Tandoori Onion Salad

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Ingredients (9)

  • 3 red or sweet onions
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 3 medium tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium green pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 green or red chile, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro


Eat it as a salad, as a relish, or just as a dip.


  1. 1Thinly slice 3 red or sweet onions, sprinkle with 1 tablespoon kosher salt, and drain in a colander for 1 hour. Rinse and pat dry.
  2. 2Dissolve 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar into the juice of 1 lemon and a little hot water and mix with the onions.
  3. 3Add 3 thinly sliced tomatoes, 1 thinly sliced green pepper, 1 thinly sliced green or red chile, 1 tablespoon grated ginger, 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro, and salt to taste. Serve as a relish with naan, pappadam, and other Indian breads or with tandoori dishes.
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