Mandurese Vegetable Pickles

Origin: Madura Island

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  • 2 pc carrots, peeled, cut in julienstrips
  • 2 pc middle size cucumbers, discard the seeds, cut in julienstrips
  • 50 gr french beans, thinly sliced
  • 5 pc cabbage leaves, thinly sliced
  • 100 gr beansprouts
  • 10-15 pc green bird chillis (add if you like it more spicy)
  • 10 pc asian shallots (replace with french shallot if not available, but cut in small pieces)
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp vinegar
  • vegetable oil

Spices for the paste

  • 2 pc large red chillies, de-seeded, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 pc candlenuts, roughly chopped or crashed
  • 2 cm fresh turmeric or 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 cm fresh ginger
  • 1 cm galangale
  • 1/2 tsp roasted dried shrimp paste / terasi (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp pepper or 1/4 tsp ground pepper
  • 1 tsp salt or to taste

Madurese Vegetable Pickle

There are many varieties of Indonesian pickles, such as cucumber & carrot pickle, Shrimp & Vegetable Pickle from east Nusa Tenggara and many more.This recipe consisted of various vegetables and rich spices, with a bit touch of vinegar, makes this vegetable pickle so special. Have a try, maybe you like it 🙂


  • Wash, peel (if necessary), cut and slice all vegetable ingredients. Set aside.
  • Put all ingredients for the paste in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. (If necessery add a little bit oil to help the blending process).
  • Heat 1 tbsp oil in a frying pan and saute the paste. Stirring all the time until fragrant and really cooked.
  • Add the sliced carrots, french bean and cucumber. Stir fry until the vegetables are half cooked.
  • Add the sliced cabbage, bird chillies & shallots. Stir to mix.
  • Add the sugar and vinegar and stir to mix.
  • Add the beansprouts and cook shortly until just wilted.
  • Adjust the taste, add salt or sugar if necessary. Serve hot with rice and Fried Chicken.
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Keyword beansprouts, Indonesia, Madura, Nusa Tenggara, pickle, shrimp paste, vegetable

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