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    Stock up on traditional and unusual condiments by talented home chefs

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    Maria Chengappa

    From traditional Goan pickles to adventurous bacon in whiskey preserves, we bring you some of the city’s best bottled goodies on offer.

    Maria Chengappa
    Maria Chengappa creates a rich selection of Goan and Mangalorean pickles, relishes, chutneys and preserves apart from flavoured mayonnaise. Following the traditional recipes handed down from her Goan mother and grandmother, her pickled wonders include beef, fish or brinjal pickles and sweet mango chutney. Chengappa’s mayonnaise comes in garlic, red pepper, and green chilli and garlic flavours. Her sweet relish – a mix of onions, cucumber and capsicum, is great for hotdogs and burgers. Rs. 50 upwards. Details: 9620944270

    Cake Airy
    An air hostess and hobbyist baker, Blossom Fernandez concocts exotic preserves, jellies, marmalades and flavoured butters, using

    Ricky Monnappa

    Ricky Monnappa

    100 per cent natural ingredients and only seasonal produce – orange and whisky marmalade, fig and port preserve, bacon and whisky jam, mango and chili jam, strawberry cointreau, strawberry balsamic, strawberry and ginger preserves and Asian chilli jam. Her flavoured butters are a real treat with variations like cinnamon, honey and orange, ginger, garlic, parsley, Thai, and bacon bourbon. Rs. 200 upwards. Details: facebook.com/TheCakeAiry

    Martha’s Preserves
    Martha’s Preserves by Martha Kohlhagen, originally from Colorado, offers goodies ranging from pineapple chili jam and strawberry rose jam to pomegranate orange marmalade and caramelised onion and apple relish. Her sauces, like French caramel, chocolate fudge, pasta and barbecue are worth a try. They are made from natural ingredients and her treats contain no preservatives. Rs. 250 upwards. Details: marthasfoods.com

    Ramya Sundaram

    Ramya Sundaram

    Coorg Express
    Originally a Coorg travel portal, Coorg Express has now branched out into traditional pickles and preserves from the land of the Kodavas. Made by family members of founder Ricky Monnappa, you can pick up flavours like bitter lime, rainforest plum, amla, mixed fruit, dry fish, pork and bamboo shoot. Or bitter lime marmalade, passion fruit squash and bird’s eye chili in brine. Stock up your spice rack with their high quality cardamom, pepper and cinnamon as well. Rs. 250 upwards. Details: 9632338111

    Honey and Spice
    Ramya Sundaram’s venture, Honey and Spice, was born out of her preference for raw unprocessed honey, which is infinitely more healthy and beneficial than the supermarket varieties available. Her range of flavours include exciting infusions like cinnamon, ginger, coffee and vanilla. Apart from honey, she also creates honey butter in flavours like vanilla and chocolate. `200 upwards. Details: foodtribe.in

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