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Atjar tjampoer (Indonesian pickled vegetables)

Atjar tjampoer (sweet and sour pickled vegetables) is one of the most popular Indonesian side dishes in the Netherlands. Now you can learn how to make this delicious Dutch/Indonesian favourite at home.


175 ml of vinegar
½ a small white cabbage
1 carrot
3 tbsp. of sugar
½ tsp. of ground turmeric
½ tsp. of ground coriander
175 ml of water

Atjar tjampoer recipe


Simply pop the water, vinegar, sugar and spices into a saucepan and bring to the boil. Meanwhile, grate the carrot and cabbage, and then add them to the pan. Simmer on a low heat for a further 10 minutes. Now leave the atjar tjampoer to cool before placing in your refrigerator for several hours prior to serving.

Tip: If you’re particularly short on time, you can also buy ready made atjar tjampoer from Holland at Home.

Prefer to read this article in Dutch? Then why not visit our sister blog, Heimwee.info, specifically intended for Dutch emigrants abroad?

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