Mixed Vegetable Relish or Achar, Tastey & Spicy Hot - The Recipe

This is Dedicated to Bafana Bafana

Our National Team, of footballers brave and fearless who took on some of the Toughest opposition teams in the FIFA 2010 World Cup.

We salute you!

You have done us proud!

South African's one and all,

Salute you

"AYOBA"

The Bafana Bafana Achar

Achar ready for bottling.
Achar ready for bottling.

Let's Get Started!

Now For Those Ingredient

200g finely sliced cabbage,

200g carrots cut into matchsticks,

200g French orstring greeen beans cut into slivers

1/2 medium cauliflower, separated into small pieces

1/2 medium baurocoli, seperated into small pieces,

3 black mustard seeds,

2 tablespoons crushed garlic,

1 tablespoon turmeric powder,

1 Teaspoon mild curry powder

Sliced green chillies according to taste

10 tablespoons of mustard oil or vegetable oil

2 large onions finely chopped,

2 tablespoons white vinegar,

Salt to taste.


Ayoba Fever - Rejoicing the World Cup

A major road in the South of Johannesburg, named Klipriversberg Drive. Our City fathers gussied the road up by laying a river of klippe and  planting Aloe and Stralitzias in its meandering. NOTE: Klip means Rock in Afrikaans Rivier means River in Afr
A major road in the South of Johannesburg, named Klipriversberg Drive. Our City fathers gussied the road up by laying a river of klippe and planting Aloe and Stralitzias in its meandering. NOTE: Klip means Rock in Afrikaans Rivier means River in Afr
A field of hands at major intersection.
A field of hands at major intersection.

Now What To Dou

Well it is rather simple really,

  1. Take all the cut vegetables and blanch them in some boiling, only for a minute, until there colours darken.
  2. Add the dry ingredients together in the bottom of your mixing dish.
  3. Mix the vegetables and the dry ingredients
  4. Heat the oil to frying temperature
  5. Add the vinegar to the vegetable mix
  6. Carefully pour the hot oil over the vegetables
  7. Let the mixture cool partially
  8. Decant into storage jar
  9. Seal.
  10. Let it cool.
  11. Ready for use within a couple of days!
  12. Refrigerate once opened


There it is a truly delishious Achar, great on a cheese sandwich as well as an accompaniment to any curry or casserole.
For hotter versions adjust the types and amounts of chilis used, as well as the curry powder.


Have fun.



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Feline Prophet 6 years ago from India

The Bafana Bafana Achar sounds most interesting! I thought it might be an Indian recipe - from the name!


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Just_Rodney 6 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City Author

Feline,

The Achar is from India, vegetable Achar, just added some bits and pieces to represent the rainbow nation - South Africa,

Thanks for dropping by, and commenting.


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Karen Ellis 3 years ago from Central Oregon

Hi Rodney,

Time does fly by. I haven't been writing for a while, as was dealing with some health issues. I'm feeling a bit better now and am missing writing and also reading all the great articles on this site. Have been a vegetarian for almost two years now, and noticed you have put some great recipes on here. I can't wait until I can get to the store to pick up some ingredients. Hope all has been well with you.


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Just_Rodney 3 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City Author

Karen, Sorry t hear that you have been having health problems, not trying to top you, bet I have quite a time over the last 4 years, spent an entire winter being in and out of hospital, had a hernia op, did not work so I spent a lot of time in hospital, 4 ops in 2 months.

Then about 18 months back diagnosed with epilepsy. Being trested and under medication, taken about 12 months to get the right medication and doses worked.

There is a hub on both, not in full graphic details! Will hato look through all my hubs to find them.


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Karen Ellis 3 years ago from Central Oregon

Rodney, everything seems to start falling apart as we get older. I'm convinced, though, that we can improve life and our health by changing our thinking in a positive manner. Everytime I tell myself I don't feel so well, I turn it around by saying I am healthy at least 25 times in a row. If nothing else it seems to help to keep the depression away, caused by ailments. And, I figure it can't hurt anything. I hope your health is nothing but full of improvements from here on out.

Writing is always a joy, for me, so am contining with some articles here, as well as improving some of the old ones that aren't getting hits anymore. Also, am trying to read a few new hubs each day to support others here and learn a new thing or two.

Talk to you soon.


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Just_Rodney 3 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City Author

This has been one of New Years resolutions, not allways that easy asthe daily household chores sometimes bog me down.

Have to seriously readjust my time management, and practice some of other Management skills, to meet those objectives!

Else I will be marked barely meeting objectives! Totaly close to subpar in some of those critacal areas.

Hell from being 2 performing to close becoming a 4 performer. Not good enough, have been in the upper 80's for to long! must be in the high 90's and claiming some brief periods of being 100 every so often for a couple of hours, once manged to hang in there for TWO DAYS!

Haves a great New Year!

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