Definition of achar in English:


(also achaar)


mass noun
  • (in Indian cooking) a type of pickle in which the food is preserved in spiced oil.

    ‘mango achar’
    • ‘The vegetable stuffing had a pleasant, subtle carrot flavour and the accompanying tomato achar dipping sauce was mild - a chutney sauce would have given the dumplings more kick.’
    • ‘Once he was forced to pay a French porter in hard cash, when the fellow refused to barter his services for a jar of his mother's home made achaar.’
    • ‘Often, the meal includes a pickle achar, made of a fruit or vegetable.’
    • ‘Whether it's kimchi in Korea, harissa in Tunisia, or achar in India, spicy condiments remain constant in the daily meals of very different countries.’
    • ‘Gian Chand makes such tasty allu-paranthas, served with achar that we came back especially to have them on our way back from Shimla also.’
    relish, chutney, chow chow, piccalilli, sauerkraut
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From Hindi acār, from Persian.