Chilli Onion Jam – For sandwiches, soups, stir frys

chilli onion jam

Chilli Onion Jam – For sandwiches, soups, stir frys

I love making pastes and sauces at home. They’re really great to turn up flavours in any dish a few notches up. I’ve made harissa, bacon and onion jam, Thai peanut sauce and more. This chilli onion jam I made was essentially for sandwiches so they’re not just tasty but also have a hearty filling. It’s great on toast as it it or with a fried egg on top. There’s a lot more I can use it for but now let’s just enjoy a good egg sandwich with this delicious, sticky, sweet and spicy chilli onion jam.

chilli onion jam

chilli onion jam

Prep time:

5 mins

Cooking time:

25-30 mins


Onions – 3 large

Chilli paste/sauce – 1 tbsp (you could use store bought or homemade)

Brown sugar or regular sugar – 3 tbsp

Lemon juice – of 1/2 lemon

Garlic – 2 cloves finely chopped

Cinnamon powder – 1/2 tsp

Butter or oil – 1 tbsp

Salt to taste


Slice onions finely and keep aside.

Heat the butter or oil and cook the onions on high heat.

Once the onions begin to sweat and turn soft, add the garlic and mix.

Now add the chilli paste and cook some more.

Add a splash of water if it’s getting too dry.

In goes the sugar and lemon juice. Add some salt.

Another splash of water and turn the heat down and let it cook for 10-15 mins or till you have a sticky jam like consistency.

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