atjar, atchar, noun

Forms:
acha, achaarShow more Also acha, achaar, achar, archaar, atcha, atchar, atjaar, attjar, and with initial capital.
Origin:
Afrikaans, Malay, PersianShow more Afrikaans, from Malay achar relish, from Persian āchār pickles.
A spicy pickle or relish of sliced or chopped vegetables or fruit, eaten usually with curried dishes. Also attributive. Cf. sambal.
Note:
In the form ‘achar’, also Indian English.
1798 S.H. Wilcocke tr. of J.S. Stavorinus’s Voy. to E. Indies I. 237When green, it (sc. the mango) is made into attjar; for this, the kernel is taken out, and the space filled up with ginger, pimento, and other spicy ingredients, after which it is pickled in vinegar.
1993 Star 22 July 16Fry boerewors in a frying pan and eat with stiff ‘pap’ which you cover with a thick tomato and onion gravy. For extra spiciness add 5 ml mango atchar to your gravy.
A spicy pickle or relish of sliced or chopped vegetables or fruit, eaten usually with curried dishes. Also attributive.

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