Baking| Caramelised Onion & Garlic Jam … and ‘Snackuits’ {a product review}

“Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths.”
Etty Hillesum

Caramelised Onion & Garlic Jam The other day I got a package from Britannia Foods with samples of their recently launched snacks, ‘Snackuits‘, which offered the promise of a break from baking; something that looked like the kids would enjoy. I must be a glutton for punishment because even though I was absolutely exhausted, I decided to make some Caramelised Onion & Garlic Jam to go with it!Caramelised Onion & Garlic JamThe morning saw a tiring pizza session, absolutely delicious, but gosh, so much work!! Preheating the oven to make a batch of balsamic roasted strawberries for these Hot Cross Buns I was annoyed with myself. It was bugging that the oven was on, had some extra room and I hadn’t got my act together in time to bake something alongside.  It’s a happy feeling to know you can kill two birds with one stone …  catch my drift? Does that happen to you sometimes?Caramelised Onion & Garlic JamPouring in the balsamic vinegar I remembered earlier references to an onion jam that used balsamic vinegar but the recipes I recall were all stove top. Figured I could roast onions in balsamic vinegar and brown sugar alongside the strawberries. Something sweet and something ‘savoury sweet‘ …nice!Caramelised Onion & Garlic Jam

Caramelised Onion & Garlic Jam Garlic had to be in there because roasting garlic brings out the sweeter side of it. We are a garlic loving family. It’s something that just seems to make life better, even on tiring old days! Being in the kitchen, creating, baking, stirring is all pretty unwinding and relaxing on most days! Summer is here so I’m up pretty early much to the dogs excitement. She takes a chunk out of my earlier free mornings, but she is so CUTE that I don’t mind it!Caramelised Onion & Garlic Jam I had those Snackuits in my head. Light, crisp cracker like biscuits would go well with a smoky oniony garlicky jam! If the crackers were a little bigger, they would make a nice base for canapes, great cocktail snacks. They do look pretty versatile, and taste rather good!!Caramelised Onion & Garlic Jam

Tired of being bogged down with family chores and responsibilities? Now take some time off for yourself! Your ultimate happy snack is here to help you break life’s monotony and have some girl fun. Let your hair down and show people the witty-whacky side of you. Chilling out and gossiping with your girl gang, Snackuits gives you the license to show your fun side and break free!

Britannia Industries is one of India’s leading Food companies and a leader in the Bakery and Dairy segments in the Indian marketplace. It’s latest launch is 50-50 Snackuits giving every modern day homemaker the option of guilt-free snacking. It’s baked, has cut back on cholesterol, MSG, Trans Fat and oil. With flavours from gourmet food cuisines across the world  & the goodness of biscuits, 50-50 Snackuits has a unique combination of stimulating flavours that bring alive the gourmet taste of authentic Swiss Cheese, Chinese cuisine & Italian pizzas.

Caramelised Onion & Garlic JamI was quite surprised at these tasty little bites. The balance of flavours, the spices and the crispiness are certainly addictive. The kids gave them high fives and I have to agree! The market has recently seen baked chips making a foray, but IMHO, these have stolen a few points from those! My little bag of samples had 2 of the flavours Chinese Hot & Sweet and Pizza Italiano, both quite nice! I believe there is a 3rd flavour too, but that was missing from my sample bag … Caramelised Onion & Garlic JamThe portions are small, snack sized, enough for a single little bowlful. The blend of spices is good and both flavours were really well received by the kids, which I find really shouts the verdict out loud. I found them very slightly on the saltier side but I guess that’s just the mother in me taking note. I’d give them a 9/10 … wonderful tasty bites, handy to have on hand!Caramelised Onion & Garlic JamI served them with the Caramelised Onion & Garlic Jam and the ‘now beginning to get pretty tiresome‘ pre-teen lapped it up asking for more. Did I say the portions are small, though good for the price {Rs10 for small bag}? A small bag of chips costs the same, and these were much much better. I would love to keep a couple of bags on hand … I really liked them!Caramelised Onion & Garlic Jam

Caramelised Onion & Garlic Jam Ran them past the ‘not so tiring any more’ teen and she loved them. Offered her onion jam, and she went “EWWWW. Nevah!!” After much cajoling and convincing, a little blackmailing, I finally got her to taste some. She enjoyed it, though hesitatingly said, “Would you mind not calling it jam please? I don’t like the idea of onions in jam!!Hmmm …Caramelised Onion & Garlic JamSo go on, if you live here in India grab a bag of these Snackuits next time you are at the grocery store and tell me if you like them. And if you aren’t in India, grab some onions and make some Caramelised Onion & Garlic Jam. Make more than what I made because its pretty darned addictive and hits all the good spots in the most delightful way. I LOVED it. Sweet and savoury is right up my street, add garlic and I sing out LOUD! This did not disappoint!Caramelised Onion & Garlic Jam

{Disclaimer: I have not received any remuneration from Britannia or any agency for this post. This is my personal opinion on the product which I have reviewed.}

[print_this]Recipe: Caramelised Onion & Garlic Jam
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Summary: A different take on what we traditionally think of as jam. This is pretty darned addictive and hits all the good spots in the most delightful way. A ‘smoky oniony garlicky’ jam that pairs well with crackers, rolls, canapes, bread, pizza etc!

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes minutes

  • 4 onions, sliced fine
  • 6 cloves of garlic, whole with peel
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Dash of sea salt


  1. Toss the onions in 2 tbsp olive oil, brown sugar and balsamic vinegar. Place the whole garlic cloves in a piece of foil and drizzle the remaining 1 tbsp olive oil over it.
  2. Turn the onions into an oven proof casserole, make a small nest in the centre and place the foil in the middle.
  3. Roast at 190C for about an hour until the edges begin to brown. {I like to do this as I bake something else alongside, or then bake a large portion as this keeps for long}
  4. Remove from oven. When the garlic cloves are cool enough to handle, squeeze the roasted garlic out. Discard the peels and place the roasted onions, garlic and sea salt in a heavy bottom pan.
  5. Taste and adjust the brown sugar or/and balsamic vinegar as required. Simmer on low with little water added if it is too dry for about 10 minutes for the flavours to mature. Cool and store in a glass jar in the fridge.


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  • 5 years ago

    Aruna, the lady who works in my house got me 10 kilos of onions from her father’s field, been wondering how to use them up… and so going to make this on the weekend!

    • 5 years ago

      Good Aruna…and lucky you! This is a great way to preserve those onions. Yum yum!

  • 5 years ago

    That is one of my favorite things! Great with crackers or in homemade burgers.



  • 5 years ago

    Red onions are my favourite and I love the caramelized version of them, great with bread and cheese… this jam sounds very good indeed!

  • 5 years ago

    This onion jam is to die for!!! it goes well with chilli pakora 😉

  • 5 years ago

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  • 5 years ago

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  • 5 years ago

    That looks really tasty and the little crackers look good too.

  • oh i’m so tempted to try your jam, I love caramelised onions..I bet some buckwheat crackers would go very well with that

  • 5 years ago

    I agree with your daughter – Onions & Garlic jam sounds weird to me too, just as the Garlic Kheer I came across a few days back! 😀
    However, the relish looks good to smear over biscuits.

    And I agree with you too – two birds with one stone. Since last few times I have started to freeze some cookie dough, so that I can at least bake a tray of cookies while the muffins bake – saving electricity and using up oven space; otherwise I’m not fast enough to whip up 2 recipes one after another … 🙂

  • 5 years ago

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE caramelised onions. I can think of so many dishes to add this to.

  • 5 years ago

    Those caramalised onions look awesome!

  • Rochelle
    5 years ago

    Interesting kind of food…I never eat this before..But I’m sure its really delicious..Thanks for a great sharing..

  • 5 years ago


  • Cheska
    5 years ago

    How I wish can perfectly prepared this delicious dish, caramalised onions is truly delicious…

  • What an amazing jam!! Thrilled that I found your blog today

  • Melissa
    5 years ago

    I want to try this sounds new for me buy I’m pretty sure that this kind is so delicious..Thank you for a great sharing to us..

  • 5 years ago

    What an exquisite jam! And the crackers sound just lovely 🙂

  • Jaine
    5 years ago

    I have never tried them things before and I am sure if I do, I might not make it perfectly or my family won’t even like it..

  • 5 years ago

    Lovely clicks and a lovelier recipe!

    I have a question though…when we place the foil within the onions, should it be completely covered or left open?

    • 5 years ago

      Hi Jagruti, thank you for your wonderful words. You need to leave the foil open like a cup. I often use a small steel ‘katori’ too, but be careful while handling it as it tends to get really hot when you take the tray out of the oven {unlike foil that is}.

      • 5 years ago

        oh! makes sense ! Thanks for your quick reply.

        Btw this is my first time here and I love it! I have added you to my blogroll 🙂
        This is such an inspiration!

  • Stephanie Moseley
    5 years ago

    Oh I love to try this but I hate onions and garlic. But I definitely love caramel and jam! Should I try this or not? Hmm!

  • Heidi19
    5 years ago

    Sounds interesting! I have never tried this before. But i would love to give this a try. Thanks for sharing your recipe with us.

  • Florence18Moore
    5 years ago

    What a lovely delicious recipe, I want also to prepare this new taste to my family…

  • 5 years ago

    Interesting recipe, certainly going to try it out.

    Btw, this is so true … ““Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths.””

  • 4 years ago

    Oh I love to try this but I hate onions and garlic. But I definitely love caramel and jam! Should I try this or not? Hmm!

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