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Acar: Pickled Vegetables

Acar: Pickled Vegetables (Vegan)

  • Author: Nunuk Sri Rahayu
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Vegetables
  • Method: Pickling
  • Cuisine: Indonesian
  • Diet: Low Fat


Acar is an Indonesian version of the Indian achar, or picked vegetables. Eaten as a condiment with satay, fried noodles, or fried rice, Indonesian acar contains cucumber, carrots, shallots and chillies.


  • 100 gr carrot
  • 100 gr cucumber
  • 4 shallots, small, peeled, diced
  • 5 chilies, small, green
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 0.5 tsp salt
  • 4 tbsp vinegar
  • 4 tbsp drinking water

Acar ingredients


  1. Peel carrots, remove cucumber seeds, and dice both (0.5 cm x 0.5 cm).

    Acar: dice the vegetables

  2. In a medium-sized bowl, put all the ingredients together and mix well until all the salt and sugar are dissolved.

  3. Keep in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before serving.
  4. Transfer to a small serving bowl and serve it as a condiment.


  • Stored in a jar with a tight lid, acar keeps well in the refrigerator for ages.

Keywords: Condiments, achar, salad