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Pickled vegetables/acar awak

Main Dish
3 servings
20 min
40 min
Very Easy

Ingredients

Number of serving: 3
½ libra french beans or Chinese long beans

3 carrots, peeled

2 daikons, peeled

2 cucumbers (discard center)

2 fresh red chillies, remove seeds

½ cup peanuts, fried and ground in smaller pieces

2 tablespoons. sesame seeds

3/4 cup white vinegar

1 teaspoon . tumeric powder

½ cup sugar (adjust to taste)

salt to taste

3 tablespoons. oil


Chilli Paste (pound finely):

4 chillies

1 teaspoon . curry powder

2 inch fresh tumeric (or 1 teaspoon . tumeric powder)

5 pips garlic, peeled

Preparation

  • Step 1 - Pickled Vegetables/Acar Awak
    Cut all vegetables into 2" lengths, keep them in separate containers. Slice fresh chilles in fine strips for garnishing.
  • Step 2 - Pickled Vegetables/Acar Awak
    In a big pot or deep pan add enough water to cook vegetables. Add half of the vinegar, tumeric powder, salt to the water. Bring to a fast boil. Blanch and drain the vegetables for about 5-8 minutes in this order: daikons, carrots, french beans, and lastly cucumbers. Drain and remove excess water from vegetables.
  • Step 3 - Pickled Vegetables/Acar Awak
    In a clean pan, add oil and fry grounded spices over medium heat till fragrant and oil exudes from chilli mixture. Add in all the vegetables and red chillies and mix in well.
  • Step 4 - Pickled Vegetables/Acar Awak
    Season to taste with sugar and vinegar. Stir in the grounded peanuts and sesame seeds and remove from heat. Serve hot or cold, when cool store in sterilized jars and keep in the refrigerator.





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