sirke wala pyaaz

Sirke Wala Pyaaz

Sirke wala Pyaaz Recipe with step by step pictures

What is Sirke Wala Pyaaz?

When small red onions are given some awesome flavors and a gorgeous color, they become sirke wala pyaaz or vinegar onion. Sirke wala pyaaz is one of the most favorite or most ordered or served salads in India. It is often served complimentary at the restaurants. And is relished with all the dishes. However it is pretty simple to prepare vinegar onion at home and I always have some in my refrigerator, it peps up my dinner table :).

Let’s talk about the ingredients for Sirke Wala Pyaaz

Small onions/shallots are needed for sirke wala pyaaz. You can quarter the regular onions and use them but they tend to lose the crunch very soon. Therefore prefer to use small onions. The recipe seems to be simple and minimal but it is more than just the combination of onions and vinegar. A number of spices have also been used.

Another simple yet tasty salad is a very colorful kachumber salad. Find its recipe here. If you like the bite of onions, you will also like onion raita. Here is the recipe for onion raita.

sirke wala pyaaz

Sirke wala pyaaz recipe
Preparation time  5 minutes
Cooking time 10 minutes
Total time 15 minutes
Serves/Makes 30 small onions
Ingredients for Sirke Wala Pyaaz
  • 30-40 shallots (small red onions)
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1/4 cup vinegar (white vinegar/apple cider vinegar)
  • 1 small beetroot cut into cubes
  • 2 tsp salt or to taste
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick (dalchini)
  • 2 black cardamoms (badi elaichi)
  • 4-5 green cardamoms (chhoti elaichi)
  • 6-7 cloves (laung)

How to make Vinegar Onion

  1. Take 30-40 peeled and washed onions.sirke wali pyaaz (1)
  2. Make cuts in the onions. Keep aside.sirke wali pyaaz (2)
  3. Boil 1 cup water.sirke wali pyaaz (3)
  4. Add salt to taste, 2 tsp sugar, 1 small cubed beetroot, 1 cinnamon stick, 2 black cardamoms, 4 green cardamoms and 6-7 cloves.sirke wali pyaaz (4)
  5. Let it simmer for 2-3 minutes.sirke wali pyaaz (5)
  6. Strain the water and let it cool. sirke wali pyaaz (6)
  7. Meanwhile, add 1/4 cup vinegar to the onions.sirke wali pyaaz (7)
  8. Add the strained water to onions.sirke wali pyaaz (8)
  9. Leave it for 24 hours.sirke wali pyaaz (9)
  10. After 24 hours it’s ready to be served.sirke wala pyaaz


  • You can even follow this recipe for chilies.
  • To maintain its crunch keep it refrigerated.
  • The vinegar water can be reused once or twice.
Watch Video – Sirke Wali Pyaaz Recipe | How to Make Sirke Wali Pyaaz

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