There are many benefits of onions. Onion has been used as an element in various dishes for thousands of years by many cultures around the globe. There are many different varieties of onion, red, yellow, white, and green, each with their own unique flavor, from very strong to slightly sweet. Onions can be eaten raw, cooked, fried, dried or roasted.
Onions are high-quality source of fiber and a wealthy source of healthy sulfur compounds. It reduces blood pressure and blood cholesterol levels. It also contains vitamin C and chromium. Chromium is a mineral that helps cells act in response to insulin, ultimately assisting with blood glucose control.
Onion may be a useful herb for the prevention of cardiovascular disease, mainly since they reduce the danger of blood clots. Onion also protects against stomach and other cancers, as well as protecting against certain infections. Onion can improve lung function, particularly in asthmatics.
Avoid onions that have sprout or that have an odor, or that have green or decaying blemishes. If you're prone to crying while cutting onions, try refrigerating them first, then peeling them under running water.
Enough gyan session on onions…… Now something about my recipe Onion rings they are sliced onions covered with a batter and fried. Some recipes use egg or beer batter and things like that but I just like flour and crunchy coat of breadcrumbs. These onion rings are very easy to make and you will enjoy making them.
- 3 large onions (cut into rings of 1/4 inch slices)
- 2 cup gram flour (chick pea flour or besan)
- 1 teaspoon rice flour
- Pinch of asafetida (hing)
- 1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
- 1/2 tsp carom seeds (ajwain)
- 1/2 tsp red chili powder to taste
- 1/4 tsp chaat masala powder
- 3/4th cup dry bread crumbs
- Salt to taste
- Water for batter
- Oil for frying
- Separate the onion slices into rings, and set aside.
- Heat the oil in a frying pan on medium flame.
- In a bowl add all the ingredients like gram flour, rice flour, asafetida, turmeric powder, ajwain, red chili powder, chaat masala, salt and mix it up.
- Now put in water to make a smooth batter which should be consistent neither too thick nor too loose.
- Check whether oil is hot or not and to check if the oil is ready, put one drop of batter in it. The batter should come up but not change color right away.
- Place the bread crumbs out on a plate or shallow bowl.
- Immerse the onion rings in the batter one at a time and place rings one at a time into the crumbs, and coat the crumbs over the ring and slowly drop into the frying pan.
- Deep-fry the rings until both sides are golden-brown.
- The crunchy, appetizing onion rings are ready to serve.
- You can have them with green chutney, tomato ketchup or garma garam chai (hot tea).