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 Top 10 Onion Recipes

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6 Reasons to have Onions! and Top 10 Onion Recipes

Onions may bring a tear to your eye, and pungency to your breath, but they will most certainly bring delight to your taste buds. Onions are a staple food in India, and are therefore fundamental to Indian cooking. They are commonly used as a base for curries, or made into a paste and eaten as a main course or as a side dish.

6 Reasons to have Onions!

1. Anti-oxidant : Yes, its a great Anti Oxidant. The phytochemical present in onions along with their Vitamin C help boost your immunity. The chromium in onions help regulate your blood pressure.

2. Chromium : The chromium in onions help regulate your blood pressure. This will prevent surges in insulin and always good for a healthy eating habit for all. Just have some sliced onions are your dining table.

3. Healthy Heart : Raw Onions lower bad cholesterol (LDL) keeping your heart healthy. Try Minty Onion Rings and Laccha Onions

4. Good for Eyes : The sulphur in the onion which makes you get tears is actually good for your eye. The sulphur activates a protein glutathione which acts as an antioxidant.

5. Good source of Fibre :  Onions contain fibre which slows down the digestion and helps stabilise blood sugar levels.

6. Reduces Cancer Risk :  Onions contain a compound called Quercetin ( a dietary flavonoid) which lower the risk of cancer.

Top 10 Onion Recipes

Uttapa deserves to be called an Indian pizza as it lends itself to several toppings, the most popular being crisply cooked onions. Onion Uttapa is a sumptuous South Indian snack, often had for breakfast or dinner with chutney and sambhar. 

Koki is an Indian bread from the Sindhi repertoire, which is made of whole wheat flour dough combined with crunchy onions, coriander and other ingredients.

Laccha Onions are onion rings marinated in lemon juice/vinegar. It is the most common accompaniment with kebab platters and other appetizers. Make sure you toss in the masalas just before serving to avoid onions to lose out all the flavour. Onion Tomato Koshimbir is another essential accompaniment for a Maharashtrian thali. The sweet and sour flavour is refreshing and enhances the taste of the meal. A quick blend of onion, pudina with coriander leaves, green chillies and ginger will result into an Onion Pudina Chutney that can be used in the preparation of several recipes including chaat, sandwiches and complements well with an Indian meal.

What are burgers without a side of onion rings? Incomplete. Fluffy and super crispy Onion Rings is surely an irresistible snack. 

Fulfil your evening food cravings with this Onion, Tomato and Cheese Open Toast, the ingredients are readily available and takes no time to cook.

Onion and Karela Subzi is perked up not just by the pungency of onions, but also by the aroma of roasted sesame seeds and the tanginess of amchur powder. A combination of onion, cheese and pepper, when mixed with whole wheat flour and rolled into scrumptious paratha, will lead to a wholesome breakfast. Onion, Cheese and Pepper Parathas tastes best with curd and a pickle.



top 10 onion recipes

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 by Tarla Dalal
Uthappa deserves to be called the Indian pizza as it lends itself to several toppings, the most popular being crisp cooked onions. You may also try other combinations such as onion and tomatoes. Usually vendors spread the topping over the uthappam batter and press it in well with their wet fingers. But, to avoid hurting your fingers, use a spatula if you’re a novice! With the same batter you can make a variety of Uttapas like Uttapa Pizza , Sandwich Uttapa , Mini Cheese Uttapa and the best for a party is Assorted Uttapa Platter .
On days when you yearn for something quite different from what you have everyday, go for the Sindhi Koki. Koki is a fabulous Indian bread from the Sindhi repertoire, which is made of a whole wheat flour dough perked up with crunchy onions, peppy coriander and a other ingredients. The cumin seeds and pomegranate seeds added to the dough play a special part in giving the Koki its unique, lingering flavour. Enjoy the Koki hot and fresh with pickles, curd and your favourite dal .
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 by Tarla Dalal
Easy to prepare, Onion Tomato Koshimbir just involves chopping the veggies and tempering them with traditional ingredients. Raw and juicy, it is quite refreshing, and considered an essential accompaniment for a Maharashtrian meal. Remember that the asafoetida and sugar, though used very mildly, play very important roles in improving the aroma and flavour of this dish, so forget them not! Add a dash of lemon juice as well, to enhance the flavour of the koshimbir further.
Indian cuisine is matchless in the variety that it offers, for every course of the meal – including the accompaniments. Laccha Onion is one such classic Indian accompaniment, of onion rings perked up with common but perpetually exciting masalas like chaat masala. Laccha Onion must be served immediately after preparation as it will release water after a while. If you have to serve it later and will not be able to spend time on the entire preparation at that time, you can cut the onions before and keep in the fridge. However, make sure you toss in the masalas just before serving. This amazingly tasty accompaniment is also very healthy. The sulphur compounds in onions help reduce blood cholesterol levels and also prevent clots in the arteries. The humble onion is therefore very heart-friendly. It also has allium, which increases the body’s power to fight cancer cells. They carry anti-inflammatory properties too. Lemon juice does its part, not just in boosting the flavour but also by adding the necessary vitamin C to this dish. You can also try other accompaniments like Stuffed Bhavnagri Chillies or Carrot Garlic Chutney . .
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 by Tarla Dalal
Fluffy and super crispy Onion Rings have the power to transform a boring afternoon into a super exciting one! This delicious snack, which is a favourite with all age groups – especially kids – can be easily made at home provided you know a few simple secrets. A dash of baking powder to make the rings puff up, and a little powdered sugar to get an attractive brown colour, not to forget a lacing of herby flavours and peppy chaat masala. And there, you have an irresistible snack that is a must-have on a Burgers platter! Burger plus Onion Rings plus a drink is the world’s most awesome snack combo.
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 by Tarla Dalal
The Carrot Onion Soup is a hearty soup made with a unique combination of ingredients. What is so new about combining carrot and onions? Look a little further to discover that this lovely soup also features apples, which brings about a beautiful balance in both flavour and texture. Milk adds a dimension of richness to this awesome soup, while a seasoning of dried herbs gives it an aesthetic flavour. This zero-oil treat also gives you loads of protein and calcium from milk, and fibre and vitamin A from the carrot and apples. Start your meal with this hearty soup followed by Paneer Shavarma Wrap and Brown Rice Risotto .
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 by Tarla Dalal
Wonderfully flavourful, this Onion and Karela Subzi is perked up not just by the pungency of onions, but also by the aroma of roasted sesame seeds and the tanginess of amchur powder. Together, these ingredients complement the bitterness of karela very well, making it not just palatable but quite enjoyable too!
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 by Tarla Dalal
If a snack appeals to everyone in the family, it is not only very satisfying but also saves time! The Onion, Tomato and Cheese Open Toast is one such option that appeals to all. Made with readily available ingredients, this quick and easy snack is convenience incarnate as it does not even require an elaborate serving procedure – just tomato ketchup will do! Also try other open toasts like Mixed Vegetable Open Toast and Mushroom Oregano Open Toast Sandwich .
A sprightly and light chutney made with a combination of aromatic mint and coriander leaves, green chillies, ginger and onions, the Pudina Chutney is an invaluable tool for the Indian chef. The dash of lime is perhaps the master stroke in this chutney, that enhances the flavour of all the other ingredients. This handy chutney can be used in the preparation of several recipes including chaat, sandwiches and even Parathas , apart from being served as a delightful accompaniment to several Indian snacks.
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 by Tarla Dalal
Parathas are sustaining and wholesome. Parathas served for breakfast with curds and a pickle are the staple food for most north indians. I actually came across this recipe quite accidentally while preparing a batch of pepper cheese sticks to serve with soup for dinner. I was left with a portion of the same dough, which on the following morning, i rolled out and cooked on a tava (griddle) like a paratha. The parathas surprisingly tasted much better than the soup sticks i had for dinner. So here is the recipe which you must try. These parathas taste best when they are served as soon as they are prepared.
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Top 10 Onion Recipes
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 on 31 Jan 18 04:47 PM


I was not aware that eating raw or cooked onions has so many health benefits. I was alway instructing mummy not to include onion in our home foods because of its bad breath after eating it. But She always replied that it is good for health & taste. On glancing through this food sites & reading this article, Now i alway ask my mummy to include onion in our meals. Also told her to make onion roti, Onion uttapa and include onion in sandwiches when she make for us.
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01 Feb 18 09:17 AM