Grown extensively, all over India, onions form the most important vegetable in our daily cooking. Besides, adding flavour to food, onions have high medicinal properties especially in the raw form, in salads and raithas.Onion has a high content of carbohydrates, some protein and traces of vitamins and iron and has sodium, potassium and calcium.

Shallots / Small Onions
Chutneys and Sauces, Onion

Onion Thuvaiyal

Made with small onions or shallots, this is a popular side dish recipe in many parts of South India. Ingredients: Small Onions (Shallots) – 200 gms Dry Red Chillies – 3 Urad Dal – 4 tsp Tamarind – 1 small gooseberry sized ball (seedless) Oil – 4 tsp Salt as […]

Chicken, Capsicum and Onion Pizza
Capsicum, Chicken, Onion, Pizza

Chicken, Capsicum and Onion Pizza

A meal by itself or makes a great weekend brunch dish. Ingredients: Chicken – 225 gms, cooked Red Capsicum – 1 cup, seeds removed, finely sliced Onion – 1, large, finely sliced Extra-Virgin Olive OIl – 2 tblsp + 1 tblsp Flour for dusting Pizza Base – 1 (available readymade […]

Mango Onion Salad
Mango, Onion, Salad

Mango Onion Salad

A simple and easy to make salad with mangoes and red onions. Ingredients: Mango – 1 cup, finely chopped (not too ripe and not too raw) Onion – 1, finely chopped Pepper Powder – 1 tsp Curry Leaves – few, chopped Coriander Leaves – few, chopped Lemon Juice – 1 […]

Sauteed Mushrooms and Onions
Mushroom, Onion

Sauteed Mushrooms and Onions

Ingredients: Shiitake Mushrooms – 100 gms, sliced Button Mushrooms – 100 gms, sliced Onions – 1/2 cup, chopped White Wine (or Vinegar) – 2 tblsp Thyme – 1 sprig, chopped Thick Cream – 1/2 cup Butter – 2 tblsp Salt as per taste Pepper Powder as per taste Method: 1. […]

Crispy Coconut Onion Rings
Fast Food, Onion

Crispy Coconut Onion Rings

Ingredients: Onions – 2, sliced thinly Maida (Plain Flour) – 1/2 cup + little extra Corn Flour – 2 tblsp Baking Powder – 1/2 tsp Salt as per taste Coconut Milk – 1/2 cup Coconut – 1 cup, shredded Water – 1/3 cup Red Chilli Powder – 1/2 tsp (optional) […]

chopped onions
Onion, Side Dish

Onion Masala Fry

Ingredients: Onions – 500 gms Red Chilli Powder – 2 tsp Garam Masala Powder – 2 tsp Turmeric Powder – a pinch Cumin Seeds – little Mustard Seeds – little Salt as per taste Oil as required Method: 1. Finely chop the onions and keep aside. 2. Heat little oil […]

shallots / sambar onions
Onion, Rasam, Spinach

Spinach and Onion Rasam

This rasam is different from the regular ones and can be made on occasions when variety is the need of the hour. Ingredients: Sambar Onions (Shallots) – 6, finely chopped Tamarind Extract – 1 cup Rasam Powder – 1 tsp Tomato – 1 Toor Dal – 1/2 cup, cooked till […]