Thursday, 29 September 2011

Sri Lankan Malay Pickle (Malay Achcharu)

Sri Lankan Malay Pickle (Malay Achcharu)

The Malay community in Sri Lanka is a minority of the population, believed to be from Indonesia & Malaysia during the Dutch & British ruling time. However they have a big contribution to Sri Lankan cuisine.
Malay pickle also one of authentic dish from Malay community, but now it is being tasted by almost all Sri Lankans.

The taste is a mix of sweet & sour & hot. Malay pickle takes part in any of Sri Lankan occasion without considering race or religion.Please check other pickle recipes like Sinhala Achcharu and Polos Achcharu for another pickle recipe from Sri Lanka.

Here is the recipe

Ingredients (for about 5-6 servings)

100 g. Red onions
3-4 Capsicums
1 big size carrot
100 gr. Dates
1/4 cup. Vinegar
2 tblsps.Mustard seeds
2-3 cloves. Garlic
1 inch piece. Ginger
1 tblsp. Chilly powder (or to taste)
1 tblsps. Sugar(or to taste)
Salt to taste


Wash capsicums and cut  into pieces
Peel carrot & cut into pieces
Peel the skin of red onions,keep aside
Clean dates,remove the seed
Grind the mustard, garlic, ginger and dates separately using some vinegar.
Mix the ground pastes with the balance vinegar, salt, chilly powder and sugar.

The taste of the mixture should be hot and sweet.
In a bowl add the onions, capsicums and carrot. Pour the mixture on it & mix well.

Sri Lankan Malay Pickle (Malay Achcharu)

Serve with rice & curry.(Can serve immediately after prepared)

If not store in a dry clean glass bottle.
You can keep this about 1-2 weeks.


  1. hello Amy, thanks for visitng my blog and following..You have a lovely blog and Im totally new to Srilankan cuisine. Love your food are very creative !

  2. Okay now you're making my mouth literally water. I love pickles! YUM!

  3. love the pickles ... looks delicious ........

  4. Thanks a lot to visit my space,following u dear.

  5. That's a yummy pickle ....looks so good

  6. hi amy, i am a malaysian malay. am surprise that there are Sri Lankan malays too.
    all i know is there are malay Cape, that is the malays of south africa.
    This is such a simple pickle, the malays of the old nusantara ( malaysia, singapore and indonesia)have more complex pickled recipes with lots of condiments.
    may give this a try some day, thanks for the info :)

  7. Sounds delicious! Bookmarked.

  8. Thanks dear friends for your all wonderful comments...

  9. Wow.

    Yamyyhhaaa delicious ....♥♥♥★

  10. nice i ll try to make it thanks.....


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