How to store fried onions (Birista)?
To store fried onions, all we need to do is, take a clean zip pouch or an airtight container. Transfer the crispy fried onions into it and freeze in a freezer until any use. Whenever, you need it, just pop it out of the freezer, scoop the required amount and immediately put it back into the freezer. No need to thaw it, just throw in the dishes and you are done.
Most noteworthy, please do not store fried onions in refrigerator or at room tempertaure. Strictly, freeze it in a freezer. Beresta when stored in a refrigerator or at room temperature goes rancid within 4-5 days reducing the shelf life and taste of it. Storing them in freezer keeps it absolutely good even for a year.
Frying the onion slices in a big batch definitely makes the job easier later 🙂
Now quickly let’s go through how to make perfect birista at home.
How to Make Perfect Birista (Golden Fried Onions recipe) below:
Crispy fried onions are beautiful golden deep fried onions, we usually use for making biryanis. Not only biryanis, but these golden fried onions also goes in variety of dishes. i.e. Kormas, curries, kababs, pulaos and so on. These crispy fried onions are called as birista or beresta. Here is how to make perfect birista at home.
For fried onions:
- 2 kgs, onions, thinly sliced
- 4 cups of oil for frying
How to make recipe:
- First, Peel and wash the onions well
- Now, pat dry or wipe them and slice them thinly. Be sure to slice all the onions of same thickness. This will ensure uniform fried onion strings.
- In a heavy bottom pan or kadhai, heat oil.
- Once the oil is hot, drop the sliced onions and them until golden and crisp.
- Lastly, spread them onto a clean kitchen towel and allow it to sit for 7-8 minutes.
- Transfer them into a clean air tight container and store it in a freezer.
- If you are making a batch of say 5 kgs of onions, then fry them in batches.
- A step by step photo is posted below in the post.
- The time mentioned above is based on 2 kgs of onions, and will vary depending on the quantity.
- The remaining oil need not be discarded, but instead can be stored in air tight container in a refrigetor.
- You can very well use it in making your usual daily food.(vegetables, non-veg curries, gravies, etc). It will enhance the aroma and flavour of the dish.
Keywords: Birista, Fried Onions, Fried Onions Recipe, Beresta