Spiced Caramelized Onions

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      40 min

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Instant Pot Asian Pressure Cooker Meals: Fast, Fresh & Affordable

By Patricia Tanumihardja

Published 2020

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Start caramelizing the onions before you begin cooking the lentils.


  • ¼ cup (60 g) ghee or butter
  • 1 large onion, sliced (


  1. Heat the ghee in a wide, medium saucepan over medium heat. When melted, add the onion and cook until soft. Sprinkle a pinch of salt and continue cooking until onions are a rich, dark brown, 35 to 45 minutes. Stir and scrape the bottom of the pan occasionally to prevent sticking, and/or add water to prevent from burning.
  2. When the onion looks just about ready, add t