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Spicy Cucumber Pickle

Spicy cucumber pickles is a side dish, popular with briyani which is normally served on special occassion like a wedding. Other familiar condiments to be served alongside briyani rice and this spicy cooked pickle are pappadom and chicken curry.

Spicy Cucumber Pickle
Spicy Cucumber Pickle

I love this pickle because the vegetables stay crunchy and the smell and the taste of them increase my appetite further to enjoy the rest of the meal.


  • 0.5kg cucumber (deseeded and cut into 5 cm strips)
  • 200g carrot (cut into 5 cm strips)
  • 200g fresh pineapple
  • 3tbs white vinegar
  • 6 tbs vegetable oil
  • 1 tbs mustard seed
  • 200g onion (processed finely)
  • 30g garlic (processed finely)
  • 30g candlenuts (pounded with mortar)
  • 2 cm fresh turmeric, peeled and pounded with mortar
  • A pinch of salt
  • 80g sugar
  • 200g shallots, peeled and halved
  • 2 red chillies, peeled and deseeded
  • 1 green chillies, halved and deseeded


  • Mix cucumber, carrot, pineapple and vinegar in a bowl. Set aside for 20 mins. Strain the vinegar out, leave for one hour to dry.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, onion, garlic, candle nut and chilli paste. When fragrant, add turmeric. Stir well.
  • Add salt and sugar, stir till the paste is thick.
  • Add the marinated vegetables in step no.1. Stir. Serve hot or cold as desired.

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