Whether your customers are looking to create a seven-course Indian feast or just add a hint of exotic spice to everyday meals, Indian-inspired condiments are increasingly popping up on natural foods store shelves. Rockville, Md.-based market research firm Packaged Facts reports that Asian-Americans are driving the growth of Indian foods and, at the same time, changing the palates
of their fellow Americans.
Bombay Authentics Mango Chutney
This sweet-and-sour traditional accompaniment to curries also makes a great sandwich spread, salad dressing or cheese-board embellishment.
Maya Kaimal Spicy Ketchup
With toasted cumin, hot peppers and brown sugar, this sweet-and-spicy condiment can be used traditionally—as a dipping sauce for samosas, for example—or as an easy way to reinvent the burger.
Stonehouse 27 Tamarind and Garlic Cooking Sauce
With a touch of coconut milk and agave nectar, this sweet-and-spicy sauce can be used as a shrimp marinade or in place of salsa for Indian-style nachos.
Tasty Bite Tikka Masala Simmer Sauce
A mild, north Indian–style cream-based sauce with notes of cumin, coriander, clove and cardamom, this condiment makes meals easy: Add it to cooked chicken, tofu or vegetables and serve over rice. It also can be used as a simple dip or marinade.