Lime Leaf Sambal
When there’s no time to originate a sauce, I dab the rim of my grain bowl with Auria’s Malaysian Kitchen Lime Leaf Sambal and brace for affect. Fiery and floral, a runt amount electrifies every forkful. ($12 at snukfoods.com) —A.A.
A runt spoon of Brooklyn Delhi’s animated-sweet Roasted Garlic Achaar ($11; amazon.com) punches up leftover dal, frittatas, or lag-fries and keeps style monotony away. —Sonia Chopra, govt editor
Kewpie Deep-Roasted Sesame Dressing ($7; kewpieshop.com) is the nectar of the umami gods. It perks up leftover lentils and has modified ranch for all my raw veg needs. —Elyse Inamine, digital restaurant editor
Chili Fig Spread
A smear of Divina Chili Fig Spread ($5; thrivemarket.com) adds depth to perfect about any veg, meat, or carb sandwich, nonetheless I’m happy that cream cheese is its truest buddy. —Hilary Cadigan, culture editor