3.7/5 rating (27 votes)

Punjabi Piyaz

Punjabi Onion Salad

  • Heat Hot
  • Serves 6
  • Prep 10 mins

Hari says

No Punjabi meal is complete unless it's served with a small side dish that's pungent and flavorsome. These can be salads, chutneys or pickles made from any vegetable or fruit but what they do have in common is that they have to be hot, tangy, spicy and bring your mouth to life. 

This piyaz or onion dish does exactly that, it's zingy, nose tinglingly pungent and has a chilli kick to boot. It's the perfect accompaniment to a rich lamb curry and is equally good as a side salad with a lovely kebab.

  • Ingredients
  • Method
  • 2 red onions, finely sliced in rings
  • large pinch of fresh coriander, chopped
  • 1 green chilli, chopped
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp Kashmiri chilli powder
  • salt to taste
  • chaat masala (optional)


  1. Place the sliced onions in a bowl
  2. Add the chopped coriander and chopped chilli.
  3. Squeeze in the juice from the lemon
  4. Add the chilli powder, salt and chaat masala if using
  5. Using your hands mix everything together and serve

Nutritional information

Typical values* per Serving
Fat (g)0
of which saturates (g)0
Carbohydrates (g)4
of which sugars (g)1
Fibre (g)1
Protein (g)0
Salt (mg)61
*Based upon calculated values, supplied by myfitnesspal.com. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated.

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Comments (2)

  • Phil


    12 December 2020 at 11:45 |
    The written recipe calls for chaat masala, the video calls for garam masala. Which is it?


    • Hari Ghotra

      Hari Ghotra

      06 January 2021 at 19:32 |
      Ideally Chaat masala for that tang but if you don't have that you can use garam masala.


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