Onion Chili Sesame Pickle – effortlessly easy to put together, this quick pickle is a spicy, tangy condiment with flavorful Indian aromatics like fennel and mustard. Pair it with millet rotis or khichdi for a classic combo or brighten up a sandwich or salad for the ultimate fusion side!
The magic of this quick pickle all happens in a mortar and pestle. By grinding the fennel, mustard, sesame, and onion seeds, it releases all the essential oils and creates an umami base to balance the tangy flavors. Add in your piercing green chilies and julienned red onions, pour on sizzling mustard oil, and enjoy the Indian fusion condiment you never knew you needed!
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Onion Chili Sesame Pickle - effortlessly easy to put together, this quick pickle is a spicy, tangy condiment with flavorful Indian aromatics like fennel and mustard. Pair it with millet rotis or khichdi for a classic combo or brighten up a sandwich or salad for the ultimate fusion side!
- 5 medium onions , sliced
- 5 green chilies , slit length-wise
- 2-3 inches ginger , julienned
- 2 tbsp cilantro , with tender stems, finely chopped
- 1 tsp red chili powder
- 2 tsp vinegar
- 2 tbsp white sesame seeds
- 1 tbsp mustard seeds
- 1 tsp fennel seeds (saunf)
- 1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds (methi dana)
- salt , to taste
- 1 1/2 tbsp mustard oil , or any another oil
- 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
- 1 tsp onion seeds (kalonji)
In a mortar and pestle, coarsely grind white sesame seeds, mustard seeds, fennel seeds, fenugreek seeds, and salt. I used a Molcajete mortar and pestle that is made from volcanic stone.
Add in your onions, green chilies, ginger, cilantro, red chili powder, and vinegar.
In a small pan, heat oil and add in onion seeds (kalonji) and turmeric powder. Once crackling, add this tempering into the pickle.
Mix it well and your Onion Chili Sesame Pickle is ready!
Store in a sterilized jar in the fridge (for up to 2 weeks) and enjoy on rotis, sandwich, or salads.
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