Slow-Cooked Caramelized Onions

Piaz Dagh

Preparation info

  • Makes:

    1 cup

    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      40 min

Appears in

Cooking in Iran: Regional Recipes and Kitchen Secrets

Cooking in Iran

By Najmieh Batmanglij

Published 2020

  • About

Many Iranian recipes start by caramelizing onions. Slow-cooking them brings out their sweetness, enhancing the flavor in a savory dish.


  • 2 tablespoons oil, butter, or ghee
  • 4 small onions, peeled and thinly sliced along the grain


  1. Heat the oil in a wide nonstick skillet over low heat, until hot but not smoking, add the sliced onions and sauté for 30 to 40 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden brown and caramelized.