Key Points:

Makes 2 cups

[This recipe needs to be made at least 12 hours before eating]

1 1/2 cups finely sliced cucumber


3/4 cup finely sliced onion

1/4 cup salt


1 cup white wine vinegar

1 cup white sugar

1 tsp turmeric

3 tsp yellow mustard seeds

1 cinnamon stick


1 tsp cumin or celery seeds

3 small fresh bay leaves


Put the cucumber and onion together in a bowl, sprinkle with salt and mix to combine. Cover with water and refrigerate overnight.


Discard the liquid and drain thoroughly.


In a saucepan, add the vinegar, sugar, turmeric, mustard seeds, cinnamon, cumin and bay leaves. As soon as this mixture reaches a boil, add the vegetables. Return to a boil then ladle into sterilised jars.