#AtoZChallenge One-liner: O is for Onion



The one vegetable that ensures to take revenge on you for exploiting it; the only vegetable strong enough to make you think of wearing protective gear while slicing. πŸ˜›

I have found that keeping onions in the refrigerator (NOT the freezer!) a few minutes before slicing can stop the tears. Onions are one of the MAIN ingredients as far as any Indian curry (or Biriyani, for that matter!) is considered. We I cannot exist without them, and tomatoes!

What do you think? Do let me know. The comments section is all yours for the taking.

This is day #24 of the lockdown here in India. The lockdown has been extended till May 3rd. Hope you and your family are safe and well. Stay safe. Take care.

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30 Things to do while staying at home during the lockdown!

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76 thoughts on “#AtoZChallenge One-liner: O is for Onion

  1. I get sweet onions and red onions here. so for curries, I use red and for salad purpose, sweet. but I will try your trick of keeping them in the fridge.

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    1. We don’t get sweet onions here. Keeping them in the fridge works like a charm for me. Just pop them in there for a few minutes before you start slicing. Do let me know how it goes. πŸ™‚


      1. Too many covidiots are there in the world. They end up endangering not only their own lives but those of many innocents around them. The numbers are enough to tug at anyone’s heartstrings. Hang in there, Lauren. Stay safe, take care. My prayers are with you.

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    1. I do that and then I pop it into the fridge for a while. My nose starts running and the tears start flowing otherwise! It’s not a pretty sight. I guess I’m extra sensitive. Thanks for dropping by, dear. πŸ˜€

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    1. You can’t live without them at all! They were the only thing I worried about when I heard about the lockdown initially. That and tomatoes! That’s a great tip. Thanks a lot, Darshana. πŸ™‚


  2. Omnipresent onions. Oh they make me cry too most of the time with their fumes and sometimes with their prices! At my mother’s place onion is a rarity and at my in-law’s side any dish without onions is a rarity. Being stuck between both, I love both kinds of recipes.

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    1. Haha! The prices too. I remember when the prices sky-rocketed after that flood in Mumbai! That was the only time I google for onion-less curries! Haha, that’s quite the contrast. Are there any onion-less dishes that you recommend. I would love a recipe. πŸ™‚ Thanks for reading, Anaghaji.


  3. Great insight Shweta πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€
    I have heard of that trick where we refrigerate the onion for a while before slicing them but haven’t tried it though.
    Some of my favorites are capsicum and onion.
    Interesting post. Happy A2Zing πŸ™‚
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    1. Do try popping them in the fridge for a while. πŸ™‚ I wear glasses (I’ll be blind otherwise) and it makes slicing them all the more difficult if I don’t put them in the fridge. My eyes start watering and my nose starts running. Before long, that’ll result in me running to wash my hands and face. πŸ˜€ Thanks a lot for reading.


    1. Now that’s a really interesting suggestion. I’ll give that a try too. A world without onions would be unimaginable. It’ll be even worse than lockdown and that’s saying something. I loved Rosey’s adventures. Thanks for dropping by, Keith. πŸ™‚

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  4. Seriously. Onion takes revenge. Earlier I was extremely reluctant to cut onions. But now I chop them but I wash them properly after peeling. It reduces the tears. Will try the tip given by you.

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