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Appears in
The Food of India: A Journey for Food Lovers

By Priya Wickramasinghe

Published 2005

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Do piaza literally means onions ‘twice’. This can be interpreted as double the quantity of onions as for meat, or onions used in two different forms as in this version.


  • teaspoons cumin seeds
  • teaspoons coriander seeds
  • 4


Place a small frying pan over low heat and dry-roast the cumin seeds until aromatic. Remove, then dry-roast the coriander seeds. Grind the roasted mixture to a fine powder using a spice grinder or pestle and mortar. In a food processor or with a knife, finely chop together the garlic, ginger and two-thirds of the onion.

Heat the oil in a karhai or casserole and fry the remaining onion u