Monday, August 25, 2008

Marinated Onion rings in ginger


I made this salad long time back in the mid 90's when I was in school. I don't remember exactly where I read about this recipe. I guess I read it in the newspaper or in some magazine which my mother subscribed. My mother works for a Bank and I had the full freedom to use the kitchen in the afternoons. I would make this and I and my sister would have it as a snack with roti's. It goes well with tandoori's and naans. I prefer the red onions as they give a distinct beautiful color to the salad.

Ingredients
1 red onion
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 1/2 tablespoon finely chopped ginger
1 tablespoon grated coconut
1 teaspoon sugar
salt for taste

Method
Peel the onion and chop it into thin rings. Separate the onion rings. Sprinkle lemon juice and grated ginger on these onion rings and mix well so that all the rings are well coated with lemon juice and ginger pieces.


Marinate these rings for 2-3 hours. Discard the marinate and remove as many ginger pieces as you can from the salad. Sprinkle salt, sugar, grated coconut and mix well. Serve with tandoori or chappati.

Preparation time: 10 minutes excluding the marination time
Serves: 2 -3