June 24, 2009

Cucumber Pickle (Acar Timun)

*sesuai dihidang bersama keropok goreng.

Ingredients :

2 cucumbers
1 carrot
1 red chili
1 large onion
8 tbspoon salt
8 dried chilies
4 shallots
2 cloves garlic
3 piece ginger
candlenuts (optional)
dried prawns
mustard seeds
1/2 tspoon turmeric powder
3/4 cup vinegar
3 1/2 tspoon sugar

Method :

  1. Cut cucumbers and carrot into strips.
  2. Cut the red chili into strips and the large onion into wedges.
  3. Sprinkle salt over the cut vegetables and let them stand for at least 2 hours.
  4. When the vegetables are limp, wash away the salt and spread them to dry.
  5. Grind together the chilies, shallots, garlic, ginger and candlenuts.
  6. Pound the dried prawns.
  7. Heat the oil and fry mustard seed for 1/2 minute before adding in the ground ingredients and turmeric powder.
  8. Fry for another 5 minutes.
  9. When the oil separates, add in the dried prawns and continue cooking for another 3 minutes before adding in the vinegar and sugar.
  10. Cook slowly until the mixture is fairly thick.
  11. Add in more salt and sugar if necessary.
  12. Stir in the prepared vegetables and toss quickly to mix well.
  13. When the vegetables are well mixed with the spices, remove the pan from the heat.
  14. Cool slightly before storing in clean, dry jars.



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