Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Power of Onions

Day - 6 Running on Recipe Marathon.

This post was on my draft for an year. Today iam pulling out from draft for you all. This is an Informative post.

First Iam sharing my Quick Onion Chutney...

Onion Chutney served with Hot Steamed idli's, is certainly a divine combi.

Onion Chutney


Raw Onions - 2

Dry Red Chilli - 3

Oil - 1 tsp


Saute the chopped onions and red chilli's in a pan with one tsp of oil for half a minute. let it cool and grind it into a paste by adding 3 tbsp's of water and salt to taste.

if you wish you can season it with mustard, split urad dal and curry leaves.

Serve with Idli's and Dosa's.

Power of Onions:

1. Just crush a peeled small piece of onion, and inhale the smell of its juice, to get rid off your headache's.

2. Onion's are Just Packed with anti-biotic properties. it is proven that, it can help in curing cancer and TB.

3. Onion's work good for heart, as it helps in reducing hyper-tension and cholesterol, thus prevents Blood Pressure also Heart-Attack.

4. Onion's are also said to have anti-septic properties.

6. Onion's can help you to get rid off gastric problem's. (vayuthollai in tamil)

I want to share about this miraculous soup. it just helped to clear my nasal congestion, in minutes. Onion's are best to help you out, when you are affected by cold/flu.

This Onion Soup could prove, you can try it out and tell me..

Onion Soup for removal of Nasal Congestion

Onion Soup


10-12 Small Onions

1-Big Onion

1 Cup- Water

1tsp-corn flour(optional)



Just peel the outer skin of the small onions and big onions. Big One's can be chopped into four quarter's. In a cup of water, boil these onion's for 5-7 minutes. or you can microwave it for 4 minutes. You can have this with onion's if you like or you can filter the water alone into a glass. you can add salt to taste.

If you want this soup to be little thick, have the cornflour with some water and make it into a thick paste. add this paste to the onion water and let it boil for 2 minutes. if you wish, Garnish the soup with spring onion's.

On having this soup, within minutes, you can sense that you nasal congestion is cleared.


Sauteed Onion's and Garlic for Reducing body heat and Gastric Problem's

A Recipe, that can make your body cool or to say in other words, it reduces your body heat.


8 cloves of Garlic

10 Small Onion's


Fry the Garlic and Small Onion's in a tsp of ghee.

Add salt and saute them well.

Mix the sauteed one's with hot rice.

This will certainly help you out in reducing your body heat and gastric problems.

Finally let me tell you a Fact.

Small Onion's have more Protein, Mineral's, Carbohydrate's, Energy, Phosphorus and Iron than Big Onion's.

So Eat Onion's, it will Fight for You.

Check the Highlights of Recipe Marathan


  1. Idli chutney...any day we can gulp them down :)

  2. My all time favourite onion chutney..looks fantastic..

  3. We usually eat this with Akki- rottis, like your recipe as well.

  4. Lavi,
    That's a lot of knowledge from onions. Thanks for sharing the wonderful info.
    Wish you and your family a very Happy New Year.

  5. lovely post,..wish u hppy new yr 2010

  6. I love onion chutney, but haven't made it myself... My grandma use to make a homemade cough syrup from boiling down onions.

    Wishing you a Happy New Year!

  7. Great combo with idly,Wishing you and your family a very happy and prosperous New Year Lavi

  8. I remember something similar that one of our south-indian neighbors used to make ... that smell of freshly made idlis, chutney and filter-coffee, so, so good!

    Wish you a very, very Happy New Year!

  9. Very Informative post!Happy New Year! Will defnitely try the onion soup sometime.


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