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Heads Up Indian food lovers, fantastic finds in Manchester, NH


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Heads Up Indian food lovers, fantastic finds in Manchester, NH

Gail | Mar 23, 2005 10:53 AM

I love to cook both Indian and Pakistani food and wanted to let others know of a great store in Manchester, NH that I would be lost without. I really struggled at first but with the great products found here boy am I having fun now! Here are some of my thoughts.
Ginger and garlic pastes in jars are a huge time saver. Ditto for the boxes of curry with the spice mixture. I did not try these for a long time… Do not know why but thought the pictures of the food looked somewhat bogus and could not think of anything that I had ever bought in a box that tasted better than being made from scratch. How wrong I was. These are superb and again a huge timesaver.
Haleem…. I have eaten tons of Indian food in my life and had never heard of or tasted this. Look for it in the box…either with the Dahl included (Big Box) or you soak your own (Little Box). A little time consuming but not hard. I know when you read the directions it will sound really weird but it is great..Honest!
Breads…..They are now carrying Naan both plain and garlic. It is in the freezer chest in the back and is frigging fantastic. Other interesting fresh breads in the front.
Prepared frozen food…… Quite a large selection. I have only tried the Saag Paneer and it is good.
Tea….You have to try the Ahmad Earl Gray Tea…. smoothest I have ever had.
Yogurt…..Can not remember the name but it is really thick and tangy. No curdled sauces using this.
Kulfi….. Pints of mango, pistachio are pretty good.. I buy the boxed mix and make it myself. It is super easy.
Home made Samosas…. Weekends only.

They have some fresh produce… curry leaves, cilantro, little hot peppers, etc and a couple of veggie’s that are still a mystery to me I think one of them is okra? Sort of looks like a little gherkin?

The store hours are 11.00 to ( not sure if its 6 or 8 pm) Closed on Monday.
Word of warning… The opening time seems to be flexible as I have sat in the parking lot waiting for them to open on more than one occasion.

Spice Store.
Corner Valley and Maple St.
Manchester, NH

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