Thursday, February 25, 2010

Cucumber in sweet vinegar

     How are you?  I hope you are doing well.  The weather in these parts have been rather crazy see-saw between sunshine and snow.  Thankfully, yesterdays flurry din't last long on the ground and there is news that the weekend will be bright and sunny.  This is good.  It means a long walk in the woods for me.

The recipe today is a special one even though its the easiest concoction ever.  Most Chinese restaurants in India serve these on the table with pickled cabbage, soya bean sauce and ketchup.  I love it.   This is my own version of the recipe purely inspiried and concocted keeping the taste from the aforementioned restaurants in mind.  Please add more sugar or salt as needed since the strength of these, you know, depend on the brand and product. 
Cucumber in sweet vinegar
Ingredients:

Cucumber - 2
Sugar - 2 tspn
Salt - 1 1/2 tspn
Vinegar - 1/4 cup
Boiling Water - 1/4 cup
Green chillies - 2 to 4 nos
Cucumber
Method:
1. Add salt and sugar to the boiling water and once cool add vingegar
2. Slice cucumber and add to the mixture and keep overnight
Notes:

1. I don't make this to last a long time but just as a starter to a meal.
2. This way its tasty and you can do without the use of rich dips
Cucumber in Vinegar
   Great news also for me is this pretty post-it book that came in my mail the day before.  Oh! What joy!  Thank you Oraphan for this pretty lil book I adore.

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49 comments:

  1. Beautiful presentation. I used to add cut green chillies to the same liquid and store in a bottle. Cucumber or Cabbage is a great idea. Looks great.

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  2. great presentation, dear..nice recipe!

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  3. presentation is very very superb... wat a luvly fotos....

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  4. a great side dish..love the clicks..

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  5. Yummy dish..wonderful pictures..congrats on receiving the prize from Oraphan:-)

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  6. I Love cucumber pickle with sweet and sour vinegar. We eat this in Japan also. I normally slice the cucumber but it looks great your way also! It is great before or after the meal. I like eating them after I ate some greasy food :-)

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  7. pickled raw veggies are such pleasure to much on ...ur pics are so bright and fresh!!
    TC

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  8. Really gr8 side dish..simple and flavorful!

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  9. I've only had dill pickled this way. Very new. Love the artistic presentation.

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  10. Wonderful recipes!! very creative, and SOOO adorable! Beatuiful presentation Sunitha!!

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  11. Congrats on your prize .The cucumber pics look amazing and wonderful.

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  13. Snow is dumping on my deck. These cucumbers look so refreshing!

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  14. What a great recipe! I love this idea and will try making it soon!

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  15. gosh, I love how pretty you make it look!

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  16. I had tasted thse from Mandarine,loved it...simple and tasty....

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  17. I had tasted thse from Mandarine,loved it...simple and tasty....

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  18. This looks so good and refreshing. What a wonderful side for spicy dishes. Love your photographs, too!

    Many thanks for the idea...

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  19. Tangy cucumbers,makes such a delish condiment :D

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  20. I love these in Indo-chinese restaurants too...
    Lovely clicks again!

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  21. wow!wonderful and cute presentation! interesting recipe!

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  22. You have some out-of-the-world pics here...great going!!!

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  23. sunitha and Namitha,

    Nice post and presentation.It is interesting recipe. thanks for visiting my blog

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  24. lovely presentation.new recipe to me.

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  25. wowww..presentation kidu..

    my husbnd has a doubt gulmohar aara? nostalgia aara?

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  26. kidilam presentation.... pickled cucumber sounds great!

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  27. Wow! Love your art work in cucumber!!! Appreciate your Beautiful presentation!!!
    Congrats on receiving Post-it book!!!

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  28. Simple yet tasty pickle. Love your piece of art made of cucumber...

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  29. This is a great appetizer to go with a drink cocktail!

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  30. Easy recipe with tempting excellent photography

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  31. Delicious condiments!!lovely presentation..

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  32. Beautiful and tempting clicks...

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  33. Simple & nice....awesome clicks sunitha...loved your presentation as well.

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  34. Lovely click, veg carving looks beautiful...

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  35. Lovely condiments..beautiful pics..

    Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for your lovely comments...:)

    Glad to follow you :D

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  36. Liked this cucumber pickle!!
    Awesome presentation as always!!

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  37. Cute presentation...great entry for the event :)

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  38. Nice presentation and lovely dish.

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  39. Sunitha, What awesome clicks and love ur presentation. I'm surely making this soon.

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