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Acar Awak Recipe (Nyonya Spicy Mixed Vegetable Pickle)

Acar Awak Recipe (Nyonya Spicy Mixed Vegetable Pickle).

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Nyonya
Keyword Acar Awak
Servings 4 people
Calories 339 kcal


  • 300 g cucumber, cut lengthwise with the skin and seeds on
  • 150 g cabbage, cut into big pieces
  • 50 g carrot, skin peeled and cut lengthwise
  • 50 g French beans, cut into 1 1/2 inch lengths
  • 50 g long beans, cut into 1 1/2 inch lengths
  • 50 g roasted peanuts, ground
  • salt to taste
  • sugar to taste
  • 5 tablespoons oil

Spice Paste:

  • 5 shallots
  • 12 fresh red chilies
  • 1/2 inch fresh turmeric, or some turmeric powder
  • 2 candle nuts

Tamarind Juice:

  • tamarind pulp, about golf ball size
  • 1 cup water


  1. Soak the tamarind pulp in water for 15 minutes. Squeeze and extract the juice and set aside.

  2. Blend the spice paste in a food processor and set aside.

  3. Heat up a wok and add oil. Stir-fry the spice paste until aromatic. Add tamarind juice and bring to boil. Add salt and sugar to taste.

  4. Add all vegetables into the wok and turn off the fire immediately. Add ground peanut, stir to mix well.

  5. Dish out, let cool and serve. Acar is best served overnight.

Recipe Notes

You can keep acar in the refrigerator for a few days.

Nutrition Facts
Acar Awak Recipe (Nyonya Spicy Mixed Vegetable Pickle)
Amount Per Serving (4 people)
Calories 339 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 91mg4%
Potassium 898mg26%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 3660IU73%
Vitamin C 217.2mg263%
Calcium 83mg8%
Iron 2.6mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.