which are left out in the sun for several weeks. Later, cooking oil (which one depends on the vegetable or fruit being used)is poured over the pickled vegetables to preserve them. The result is delicious and makes the perfect complement to any Indian meal.
Alternate Spellings: Aachar
Examples:Achaar Gosht - a meat dish in which the main spices are similiar to those used in pickles.