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Basar ji khatan, Water Based Onion Pickle – Sindhi Recipe

Basar ji khatan

We have grown up eating this pickle. This is a water-based pickle without a single drop of oil used. Has a limited shelf life but is quick to make and great to eat. There have been quite a few occasions where we ended up eating plain rice with this flavourful water and onions.

This is a common pickle in many Sindhi households. It is made with a lot of different ingredients like, onions, carrots, brinjals, lotus stem, cauliflowers etc. You can use your imagination for the ingredient you want to use in this pickle.

My personal favourite has been onions and then carrots in this pickle. Generally made in the winters but there is no stopping for it to be made anytime of the year.

Below is how my mom made this pickle.

Basar ji khatan - Water based Onion - Sindhi Pickle Recipe

Print Recipe
By Serves: 15 Prep Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 6 - 7 days maturing time. No cooking time.


  • 2 tbsp Mustard powder (Freshly ground)
  • 15-20 Small Sized onions
  • 2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 3 cups of water



Add the mustard powder, salt, turmeric powder and chilli powder together.


Add the water to it and mix well


Peel the onions and make cuts in them


Put the onions into the mixture


Put it in a glass jar and close tight.


Keep it in the sun for about 6-7 days.


Your pickle should be ready to eat.


Have a bowlful as accompaniment to any meal and enjoy your meals.

Basar Ji Khatan - Water based Onion Pickle

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