Wednesday, October 7

Pickled onions

Whenever i used to go to resturants , was always fascinated by these red small cute onions, and liked them a lot. By tasting it i could only understand that they are vinegar soaked, but how??, Can i do it at home?? howa'z the color so bright red?? So just browsed , and got to know that as simple they look, they are as simple to make, and can be stored for later use too...

The seasonings can also be varied as per your taste, so enjoy these pickled onions...


Shallots 10 -15 in number
Sugar 2 tsp
Whole black pepper 10-12
Bay leaves 2-3
Cinnamon 1 piece
White rice vinegar 1/2 cup
Beetroot, small cubes 3-4
Salt to taste


Simply peel the small onions, set aside.
In a small non reactive bowl add vinegar, sugar, whole black peppers, bay leaves, cinnamom and bring it to a boil.
Add small onions and salt to taste.
Add canned cubed beetroot, and let it simmer for some time(4-5 minutes).( Your whole house would be filled with the aroma of vinegar...)
Switch off the gas and allow it to cool.
Have it as side dish with your daily menu.


You can store it it fridge for upto a month in sirtight jar
If beetroot is not there , you will get a slight pink color, and not much difference in taste. For red color , you can add etable red color to it.
These vinegar soaked pickled onions can also be made with thinly sliced onions rings in a similar fashion.
Can be done with red wine vinegar too..
Also read somewhere , you can also make pickled red beet egg , by replacing onions with hard boiled eggs. I shall also try it out soon..


Unknown said...

oh i have seen them in restaurents mostly in delhi, i thought they were just soaked in vinegar..did not know it involved so many ingredients

Chitra said...

This is very new to me..looks yumm.nice color :)

Rohini said...

Looks yummy.. Have seen this in dhabas and punjabi restaurants.. So Cool of you to have cracked the recipe!! Will try it soon :)

Unknown said...

looks amazing!!!Nice post..Its new to me..Wann to give a try..

Neha said...

Yep i liked them so much.., and just for having them can't go to the resturant,hehe.... so finally made at home..

Raje said...

Very Interesting recipe Neha. The pickle look so good!

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chakhlere said...

I also like those onions in restaurants.

Thanks for the recipe.

Priya Suresh said...

Pickles looks great, quite an interesting recipe..

Saraswathy Balakrishnan said...

A perfect side dish with curd rice Neha..will definitely try this dear

Unknown said...

That was news to me that a simple side dish involved use of so many ingredients. Thanks for making us aware....

AnuSriram said...

Thats a nice tip of adding beets.. Love the colour! Best side!

Myvegfare said...

this is something new to me, I have seen pickling of onions, beetroots etc., I found out that they just use vinegar, This is the season for those pickling onions they sell here in supermarkets, I have never tasted them, I seriously don't know how to eat them, any tips.., your recipe seems very interesting as they have spices in them!

Preeti Kashyap said...

was just looking for this recipe...this is yummmmmmmmm!

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