Fried Onions, How To Make Fried Onions

Fried Onions, How To Make Fried Onions

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Fried Onions is an essential ingredient for Indian and Mughlai recipes like biryanis and kormas.

It is often used as a garnish atop the dish, and is quite effective in captivating the diners with its tempting aroma and appetizing roasted-brown appearance.

Making perfect Fried Onions is no rocket science. There are very few steps but you need to follow them systematically. Most importantly, you need to remove the excess moisture using salt, before going on to fry the onions. Only then you will get the required crispness and colour.

Onions fry quite fast so do not let it go unattended even for a minute. Stay by the oil and remove it as soon as you get the ideal colour.

Fried Onions can be used as a garnish or added to recipes like Punjabi Pakoda Kadhi , Burmese Khowsuey , Sukhe Baingan , Dahi Ke Kebab , Date and Rice Pilaf and Raw Papaya Thai Salad with Cabbage, Coconut and Peanuts You can store the surplus in a dry and airtight container for a few days.

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Fried Onions, How To Make Fried Onions

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 1.5 cups fried onions
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For The Fried Onions
2 cups thinly sliced onions
salt to taste
oil for deep frying
Fried onions

    Fried onions
  1. To make the fried onions, place the onions in a deep bowl, sprinkle salt over them and slowly massage the onions with your hands.
  2. Keep aside for 10 minutes.
  3. Squeeze out the excess water.
  4. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan and deep fry a few onions at a time on a medium flame.
  5. Drain the fried onions on an absorbent paper and use as required.

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How to make fried onions

  1. Take a few onions and thinly slice them. We have used 4 medium onions which gives us 2 cups of sliced onions.
  2. Sprinkle salt over the onions.
  3. Slowly massage the onions so that they are evenly coated with salt. The salt will release the water from onions. Keep aside for 10 minutes.
  4. Squeeze out the excess water from the onions with your hands. If the onions have too much moisture, the fried onions will not be crispy.
  5. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan and deep fry a few onions at a time on a medium flame.
  6. Drain on absorbent paper, let the fried onions cool completely and use as required.
  7. Use fried onions in Punjabi Pakoda Kadhi or sprinkle some over Lajjatdar Handi Biryani.

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per cup
Energy220 cal
Protein1 g
Carbohydrates8.9 g
Fiber0.5 g
Fat20.1 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium3.2 mg

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Fried Onions, How To Make Fried Onions
 on 05 Apr 19 08:32 AM

thanks for this basic fried onions recipe. It worked out perfectly.
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Tarla Dalal    Thank you so much for your kind words. Happy to know you liked the recipe.
05 Apr 19 09:10 AM