Onion Jam Recipe

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Onion Jam
  • Chef: Amrita Kaur
  • Recipe Servings: 4
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  • Difficulty Level: Medium

This savoury jam with caramelised onions is an absolute treat. Use it in sandwiches, burgers, salads or dips and it will instantly add a boost of flavours.

Ingredients of Onion Jam

  • 1 kg onions, sliced lengthwise
  • 1 Tbsp oil
  • 1/2 Tbsp butter
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar (more if you prefer sweeter jam)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • Few sprigs of fresh rosemary
  • 3 Tbsp balsamic vinegar

How to Make Onion Jam

  • 1.1. Heat oil and butter in a heavy bottomed pan. Add chilli flakes and herbs and cook for 2 minutes until fragrant.
  • 2.2. Throw in the onions, and cook on a low flame for 15 minutes. Once they soften and become translucent, increase the flame to medium, cook for another 10-12 minutes or until they start to turn golden brown.
  • 3.3. Add brown sugar, salt, pepper and balsamic vinegar and cook for another 10-15 minutes on a low flame, stirring frequently. Cook until all the water has evaporated and the onions are sticky and dark brown in colour. Remove from the flame.
  • 4.4. Once cooled, discard the rosemary sprigs. Transfer to a clean and sterilised glass jar.
  • 5.Tip:This onion jam should be stored in the refrigerated and consumed within a month. It can be used in wraps, sandwiches, pizzas or add a spoonful of the jam to mayo to make a delicious caramelised onion dip.