Thursday, November 11, 2010

Onion Pickle / Shallot Pickle

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After all the posh and rich delicacies for diwali, lets get into some simple food :)

Pickle! they are the best accompaniments with lots of our dishes and can make "any" dish delicious with its taste.

By any, I even mean Pazhaya sadam(left over rice). If asked about pazhaya sadam, I would be a person who would not sulk to it. Its of course delicious and very healthy.

A bowl of pazhya sadam mixed with some neer moar(butter milk) and onion pickle along with it can easily beat any dish. Its so yummy and filling. :)

Read on to know about the magical onion pickle that makes the simplest of food into an extremely delicious one :)

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Ingredients:

Small onions(shallots) - 1/4 kg
Tamarind - 2 lemon sized balls
Jaggery - 6 tsp
Chilly powder - 3 tsp
Salt - 2 tsp
Gingely oil - 75 gms
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Curry leaves
Fenugreek(Vendhayam) - 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds(Jeeragam) - 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida(Perungayam) - 1/4 tsp

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Method:

Peel the onions and chop them into small pieces.

Extract the pulp from tamarind.

Fry fenugreek, cumin and asafoetida in a dry pan and powder it finely.

Heat the oil in a wok and crackle mustard and drop in the curry leaves too. Add the chopped onions to it and fry till it turns transparent. Then add the tamarind paste, jaggery, salt and chilly powder to it and mix well until it becomes thick(pickle consistency). Finally add the powdered masala and mix well and cook for just two minutes.

Aromatic onion pickle is ready to eat :)

Serve it with curd rice or mix it along with plain rice and eat :)

It also goes well with murukku and dosas :)

You can preserve this in the refrigerator for around 6 months.

Note:

Keep in mind that the oil should cover a thin layer on top of the pickle after it is transferred to the bottle. This will prevent the pickle from getting spoilt. This goes for all pickles.

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To make pazhaya sadam - soak the left over rice in water over night. Drain the water and mix it along with butter milk. You can add some salt to the drained water and have it as well. Its high in carbohydrates. :)

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Written by: Nithya
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36 comments:

Nithu Bala said...

Best combo...Thanks for the pickle recipe..wonderful presentation..

Hari Chandana said...

Woww.. This is fav pickle.. looks perfect and tempting Nithi.. Awesome shots !!

Kairali sisters said...

Nithya, you are tempting me to make this asap. this is my fav and we dont get good shallots here...Love the presentation...

Swathi said...

Onion pickle sounds delicious. Here shallots cost a ton. So it is used very rarely. Nice clicks too.

Mangala Bhat said...

wow! Sounds Intresting.wonderful pics!make some time to visit me dear! :)

Sandhya Hariharan said...

Nithya... am soo damn tempted to try this.. Have a bit of shallot at home....
Great pics:)

Suja Sugathan said...

Delicious and tempting pickle,love this,awesome clicks

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious we make something similar like this seeni sambal
beautiful combination lovely presentation

Priya said...

Fingerlicking pickle..makes me drool..

Pushpa said...

Superb onion pickle and beautiful presentation...

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Ananda Rajashekar said...

this is yum, love the first pic!

Shalini said...

wonderful pickle. looks so delicious n tempting:)

Mrs.Menagasathia said...

beautiful clicks..tempting pickle!!

simply.food said...

wow wonderfully tasty looks delectable.

Padma said...

Very tempting pickle. I can have them with anything anytime :)

Rekha shoban said...

very interesting and tempting pickle...perfect with curd rice!nice click dear!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Interesting recipe,never tried onion pickle,love the photography!! Pazhaya sadham recipe on blog sphere for the first time ;)

jeyashrisuresh said...

very interesting pickle. bookmarking this one, nice combo with left over rice.awesome clciks too

Sharmilee! :) said...

Wow looks super gud...I luv both onion n garlic pickle very much....but havent tried onion pickle at home...Lovely clicks and lighting

indianspicemagic said...

Wounderful recipe with beautiful clicks

Ramya Manja said...

Thanks for this quick and delicious pickle recipe...

sharikahline said...

this one is a must try! Thanks!

Anuradha said...

Does it go well with 1 quarter cutting?? ha ha... Just kidding. Pazhaya soru is the healthiest food for any layman in India. Its tasty too. Great job nithi!

Abhilash Pillai said...

Never tried an onion pickle before. Your combo of rice is indeed good but makes people gain a lot of weight.

shh...weight loss practices are going on... ;)

The pickle recipe is good to try. I always try the ones prepared by my mother as I am afraid of making pickles which could result in stomach damage as oil is a hard thing to play with... :)

Prathima Rao said...

What an awesome combo!!

rpcooks said...

rooted classic pickle this is!! ah, but the mention of pazhya sadham is now making me crave!

Chitra said...

Wow, iam a big fan of onion pickle.searching for some good recipe. i got it now.thanks dear.will try for sure :)

DEESHA said...

how cute Nithya .. loved the pickle

rekhas kitchen said...

Umm great mouth-waterinhg Nithya...
i did'nt even see shallots here in libya..ur pic. are tempting me..

Janu said...

Akka this is looking great!!

vidhas said...

nice combo, pcikle looks yum, with curd rice it will be so delicious. Great clicks.

Sayantani said...

great pickle. an instant mood uplifter. looks awesome.

Sneha said...

This looks sooo tempting!! And easy and quick enough too!! I will definitely be trying this out!! Thanx so much for sharing the recipe!! :0)

Pavithra said...

Mmmmmmm yummy nithi I am missing this so much ...can't find shallots here. Even if we happen to see it its so so so expensive...By the way pictures are cool with pazhaya sadham.

radha said...

I have a readymade onion pickle from Grand Sweets. Will finish that and attempt this. Looks absolutely great.

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