Saturday, May 14, 2011


1 cucumber
1 carrot
2 long beans
1 red chilly
5 shallots

Cut above vegetables into strips add
shallots, salt & let them stand for 2 hours.
When vegetables are limp, wash away the
salt & spread them on a clean towel in a cool
place to dry.

1 tbsp sesame seeds (lightly roasted)
¾ cup vinegar
3 tbsp sugar
½ tsp mustard seeds
½ tsp turmeric powder
Oil for cooking
Salt to taste

Things to grind:

8 dried chilies
8 shallots
4 cloves garlic
2 cm piece ginger
3 candle nuts


Heat the oil & fry mustard seeds, add ground
ingredients, turmeric powder & fry for 5 minutes
when the oil separates, add in vinegar & sugar,
cook slowly until mixture is thick, adjust salt &
sugar to your taste.

Stir in the prepared vegetables & toss quickly
to mix well, when vegetables  are well mixed
with the spices, add sesame seeds & remove
pan from heat, cool slightly before storing in jars

This is one of the dish usually served at a
Malay wedding feast.


  1. Very interesting vegetable pickle..looks so vibrant.

  2. Yes they are, a traditional Malay pickle, thank u Raji

  3. Dear Sorna
    Just landed from FB. I remember I had this pickle during my stay in KL. But had no idea how it was made...I liked it then...Dont know if I can make it ha ha
    Have a great week ahead

    PS..The song at your blog is very nice !!!

  4. Thank u 4 visiting my blog & 4 yr lovely comment Ushnish, have a nice day!!!