Lachha pyaz or Indian onion salad. Fancy a simple yet elegant side for your next meal? Here’s your simple guide to create a drool-worthy restaurant style dish with minimal prep and ingredient list. This spiced version of your favorite pickled onions features crunchy onion rings with a generous addition of authentic chat masala, lemon juice and seasonings. The texture, color and layers of these onions are guaranteed to mesmerize your taste buds.
Fact: Even if you have just one hour, it’s incredibly easy to whip up a delicious dinner – sides and accompaniments included. If you love Indian food, and want to stick with the classics, here’s an amazing side you must be adding to your every meal. It’s certainly the right way to dive into a delicious world.
Lachha pyaz or Indian onion salad. In other words, your favorite pickled onions the Indian way. Apart from being an amazing side for your classic Indian meal, they are also great in burgers, wraps and tacos. Best part? You can always tweak the amount of spices to cater your taste preferences.
How To Make Lachha Pyaz or Indian Onion Salad
Start with peeling and slicing the onions in circles. Separate the rings and transfer them to iced water. This will retain the crunchiness of the onions minus the sharp and pungent flavor. Pro tip: Always use red onions to make this salad.
Next, transfer soaked onions to a bowl and add all the aromatics.
The spices used in this recipe include chat masala and red chili powder. If you’re not familiar with chat masala, it’s a combination of various aromatic spices and is commonly used as a flavor add-on for Indian street foods. A light sprinkle of this masala amps up the flavor to next level.
Apart from chat masala, I also like to add in red chili powder. Feel free to add more or less chili powder depending on your taste. Last but not least, add a light drizzle of lemon juice. The secret to best tasting onion salad is fresh lemons.
And finally don’t forget the final seasoning with salt and pepper.
Add this spicy pickled onions to your authentic Indian meal to host your next gathering like a pro!
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- Challas | Sarlas | Kerala Onion Salad
- French Onion Rice
- Onion Curry Street Food Style| Thattukada Ulli Curry
- Onion Bhaji | Spiced Onion Fritters