Laccha Onion (Lachha Pyaz)

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Laccha Onion (Lachha Pyaz) is an Indian condiment made using red onions and a few herbs and spices. It is popularly served along with North Indian meals.

Here are some more Indian condiments that you may like: Green Chutney, Aam Chunda, Kerala Style Instant Mango Pickle, Dahi Chutney, and Green Chilli Pickle.

Lachha onions served in a bowl.
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About Laccha Onion

Laccha Onion (Laccha Pyaaz) is an easy and quick condiment served with North Indian meals. It consists of crunchy onion rings mixed with green chilies, lime juice, and spices.

Also known as onion laccha salad or masala pyaaz, it is popularly served in most North Indian restaurants with other condiments such as pickle and chutney.

It is easy to make, needs simple ingredients, and comes together in 5 minutes.

Ingredients

You will need red onions, Kashmiri red chili powder, chaat masala powder, salt, green chilies, cilantro (fresh coriander leaves), and freshly squeezed lime juice.

You can adjust the spices and green chilies according to your taste.

How To Make Laccha Onions

Peel 2 medium-sized onions and rinse them with water.

Discard ½-inch pieces from the top and bottom and cut the onions into thin rings.

Soak the onion rings in ice-cold water for 2-3 minutes.

Soaking the onions in chilled water reduces their bitterness and also makes them crunchier.

Onion rings soaked in ice-cold water.

Drain the water completely.

Onion rings added to a bowl.

Add the following ingredients and mix well using your palms until the rings are separated and coated with the spices.

  • ½ teaspoon Kashmiri red chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon chaat masala powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon finely chopped green chilies
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
Remaining ingredients added to the bowl.

Serve immediately.

Ready lachha onions.

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Laccha Onion (Lachha Pyaz) is an Indian condiment made using red onions and a few herbs and spices. It is popularly served along with North Indian meals (vegan. gluten-free).
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Laccha Onion Recipe (Lachha Pyaz)

Laccha Onion (Lachha Pyaz) is an Indian condiment made using red onions and a few herbs and spices. It is popularly served along with North Indian meals.
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients 

  • 2 medium size red onions
  • ½ teaspoon Kashmiri red chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon chaat masala powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon finely chopped green chilies
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro (fresh coriander leaves)
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
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Instructions 

  • Peel the onions and rinse them with water.
  • Discard ½-inch pieces from the top and bottom and cut the onions into thin rings.
  • Soak the onion rings in ice-cold water for 2-3 minutes.
  • Drain the water completely.
  • Add Kashmiri red chili powder, chaat masala, salt, green chilies, cilantro, and lime juice to the bowl and mix well using your palms until the rings are separated and coated with the spices.
  • Serve immediately.

Video

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Notes

You can adjust the spices and green chilies according to your taste. 
Leftovers can be stored in an air-tight container in the fridge for about a day.

Nutrition

Calories: 24kcal, Carbohydrates: 6g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 0.1g, Saturated Fat: 0.03g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.03g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g, Sodium: 297mg, Potassium: 90mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 77IU, Vitamin C: 5mg, Calcium: 14mg, Iron: 0.2mg
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