Onion pickle is mostly used in South Indian dishes but our onion pickle tastes different as it is sweet because of jaggery and sour because of lemon and mustard seeds powder with awesome aroma. This pickle recipe is must try with roti or bread or even Indian most famous snack Cholle Bhatura.

Here is the recipe video for easy reference:

Below is the detailed recipe:

Small sized Onions – 250 gms

For Marinate
Salt (1/2 tsp), Turmeric powder (1/2 tsp), Lemon Juice (1 tsp)

For Masala:
Coriander seeds –1 tsp
Fenugreek seeds (Methi Dana) – 1 tsp
Fennel Seeds (Sauf)- 1 tsp
Mustard seeds powder – 1.5 tsp
Asafoetida (Hing) – ¼ tsp
Salt, Red chilly powder, Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
Mustard Seeds (Rai) – ¼ tsp
Clove – 2-3 pcs
Green chilly – 2 pcs
Jaggery – 10 gms
Tamarind pulp – 2 tsp
Oil -1 tsp


1.      Peel off the onions and marinate in a mixture of salt, turmeric and lemon juice for 1-2 hours. It will leave water after some time. Remove water and spread on sieve/ plate for drying. Once dried sauté the onions in little oil and keep aside.
2.      Dry roast coriander seeds, fennel seeds, fenugreek seeds and grind to powder.
3.      For tadka/tempering – splutter mustard seeds in little oil and keep aside.
4.      In sauté onions add, Mustard seed powder, green chilly, garlic cloves, salt, red chilly powder, asafoetida, tamarind paste jaggery. Mix well and add the tempering on it.
5.      Transfer the contents into a glass jar and keep the pickle at room temperature for at-least 2 days till it is ready. Serve with bread or roti.

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  1. thx a lot dear healthykadai.com

  2. Thank you Suhan for posting such healthy and amazing recipes which comes as a surprise as you use Airfryer and hence very less oil. Also a Big Thanks For Sharing them on www.plattershare.com

    1. I am glad Kirti you like our recipes and videos on air fryer. I shall surely keep posting on plattershare.com :)


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