Thai Cucumber Relish (Ajad)

This Thai cucumber relish or Ajad we called.  It’s slightly simple sweet in vinegary syrup.  A condiments to Thai dishes.  We particularly like to serve them with fish cake, satay and a few dishes in the Thai-Muslim cuisine as a Thai yellow curry chicken etc.

  • ¼  cup white vinegar
  • ¼ cup water
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 2 medium cucumbers, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp shallot, thinly sliced
  • 1-2 red spur chilies cut into short length
  • Coriander for sprinkle

  1. Cook vinegar and sugar in small saucepan over low heat until the sugar dissolves. Let it cool.
  2. In a small serving bowl add sliced cucumbers, sliced shallots and red spur chilies.
  3. Pour boiled vinegar mixture over that and mix well.
  4. Spoon into a small serving cup to accompany spicy fish cakes or satay, Khanom Pang Na Mou, Thai yellow curry chicken etc.


It's nice, in Malaysia, we called this kerabu timun. Serve well with Tomato Rice and Beryani. We have common recipe yeh....