Caramelized Onions – Vengaaya kootu

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Caramelized Onions / Vengaaya kootu is a 5 minute side dish recipe for rotis. Ideal for days when the refrigerator has nothing but onions. 🙂

Vengaaya kootu - caramelized onions - roti side dish - indian recipe

Vengaaya kootu - caramelized onions - roti side dish - indian recipe

Heat oil and fry some fennel seeds.

Vengaaya kootu - caramelized onions - roti side dish - indian recipe

Fry curry leaves.

Vengaaya kootu - caramelized onions - roti side dish - indian recipe

Add chopped onions and fry them til they are golden brown.

Vengaaya kootu - caramelized onions - roti side dish - indian recipe

Add half to one teaspoon of sugar and stir fry till the sugar melts and becomes slightly brown and coats the onions. You can also add a little bit of red chili powder and stir fry for a few minutes. I add the powder as I like hot and sweet taste.

Vengaaya kootu - caramelized onions - roti side dish - indian recipe

Add the required amount of salt.

Vengaaya kootu - caramelized onions - roti side dish - indian recipe

Vengaaya kootu - caramelized onions - roti side dish - indian recipe

Garnish with coriander leaves.

Vengaaya kootu - caramelized onions - roti side dish - indian recipe

Don’t underestimate this dish because of its simplicity. It is tasty. I have had friends believe me after they tried this recipe. 🙂 Do try it and post your feedback.

Goes very well with roti.

Vengaaya kootu - caramelized onions - roti side dish - indian recipe

Vengaaya kootu - caramelized onions - roti side dish - indian recipe

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