This Acar is unique as it is made with 'Buah' in Malay, meaning fruit. All sorts of dried fruits can be used and the aroma of the sambal with the dried fruits create a special lingering fragrance that enlivens the tastebuds. This effect must have come from the 'kum cho/liquorice' in the dried fruits. This is an easy dish to prepare if you do not have to make the sambal from scratch. All you readers should know me by now, shortcut way is the way to go. Look into your pantry/freezer for a packet of sambal/premix, it could be for Assam Fish/Seafood, better still, sambal tumis and you are set to make this Acar.
If you are to make the sambal paste from scratch, follow this recipe Garam Assam Paste
2 cups assorted dried fruits - preferably pitted
1 packet sambal tumis
2 tbsp vinegar
1 tbsp cooking oil
Heat cooking oil and add in the sambal tumis. Saute until fragrant.
Add in the fruits and vinegar. Cook until well combined.
Dish out and set aside to cool.
When cooled, put acar into clean jars.
Acar goes very well with fragrant rice. Try it as a topping for bread, spread some to your burgers, be adventurous with it, there is endless possiblilties with this.
if the dried fruits are too dried, cook them with water and a pinch of baking soda.