Spring Onion(हरा प्याज)
Hindi Name: हरा प्याज
Also known as scallions in America, spring onion is a type of root vegetable. They have a white fleshy root bulb with light green leaves. The tiny white fleshy bulb has a long slender green top, which is also edible. Spring onions have a slightly milder taste than the regular onions which are delight to the taste buds. Welsh onion is a variety of spring onion that doesn't form into a bulb even after maturing. It is popularly used as a salad onion in the West.
Spring onions add great flavor and texture to stir fries, salads, omelets, sandwiches, curries, soups and dressings. They may be cooked or even used raw in salads.
Dried spring onions are commonly used in seafood, noodles and soups. Cooked, roasted, dried or raw; spring onions can be consumed in any manner.
Spring onions are added along with soya sauce, vinegar and chilli for a peppery Asian dipping sauce. Spring onion curry is best served with all types of roti and puri.
They are a good source of fiber, aid digestion and have vitamin C.
They protect against ovarian cancer, protect against cardiovascular diseases and destroy parasites in the stomach.
Spring onions possess the nutritional value of both onions and greens.
They are a vital source of Vitamins A, C and K.
It is used an excellent digestive aid.
How to Choose
Choose spring onions which have unblemished bulbs and bright green perky leaves. Avoid those that are slimy. The skin color ranges from white to whitish red.
How to Store
Keep them refrigerated and consume within 4-5 days.
Availability: They are easy to grow and are available all year round.
Recipes using Spring Onion
Traditionally made with beef or pork, this dish is thought to date back to the late nineteenth century. This vegetarian version made with tofu is equally sumptuous and has beautiful textures. You can adjust the spice to suit your own taste and serve it hot.
The out of the box contrast of warm sautÃ©ed mushrooms with fried onions brings sophistication to this terrific salad. Made with truffle oil, this great dish develops amazing flavors when cooked with soy sauce.
A quick lunch with rice and sweet potatoes cooked in olive oil with a gingery kick.
A burger that does away with all those unwanted calories along with having an amazing taste. The Kodo Millet burger is a meal high on nutrients and proteins to get you through a busy day.
Udon noodles cooked sensational with a blast of flavours. Bell peppers, mock duck and a host of other ingredients added to take it a notch up.
Enjoy these hot fritters on a bed of cool cucumbers. The succulent corn patties absorb the seasoning well and you would be left craving for more.
If you are looking for a no-fuss but extremely delicious snack, this is your pick. Grab those exotic vegetables you have been eyeing for a while and give them a new twist. A pinch of five spice powder brings out the depth of your fritters. Enjoy them with a nice game of football and a cold glass of iced tea.
A healthy yet delectable blend of quinoa, jamun, tangy tomatoes, spring onions and cucumbers. Toss the veggies together with a drizzle of olive oil, lemon juice and black pepper
Scoop up a spoonful of creamy puy lentil base, with water chestnut, carrots and more. It also flaunts a crumbly parmesan crust on top! This innovative dish has all the flavours of garlic, tomato, thyme and parsley.
Tender lamb chops braised in wine and served with pea puree and freshly made fennel-flavoured crust.