Onion Pickle | How to make Onion Pickle

By Suhan Mahajan  |  21st Oct 2015  |  
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Onion Pickleby Suhan Mahajan
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About Onion Pickle Recipe

Onion pickle is mostly used in South Indian dishes but our onion pickle tastes different as it is sweet (because of jaggery) and sour (because of lemon and mustard seeds powder) with awesome aroma. This pickle recipe is must try with roti or bread or even Indian most famous snack Cholle Bhatura.

Onion Pickle

Ingredients to make Onion Pickle

  • Small sized onions 250 gms
  • Marinate: Salt turmeric powder 1/2 tsp Lemon juice 1 tsp
  • For masala
  • coriander seeds 1 tsp
  • fenugreek seeds (Methi Dana) 1 tsp
  • fennel seeds (Sauf)- 1 tsp
  • mustard seeds powder 1.5 tsp
  • asafoetida (Hing)tsp
  • Salt Red chilly powder turmeric powdertsp
  • mustard seeds (Rai)tsp
  • clove 2-3 pcs
  • green chilly 2 pcs
  • jaggery 10 gms
  • tamarind pulp 2 tsp
  • oil -1 tsp

How to make Onion Pickle

  1. Peel off the onions and marinate in a mixture of salt, turmeric and lemon juice for 1-2 hours. It will leave water after some time. Remove water and spread on sieve/ plate for drying. Once dried sauté the onions in little oil and keep aside
  2. Dry roast coriander seeds, fennel seeds, fenugreek seeds and grind to powder.
  3. For tadka/tempering – splutter mustard seeds in little oil and keep aside.
  4. In sauté onions add, Mustard seed powder, green chili, garlic cloves, salt, red chili powder, asafoetida, tamarind paste jaggery. Mix well and add the tempering on it.
  5. Transfer the contents into a glass jar and keep the pickle at room temperature for at-least 2 days till it is ready.

Reviews for Onion Pickle (6)

Shanthi Ganesha year ago

What is the shelf life of the pickle

Manisha Sharma Bisht2 years ago


shyama thanvi2 years ago

it can be store...????

Aarav Sharma3 years ago

Thank you for the recipe Suhan!

Hamtaj Shaikh3 years ago


Harvinder Kaur3 years ago