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Acar Timun Indonesian Pickled Cucumbers
5 from 7 votes

Acar Ketimun Recipe (Indonesian Pickled Cucumbers)

Craving for some fresh vegetable pickle? Try this the most famous condiment that is originated from Indonesia.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course condiment, Side Dish
Cuisine Indonesian
Servings 2 cups


  • cups chopped cucumber , (remove seeds)
  • ¼ cup diced carrots, (peeled)
  • ¼ cup shallots (cut into small bite pieces), (peeled)
  • 15 pieces Thai Chilies , (remove stems) - add more according to your liking
  • 1 teaspoon salt, (for soaking)

For Pickling:

  • tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 - 1.5 tablespoon sugar, (add more according to your liking)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt, (add more according to your liking)
  • cup hot water


  • Mix cucumber, carrots, and 1 teaspoon of salt for about 10 minutes. Rinse and drain well.
  • In a medium bowl, add cucumber, carrots, shallots, and Thai Chilies. Pour in hot water, white vinegar, sugar, and ¼ teaspoon of salt. Stir to ensure everything is evenly coated. Adjust seasoning if needed.
  • Allow to cool to room temperature and transfer to an airtight glass jar, put in the fridge for at least 4 hours before serving. This Acar will stay fresh up to a week in the refrigerator.
Keyword Acar Ketimun, Atjar, Indonesian Pickled Cucumbers
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