- 500gr onions
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1/2 tsp allspice
- 1/2 tsp cloves powder
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1/2 cup red wine
- 1/2 cup cognac
- 500gr fresh tomatoes, grated
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 stick cinnamon
- 400gr chestnuts, precooked
Cut the onions in slices.
Heat the olive oil in a wide pan over medium heat and add the onion slices.
Sprinkle with allspice, carnation, sugar, salt and pepper.
Fry them for a few minutes until almost caramelised.
Add wine and cognac and cook for approximately 20 minutes.
Add the tomatoes, cinnamon, bay leaves and the chestnuts.
Cook for 15-20 minutes.
Pour in a little bit of water to thin the sauce, if desired.
Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Enjoy it with basmati rice!