Onion Rice | Vengaya Sadam

Onion Rice

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Onion Rice or Vengaya Sadam is an easy to make lunchbox dish that you can pack for your kids with finely chopped onions with spice powders.

When I decided to make dishes with onions as main, I had to obviously make this Onion Rice. My office cook made this the first time and all of us had liked it so much. I had to try this out on Konda, surprisingly she liked it too. Though in most dishes she picks out the onions, she somehow managed to eat this rice completely.

The taste, the easy, and everything else compliment this rice and you have one quick lunch box recipe to reckon. However, my colleague was hesitant with making this as this rice will surely call for more than a teaspoon of oil and she was so much against it. Anyway, I managed not to add so much oil as it might not be so good for Konda who will end up eating cold food.

Onion Rice
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Onion Rice | Vengaya Sadam

Onion Rice is an easy and quick mixed rice you can make for your kid's lunchbox. You can even make use of leftover rice if you wish.
Course Lunch Box
Cuisine My Kitchen
Keyword Easy Kids Lunch Box Recipe, Easy Mixed Rice
By Cook Method Stovetop
Occasion Lunch Box
By Diet Kid Friendly
Dish Type Kids Lunch Box
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 19 minutes
Servings 2 people
Author Srivalli


  • 1 cup Cooked Rice
  • 1.5 cups Onions finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Urad Dal
  • 2 tsp Chana Dal
  • 2 tsp Roasted Groundnut
  • Handful Curry leaves
  • 1 tsp Red Chili Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • Salt to Taste
  • 3 tsp Cooking Oil


  • Wash and soak rice for 15 mins. Cook and keep it aside.
  • Wash and chop the onions finely.
  • Heat a nonstick pan with oil. Temper with mustard, Urad dal, curry leaves, chana dal, and groundnuts. Saute for a couple of mins.
  • Then add the chopped onions. Saute well till the onions are done. Then add the red chili powder, turmeric powder and combine everything well. Simmer for few mins.
  • Finally, add the cooked rice and combine everything well.
  • Onion rice is ready to be served


Since we add onions, this rice will be best only for about 4 hrs. Make sure you don't keep this out for long.
You add more onions as per your choice, increase the spice as well.
Tried this recipe?Mention @Cooking4all or tag #Cooking4all!

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Onion Rice
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5 from 1 vote

Onion Rice | Vengaya Sadam

Author Srivalli
Tried this recipe?Mention @Cooking4all or tag #Cooking4all!

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  1. 5 stars
    The instructions mention both urad dal and mustard seed, but those are not listed in the ingredient list… Fortunately, I noticed that while cooking and managed to get them into the recipe under the wire! Delicious.

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