Crispy-Colourful Fried Onions ( Persian Piaz Dagh)

Fried onions or as we say in Farsi ( Piaz dahg) is one of essential ingredients in Persian cuisine. We use fried onions a lot in stews, soup, aash, ……



Frankly speaking, it’s very easy peasy to make crispy crunchy fried onions ( piaz dagh) at home and إyou know home made fried onions is much better and so delicious. In one of my earlier posts, I have shared my crispy brown onions recipe.




In today post, I made deep fried onions in different colours just like rainbow. They are very colourful, beautiful, tastyyyyyyyyyy, crunchy a lottttt, and good to garnish your dishes.




  • 3 onions
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • Salt
  • Vegetable oil
  • Deep  frying pan
  • Paper towels
  • Food colouring



Peel off onions skin. Cut top and bottom. Thinly slice the onions. Add pinch of slat and flour.

If you would like to have coloured fried onions. Divide sliced onions into 2 or 3 separate bowls.

Add pinch of food colouring to the onion and combine. Set aside.

Heat he oil in the pan. Test the oil temperature by dropping a slice of onion in the oil, if it sizzles then you know the oil is hot.


Add onions to the pan, keep stirring and fry onions on high heat until change into light brown. Duration of frying plain onions is shorter than coloured ones. Remove fried onions from the pan and place on paper towel to get rid of excess oil.Store it in a jar with a tight lid.




Crispy Brown Onions

In Persian cuisine, onion has a special place and more or less in most of recipes we  use onions.
Sometimes it is easier to prepare fried onions and keep them for the time you need.


Crispy brown onions
2 onions
Plain flour
Vegetable oil


Peel off onions. Cut top and bottom of onions. Slice them thinly as much as possible. Heat the oil. Lightly coat slice onions in the flour. Then, deep fry them for few minutes, until they are golden brown. Then Put them on paper towel. That’s it. Done.