Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Caramelized Onion Dip

This is a recipe that I had jotted down a long time back from one of the magazines that I had borrowed from my local library. In the hustle and bustle of life, the scrap of paper on which the recipe was noted disappeared, and was completely forgotten about. It resurfaced recently when I was looking for something else and I decided to make it and post it ASAP.

I have modified the original recipe to such an extent that my recipe now looks nothing like the original!

So here it is- my onion dip...

Ingredients:

1 big Vidalia onion, thinly sliced
1/8 tsp dried mint
1/8 tsp dried thyme
3-4 cloves garlic, crushed
1 Tbsp oil
2 Tbsp yogurt (I used low fat)
1 ½ Tbsp light mayonnaise (I used Hellmann's)
1 tsp lemon juice
Salt
Pepper

Method:
Heat the oil in a pan, add the onions and dried herbs followed by garlic and mix well.

Cook the onions on medium heat stirring from time to time till they lose moisture, the sugar in them starts to caramelize, and they turn brown (takes about 15-20 minutes or so)

Allow the onion mixture to cool and grind to a paste.

In a bowl mix together the mayo and the yogurt.

Add the onion paste to the yogurt-mayo mixture followed by lemon juice, salt and pepper and mix well.

Chill and serve as a dip with your choice of raw veggies, chips or crackers or just slather on bread.

Off this goes to Radhika at
Radhi’s Kitchen for JFI: Onion.


For an Indian version, do check out this Onion Chutney.

26 Burps:

Shankari said...

you come up with beautiful recipes. I would just carmelize the onions in the oven out of sheer laziness :)

Sia said...

can we use any onions to make this dip? i want to give it a try.

Asha said...

BEAUTIFUL!! Love Videlias!:))

Richa said...

d-lish!
will make a good entry for game night event as well :)

Laavanya said...

I'm bought. I simply love caramelized onions and that looks so creamy and good TBC.

Seema said...

Oh! Myn love the picture of carrot with dip... if only i could get it out from there:-(
Lovely recipe & very easy too.

Shella said...

I love caramalized onions bcs of the lovely flavour. A dip made with caramalized onions......sounds really really delish. I have been in a mood to consume loads of veggies with some good dips. Your recipe makes me more firm.....thanks so much dear.

I missed three other recipes,n I am checking them out right away

Namratha said...

Yummy, caremalized onions, just the thought makes me drool...lovely dip T:)

Happy cook said...

Yummy dip.
Yeah i know the felling, the same thing happens to me always, i note down recipes and they disapear and pop up months later

Pooja said...

TBC, Thats a lovely entry to JFI . a unique recipe too ! thanks for sharing .

Patricia Scarpin said...

I will have to try this - love dips and my husband loves onions!

Mishmash ! said...

Ohh this must taste like heaven!!! I can almost imagine the taste...very good one :)

Shn

Mythreyee said...

This is so wonderful. You have definitely come up with a wonderful recipe. I love this. Its also very easy to prepare. Thanks for the recipe.

Rajitha said...

yum! how good does that look...so trying this out..

DK said...

sounds v interesting. Bookmarked!

musical said...

I dunno' what the original recipe was, but i am totally in love with your version! This is gonna' rock with baked vegetables! I am drooling, while thinking about the flavor and the aroma!

DEEPA said...

i love onions ...awesome ....

easycrafts said...

that looks really creamy and tempting

Kribha said...

Dip looks so good. I love that fact that you have used low fat ingredients wherever posiible. I'll plan to make this for some party so that everybody enjoys it. Looks so yummy.

remya said...

awesome.... love the beautiful pic..carrot with dip...

Dhivya said...

looks yummy

Sig said...

wow, great recipe TBC, and beautiful pictures too!

TBC said...

I thank each and every one of you for taking the time out to stop by and say hello.:-)

Sia- You can use whatever kind you have on hand.:-)I don't think the taste would be very different:-)

Raaga said...

I'm scared I'll eat the onions after caramelizing and not wait to make the dip... but this is so tempting

sra said...

Just noticed this jaunty carrot stick pic, and its attitude amuses me no end! I'm going to howl myself laughing to sleep tonight now!

Archana said...

amusing for sure. The pictures look so very tempting. Great clicks! Thyme and mint am sure must be nutralizing the strong onion flavor. Lovely recipe. Thanks or sharing.

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