18 December 2012,02:08 by
Ponmathi Srilekha.S

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Serves :

Preparation Time :
15 minutes

Cooking Time :
20 minutes

Preparation Method :

  • Mix the cucumber slices with the salt and let it stand for about 30 minutes.
  • Boil the vinegar together with half a cup of water, mustard and coriander seeds, the peppercorns, the chillies, the bay leaves and the sugar.
  • Drain the cucumbers and shake off the excess liquid, put them into the boiling decoction and let the whole thing boil for about 5-7 minutes.
  • Take the cucumbers out of the brew with a straining ladle and fill a glass jar with them.
  • Boil the decoction again and pour it over the cucumbers immediately.
  • Put a lid on the glass jar. The Berlin style cucumbers can be stored for about 6 months in a dark and cool place.


  • 900 grams salad cucumber, peeled, deseeded and cut into slices
  • 250 ml dill vinegar
  • 4 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon mustard seeds
  • 1 tablespoon peppercorns
  • 1½ teaspoon coriander seeds    
  • 3-4 dried chillies
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Salt, to taste

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