pickled onions recipe, sirke wale pyaaz recipe, vinegar onion recipe
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pickled onions recipe

Sirke wale pyaaz is a sour & faintly sweet accompaniment that you will get to see in North Indian restaurants
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: side dish
Cuisine: north indian
Servings: 3 to 4
Author: Dassana Amit


  • 15 to 20 small red onions or shallots (chote pyaaz)
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar or apple cider or balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¾ teaspoon salt or add as required


  • Peel 15 to 20 small red onions or shallots (chote pyaaz).
  • Rinse the peeled onions in water and then drain them very well.
  • Place all the onions in a glass jar or ceramic jar or any non reactive jar.
  • Add the vinegar, water and salt to the onions. Alternatively you can mix vinegar, water and salt in a bowl, then add this mixture to the onions.
  • Shake the bottle.
  • Let the onion sit in the vinegar+water+salt solution for 2 to 3 days.
  • Shake the bottle 2 to 3 times in a day.
  • Refrigerate after the onions are pickled.
  • Serve the pickled onions with any north indian main course.