Liven up festive catering, make the best of Christmas leftovers and always be prepared for unexpected dinner guests by stocking up on store cupboard essentials from the Anila’s curry sauce and accompaniments range.

Anila’s Authentic Sauces can help take the heat out of Christmas culinary stress. The versatile jars of curry sauce are perfect for whipping up quick and easy dishes on Boxing Day or adding a spicy twist to party dips.

The chutneys, pickles and dips are a tasty addition to a Christmas or New Year buffet, and will brighten up any cold meat or cheese selections.

“Christmas and New Year catering can be quite stressful, but the secret is in the planning,” explains Anila Vaghela, who founded the family-run business of Anila’s Authentic Sauces in 1997.

“Being well prepared with a range of tasty store cupboard essentials is one way of making things easier, and it will also ensure that you’re never short of ideas. Anila’s curry sauces and accompaniments are very versatile, and can play a great role in a wide range of different meals and snacks during the festive period when food and drink tend to be a focus.”

Anila’s curry sauces are the ideal store cupboard essential to stock up on before the festive season, as they’re suitable for vegetarians and vegans, as well as being sugar-free, gluten-free and dairy-free. They also don’t contain onions or garlic.

So they are perfect for anyone with specific allergies or intolerances, and just the product for hosts who could find themselves catering for unexpected, or expected, guests with differing dietary needs!

Anila’s has a range of eight curry sauces, based on traditional Indian recipes. They have won 11 Great Taste Awards, and last year Anila’s Spicy Korma Curry Sauce scooped a Free From Food Award.

Anila suggests using one of her sauces not just as the base of a tasty Boxing Day curry, but as a quick and easy party dip by adding a dollop of curry sauce to crème fraiche, yoghurt or mayonnaise.

Anila’s distinctive and delicious range of 16 different mouth-watering ‘handmade’ chutneys, pickles and dips are made with single fruits and vegetables, and team up perfectly with a variety of dishes, snacks, meats and cheeses. They’re a great addition to light buffets and salads during the festive season.

Based in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, Anila’s also has a unit in West London.

Anila’s products are available from or at the 28 farmers’ markets across the south listed on the website, as well as in John Lewis Oxford Street and John Lewis Bluewater. They are also sold in top quality gourmet stores, such as Harrods, plus hundreds of other outlets, including Wholefoods, Planet Organic, delis, health food stores, garden centres and gift shops.

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