Friday, 22 February 2013

Nonya Achar/Fresh Vegetable Pickle

Nonya Achar



Nonya Achar is a popular Condiment in Singapore/Malaysian Restaurants and homes.

For me, this is more a Vegetable salad than a pickle.  Since it’s a mixture of fresh vegetables, it can be consumed more (without guilt feeling) than the other highly salted and spicy pickles.


Ingredients for Nonya Achar


Carrot – 1 (sliced into match-stick size)

Cucumber – 1 (sliced into match-stick size)

(Usually with skin, however I’ve peeled)

Lemon juice – 1 tbsp.  (Or)

Vinegar – 1 tbsp.

Roasted White Sesame seeds – 2 tsp.

Crushed Red Chillies – 1 tsp. (soaked in warm water)

Finely chopped Garlic – 2 pods

Grated ginger – ½ tsp.

Turmeric root crushed into paste  -  1/2 tsp. (or) 

Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp.

Shallots/Small onions – 5 (optional)

Olive Oil – 1 tsp.

Salt - to taste

Sugar - 2 tsp.


Crush the ginger and garlic in mortar and pestle lightly, combine the vegetables, chilli and lemon juice. (I always prefer fresh lime juice) Toss in salt, sugar, sesame seeds and Olive oil, relish with rice.

If you like, you can add Radish, and Cabbage, esp. the purple one. For a tangy taste, you can add raw mango and/or pineapple.

Sweet, sour and spicy Vegetable delight



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