How to Blanch Onion and Make Puree
Onion puree is one of the common ingredients required in preparing gravy for most of the Indian style paneer curries and making it at home is super easy! Рblanch onions and then crush them using blender or mixer into puree. You can also make it from raw onions but puree made from blanched onions takes lesser time to cook (turn light brown while saut̩ing) and it gives better taste to the curry. Follow this step by step photo tutorial to learn how to blanch onion and make its puree at home in few easy steps.
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 5 minutes
Serves: 1/2 cup
3 medium size Onions
Cooking Utensils:
Deep Pan
Blender or Mixer
  1. Peel all onions. Make two 1-inch deep cuts perpendicular to each other with knife (as shown in the photo).
  2. Take deep vessel, add 2-cups water in it and bring it to rolling boil over medium flame. Carefully drop onions in it. Onions should be completely submerged in water, if required, add more water.
  3. Boil them for approx. 4-5 minutes over medium flame.
  4. Turn off the flame, drain hot water and add 2 cups cold water and allow onions to cool for 2-3 minutes. This process is required to prevent over cooking of onion. The color of onion will slightly change after boiling. When it cools, drain water and transfer to a plate.
  5. Remove the stem and cut into quarters. Transfer it to a small jar of mixer grinder or blender.
  6. Blend until smooth puree.
  7. Onion Puree is ready. Use it as required for making Indian style vegetable gravy or curry.
Tips and Variations:
  • You can use any type of onion (red or white) to make its puree.

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