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Nothing kills the mood like boring, bland food. That’s when sauces come in handy; whether you want to spice up your recipe or just add some depth to flavors, there’s always a sauce to rely on. Whether you’re looking to add a bit of spice to your meals or create a more decadent flavor recipe, sauces are a great way to do it. Best of all, they’re relatively easy to make at home. With just a few simple ingredients, you can whip up a delicious sauce that will take your recipes to the next level. And if not, you can always find your favorite sauce in your local grocery store.
Sauces can make or break a meal. Sauces add a depth of flavor that takes a dish from ordinary to extraordinary. But do you realize what the great thing about sauces is, with a spoonful of the perfect combination of sauces, you can always add a new dense element to your food.
Here are our top picks to always keep handy in your pantry;
We know it, you know it, it’s a must. Ketchup is the most popular sauce in the world. Serving french fries without ketchup almost feels like a crime. Ketchup has been here for centuries, adding tangy yet perfectly-balanced sweet and salty flavor to our food.
Fun Fact: In earlier times, ketchup was introduced and used as a fish sauce.
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This creamy goodness is the heart of any burger, Bun kabab, or, Shawarma. With so many varieties and gluten free, low fat options, there’s some mayonnaise in every fridge.
Pro Tip: Add some mayonnaise in your marinated chicken or beef next time, and enjoy the creamiest BBQ ever!
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Chutneys are a big part of our culture. The amount of varieties chutneys come in is astonishing; Mango, Plump, Chili, Garlic and whatnot!
It is almost a fact that a desi meal without chutney is as incomplete as the sky without stars.
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Though originally, Peri Peri is a traditional African sauce, however, the locally available variants are the new talk of the town. Be it a grilled chicken with potatoes or pizza, pair it up with Peri Peri Sauce and enjoy the unmatchable flavors of these sauces.
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Don’t let your Tikka and Bihari boti go bland; match it up with some BBQ sauce and voila!
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Sauces are your best friend. They can life up any home-cooked meal and make even the simplest food taste yummy. With a huge variety, you can always experiment until you find the perfect combination like bread and jam.
However, sauces can also be high in sugar content, so it’s important to be aware of that if you’re health conscious. Always check the label before making a purchase for additives like MSG, Preservatives, or artificial flavors. It is also advised to check for allergens and be sure to check expiry dates to make the most out of your money. Don’t forget to store it in the refrigerator and serve it when needed.
With the right sauce, a dinner party can be more exciting and memorable. Sauces can really help to elevate the quality of the food. The additional depth of flavor and complexity can make even simple dishes feel special. And since they’re often quite easy to prepare, they’re a great way to add some extra pizzazz to any party.
So don’t be afraid to get creative in the kitchen when hosting a dinner party – with sauces, the sky’s the limit!