What’s the deal with the shower onion?

By Nick Oza | January 6, 2020 04:31:31The shower onion is one of the most ubiquitous dishes on the menu at Indian restaurants.

Its a common ingredient in many regional dishes, but it has a special place in the heart of Indian cuisine, especially at popular restaurant chains such as Panjab Grill.

But what exactly is it?

Its actually a vegetable, the onion.

And here’s where it gets interesting.

What is the ‘shower onion’?

According to Wikipedia, the shower-orange onion has a “dwarf appearance” and has a soft, silky texture.

It’s a relatively simple vegetable, with very little starch and a lot of fiber.

So how does it taste?

The shower-onion onion is an edible, mildly salty vegetable.

Its mild taste is similar to that of a saltwater fish curry.

The onion is rich in iron and protein.

It is also a good source of vitamin B12.

If you want to eat it, you need to be careful with its cooking time, as its heat can cause internal burns.

Here are a few tips on how to make a shower onion curry.


Wash the onion and chop it in half.

Chop the onion into small pieces and use the onion to make sautee sauce.


Heat a pan with olive oil and saute the onion on medium heat for about five minutes, until it begins to soften.


Add the garlic and fry for another few minutes.

Add some water and cook for another two minutes.


Add tomatoes and cook them for a few minutes more.


Add onion, tomatoes and cumin and fry on medium-low heat for one to two minutes more, until the onions begin to brown.


Add chicken and cook until the chicken starts to brown, about five to ten minutes.


Add turmeric, coriander and cayenne pepper and fry until the turmeric is golden brown.


Add cumin, curry leaves and stir to combine.


Add water and simmer on low for about ten minutes more until the onion is tender.


Add salt and pepper and stir again.


Add rice, water and serve.

How to make onion sauteed curry with the onions.

Photo courtesy: Poonam Agrawal / Flickr 3.

Wash onions and chop them in half: Wash the onions and use them to make curry sauce.

You can also use the onions for other dishes, like this salad.

Cut the onion in half, and put in a large bowl.

Chop a couple of small onions and dice them.

Place the chopped onions, garlic and cilantro on a plate and add water.

Sautee them for about 10 minutes on medium to medium-high heat, until they begin to soften, adding water as needed to keep them from sticking to one another.

Add in the onions, tomatoes, cumin leaves and salt.

Continue to saute for another five minutes.

10 minutes later, add the rice and cook it for another 15 to 20 minutes.

Remove from heat and add some water.

Add more water if the onions start to turn brown.

Add water to the saute pan and stir in the rice.

Saute on low heat for five to seven minutes.

Remove from heat.

10 minutes later add water to taste.

Use the sautéed onions in a salad for another 10 minutes.


How to make soup with the onion: Put a couple spoonfuls of the soup into a blender or food processor and blend it until smooth.

Add a few spoonfulfuls at a time to the soup.

Stir in the chopped cilantro and onions. 

10 minutes from the time you add the onion, add some rice and stir.

Serve with some corianders and cedar leaves and serve with a sprinkle of turmeric.