Skip to main content

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.

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

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

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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

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

    ReplyDelete
  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!

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

    ReplyDelete
  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

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Hard boil egg meatloaf and my second Award

This maybe sound funny,boil egg in the meatloaf, but hey this is what I love about cooking in my own kitchen I can create an experiment things, not like to cook at work I have a rule to follow,and stick with their recipe,,,,so when I'm home,,,,I'm free and I can play with my cooking LoL by the way,leftover always give me some idea,about cooking so,,,this time I had four hard boil egg. Need to us up soon, you never know is come up with this " hard boil egg meatloaf" I know someone was laughing at me here :) Hard boil egg meatloaf  Ingredients : 1 1/2 lbs ground beef ( 96-4 extra lean ) 4 hard boil egg 2 egg handful green onion green onion/chopped 1 tbs salt 1 tsp black pepper 1/2 tsp cumin 1/2 tsp galangal powder 1/2 tsp nutmeg 1 tbs soy sauce 1 cup panko crumbs Preparation : if you don't have 4 hard boil egg ready,,,bring 4 egg to boil pre heat oven on 350 degree F   4 hard boil egg,set aside  on the mixing bowl,mix ground beef

Fried Tofu with lemon grass

Tofu is one of the list ingredients that I always have in the fridge, to make this recipe more easier you can buy fried tofu mostly available in Asian market, so you can skip fry the tofu and ready to slice them and ready to cook with other ingredients in no time, this type of dish recommended to serve with white jasmine rice is the best, Can be vegetarian or vegan dish just replace fish sauce with soy sauce. Ingredients : - 2 block firm tofu/extra firm cut into 1/2 inch /1cm thick - 3 Tbsp vegetable oil for frying ( need only 1 Tbsp if use fried tofu ) - 1  Tbsp Thai fish sauce or soy sauce for ( vegetarian-vegan ) - 1/2 of fresh lime or lemon juice - 1 teaspoon granulated sugar - 1 stalk lemon grass ,thinly slice - 2 large shallot, finely chop - 1 clove garlic ,finely chop - 1 Thai chili pepper/finely chop ( optional ) Preparation : Heat 2 Tbsp vegetable oil on medium high temperature. fry tofu until cook or looks golden brown  both side,dra

Dairy Free Mung bean Ice Cream

Green mung beans   are commonly use for sweet dishes in Indonesia, one of popular Indonesian dish  are mung bean porridge  or we call it "bubur kacang hijau" this sweet porridge can be serve as warm breakfast or dessert,  I was inspired to make ice cream recipe out of it, So I made dairy free mung bean ice cream, but you can use dairy ingredients if you like to try out. Mung bean seeds is very hard, soak them first in cold water for few hours before you cook, or if you soak over night make sure store in the fridge ,other wise if you leave them on room temperature they will  be sprout. I have two recipe bellow to try out, the second recipe is more simple and only four ingredients needed egg free and no sugar added if use can of coconut cream. Ingredients : - 7 oz  green mung beans / half bag - 1/2 cup sugar - 3 egg yolk - 2 cup coconut milk - 1 1/2 cup   silk pure coconut milk Preparation : Cook green mung beans in water until soft Drain e