Acar Timun / javanese cucumber and carrot pickle

In Indonesia, acar is commonly made from small chunks of cucumber, carrot, shallot and occasionally pineapple, and marinated in a sweet and sour solution of sugar and vinegar. Some households add lemongrass or ginger to spice it up. 
In Indonesia,Malaysia and Singapore acar timun is popular as a side dish for satay dishes and fried rice. 
It's very simple and easy to make.

















Ingredients :
- 3 baby cucumber or 1 English cucumber
- 1 large carrot
- 2 shallot
- Thai chili ( optional )
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 Tbsp sesame oil
- 2 Tbsp white vinegar
- 1 tsp sugar


Preparation :
Cut cucumber and carrot into chunks,cut shallot into thinly slice 
if use Thai chili, to avoid ( hot spicy ) just use whole chili...set aside
in a small bowl mixr white vinegar,salt and sugar,stir until dissolved 
pour into cucumber mixed,let them marinated for about 15 minutes or so,,,ready to serve fresh as a side dish,and store leftover on the fridge.

I also made this version before http://www.riceandcoconut.com/2011/06/cucumber-saladindonesian-acar-timun.html


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