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Fiery Onion Relish 2 (Piaz Chatni)

Fiery is the correct name for this onion relish; therefore serve only to fire-eaters!
Or serve cautiously.

makes 1 cup

  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 tsp coarse salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 lemon, finely chopped, with peel
  • 1 1/2 tsp light vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp chat masala (use a commercial brand, or use IVU recipe)
1. Put the onion, salt and chopped lemon in a bowl and toss well.

2. Heat the oil in a small frying pan until very hot.
Turn off the heat.
Stir in the cayenne and paprika, and immediately pour the oil on the onions, use a rubber spatula to get all of it.

3. Add the chat masala and toss again.

Serve cold or at room temperature.
Keeps well at room temperature for up to 4 hours; after that, the onions will turn soft and limp.