Cook's Hideout: O for Onion Rice

May 05, 2007

O for Onion Rice

This is a very basic rice recipe with caramelized onions and my entry for this week's A-Z Indian Vegetables hosted by Nupur (@ one hot stove).

Rice - 2 cups, cooked
Onions - 2 large, thinly sliced
Tomato puree - 2 tbsp
Peas - 1/4 cup
Red Chili powder - 1tsp
Garam Masala - 1tsp
Bay leaves - 2
Cloves - 4
Cumin seeds - 1tsp
  • Heat 2tsp oil in a pan, add bay leaves, cloves and cumin seeds, saute for 30 seconds.
  • Add onions, fry on medium heat for about 20-25 minutes. Occasionally baby sitting the onions to make sure that they don't burn.
  • After the onions turn golden brown and caramelized , add tomato puree and peas (boiled), cook for 2 minutes. Add chili powder, garam masala and salt, cook for about 5 more minutes.
  • Mix rice into onion mixture, adjust seasoning and serve hot as is or with a curry/raita on the side.


  1. Looks different and great. Viji

  2. nice entry for nupur's event :)
    looks yummy!

  3. great recipie...but a small suggestion...why dont u use flash or proper lighting while taking ur pics?please enhance the quality of the pictures...dont mind...but just trying to make ur blog more professional n beautiful..

  4. Good one! I got Onion for "O" too:))Looks like a simple and delicious recipe.Thanks.

  5. The rice looks gorgeous! What a great basic could be used for an egg pulao, or vegetable pulao. Thanks for participating!

  6. Pavani - great entry for A-Z of vegetables - simple and delicious.

  7. Yours looks great. I do the same except that I don't add tomato puree.

  8. Very simple and basic recipe and goes well with raitha,i make it mostly when i am left with extra rice,i dont add tomato puree and garam masala but add a lot of green chillies as i love the taste of them when fried in oil:) Yours look tasty:)

  9. Hi Pavani!Iam visiting your blog for the first time.Nice blog and Similar recipes to what i cook in mydaily life.I have added ur blog in my blog.


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