Thai Cucumber Relish Recipe (Ajat)

Cumcumber Salad for Satay or Thai Fish CakesServe cucumber relish alongside Satay, Gaeng Karee (Yellow Curry), Tod Mun Pla (Thai Fish Cakes) or with any Thai meal or appetizer that would benefit from a cooling relish. This is a very quick and simple recipe to prepare that will take only a few minutes.


  • 1/3 cup vinegar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup cucumber, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh Thai chili peppers, chopped
  • 1/3 cup roasted peanuts, ground
  • 2 tablespoons fresh coriander leaves for garnish


  1. In a small mixing bowl, combine vinegar, sugar and salt. Mix very well until sugar and salt are dissolved.
  2. Add cucumber, ground peanut and hot pepper.
  3. Mix well.
  4. Top with coriander leaves.


You can make this dish more attractive in a very simple and effective way by slicing the cucumber using a decorative wavy-edge knife as you can see in the photograph.

Recipe Copyright © 2010 Temple of Thai; Image © 2010 Piyachok/

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