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Seeni Sambol | How to make Caramelized onion filling

Updated: Jul 17, 2020

This is a Sri Lankan style Caramelized onion recipe, It’s sweet, spicy, and delicious. Give this recipe a try and let us know how it turns out. Hope you enjoy it!


  • 3 Onions ( Thinly Sliced) 

  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric

  • 1 1/2 tbsp Chili Flakes 

  • Few Curry Leaves 

  • Few pods of Cardamom 

  • Cinnamon Stick  

  • 3 Tsp Sugar 

  • Salt  

  • Oil for frying 

First, heat a pan and add oil. 

Into that add Cinnamon, Cardamom, and Curry Leaves. Let it fry

It’s time to add sliced onion

Keep the Heat on Low, Mix everything

Once the onion is getting tender, add Turmeric. 

At this point, I increased the heat to medium 

After a few minutes, it will reduce in size, then add Chili flakes 

Reduce the heat again to low. If not, the onion will get burnt 

I added a little bit of oil into the mixture at this point if necessary 

Once you see the color change in Onion, Add Salt to taste

I have added Sugar at last before few minutes before taking the pan from the heat.  

Take the pan from Heat when the Color becomes closer to brown color

Serve as a side or filling inside a bun. 

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and enjoy making Seeni Sambol

Let me know in the comments if you have any questions.