Pickled Onions

Pickled Onions
  • Yield:serves 12
  • Active time:10 minutes
  • Total time:10 minutes plus resting overnight
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Serious Entertaining: Dinner and a Movie, 'Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India'

[Photograph: Carrie Vasios]

These tangy onions make a nice acidic condiment for Indian dishes.

Note: Start these onions at least 24 hours before you want to use them.


  • 2 red onions, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and thinly sliced
  • Red wine vinegar


  1. 1.

    Place onions, pepper flakes, salt, and garlic in a bowl. Cover with red wine vinegar. Stir to combine.

  2. 2.

    Cover bowl tightly with plastic wrap and let rest for 24 hours. If not eating immediately, transfer to refrigerator.

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