Fried Onion or Birista are thin onion slices deep fried in oil till golden brown and crisp. Use them for making biryani, soups, dals, sandwiches. Because, they make those dishes tastier. So, here's how to make fried onions at home in no time!

Fried Onion Recipe

Course: Basics
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 20 people
Calories: 20 kcal
Author: Neha Mathur

Fried Onion or Birista are thin onion slices deep fried in oil till golden brown and crisp. Use them for making biryani, soups, dals, sandwiches. Because, they make those dishes tastier. So, here's how to make fried onions at home in no time!

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Ingredients

  • 1 kg Onions
  • Oil for frying

Instructions

  1. Peel the onions and wash them well.

  2. Wipe them using a kitchen towel.

  3. Cut the onions into even thin slices.

  4. Make sure the slices are almost equal in size to ensure even browning.
  5. Take a large kitchen towel and spread the onion slices over it.
  6. Leave aside for a few hours to get rid of the excess moisture.
  7. Heat oil in a pan.
  8. The oil should be enough to cover the onion slices.
  9. When the oil is hot, add the onion.
  10. Fry on high heat for 8-10 minutes.

  11. Now simmer the heat and fry till onions are golden brown.
  12. Keep stirring the onions while frying.

  13. Remove the onions on a plate lined with kitchen tissue.
  14. Keep in mind that onions will brown slightly more even after taking out from the oil.
  15. Spread the Birista over the plate lined with kitchen tissue.
  16. Leave the Birista on the plate for 4-5 minutes.
  17. Store in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to a month.

Recipe Notes

The onion slices should be cut evenly.

Make sure to spread the fried onions on an absorbent paper to keep them crispy.

Nutrition Facts
Fried Onion Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 20 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 2mg0%
Potassium 73mg2%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 12mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.