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ACHARA

-1-1/2 cups raw papaya (grated)
-1/4 cup carrot (grated)
-1/4 cup sweet red pepper (thinly sliced)
-1/2 cup vinegar
-1/2 cup sugar
-1/2 tsp salt
-1/8 tsp black ground pepper
-1 tsp fresh ginger (finely chopped)

Mix grated papaya, carrot, and sweet red pepper in a deep glass bowl. Set aside. Boil the vinegar, sugar, ginger, salt and pepper uncovered in a cooking pan for 2 to 4 minutes. Add the vegetables mixture, cover, and let stand for 5 to 8 minutes. Remove mixture from the pan and return to the glass bowl. Let cool and then refrigerate. Note: to grate raw papaya, peel off skin and cut lengthwise into four pieces. Discard seeds. Wash papaya dry and grate using a cheese grater.

—Recipe of the day courtesy of Lolo Kitong Recipe Collection