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Trip To The Indian Market

gordeaux | Nov 21, 2009 08:33 AM

Well, I ran out of most of my staples. No more garam masala, asafoetida, chili pickle, sack of basmati, and I'm down to only one Shan Masala (murg cholay.) So, I'm planning a trip to the good Indian Grocer this wknd to stock up on everything. I have a few Indian Grocers around town that I pop into for a thing here or there inbetween trips to the GOOD grocer, but the good one is where I stock up. I'm looking for any suggestions on pre-made masalas. BRAND AND TITLE. Also, any premade sauce base like a patak's brand. (I tried Patak's jar of red hot vindaloo and was not impressed at all.)

My list so far is:
Paneer. A few different brands. I freeze it.
Asafoetida powder
Shan Chicken tikka, chicken handi, chicken kerahi, and Chana Masala mixes in the box. (That's just a start - I'll probably wind up with 10 to 20 boxes of masalas)
An assortment of Pickle - probably chili, and lime, and who knows what others?
Deshi Coriander Chutney - love this stuff to death
A few different brands of garam masala
Jarred Ginger
Curry leaf

Anyone? I think I'm gonna try at least one pre-made biryani masala. Any favorite brands?
Can anyone recommend a pre-made masala brand and name? Or a pickle brand and name? Jarred sauce/ sauce base brand and name?

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