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Pickled Onions, Sirke Wale Pyaz, Vinegar Onions

Pickled Onion Recipe | Easy Tangy Recipe for Sirke Wale Pyaaz

Sumit Malhotra
No Indian meal is complete without crunchy pickled onions. This tangy sirke wale pyaaz recipe or pickled onions recipe is religiously served at most Indian cuisine restaurants. And, the best part is that they can be easily made in minutes at home.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Course Condiment, Pickle
Cuisine Indian
Servings 6 people
Calories 268 kcal


  • 300 gram Pearl onion (सफेद छोटे प्याज़) peeled & washed
  • 0.5 piece Beetroot (चुकंदर) Sliced half a beetroot
  • 0.5 inch Cinnamon stick (दाल चीनी)
  • 6 piece Black peppercorns (खड़ी काली मिर्च)
  • 4 piece Clove (लौंग)
  • 0.25 cup Vinegar (सिरका)
  • 1 cup Water (पानी)
  • 1 teaspoon Salt (नमक)
  • 2 teaspoon Sugar (चीनी)


  • Get your ingredients ready.
  • Peel onions and wash them underwater.
  • Make a cross shape incision on the top of each onion.
  • Immerse the onions into the vinegar and set aside.
  • Turn on the stove. In a pan add water, salt, sugar, cinnamon, cloves, black peppercorns and beetroot.
  • Let it boil for 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Let them cool down. Once it cools down, strain the mixture. (You can discard the beet or use it in making soups or even eat it)
  • Cover the bowl and let it rest for overnight in the refrigerator.
  • Once marinated, remove onions from the solution, discard the liquid and store onions an airtight glass or ceramic container.
  • Onions can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
Keyword Pickled Onion, Sirka Pyaaz, Sirke Wale Pyaaz, Vinegar Onion