TOOLS NEEDED- Fermentation container: This can be a large stoneware crock, a glass jar or a food-grade plastic container. - A quality knife or food processor will be your best friend when prepping vegetables for fermentation.– Weights to keep the vegetables submerged in the brine. – Jars with lids and bands
– Vegetables: Choose firm, fresh and unblemished vegetables. – Salt: Use non-iodized salt (kosher or pickling salt) to create the brine.– Flavorings: Common flavorings include dill, garlic, red peppers and pickling spices. Get creative and mix up your favorite flavors.
Achar hails from India and features a vibrant medley of fruits and vegetables. These pickles typically have a unique, spicy undertone due to the addition of spices like mustard seeds, fennel and red chili powder.