Thursday, February 23, 2012

Bhareli Dungli / Bharva Pyaaz / Stuffed Onions

Bhareli dungli / Stuffed onions are a delicious side which pairs well with traditional Gujarati meals. The onions stuffed with besan are slow cooked to make the onions soft and sweet and the besan adds a crunch outside. One of my favorite combinations is baingan bharta with khichdi, bajri rotlas, yogurt and these onions. They also taste good with some moong daal and rotis.

Ingredients:

12 small onions, about an inch in diameter
1 cup besan, split yellow chickpea flour
1 1/2  teaspoons chili powder
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 1/2 teaspoons cumin coriander powder (dhania-jeera)
1/2 teaspoon garam masala powder
1/2 teaspoon sugar
2 1/2 tablespoons oil
1 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)
Salt

Clean and peel the onions. Make a slit on the top of the onion, make another slit perpendicular to it on the opposite side.
Mix the besan with the spices, salt and sugar and one tablespoon of oil. Mix well. Taste and adjust for salt and spices as well.
Fill as much of the besan mixture into the slits without splitting the onions. There may be some extra besan, save it.
Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan and add the remaining oil. Add the cumin seeds next and when they begin to crackle, add the onions. Cook on low heat on the top till it becomes golden and then cook on the other side. Do not stir or shake the onions too much, it will cause the layers to peel. When the onions are almost cooked, add any remaining flour and cook till it is cooked and browns a little. 
Serve hot!

13 comments:

Torviewtoronto said...

looks wonderful lovely side dish

Srimathi said...

I have never had this in the guji household. My best friend was guji and I have tasted most of their dishes, this one I am really interested in this one. Will try it because I love onions.

Turmeric n Spice said...

Looks lovely

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Delicious looking recipe...

Ramya said...

That is totally new to me! Looks soo cute! I wud love to try it!

VineelaSiva said...

Wow nice recipe never tried,heard and tasted this.WIll try this.

Tadka Pasta said...

These look super delicious! Never tried stuffing onions before, but this looks like the way to go.

Atty said...

Silly me, I've been here before and again love all the wonderful things you have posted.....all looks so yummy.

Rachana said...

These stuffed onions looks too tempting...

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alan said...

that stuffed onions looks delicious i will try this as a side dish with some bbq,beautiful pictures

thank you

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Interesting...I haven't heard about stuffed onions.. Looks tasty!!

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