Condiment Mela Round up ~ Part 1

Condiments are an essential part of Indian Meal. When you talk about a typical Thali in any region, some or all of the different condiments are always part of it. Spice powders, Pickles, Sauces, Jams, Vadams are some that surely highlight a meal.

When I announced Condiment Mela couple of months back, I didn't realize that the roundup will take time to up. 95 different entries came about and each one is worth to be tried. I will be doing a two part round up.

Next on the Mela series is the Soups and Salads Mela, be sure to send in your entries for that too. Meanwhile check out round up of Condiment Mela.

First comes a huge collection of Chutneys

Aarthi Sethuraman's Mint coriander chutney   
Amina's Groundnut chutney   
Deeksha's Karele Ki Chutney   
Dhyuthi's Puli Inji   
Divya Viswanathan's Quick Vegetable Chutney   
Harini's Beerapeechu-Tomato Chutney  , Gongura Pachadi,  Onion Chutney  Usirikaya Pachadi
Kalyani's Ginger Peanut Chutney   
Krithi's Coriander Chutney for ChapathiMint Onion Chutney, Spinach Chutney/Keerai Masiyal , Toor Dhal Chutney  
Nalini's Kadhamba chutney   & Urad dhal chutney   
Pavani's Mushroom Bruschetta & Tomato Pachadi   

PJ's Coriander-Raw mango chutney   Flaxseed Tomato Onion Chutney
Priya Suresh's Garlic & Mint Chutney
Rajani's Sweet and Sour Tamarind Chutney
Ramya Rajesh's Coriander Tomato chutney
Sadhana's Kale & Coconut Chutney
Sharada's Mung Daal Raw Mango Chutney
Shireen's Dried Shrimp Chutney
Supriya Natu's Avocado ChutneyDry Garlic Chutney

Tadka Pasta's Green Chard Chutney
Usha Rao's Tomato Coconut Chutney
Vaishali's Mango Vaghariya
Vardhini Koushik's Garlic chutneyRed bell pepper chutney
And from me Baingan Ka Bharta, Garlic Chutney spread for Masala Dosa, Pudina Chutney, Red Bell Pepper Tomato Chutney, Siru keerai Chutney

Then we have some Jam and each one looks colourful!

Akheela's Tomato Jam
Pavani's Peach-Mango Jam with Vanilla
Priya Suresh's Peach Jam

And finally these Masala powders used to enhance a dish, be it a rice, a dry saute or whatever, you can dish up delicious dishes with just a spoon of these masalas!

Balvinder's Biryani masala & Khara masala
Denny's Bisi bele Bhath masala
Harini's Balti Masala 

Kalyani's Mysore Style Rasam Powder
Nutan Dodbele's Dry Paan Masala
PJ's Homemade channa masala powder for chole
Siri's Mom's Spice powder for dry curries

Thank you for participating, Part 2 will be up soon.


Another interesting news I have to share with you all is about this Sugarcraft and Cake Decoration Workshop. Swati Jain who is the person behind those beautiful creations is conducting a workshop in Bangalore.

Those interested can reach her for more details.

Below are some of the ways you can get in touch.

Visit her Facebook page
Email her

The dates of the workshop is 9th-11th Dec 2011
Venue is HALCYON in Koramangala

Rush up, seats are limited!