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Onion Curry

onion curry

Onion curry is among the curries with a superb taste. For items like poori, chapati, and dosa, this curry is a great choice. What about the health benefits of this dish? The onion curry gets a good score again, because onions are said to have exceptional medicinal properties.

Food Fact Onions are said to reduce the risk of osteoporosis.1

In the onion curry recipe, onion is the only main ingredient. This is among the reasons that should encourage you to know how to make onion curry.

What about the other items in the onion curry recipe? All are those you use in everyday cooking for seasoning. An ingredient that stands out is the turmeric. It gives color and flavor to the food and is said to be a treasure trove of medicinal gems.

Blog Post: What are the Benefits of Turmeric?

One other reason to find out how to make onion curry is you can prepare it in about 15 minutes. The reasons are the steps, which are few and simple. Further, unlike many other curries, you do not need to prepare the masala. So, if you want to make a curry fast, which is also very delicious, then consider onion curry.

When you do not have vegetables, except onions, but have to make a curry, then onion curry, again, would be a fine option.

Food Fact Onions are rich in, among others, calcium and Vitamin C. This vegetable does not have cholesterol.2

Garnish the onion curry with a few drops of fresh lemon juice and fresh and finely-chopped coriander.

Ref: 1Nutrition: Effect of vegetables on bone metabolism, Nature, www.nature.com; 2National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference.

Servings:  2-3


Onions 3-4
2. Oil 2-3 teaspoons
3. Mustard 1/4 teaspoon
4. Channa dal 1 teaspoon
5. Green chillies 4-5 or to taste
6. Ginger 1/4 teaspoon (chopped)
7. Curry leaves 1 sprig
8. Turmeric 1/4 teaspoon
9. Sugar 2 pinches
10. Lemon juice to taste
11. Salt to taste
12. Fresh coriander leaves 1 teaspoon

Onion Curry Recipe

1. Chop the onions into thin, long pieces.

Chop the chilies.
onion curry s1
2. Heat oil in a utensil till the oil becomes hot. onion curry s3
3. Add mustard. onion curry s2
4. Add channa dal when the mustard starts to splutter.

Fry till the dal turns to golden brown.
onion curry s4
5. Add curry leaves, ginger, onions, sugar and chillies.

Fry for 2-3 minutes till the onions change their color.
onion curry s5

onion curry s5b
6. Add turmeric, salt and a few tablespoons of water.

onion curry s7b
7. Cover the utensil and cook till the onions become soft.
onion curry s7

onion curry s8
8. Add lemon juice and coriander leaves. Mix.

Onion curry is ready.

onion curry final

TIPS Onion Curry
1. Do not add too much water for cooking the onions, because the onion curry should not have any gravy.
2. You can cook the onions entirely in oil, using more of the same in Step 2, to make the curry tastier. But from the health view, this method is not recommended.

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