4 servings; 10 min preparation; 1 h waiting.
Atjar ketimoen is a side dish, typical for Indonesian cuisine. It’s very refreshing to have it on the side when you eat heavy curry or a meat dish. Well, I didn’t have a heavy meal for lunch, but I decided to eat it as a salad.
It’s simple dish with a lot of character. It’s a good combination of sweet, spicy and sour that is so typical for Asia. The fresh cucumber balance the flavors
- 1 cucumber, juilienned
- 1 shallot, minced
- 1 red chili pepper, minced
for the dressing:
- 3 tbsp white wine vinegar
- 1 tsp palm sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
Wash the cucumber with the skin. Cut the whole cucumber in thin circles, then each circle in thin juliennes. Transfer to a big bowl.
Mince shallot very fine. Remove the seeds from the red pepper. Mince the red pepper very fine. Add both to the cucumber.
Dressing: Mix the ingredients together. Pour over the cucumber. Cover the bowl with clean foil. Leave the bowl in the fridge for at least an hour. Enjoy!