PULSE Recipes Sri Lankan Achcharu

Sri Lankan Achcharu

2017 Mar 24

Need to add some zest into your lunch? Try out this tangy Lankan Achcharu to tingle your taste buds! Get cooking!


  • Oil 2 tbsp
  • Boiled Water 3 cups
  • Vinegar 1 cup + 1/2 cup
  • Small Red Onions 250g
  • Large onion (Cubed) 1
  • Carrots 150g
  • Pepper 1 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder 1/4 tsp
  • Green Chilli 250g
  • Capsicum 150g
  • Raw Papaya 100g
  • Salt 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp
  • Mustard Powder
  • Garlic 3 cloves


  1. Boil water and add 1 cup vinegar. The add 1/2 cup salt and let it boil. mix for 1 minute.
  2. Add green chillies, capsicum and raw papaya to the boiling water and keep for 2-3 minutes. 
  3. Put small red onions, large onion (cubed) and carrots to the strainer and pour boiled chillies o top of the onions.
  4. In a separate clay pot, mix vinegar, salt, raw mustard powder, pepper, turmeric powder, ginger and garlic. Mix well and add correct seasoning. Then add boiled ingredients(let the dry completely for 15-30 minutes) to the vinegar mixture and mix well using a wooden/plastic spoon. Marinate it overnight. 

Aunty D. is a full time mom working a little magic in the kitchen whenever she’s got time on her hands. She brings to you easy and fast recipes with a twist of Sri Lankan spices and cooking techniques. Get Cooking!