Ellipaya Karam ~ Garlic Dry Chilies Powder

Ellipayalu, ellipayalu, ellipayalu!! I could not think or go past ellipayalu for ‘E’. Ellipayalu or elligaddalu are garlic. If you are following my blog regularly you would know how liberal I am with it’s usage! Before going any further, let me warn you, today’s post is loaded with pictures, a total of 8. There are […]

Basil Pesto from Italy

For the last day of condiments for buffet on table, I made fresh tomato sauce. Later when I checked the condiments list, tomato sauce was not on the list and I had to make another condiment. I will post tomato sauce recipe tomorrow. Here is the tomato sauce recipe. I bought a bunch of basil […]

Cucumber Raitha ~ Perugu Pachadi

Today I have a very simple and easy raitha/raita from India. I never thought raitha would fall under condiments category but wiki says it is a condiment. So here I am with one of my favorite condiments I make to go with biryani and vegetable bagara. Raitha can be prepared with many vegetables but this […]

Salsa Roja from Mexico

Salsa Roja is a red sauce from Mexico. It is used to make enchiladas and can also be served with corn chips or tortillas. There are many versions of this salsa online. The main ingredients though, are tomatoes, chilies, garlic, onion and cilantro. One method of making this salsa is to puree all the ingredients […]

Harissa from Tunisia

Harissa is a spicy red chili sauce from Tunisia. It is also common in Algeria, Libya and Morocco. Red chilies, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, garlic cloves and herbs are ground together to a paste to make this sauce and oil is used as a preservative. it is the national condiment of Tunisia and the largest […]

Creole Seasoning

Louisiana Creole cuisine originated in Louisiana, United States which is influenced by French, Spanish, German, Italian, West African, Native American as well as Southern (American) cuisines. New Orleans is the largest city in the state and food capital of the state. There are many famous restaurants and great chefs from the region. One of the […]

Israeli Hummus

Hummus is a middle eastern dip prepared with cooked mashed chickpeas and seasoned with tahini, garlic and lemon juice. It is a versatile dip served with pita bread and vegetables, and also is a great spread for sandwiches. Update – Images re-edited and updated in Dec 2017. We are into third week of Buffet on […]

Thecha, a Spicy Condiment from Maharashtra

Thecha is a spicy condiment from Maharashtra, India. Thecha is prepared across the state and preparation varies slightly from household to household. The main ingredient is chilies; red or green chilies, followed by garlic. The other ingredients that can be used are cumin, sesame seeds and coconut. Chilies are toasted in oil and ground to […]

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