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Acar Timun (Indonesian Pickle)

Acar timun (Indonesian pickle) is part of condiments that accompanies many dishes from fried rice to meat dishes. Spicy, sweet, and sour!
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Course: Condiments
Cuisine: Indonesian


  • 2 cucumbers
  • 2 carrots
  • 15 Asian shallot peeled and halved
  • 20 Thai red chilies remove the stems
  • 2 cups water
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons salt


  • Cut the cucumber into half vertical, remove the seeds; then, cut into small cubes.
  • Peel carrots and cut into small cubes.
  • Boil water, sugar, salt, and vinegar in a pot until sugar dissolves. Turn off the heat and add all the vegetables into the pot. Let it soak for 10 minutes and transfer the pickle to clean glass jars.┬áStore in the fridge.