Monday, December 3, 2018



While "Pyaz" is the generic word in Hindi for Onions, in today's recipe we specifically use Baby Onions. These are known to be flavourful and less pungent than the conventional onions. They are used in South India for making sambar etc and are also called "Sambar Onions". You will find them used in many recipes from both Tamilnadu and Kerala.

Elsewhere in this blog you will find other dishes using baby onions such as Vendhaya Keerai Sambar, Chinna Vengaya Sambar, and Ulli Theeyal.

We are used to peeling the baby onions but in today's world of everyday conveniences, you can get ready to use peeled baby onions in the departmental stores!

This aromatic side dish from Rajasthan can be served with both rice and rotis. It is adapted from Pyaz ki Subzi by the legendary Tarlaji Dalal.

Ingredients : -

  • Pyaz ( Baby Onions), 200 - 225 gms
  • Chilli Powder, 1 tsp
  • Dhania (Coriander ) Powder, 1 tsp
  • Saunf ( Fennel Seeds), 1 tsp : to be powdered
  • Amchur, (Dry Mango Powder), 3/4 tsp
  • Oil, 2 tsp
  • Salt, to taste

Clean and peel the baby onions and keep aside
To peel the baby onions, place them in boiling water for 2-3 minutes then drain and transfer them to a bowl of cold water. Cut off the roots and press the baby onions lightly to remove the skin. 
Powder the Saunf or fennel seeds
In a bowl, mix well together chilli powder, coriander powder, Powdered fennel seeds,  dry mango powder, and salt to make the masala. Keep aside
Carefully cut the baby onions into four without breaking them. Stuff the prepared masala in each of  the baby onions using these slits. 
Heat oil in a non-stick pan and when it gets moderately hot add the stuffed onions
Cook over low flame for 7-8 minutes till the onions get lightly browned and become soft
Serve as a side dish


  1. I have tried many of your recipes , Alla. They are excellent. Thank you so much. Awesome blog.

  2. Thanks for your comment, and you are most welcome Vinanthi.


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