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Easy Indian Onion Salad

Indian onion salad - one of the most loved accompaniments served along with poppadums in every Indian restaurant. It's not only gluten-free and vegan but oil-free as well.
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: Indian
Diet: Gluten Free, Low Calorie, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 34kcal
Author: Geetha



  • 2 bowls
  • 2 spoons


1 Cup = 250ml ; 1 Tablespoon = 15ml ; 1 Teaspoon = 5ml

  • 1 large Red Onion peeled and cut into rings
  • 1 Tablespoon mint chopped
  • Tablespoon Coriander chopped
  • 1 Green Chilli finely chopped
  • 1 Teaspoon Cumin Powder
  • ½ Teaspoon Kashmiri Chilli Powder
  • Salt as required
  • Lemon Juice from half a lemon


  • Cut both ends of the stem off, remove the outer peel and cut the onion into rings.
    1 large Red Onion
  • Separate the cut onion rings.
  • Soak them in cold water for 10 minutes.
  • After 10 minutes, remove the onion rings and put them in a bowl.
  • Add the salt, chilli, cumin, chilli powder, mint, coriander and lemon juice. 
    1 Tablespoon mint, Tablespoon Coriander, 1 Green Chilli, 1 Teaspoon Cumin Powder, ½ Teaspoon Kashmiri Chilli Powder, Salt, Lemon Juice
  • Stir well until the onion rings are well coated with spices and herbs. 


Always make onion salad fresh and just before you plan to consume it. Onion rings lose their crunch and go soggy if you leave them for a longer period of time. 
Alternatively, cut onions 1 or 2 hours prior to your meal time and mix in spices and herbs just before you plan to consume them. 
You need knife skills to cut onions into rings. If you are a beginner in the kitchen or don't have knife skills then I would suggest chopping into small cubes or slicing onions whichever is easier. Although onion rings are used in Indian onion salad, chopped/sliced onions taste equally good
Soak the onion rings in water for 10 minutes or so to reduce the pungent odour and sharp taste


Calories: 34kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.3g | Saturated Fat: 0.04g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 80mg | Potassium: 112mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 120IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg
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