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black stone flower, chettinad cooking

Ericruo | Feb 24, 201510:30 AM

I am looking for a lichen, Parmotrema perlatum, used in Chettinad cooking called: black stone flower, kalpassi, shaileyam in Sanskrit / Gokshura, Dagar da Phool in Hindi, kallupachi in Telugu "Kallu hoovu" in Kannada and patthar ke phool in Hindi. "shebat al ajooz" or "ishna" in the Middle East. Struck out at House of Spices and Saudagar in Hayward, Bharat in Fremont, called Madras Market in Sunnyvale to no avail, might be my inability with anything but English and Spanish, tried calling Anjappar Chettinad but a less helpful person would be hard to find. Tried an on-line site in India but their web interface wouldn't ship it here. The reviews of buying through Amazon give one pause. Any suggestions, folks? Thanks in advance...

Anjappar Chettinad Indian Restaurant,
Anjappar Chettinad Restaurant,
House of Spices
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