Ullithandu Upperi ~ Onion Stem/Onion Greens Stir Fry

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Ullithandu Upperi ~ Onion Stem/Onion Greens Stir Fry
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Ullithandu Upperi ~ Onion Stem/Onion Greens Stir Fry

Added by: on Jul 1st, 2014
Last day when i went to market, i saw these Ullithandu or Onion Stem / Onion greens and i just grabbed a big bunch of those.Those onion flowers on top looks so lovely...In the market they sell it calling it as spring onions ,which actually are not. There are the stem of regular onions.The stem is .. more >
Prep Time:
10 min
Cook Time:
10 min
Ready In:
5 min



Original Recipe Yield: 4 servings


  • big Ullithandu/ Onion Stem / Onion Greens - A healthy bunch
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder -
  • 1 tbsp Red Chilly powder -
  • 1/2 cup Grated coconut -
  • Salt - as needed
  • 1-2 tbsp Coconut Oil / Oil -
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds -
  • 2 Dry Red Chilly -
  • 1 sprig Curry Leaves-
Nutrition Facts
Ullithandu Upperi ~ Onion Stem/Onion Greens Stir Fry

Servings Per Recipe: 4

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 53

  • Total Fat: 4 g
  •     Saturated Fat: 3.1 g
  •     Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 105.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 4.5 g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 1.5 g
  •     Sugars: 2.3 g
  • Protein: 1 g

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Wash ullithandu/ onion greens in fresh water. Chop off the flower on top and a bit of stem at the other end.Chop the green not more than 1/2 cm long. You will get 2 large cups of it.


Transfer it to a bowl and add turmeric, red chilly, grated coconut and salt to it. Give a gentle mix with a spoon.


Heat oil in a pan, splutter mustard seeds, add dry red chilly and curry leaves.


Now add the ullithandu/ onion greens mix to it and sprinkle a little of water(around 3 Tbsp).Give a good mix and cover with a lid.Cook on low flame for about 10 minutes.


Open the lid in every 3-4 minutes and give it a stir.Cook till the stems are cooked soft.Sprinkle water if it is too dry.It may take around 15 - 20 minutes to cook.


Very delicious stir fry ready to be served with any roti's, dosa's.




This is a very mild stir fry. If you want you can make it more spicy by adding either green chilly or red chilly powder.


This will take a little more time to cook as the stem are towards the fibrous side.


They will absorb quite amount of water. So do sprinkle water in between and give a stir. Keep checking not to get over cooked(should not mushy).


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