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pickled red onion
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Pickled red onions

Cold and crisp topping for rich foods
Course Condiment, Main Course
Cuisine American, Indian, Mexican
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 20kcal


  • 1 -2 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 12-15 Black pepper corns
  • 1/2 cup Vinegar (Distilled, Apple cider or rice )
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1-2 medium Red onion

Optional :

  • 1- 3 Green chili -slit


  • Slice the red onion lengthwise. Slit the green chili.
  • Arrange the onion in a wide mouthed bottle or jar adding the chili or other herbs in between. Keep this ready.
  • Boil the water adding sugar, salt and pepper corns. Stir well cover and when it begins to boil add the vinegar wait for a minute or two switch off heat and immediately pour it over the prepared onions in the jar. The heat will soften the onion as it sits.
  • Make sure all the onion is immersed. Close the jar tightly and refrigerate. Use next day for best results. Can be stored the refrigerator for upto a month.



Calories: 20kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 490mg | Potassium: 30mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg