vinegar onions

Vinegar Onion | Vinegar Onion Recipe

Vinegar Onion

Pearl onions or baby onions, soaked in vinegar and water are called vinegar onions. Vinegar onions are soft but have a crunch. It is very common at Indian restaurants and dhabas. This simple onion salad can pep up any simple meal and add in zing. Vinegar onion recipe is very easy, simple and quick to make. I always have a jar of vinegar onion in my refrigerator. Be it the simple meal of dal chawal or a special one of butter paneer masala and butter naan, vinegar onion makes everything better. It is also to be noted that vinegar onion is much more than pearl onions soaked in vinegar. In this post, you will find step by step pictures along with the vinegar onion recipe.

Ingredients for Vinegar Onions:

Pearl Onions / Sambar Onions / Baby Onions: Certainly pearl onions work the best for this recipe. You can also use regular onions. Cut the same into quarters and follow the recipe.

Beetroot: You must have seen the vibrant color of these onions. That red hue is obtained by beetroot. You can also use red food coloring for the same.

Vinegar: I have used the regular white vinegar for the recipe. You can also use apple cider vinegar.

How to make Vinegar Onion?vinegar onion

To make vinegar onion colored water is prepared using beetroots. It is important to cool down the water before proceeding with the recipe otherwise the onions might lose the crunch. The onions should be left on the kitchen counter for 5-6 hours. Thereafter the same should be refrigerated and used for a week or up to 10 days. The best part is that the vinegar solution can be re-used. You just need to add fresh onions to the same.

Recipes similar to Vinegar Onion Recipe

You might also like lachcha pyaaz, which is a very popular salad served at the roadside dhabas especially at the highways. Another very simple salad which can be prepared to pep up the meals is the kachumber salad.  Other than these there is one more recipe very close to the vinegar onion recipe i.e. sirke wala pyaaz. It further calls for a few more ingredients.

How to serve Vinegar Onion?

Serve it with butter paneer masala and butter naan for a weekend meal.

Vinegar Onion Recipe

1.This recipe makes 20-30 vinegar onions.

vinegar onions

2.In a pan heat 1 cup of water.

vinegar onions

3.Add 1 small peeled and chopped beetroot.

vinegar onions

4.Let it simmer for 5-7 minutes.

vinegar onions

5.Strain the water. Let the water cool down.

vinegar onions

6.In a sterilized glass jar, add the 20-30 peeled pearl onions.

vinegar onions

7.Next add in ¼ cup of vinegar.

vinegar onions

8.Followed by the beetroot water.

vinegar onions

9.Close the lid. Leave it on the kitchen counter for 5-6 hours. Thereafter refrigerate.

vinegar onions

10.Ready to use. Bon appetite!

vinegar onions

Tried this recipe?

Please rate us and share your valuable feedback

Let’s Connect

Recipe Videos

[sbvcytc template="7" layout="fitrows" results_per_page="5" no_of_columns_desktop="1" no_of_columns_tablet="1" grid_thumbnail_size="default" title_font_size="15" title_font_weight="700" enable_description="" enable_hd_tag="" enable_video_length="" enable_video_views="" enable_video_likes="" enable_video_post_time="" enable_social_sharing="" pagination_type="disabled" preview_related="" enable_carousel="" channel_id="UCY9O2iE3fv9vZkacrmre99w" api_key="AIzaSyAXCSUG20XxTmVFUTI3rreWcikoNUel0qg" custom_wrapper_class="videos_page side_bar_video"]

Latest Recipes

About the Author

Author’s Name


Hi! I am CA Vini Mehta. A Chartered Accountant by profession, a food blogger by passion! First of all, I would like to thank you for stopping by at Viniscookbook, I hope you have a good time. Here, yo...u will find the recipes which have been tried, at times re-tried in my kitchen and relished on the dining table. I am mother of two kids and the wife of a person with a high and selective taste sense, so basically anything, before finding its place on the blog, has many levels to cross and clear. This journey started a couple of years back. Before that I was making the most usual kind of food. The only experiment used to be asking my mother how to make something new or different☺. Then, one day, I tried a recipe for butter cookies. And they did not get to go in the container as they were over before I could store them. That day I was introduced to the joy of experimenting with recipes. And I loved everything else that followed especially garnishing and photographing food. I am still not well versed with the photography dos and don’ts but I love to experiment and learn, be it photography or cooking. Hope you too enjoy this journey as much as I do☺! Stay healthy, stay tuned!.

Trending Recipes

"); newWindow.document.getElementsByTagName("head")[0].appendChild(style); newWindow.document.getElementsByTagName("head")[0].appendChild(style1); newWindow.document.close(); jQuery('.printBlock').show(); } jQuery('.print_btn').on('click',function(){ printData(); })jQuery(document).ready(function () { jQuery("#reletedpostslide").owlCarousel({ margin: 9, nav: true, navText: ["
", "
"], loop: false, navigation: true, touchDrag: true, mouseDrag: false, responsive: { 0: { items: 1 }, 380: { items: 1 }, 480: { items: 1 }, 768: { items: 3 }, 992: { items: 4 } } }) });