Stuffed Onions


1/2 tsp each coriander powder (dhania)
1 tomato (tamatar) cut into cubes
2 tblsp water of soaked tamarind (imli)
8-10 small onions (pyaz)
1/2 tsp mustard seeds (raai)
1/2 tsp cumin (jeera)
1 medium capsicum (shimla mirch) cut into cubes
1 tblsp oil (tel)
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1/2 tsp garam masala
salt (namk) to taste
1/2 tsp chilli powder
pinch of asafoetida (hing)

How to make Stuffed Onions:
  • Take off the dry skins of onions.
  • Trim top and bottom by keeping the node intact.
  • On tail side make 2 vertical slits at 90 degree, till almost to the bottom.
  • Do not break onion.
  • Mix all dry masalas and stuff into the slits.
  • Heat up a pot with the oil, mix in the cummin and mustard seeds, let them splutter.
  • Mix in the tomatoes, capsicum and tamarind water.
  • Wait for a minute.
  • Mix in the onions and if required more of the masalas.
  • Mix in 1/2 cup water and stir fry covered on low.