Sliced Red Onions, Photo by PH Morton
Easy Spiced Onion Recipe
The weather is getting colder, sooner or later all sorts of viruses will come a calling. We do not need to welcome them with open arms and ,therefore, we need to prepare, after all prevention is better than a cure.
A bit of spice in our food can only be a good thing to build or immune system. A recipe of spiced onion, which is very easy to make and can be made a few days before and use as you want, is just the perfect cupboard food.
Spiced onion can be made to taste rather sweet or sour instead of sweet and sour. I, myself, prefer it to be more on the sour side.
Anyway here are the ingredients:
1/2 caster sugar (or less if preferred, I would used just 1 heaped tablespoon)
1 cup white one vinegar (for a stronger taste, use red wine vinegar)
1 tbsp coriander seeds, crushed finely
1 tsp cumin seeds, crushed (cumin powder can also be used)
1 tsp fennel seeds, crushed
1/4 tsp chilli powder
1 heaped tsp salt
2 large red onions, peeled and sliced into rounds
Method of preparation:
Using a large pan, put the sugar, vinegar, spices and salt to boil. Stir thoroughly to mix. Leave to simmer for at least 3 minutes.
Meanwhile, put the onion slices on a clean glass pyrex dish or any heat resistant non-metallic covered container. Pour in the hot spicy vinegar marinade onto the onions. Give a stir to ensure all the pieces are drenched with the marinade.
Cover and store in the fridge or pantry until needed.
Delicious with fried food, roasts and salad.