Vadouvan is a super fragrant French-Indian curry mix that blends sautéed, roasted onions, shallots and garlic into the spices. Slideshow: More Spice Recipes 

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  • Preheat the oven to 350°. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.

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  • In a food processor, working in 3 batches, coarsely chop the onions; transfer to a medium bowl. Repeat with the shallots and garlic, chopping them separately and adding them to the onions.

  • In a large deep nonstick skillet, heat the oil until shimmering. Add the onion mixture and cook over high heat, stirring often, until golden and browned in spots, 25 to 30 minutes.

  • In a spice mill or mortar, grind the fenugreek seeds. Stir into the onion mixture along with the remaining ingredients. Scrape onto the prepared baking sheet and spread in a thin even layer. Bake, stirring occasionally with a skewer to separate the onions, for about 1 hour, until deeply browned and barely moist.