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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


Comments

  1. I normally make extra, keep in the fridge and bring out as and when needed. Love the chilly and tangy taste very much.

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  2. I could eat the whole jar!! I love pick pickles! :)

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  3. A deliciously tangy taste my friend, looks awesome :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  4. Love this quick & easy pickle recipe--I would definitely add the chili.

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  5. Your jar of pickled vegetables look so good, Ridwan...and the best thing about it is the simplicity of preparation! love it!

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  6. Your jar of pickled carrots and cucumber looks beautiful, Ridwan...and the best thing about it is the simplicity of its preparation! Love it!

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  7. Looks great and sounds so refreshing for a summer meal.
    Tracey

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  8. I just love your Acar, I have to have the Thai chilli, since I love spicy pickled veggies. So colorful, crunchy and yummy!
    I shared this on Google, and saving this recipe, as well as your biscuit recipe, to make soon!
    Thanks for the inspiration, and sharing:D

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