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Glazed Onions Recipe

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On :
Thursday, 12 May, 2016
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Starter Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Shallow Fry Recipe
Difficulty :
Servings :
Serves 4
Rated 3 based on 100 votes


  • 10 small white Onions
  • 2 tbsp- Butter
  • 1 tsp - chopped Lemon grass (optional)
  • 1 cup - water
  • 1/2 tsp- Corn flour
  • 1 tsp- Vinegar
  • 5-6 pinches salt
  • 1 chilli finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp - Sugar
  • 1 tsp- Honey
  • To garnish:
  • 1 Spring onion greens, finely chopped
  • 4-5 fresh Mint leaves, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp- grated, processed cheese
  • How to Make Glazed Onions:

    1. Make small crosses with knife on root base of onion.
    2. This will avoid the onion from bursting open.
    3. Drop into boiling water and cover for 4 minutes, simmer.
    4. Remove, drop into cold water, slide out outer peels.
    5. Put onions in shallow non-stick or heavy pan.
    6. Drop in butter and stir fry for 2-3 minutes.
    7. Sprinkle sugar over onions.
    8. Stir gently, till sugar melts.
    9. Add stock or water, bring to a boil.
    10. Simmer till almost all liquid is evaporated.
    11. Turn onions occasionally in between.
    12. Dissolve corn flour, honey, salt, vinegar, chillies in 1/2 cup water.
    13. Pour over onions, toss and cook till liquid is evaporated.
    14. The onions should be left with a sticky glaze.
    15. Garnish with chopped spring onions, mint and cheese before serving.


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