Thursday, February 11, 2010

Achart อาจาด Cucumber Relish


We like to prepare a simple cucumber relish whenever a yellow curry  or a masamun curry is served. This refreshing and colourful side dish helps to cut down the richness of both curries mentioned. Not dissimilar to the cucumber and pineapple pickle  I posted a while back; but it is a lot fresher without salting the cucumber first and lime juice is used rather than vinegar. Each family has a version slightly different from the next and this is our very own.


serves 4 as a Thai said dish
you'll need
1 telegraph cucumber, partially peeled, seeded and sliced
1 small red onion or 3 shallots, thinly sliced
3 bird chillies, sliced
1 bunch of coriander leaves, chopped
2 tbs of sugar
juice of 2 limes
a dash of fish sauce (optional)
Mix everything well and leave it the fridge til needed.

A colourful and refreshing side dish for yellow or masamun curry.

9 comments:

  1. aahhh yes thos salad...so simple healthy and so good!! lovely photos!

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  2. mmm the salad looks really yumm!!!! and thats quite a bit of red chillies out there :)

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  3. This looks very refreshing indeed!

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  4. The first photo really shows how refreshing this is!

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  5. zurin,
    Thank you! :)

    Rachana Kothari,
    Haha thank you! I think I actually used some for a dipping sauce.

    rosa,
    Thank you!

    CW,
    Thank you very much!

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  6. Mmm..looks so appetizing and healthy!

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  7. Salad looks so fresh and colourful..very tempting ..nice space..Do drop by

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  8. Michael,
    Thank you!

    Anncoo,
    It is indeed :)

    Jagruti,
    THank you! Will do!

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