Atjar Ketimun (Cucumbers in Turmeric)

READY IN: 2hrs 30mins
Recipe by Chocolatl

Serve this as a cooling contrast to curry or other spicy dishes. Adapted from The New York Times Cookbook. Although the book suggests substituting 1 teaspoon ground ginger for the fresh, I don't recommend this, as the taste will be completely different. Cook time includes chilling time.

Top Review by Denise P.

we did add the almonds. DH is a big cucumber fan, and loves ginger and turmeric! we couldn't go wrong here. definitely will make again!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine cucumber pieces with 2 tablespoons of salt.
  2. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  3. Rinse and drain well. Squeeze out any excess moisture.
  4. Heat peanut oil and saute shallots, garlic and ginger until softened.
  5. Add almonds, turmeric, sugar and remaining salt. Stir well.
  6. Add vinegar and water.
  7. Simmer 10 minutes.
  8. Pour over cucumbers.
  9. Mix well.
  10. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.

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