PYAZ KA ACHAAR /ONION PICKLE/ACHAARI PYAZ/प्याज़ का अचार
The pickling process of fruits and vegetables is as old as growing of them. Pickling had always been in practice to use the overproduction very sensibly to save from rotting. We also preserve them to consume later in the offseason when those are unavailable to us. We in India make pickles with numberless fruits, veggies and even berries. A few aromatics, salt and oil are the main ingredients to preserve them. The pickles not only add the taste to our thali but also the spices used give a touch of their medicinal values to them
Sharing today the onion pickle recipe. This is bliss in the summer season as onions have a cool effect on the body and also help for good digestion. This onion pickle increase the taste of our meal and goes best with all the dal preparations
Prep time – 60 minutes
Cook time – 10 minutes
Ready in – 1 week
Type – Pickle/appetizer/condiment
Cuisine – Indian/ Punjab
Author – Bharti Dhawan
• Baby onions/small onions – 500 gms
• Mustard oil – 4 tbsp
• Salt – 1 tbsp
• Red chilly powder – 1/2 tbsp
• Rai powder/peele sarso powder – 1 tbsp
WHOLE SPICES REQUIRED
• Whole cumin / jeera – 2+1 tsp
• Fennel/saunf – 2+1 tsp
• Onion seeds(kalongi) – 1 tsp
• Whole coriander – 2 tsp
• Whole red chillies – 2 nos.
• Bay leaves – 2 +1 nos.
• Black pepper corns – 10 nos.
HOW TO MAKE PYAZ KA ACHAAR
1- Firstly, dry roast 2 tsp jeera+2 tsp saunf+2 tsp coriander seeds+whole red chillies+bay leaves for 2-3 minutes at low flame. Allow them to cool completely and grind to the powder
2- Make 2 slits in each onion in such way their ends are joined
3- Add salt, rai, red chilly powder to the ground whole spice powder and combined well
4- Fill this masala powder into the slits of onions and if there is left some, keep aside to add to the pickle
5- Now heat mustard oil in a kadahi till the smoking point and switch off the flame. Add 1 tsp of each kalonji+jeera+saunf.
6- Fry the spices and add stuffed onions.
7- Turn them in oil and add remaining masala powder mix. Mix well to coat nicely
8- When the onions cool down completely. Drop them into a clean glass jar and keep in the sun for 6-7 days to mature
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