Every food culture has a catch-all condiment and a sauce that can be drizzled on anything to make it even more delicious. The Chinese have hoisin sauce, Arabs have hummus and for the people of the subcontinent, it is achars and chutneys. Achars and chutneys with their strong punch-worthy flavours, delightful aromas and all organic preservation have been thriving in our mother’s and grandmother’s kitchen. This Ramadan brush aside all other condiments and indulge in home made chutneys to pair your samosas and pakoras with.
Here’s a list of local businesses that hand make achaars and chutneys and we’ve laid out what you can pair them with
Pickle Deli (@pickle_deli) has three products: Spice Girls made with green chillies & garlic, Red Hot Chilli Peppers made with red chillies & mustard oil and Black Zest made from crunchy green chilli. All of them cost Rs. 250.
You can also marinate chicken in one of the available condiments, leave it for 4 to 6 hours and deep fry it, to get the tastiest fried chicken.
Prepare for Ramdan by ordering from Pickle Deli now!
Just Pickled (@just.pickled) aims to provide the best quality condiments using only the freshest ingredients to elevate your dining experience. Their product line for pickles and chutneys include kanjhi, pickled beetroot and turnip, mango pickles, mango chutney and plum chutney. Each of the condiment ranges between Rs. 300 to Rs. 400.
Visit their profile here!
Khatta Meetha (@khattameethapickles) brings you homemade healthy pickle from a variety of seasonal vegetables. Their pickles cost Rs. 550 and the menu includes chilli & garlic, mix vegetables, bhari mirch and crunchy reddish. Moreover, their chutney menu includes tamatar cut, patakha tamatar cut and harri bharri chutney.
Visit their profile here to find out more fun recipes!
Yes, you heard it right, Tamarind (@tamarindbyfernandes) makes prawn pickles known as Prawn Balchao. It is tangy and has a unique heat to it. Since the pickle itself is very flavourful, pair it with something plain and simple. Customers can get a regular bottle for Rs. 650.
Buy it now here!
Bawli Bawarchan (@bawli.bawarchan) has an array of chutneys and achars on its menu. These include rishtay ka achar, khatti mirch, falsa chutney, tomato chutney, nauratan chutney, imli & date chutney, mint ambi chutney and aloo bukhara chutney. Each jar costs Rs. 550.
For Iftaar, add their tomato chutney in any sandwich to amp up the taste or add a spoonful of mint ambi chutney in paratha rolls and enjoy it as a sehri meal.
Visit their Instagram page for more such ideas.
Chatkhara Achaar (@chatkharaachaar) has a diverse menu that includes over 30 achars and chutneys. Some of the options include karela achar, lehsan achar, Indian banarsi achar, hari mirch chutney, till chutney and chilli garlic chutney. Price ranges from Rs. 200 to Rs. 550.
Order now here!
Amna’s Organic (@amnasorganics) stocks chutneys and achars along with other condiments and spices. All of their chutneys cost Rs. 400 and have various flavours available such as imli, mango and plum.
Order now from their website!
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