The Incredible Edible Onion !
[Onions - chopped]
The Onion can be used in innumerable ways. The immature and mature bulbs are eaten raw or they may be cooked and eaten as a vegetable. They are used in soups and sauces and for seasoning many foods. They may also be fried. Coated with gram flour and fried, the Onion bhajiya makes an excellent snack. Small white leaf at the base before the bulb are eaten raw in salads. These immature plants are known as green, bunching or spring onions. Onion oil, produced by steam distillation, is used to a limited extent for flavoring foods.
There has been an increasing demand, in recent years, for dehydrated Onion products. The onions are sliced and dried. They are used for flavouring food and in canned meat products, sausages, canned and dried soups and ketchup. Dried Onion flakes can be reconstituted by cooking in water, and are used in salads and other foods. Chopped and dried green Onion tops may be used as a substitute for chives-a kind culinary herb for culinary purposes.
Grind onions with a little water in a mixer. Take it out and then grind ginger and garlic separately with little water, take the mixture out and then grind tomatoes and keep aside. Heat oil in a thick bottomed 'kadai' or open pressure cooker. Then add onions, saute and fry to almost a golden dark brown colour. Add ginger garlic and saute only for a few minutes. Add tomato puree and fry till the mixture leaves the side of the pan. Cool it. Refrigerate in an airtight box. Medini CuisineCuisine.com, LLC
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