Peanut Achar


Achar Achar

My favourite vegetable salad is achar achar, its a type of Malaysian spicy salad which uses fresh vegetables and spicy paste to combine it together.  I am still trying out variations but the one I made the other day was basically as below, feel free to add or subtract any type of crunchy vegetable you like.

1 cucumber, 2 carrots (blanched for 30 secs),1  zucchini – cut all of these into battens),  15  long green beans (blanched for 30 secs), 1/2 cup diced fresh pineapple.

Pound or puree in small blender – 1 small piece of fresh tumeric (about 2cm long), belacan – 1 teaspoon roasted then broken up, 3-4 shallots and 1-2 dried chillies (can use fresh if you like).  Fry all of these in a bit of oil till fragrant.  Add 1 tablespoon rice vinegar, a pinch of salt and 1 teaspoon sugar.

Toss in veggies and sprinkle with toasted crushed salty peanuts before serving.



2 thoughts on “Peanut Achar

  1. This looks great, love the flavours of spicy, salty, sweet, but I would have never thought to use this type of dressing on veges – rather than a finely julienned salad. Thanks for the tip.

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