Tandoori | Masala Onion Salad Recipe


Onion Whole – 6 nos

Mustard oil – 3 tbsp

Garlic , chopped – ½ tsp

Black salt – 1 tbsp

Salt – to taste

Red chilli powder – 1 tbsp

Chaat masala  – ¾ tbsp

Lemon juice  – 3 tbsp

Spring onions chopped – handful




1.Take an onion and slice it half from the centre, without peeling it. Heat up a flat pan and put the onions with the sliced part on the pan and press it down well. The peel of the onion helps it to hold it together while grilling. Grill it till there are grill marks on the bottom, now flip it over and cook the other side. Once the grilling is done, take the onions out in a bowl. Now cover this bowl with a plate for about 5 to 10 mins for the onions to get soft. Till it rests, you can make the dressing.

2.For the dressing, put mustard oil in an empty bowl and add some chopped garlic. Now add salt to the dressing along with black salt, kashmiri chilli powder, chaat masala and lemon juice. Whisk the dressing well.

3.Take the onions out of the bowl on a chopping board, remove the root and the top end along with the outer or topmost skin of the onion. Now you can easily separate each layer of the onions easily.
Once the layers of onions have separated, pour the dressing over the layers of onions, along with that, add some chopped spring onion and gently mix it. You can now plate it.

(Recipe By Chef Kunal Kapur)

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