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Where to buy Jamaican, Mexican, AND Indian spices online?

post #1 of 5
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Hi all,

I'm looking for a one stop shop for Grace Jamaican curry powder, Mexican adobo seasoning, and garam masala--all recommendations I've received from these forums--online. I can't seem to find a place that has 'em all. Anyone know the place to go?

Thank you!

Alec
post #2 of 5
I use Penzey's and The Spice House most of the time.

take care,
dan
post #3 of 5
While it's sometimes hard to find specialty ingredients grouped in one place, you could do a lot worse than Kalustyan's, in New York. Probably the broadest line of spices, spice mixes, and specialty & ethnic foodstuffs in the U.S.

Contact is www.kalustyans.com
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post #4 of 5
Asiamex for Grace.

You don't need to buy "adobo." It's garlic, onion, cumin seed, chili pepper (jalapeno, serrano, or something dried and reconstituted) and Mexican oregano, plus some S&P. Ideally, you combine them, fresh, in a molcajete. However, you can make an adobo powder with granulated garlic, granulated onion, chili de arbol, cumin powder and dried oregano. If you can't get Mexican oregano conveniently, the European type will be okay if not as exciting.

Garam masala is a more complicated proposition. I buy mixes from local Indian markets -- house blends and in the can. I also buy seeds and leaves, toast and grind my own. Plus, I do homemade and buy pre-made pastes. Each is different from the other. There's no constant, no best. It's very much how you feel, what fits with a particular dish, and how hot you want to get ... Madras, vindaloo or phal.

Penzey's and Spice House garam masala mixes are both adequate if a little unexciting. Sun brand curry powder (in the gold and white can) is something a lot of people like -- too much turmeric though. Bump it from tourist friendly "curry powder" to something with a little more punch by adding extra cumin powder, ginger, fenugreek, cayenne and voila!

BDL.
post #5 of 5
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Man! I also found Grace on Asiamex, but they charge $8 for shipping and require a minimum order of $20! If I coulda bought the adobo, garam, and grace from them, I would have, but they don't have garam. Anyone else have tips on the Grace?

Thank you!

Alec
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