sirke wala pyaaz

Sirke Wali Pyaz Recipe | How to make Vinegar Onion | Restaurant Style

Sirke Wali Pyaz Recipe – I read it somewhere that butter paneer masala is one of the most ordered foods in India.

I have never read it anywhere but I am sure that onion salad must be one of the least ordered foods in India. Why?

You to waiter (while placing the order): …and one onion salad

Waiter to you: Sir, Sirke Wali Pyaz Recipe to hogi, lagau onion salad? (Sir pickled onions will be there, shall I get onion salad?)

You to waiter: Nahi yaar, rehne de fir to! (No dear let it be)

Yes! Sirke wali pyaaz, Vinegar OnionPickled onion… is the reason why onion salad is not ordered in restaurants.

Sirke wali pyaaz, small red onions soaked in flavourful and beautiful vinegar water.

If you can’t find small red onions (shallots), you can use the regular ones, just cut them into cubes and separate the slices. However they would lose the crunch earlier than the shallots.

I used beetroot for giving colour to the onions. You can also use red food colouring or can completely omit the colour.

I flavoured the water with some whole spices. Don’t skip them.

The vinegar water can be reused once/twice.

The sirke wala pyaaz, once ready, can stay good for 10 days, if refrigerated. Other recipes are Malai pyaz recipe, Kachumber salad recipe etc

sirke wala pyaaz

SIRKE WALI PYAAZ RECIPE (Restaurant style)

Onions soaked in flavourful and beautiful vinegar water
Course                                    Salad
Cuisine                                   World
Prep Time                              10 minutes
Cook Time                             3 Minutes
Servings                                 30 Onions


  • 30-40 shallots (small red onions)
  • 1 cup 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
  • 2 black cardamoms
  • 4-5 Green Cardamoms
  • 6-7 cloves


  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. 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.


Serve it with the simplest dishes and enjoy the kick it gives.

I always have it when I make dhaba style dal fry and butter naan.

A home cooked meal is a labor of love.

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