Burmese Cucumber Salad

Burmese Cucumber Salad

We ate this fresh and easy to make cucumber salad more than one time when we visited Myanmar. The mixture of fresh, salty and spicy tastes make the salad a perfect side dish for many Burmese Currys like our Burmese Pork Curry with roasted Peanuts. This salad is made within 15 minutes. You don´t need much ingredients but the fresh taste makes this salad very delicious!


gluten free  lactose free

2 cucumbers
1 tbs palm sugar
4 tbs fruit vinegar
3-4 red chilis, deseeded, chopped
4 spring onions
2 tbs sesame oil
2 tbs black cumin seeds
2 pn shrimp paste
3 tbs dried garlic chips
1 tsp salt
Fresh mint leaves

Peel cucumbers and cut in ½ cm (2 inches) rings. Transfer to a bowl and add salt.

Mix cucumber and chilis. Cut spring onions and mix with cucumbers.


Crush the garlic chips and the palm sugar. Add vinegar, shrimp paste and sesame oil and mix well.

Roast black cumin seeds (For a short time). Mix dressing and cucumbers and sprinkle with cumin seeds. Serve with fresh mint leaves.

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