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Mixed Vegetable Pickle     Veg  CD  ACC  Indonesian  15mins plus marinating and chilling


Indonesian Name: Atjar Bening 


Serves 4-6   Cold  Vegetarian  Vegan VegetableAccompaniment  Gluten Wheat Dairy Free  Eggless  Indonesia  South East Asia  Asian



˝ cucumber, sliced

1 Carrot, thinly sliced

1 Onion, thinly sliced

2 Red Chili Peppers, thinly sliced

200g/7oz Cabbage, finely shredded

60ml/2fl.oz. Water

120ml/4fl.oz. Vinegar

50g/2oz Sugar

Plenty of Salt




1. Place all the vegetables in a large bowl sprinkle liberally with salt and mix with your hands, rubbing the salt into the vegetables. Cover and set aside for 3 hours.


2. Meanwhile, place the water, vinegar and sugar in a large saucepan and bring to the boil Remove from the heat and allow to cool.


3.  After the marinating time, rinse the vegetables well under cold running water to remove the salt.


4. Place the vegetables in a deep bowl and pour the vinegar mixture over the top. Cover and refrigerate for 24 hours.  Serve cold as an accompaniment to main course dishes. Can also be bottled in sterilised jars.




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Common terms used when making sauces

Blend - To mix together ingredients, usually of different consistencies, to a smooth and even texture, utilising a utensil such as a wooden spoon or blender.

Coats a spoon – when a substance is rendered thin/thick enough so that when a wooden or metal spoon is inserted into it and taken out, the substance leaves a thin film “coating the spoon”.
Emulsify  - The blending of two liquids that don't naturally combine or dissolve into each other without agitation, or that aren't mutually soluble. The classic examples are oil and water, French dressing and mayonnaise


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Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days

Not suitable for freezing


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