Onion Pickle - Sindhi Style / No oil onion pickle

A couple of weeks back I was in Nasik, the city famous for its onion crop amongst many other things. In the local market, I saw the onion garlands swinging and inviting me to buy them. I picked a few and then was humbly reminded about the white onion garland that I had purchased a month ago from Alibaug. Being part of a family that is not very gungho about onions, I was definitely out of my mind buying these many. I convinced myself to make some thing good out of it like a caramelized sweet onion sauce - like the one we get in subway or a pink onion relish or maybe sundried onion flakes for healthy garnish and what not...All these items are still on the plan, until then I stumbled upon this healthy pickle. A friend at work brought this once for lunch and I quite liked the taste. Her mother shared the recipe which seemed a lot easy to try. I am so happy I did. This is a typical sindhi pickle that kicks off my tryst with this wonderful cuisine this week...

250 gms onions (small size) 
3 tspn ground yellow mustard powder
1.5 tspn turmeric powder
2 tspn red chilli powder
2 tspn crushed garlic
2 tspn or more salt
2 cups boiled water (cooled)
1) Trim the stem and base of the onion. 
2) Peel the skin and set aside for all
3) Slit the onion in cross shape taking care not to go upto the end. This will create 4 sections
4) Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl
5) Add the crushed garlic to this.
6) Fill the onion sections with this masala.
7)In a large sterilized glass jar, place the onions carefully.
8) Pour the cooled water in the jar just about enough to cover the onions
9) Place this jar in the sun for couple of days.
10) Serve and enjoy within 2 weeks. Refrigerate if the humidity is high.


Raksha said…
pickle looks delicious

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meena said…
very interesting recipe.looks easy to try...
Manju said…
interesting one haven't heard about this before, healthy one without oil.
Priya Suresh said…
Wish i get that white onion garland here, missing this much fresh white onions here.. Pickle looks droolworthy.
Akila said…
Great post
Santosh Bangar said…
gr8 recipe new to me
That's a totally new recipe to me. I am sure it tasted great
Chef Mireille said…
i too am not a big onion fan. I use it for flavor but never as the main ingredient. I'm sure this is flavorful..if you like onions :)
Harini R said…
Very interesting pickle!
I have never used crushed garlic, though we do use the fresh green one on the water based pickles..but no not in onion one..will give it a try next time.
Srivalli said…
Quite interesting to see that you have got those onions...maybe you will make those dips someday?..:)..the pickle sounds good, I can't imagine any dish without onions, so I am an onion fan...will have to try this sometime..
Pavani said…
Onion pickle is new to me. Sounds flavorful and tasty.

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