Oil griddle doa with onion

Oiling a griddle using an onion

This is part of a post that was supposed to be covered along with another on oiling griddles. It may be familiar to some and unfamiliar to others. I wanted to include this to complement my other post. Mum used to use this method for oiling our flat cast iron dosa griddle called a flat tava in Hindi and Kaavoli in Tulu.  I prefer it to the silicon brushes and the onion can later be chopped up and added to another recipe. It also adds a pleasant flavor to the dosa.

Alternative tools for oiling a griddle are coconut coir, banana leaf stalk and a piece of cotton cloth wrapped around a stick … the goal being to get a thin film of oil on the griddle.

 Items required  -A medium sized onion, a fork and a knife.

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The onion has two sides, the root end and the shoot end. In this picture, the root end is facing upwards.
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Cut off quarter of the onion from the shoot end i.e. leave 3/4th of the onion attached to the root end. If you cut off the wrong end, the onion will disintegrate during use.
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Now spear a fork at an angle into the onion as shown in the picture. This is a mini fork from my NATO spec KFS set which got damaged
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Dip the surface of the onion in oil and use it to grease the fry pan

The left over onion can be added while preparing your next meal!

 

Credits:

| Mrs. Manorama Soans |

 

 

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