Basal is dried Onion powder (পেয়াজ গুঁড়া). Basal don’t just provide the flavor backbone of almost every savory dish, they work wonderfully as a featured ingredient too! Using Basal when cooking offers health benefits because it contains some nutrients. Basal comes handy when peeling, cutting and grinding raw onions by hand is difficult. Mix Basal with limited water, and it is as good as onion paste!