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Go to Patel bros they have way more of the regular everyday grocery stuff, constant turnover, and like 20 brands of rice. Trade fair in south ozone park is pretty well stocked, as well. Patel and trade fair don't charge a manhattan premium either.

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Omnivorette's and Orik's exchange on falafel reminded me of the incredible range of spices available to people in the NY metro.   recently, I had the occasion to visit Kalustyan's to restock my chi

I've always pronounced it kal-oo'-stee-yans, but I don't know if that's correct or not.

Otherwise it'd be Single.   But you have to go to Kalustyan for about that many types of cocoa.

Go to Patel bros they have way more of the regular everyday grocery stuff, constant turnover, and like 20 brands of rice. Trade fair in south ozone park is pretty well stocked, as well. Patel and trade fair don't charge a manhattan premium either.

Love Patel bros. Totally the place to go to stock up on S. Asian stuff. Pair it with a car trip to mi tierra.

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I was walking on that part of Lex last week (the avenue, not the poster)

and, remembering this discussion, popped in to check prices. Sixteen

ounces of Vrindanavan "100% pure cow ghee" made in the great Indian

state of West Virginia (they lack an Indian Governor, a convert to

fundamentalist Christianity and a disbeliever in evolution, but they'll

get there) cost $9.49 at Foods of West Virginia India and $13.99 at

Kalustyan-Mart. Dehraduni Basmati rice was $5.99 for 2 lb at K-Mart

and 4.89 at F of I.

 

Mr. Stone (If I may call you that): What type of basmati did you buy at K

that its non-nuttiness displeased you so? They carry several types, as

has been noted. If you bought "short grained South Indian basmati" or,

worse, "diabetic basmati", may the consequences lie heavily on your

head (or, lie like lead in your stomach).

 

Kalustyan has an interesting history.

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Mr. Stone (If I may call you that): What type of basmati did you buy at K

that it's non-nuttiness displeased you so? They carry several types, as

has been noted. If you bought "short grained South Indian basmati" or,

worse, "diabetic basmati", may the consequences lie heavily on your

head (or, lie like lead in your stomach),

 

Kalustyan has an interesting history.

 

My friends call me Roger, you can call me John.

 

I got derahduni extra long grain.

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the same size jar of vrindanavan "100% pure cow ghee" is $6.49 at patel bros jackson heights or trade fair in richmond hill

Yes, I like Patel Brothers (although it is not clear if they are truly brothers).

But, we Manhattanites are afraid of Queens.

 

True Story: My wife and her family are from Queens. The family fled to Long

Island in the 1970s/1980s. They heard that their old neighborhooods had

been taken over by people with knives. Three years ago two of them -- my

wife and my brother-in-law -- summoned up the courage to go back. I went

with them. We traveled in a big, black SUV.

 

The neighborhood was populated by people of Indian origin. The people with

knives were sikhs*. We bought some mithai** and left.

 

* For those who do not know: ceremonial dagger

** Indian sweets

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Mr. Stone (If I may call you that): What type of basmati did you buy at K

that it's non-nuttiness displeased you so? They carry several types, as

has been noted. If you bought "short grained South Indian basmati" or,

worse, "diabetic basmati", may the consequences lie heavily on your

head (or, lie like lead in your stomach),

 

Kalustyan has an interesting history.

My friends call me Roger, you can call me John.

 

I got derahduni extra long grain.

you might try royal or tilda brands for a nuttier taste.

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Mr. Stone (If I may call you that): What type of basmati did you buy at K

that it's non-nuttiness displeased you so? They carry several types, as

has been noted. If you bought "short grained South Indian basmati" or,

worse, "diabetic basmati", may the consequences lie heavily on your

head (or, lie like lead in your stomach),

 

Kalustyan has an interesting history.

My friends call me Roger, you can call me John.

 

I got derahduni extra long grain.

Ok, Susan, you got the right kind.

 

The trick with basmati is to be gentle and use very little water. Soak and rinse,

but be gentle. Imagine that you are stroking a pet, not pleasuring a human.

Cook with one part water to one part rice, and briefly.

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