Tuesday, July 24, 2012

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


8 comments:

Navaneetham Krishnan said...

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

Curry and Comfort said...

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

Guru Uru said...

A deliciously tangy taste my friend, looks awesome :D

Cheers
Choc Chip Uru

Cucina49 said...

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

Tina (PinayInTexas) said...

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

Tina (PinayInTexas) said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Elisabeth said...

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