Healthier Condiments

This is how I feel about condiments: if someone tries to feed you a pakora or samosa without some kind of chutney, raid their fridge or run. It might be a Pakistani thing but I like it saucy. The hubz and I are obsessed with Nando’s Peri Peri sauce and a balsamic fig and date mustard by Kozliks. We often pick up random condiments on our travels. Some people bring by souvenirs we bring back stuff for our pantry! 

If you do pick up condiments from stores, remember to read the ingredient labels to see what’s going into what you’re buying! It is possible to buy natural condiments, you may have to hunt a little and shell out a little more but it’s usually worth it! The other option of course is to make the good stuff at home! Who’s got time for that? 

It’s actually super easy, literally takes five minutes once you’ve assembled all the ingredients. I think that spicy ketchup, green chutney and chaat masala are absolute musts for desi snacks which is why I’ve created healthier (and quick) versions of all three! 

Healthy Iftar Condiments

Homemade Chaat Masala
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Ingredients
  1. 4tsp dried mango powder
  2. 4tsp sumac
  3. 2tsp ground cumin
  4. 2tsp Himalayan pink salt
  5. 2tsp garam masala
  6. 1/2tsp red chilli powder
  7. 1/2tsp ground ginger
Instructions
  1. Mix all the spices together well in a bowl and store in a glass jar.
Notes
  1. This homemade chaat masala is easier on the salt than Shan’s and has zero chemicals and it’s way easier than other homemade renditions I’ve come across! Sumac is my secret ingredient in chaat masala.
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Healthy Iftar Condiments

Green Chutney
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Ingredients
  1. 1tsp agave
  2. 1 cup cilantro
  3. Juice of half a lemon
  4. 1tsp chopped jalapeno
  5. 2tbsp water
Instructions
  1. Blitz everything together in a small chopper and store in the fridge for up to a week.
Notes
  1. This stuff is the bomb with absolutely everything and adds a real kick to savoury snacks.
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Healthy Iftar Condiments

Spicy Ketchup
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Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup of dates
  2. 1/2 cup of warm water
  3. 1/2 cup of tomato paste (if possible organic)
  4. 1/2tsp smoked paprika
  5. 1/2tsp onion powder
  6. 1/2tsp cayenne
  7. 1/2tsp fine Himalayan pink salt
  8. 2tbsp vinegar
Instructions
  1. Remove the seeds from the dates and soak them in warm water for about an hour. Do not drain.
  2. Pour the dates and water into a small chopper or blender along with the other ingredients and blitz until smooth.
  3. Bring the ketchup to a quick boil in a small saucepan and then simmer on a low heat for about twenty minutes. After the ketchup has cooled, pour it into a jar and store in the fridge for up to a week.
Notes
  1. This spicy ketchup is so delicious! I love making it this way.
The Quirky Princess http://thequirkyprincess.com/site/

What condiment can you absolutely not live without?

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