Onion Achar (Pyaj ko Achar) – An Authentic Nepali Cuisine

Total Time: 20 minutes
Serving size: 2 servings

Onion achar is an authentic Nepali cuisine typically served with roti or puri. With its simple and easy to find ingredients, this dish can be cooked up in no time! Onion achar is spicy, tangy, and savory all at once. It adds the perfect burst of flavor to any meal. The recipe below provides two versions of onion achar – type I and II – so you can choose whichever suits your taste buds best!
Lb00070 Onion Achar ( Pyaj Ko Achar)

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- 1 cup Onions ( Pyaaj ) peeled- 6 -7 flakes Garlic- 2 table spoon Channa Dal (Bengal Gram)- Red chilies Per Taste- Salt Per Taste- Few Fenugreek and thyme seed- one tablespoon Mustard seeds- 2 Curry Leaves (optional)- One teaspoon Tamarind (Imili) or lemon juice


1. Heat oil in a pan; fry chilies, dal, garlic and the onions till golden brown.2. Grind the fried mixture with tamarind and salt.3. Splutter mustard seeds, fenugreek seed, and thyme seed and curry leaves in oil and pour on top.4. Serve with Roti or Puri.
Onion achar is one of the tastiest recipes that offers you two different versions of cooking it. It can be easily prepared at home, using simple ingredients available in the kitchen like onions, garlic, dal, chilies and tamarind or lemon juice. Preparing this dish doesn’t take much effort, but it delivers flavor-packed results!


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