How To Grill Onion

How To Grill Onion


Onions have various health benefits, and different research has been done to determine onions for their medicinal purposes. Onions are one of the commonly used ingredients in every household, and onion can almost be added to every dish.

Different kinds of onions 

  • White
  • Yellow
  • Green
  • Leeks
  • Shallots
  • Red onion
  • Sweet onion 

Ingredients Required 

  • Onions 
  • The required amount of salt
  • Cooking oil
  • Chili powder(optional)
  • Butter
  • Pepper powder
  • Fresh thyme
  • Foil

Here are three different methods on how to grill onions.

Method one
Take some fresh onions, remove the outer layer and chop it into thin layers. Preheat a pan, and add 2-3 tablespoon of cooking oil and heat it in low flame. Now add the chopped onions into the pan, add some salt and pepper to it, and add chili powder if you need it to be spicy. Mix it well and cook until the onions turn golden brown in color. Make sure not to burn the onions. Now your tasty dish is all ready to serve.

Method two
Clean the grill grate and brush some butter over it and preheat it for five minutes. Take some three or four fresh onions, peel the onions' outer layer, and cut it into thin slices. Brush some butter over the grill grate and preheat it for 5 minutes. Place the sliced onion and leave it for two minutes and occasionally keep turning the onion over the other side to avoid overheating. Cook until the onion turns golden brown now, take the cooked onions on a plate and add some required amount of salt, pepper, and chili powder(optional) to it. Hot and tasty grilled onions are now ready to serve.

Method three
Clean the grill grate and heat it for few minutes. Peel the outer layer of some three to four fresh onions and cut into thin slices of each onion, now make a small hole in the center and cut each onion into quarters, place it over the foil sheet. Now sprinkle some thyme, salt, and pepper in the center and cover it with butter. Add some wine if needed and close the foil. Grill it for 35-45 minutes over medium flame. After some time, make a hole in the foil to allow the steam to escape. The onions become tender to eat. Your sweet grilled onions are ready to serve.

Fun facts : onions are rich in minerals and vitamins required for human body. Onions also treat and cure various other diseases; thus, it is considered medicinally useful plant world wide. Onion has syn-propanethial-S-oxide that triggers the lachrymal glands, so they release tears, but it’s nothing harmful, and it’s a temporary reaction. Sweet onions are best for frying, and red onions are best for grilling.

Cut onions without crying

1. Soak onions in water before chopping.
2. Freeze onion before chopping.

Grilled onions and it’s companion:-

  • Grilled onions along with fennel Bread Crumbs is one of the favorite snacks of all time.
  • Grilled onions, Grilled Peach, and Bacon Salad with Buttermilk Dressing. This tastes heavenly, and is a must try out recipe.
  • Wine and onions.
  • Gorgonzola-Roasted Mushrooms and Onions.
  • Roasted Sweet Onions with Liquorice Powder.
  • Cheddar and grilled onion Burgers are the all-time favorite for everyone.
  • Blood Orange and Red Onion Salad.
  • Grilled Gruyere and Sweet Onion Sandwiches.

Tips to grill

  • Warm the onion in a light flame. It makes it easy to peel the skin off.
  • Make sure you clean the grill grate before use.
  • Preheat the grill grate using coal on both sides.
  • Practise safe grilling.
  • Always wear gloves to avoid burns.
  • Avoid burning your food.
  • Always remember to Switch side flip your dish occasionally.
  • Do not leave the a grill unattended.
  • Keep children away from a cooking area.
  • Use grill in an open area and make sure there is proper ventilation.

Health benefits of taking onions

  • Onions have various health benefits, and it is rich in minerals and vitamin. Onions are considered to cool your body temperature, and it’s beneficial during the summer season. 
  • Onions also infightings blood sugar levels, and it helps in boosting bone density.
  • Onions are rich in vitamin C used to boost your immune system; this property of onions also helps in tissue repairing.
  • Onions are rich in fiber, folic acid and Vitamin B that helps in generating new healthy cells.
  • Onions reduces inflammation.
  • Onions are used in asthma treatment.
  • Improves digestion.
  • Phytochemicals like flavonoids present in onions may help in reducing heart diseases and stroke. Phytochemicals are chemicals that plants produce to fight against plant virus infection and resist bacteria and fungi. Plants consumes mineral from soil and groundwater.
  • Onions have antioxidant properties, i.e. the ability to slow cell damage caused by free radicals and prevent certain cancers and diabetes.
  • Onions also have the antibacterial property that fights against harmful bacteria such as E.coli, Aeruginosa, staphylococcus areus and research has shown that onion extract inhibits the growth of vibro cholera.
  • Onion protects our akin from acne-causing bacteria and other skin infections. It can also be used to treat pimples.
  • Onion water is used to treat dandruff.
  • Onion water may also help in grey hair.
  • Onions also help us in treating head lice. 

Health hazards of taking onion

Too much onion intake may result in stomach distress like gastric trouble, bloating, diarrhea, and constipation. Certain microorganisms associated with onions such as Staphylococcus sp, Bacillus sp are responsible for causing onion spoilage.