How to make Borar Achar -

Berry pickle with Indian touch.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Ripe Berries (पके हुए बेरी), Paanch phoron Powder

Cuisine : Bengali

Course : Pickles, Jams and Chutneys

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Borar Achar

Borar Achar Recipe Card


The Bengalis are great food lovers and take pride in their cuisine.  In fact so obsessed are they about food, that the man of the house goes to the market daily to buy a fresh supply vegetables and fish which is a must in their daily menu.  The medium of cooking is mustard oil which adds its own pungency.  Another very important item of Bengali cuisine is the variety of sweets or mishti as they call them.  Most of them are milk based and are prepared from chhena.
A meal, for the Bengali, is a ritual in itself.  Bengalis spend not only the great deal of time thinking about the food but also on its preparation and eating. 

Prep Time : 1-2days

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve :

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Borar Achar Recipe

  • Ripe Berries 1/2 kilogram

  • Paanch phoron Powder to taste

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Jaggery (gur) 150 grams

  • Panch phoran powder 1 teaspoon

  • Mustard oil 2 teaspoons

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon


Step 1

Wash, clean and mash berries. Mix in salt, turmeric powder and jaggery, cover and keep aside to marinate for a couple of days. Add panch phoron powder, mustard oil and red chilli powder and cook on low heat till one thread consistency is reached. Can be eaten as an accompaniment with any dish.

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