Intriguing though, the concept of onion pickles is traced to England in 18th Century and pickles are traced to Mesopotamia in 2400 BCE. In India, presence of pickle dates back to 2030 BC.
Pickle and Tamil word Oorkaai, both refer to immersing in salt. Sea bound travelers carried pickles with them in their journeys. Onion pickles are consumed with rotis, curd rice.
Onion pickles are immersed either in vinegar or salt, so that the harsh sulphur is removed from it. Shallots are used to make onion pickles. The shelf life of onion pickle is 6 months.
North Indians enjoy onion pickle or sirke wale pyaz with millet based rotis. In Kerala style, shallots are chopped with green chillies and garlic and cooked with tamarind paste. Interestingly, in Sindhi cuisine Basar (Onion) ji Khatairn (pickle) is water based. The Sindhi version takes 5 days to get prepared.
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