Saturday, September 19, 2009

A home-made cucumber pickle

Serves : 2
This is one of the popular dishes from Moulmein. A home-made cucumber pickle. If you prepare this correctly, the cucumber should be crunchy. Yummy!!!! Usually, this dish is served together with curry chicken and coconut rice. I will share with you the recipe of Burmese coconut rice in future.

Step 1:
Wash the cucumber and cut off the ends.
Usually, the bottom part of cucumber taste bitter so we just cut and discard that part.
Step 2:
Cut the cucumber into half.
Step 3:
Remove the seeds using a teaspoon.
Step 4:
Thinly sliced the cucumber as shown below.

Step 5:
Toss in a bowl with the salt(1/2 teaspoon).

Step 6:
Place the cucumber on a clean kitchen towel.

Step 7:
Tie this up into a bundle like this.

Step 8:

Place the cucumber bundle on the higher end of the tilted chopping board. Place heavy weights on the bundle to drain the cucumber. In this case, i used mortar and pestle. You can see water dripping down. It is very important to drain the cucumber thoroughly.

After 2-3 hours, remove the weights.

Step 9:

Add 1/2 tablespoon of vinegar and let it chill in the fridge for 30 minutes. (Chilling part is optional. I prefer to eat this chilled.)

Final step:
Add 1 tablespoon of fried onions and remaining oil from the fried onions.

Add 1 teaspoon of toasted sesame seeds.
Seasons to taste.
Mixed well and is ready to tuck in!Hungry


လင္းၾကယ္ျဖဴ September 20, 2009 at 8:48 PM  

It is good to go along with fried noodle !!
SO please prepare a plate of fried noodle with pork to go with your pickle :-)
Enjoy & Have a lovely day ..
Linn Kyel Phyu

Moulmein Thu September 22, 2009 at 8:05 AM  

You are right, this can go along well with fried noodle too :)

kt November 12, 2009 at 5:34 PM  

can you please share what kind of vinegar you used? thanks! looks tasty. :)

Moulmein Thu November 13, 2009 at 1:54 PM  

ံံHi kt,
I used the artificial vinegar (Tiger Brand). The label on the bottle only stated ' (Imitation Vinegar) Diluted Acetic Acid'.
It is plain white in colour. The colour is exactly like the water.
Hope this helps.

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