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Crispy Fried Onions Recipe or Beresta

Fried Onions - Crispy Fried Onions for Biryani - How to make Birista or Beresta

Sumit Malhotra
Fried Onions - Crispy Fried Onions for Biryani - How to make Birista or Beresta? - Use these golden fried onions or birista (beresta) for making your biryanis, soups, dals, burgers, or sprinkle them over a vegetable or even a Jeera Pulao for a delicious flavour augmentation.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Condiment
Cuisine Indian
Servings 10 people
Calories 46 kcal


  • 1 kg Onions
  • 100 ml Oil for frying


  • Peel & wash the onions.
  • Slice the onions thin and even.
  • Spread the onion slices over a paper kitchen towel. Keep it aside for an hour to get rid of the excess moisture.
  • Heat oil in a pan. When oil begins to ripple, it is hot enough. Add the half of the sliced onions.
  • Fry them on high heat for 5 to 6 minutes.
  • Now simmer the heat and fry until onions are golden brown in color and crispy, stirring the onions occasionally.
  • Remove the onions on a plate lined with paper towel.
  • Do the same process with the other remaining half sliced onions.
  • Leave the golden fried onions (birista) on the plate for 10 minutes or until they cool down completely.
  • Store in an airtight container and freeze it until next use. Stays good up to a year in the freezer.
Keyword beresta, birista, crispy fried onions, fried onions, golden fried onions