onion tears
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Author vahchef Yield No Value
Published Sep 2, 2007 Cooking Time 1 hour
Recipe Type Others Preparation Time 30 min
Ingredient Onions Standing Time 1 hour
Description: Why do onions make us cry. Chopping onions is an everyday task in Indian cooking. One cannot stop using onions in every Indian food.

Recipe of onion tears

Ingredient Name Quantity Unit
Onions 2 Numbers


Understand why we get tears when we cut onions.  
Posted Sep 2, 2007

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roshni Aug 4, 2010
i saw this video its very nice i learnt the art how to stop tears while cutting onions,initially i was cutting onion into two parts and after sometime i was going kitchen to chop to stop my tears ha ha ha,thanks

saduf Jun 8, 2010
Hi Chef...I m a big fan of urs....n njoy all ur dishes.....
I want to make a correction wot u call as onion root are actually reduced stem.....onion is basically a modification of stem...its underground stem callled bulb.

Mahesh Nov 20, 2009
for round onion slices try cutting without peeling the onion. This holds the nice circular shape you want. This is more work but you get the unbroken round onion slices.

Amrita Jan 29, 2009
The real reason behind this is an enzymatic reaction that catalyzes the formation of the chemical compound. The best way to deal with this problem is to place the whole onion into a fridge for a couple of minutes before cutting. This will slow down the enzymatic reaction (because low temperatures decreased the rate of an enzyme reaction) and thus as you cut the onion, you should not 'cry'. :)

Yamini Ragavendran Oct 30, 2008
Dear Sir...,

Ur just amazingly great.....Many people though know the art do not teach others. But you are really great to explain in every video in a neat, simple and layman language.

Thanks a ton to you

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