Cooking is an art, not an impossible one to master, but a fun one we all must know. If you know a few tips and tricks to go about while cooking various dishes, you can ace it in the kitchen. But for many, the meal preparation can often become an arduous task, thanks to all the chopping and grinding. 

We find it a big hassle to cut out vegetables, boil and peel ingredients and do other such processes before the actual cooking starts, isn’t that true? Especially when it comes to chopping onions, it is one laborious activity that we struggle with each time, no matter how many times we might have done that. 

And while the internet is packed with techniques that could make chopping onions a hassle-free process, a recent viral hack has blown us away with its sheer simplicity.  

Shared on Instagram Reels by cookbook author and nutritionist Melanie Lionello on her Instagram handle @frommylittlekitchen, this incredible hack is definitely life-changing for those who need to chop onions on a daily basis for cooking. Not only is it super time-saving but yields excellent results. In the clip, we see how she peels the onion without touching the root. She flips it upside down and holds the onion by the root. She uses her chef's knife to make incisions laterally into the onion. Then, she keeps it sideways and chop the onion layer by layer to give perfectly diced onion in a matter of minutes! Take a look at the video:

Wasn’t that smooth? No wonder the video has gone viral ever since, garnering over 13.4 million views and 805k likes in a matter of a few days. "This hack is going to save so many tears!! This is how you dice a whole onion in under 30 seconds, tell me I'm not the only one who is just learning this technique," wrote the chef in her post. 

Thousands of users also left comments praising the onion hack in the comments section. "Wait what?! Also today years old," said one user while another wrote, "That's awesome. No I didn't know either!" A few others also agreed, "Oh my god! This makes so much sense! Love this." Some home chefs also had some questions for the hack, such as, "Where can you find them that small?" Another one suggested, "If it is sliced in half first, it will not wobble around. This way the pieces would not be even sized!" 

We are trying this hack next time to chop onions! What did you think about the viral onion chopping video? Let us know.