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Can anyone recommend any Indian grocery stores within the Rockville/Gaithersburg area? I'm looking for some specific things: white poppy seeds, ajwain seeds, mango powder, powdered tamarind, black cumin seeds... Thanks.

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Does anyone know of a decent Indian Grocery Store in Northern Virginia? The one in Balston I once frequented was torn down to make room some very ugly condos.

And if anyone knows of one that might have fresh Fenugreek leaves I would be quite thankful.

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Does anyone know of a decent Indian Grocery Store in Northern Virginia? The one in Balston I once frequented was torn down to make room some very ugly condos.

So Indian Spice and Appliances never reopened :P I use to love shopping there, esp. the homemade samosas, snacks, and breads that they kept up front. Anyone know if they relocated?

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So Indian Spice and Appliances never reopened :P I use to love shopping there, esp. the homemade samosas, snacks, and breads that they kept up front. Anyone know if they relocated?

I could not remember the name to save my life, I found an address for them at 1065 W Broad St in Falls Church. I may have to check to see if it is really there.

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Does anyone know of a decent Indian Grocery Store in Northern Virginia? The one in Balston I once frequented was torn down to make room some very ugly condos.

And if anyone knows of one that might have fresh Fenugreek leaves I would be quite thankful.

There is an Indian grocery store right next to my shop (we even share a door). Not sure about the fenugreek seeds. It is at 4815 Lee Highway (between Glebe and George Mason).

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There is an Indian grocery store right next to my shop (we even share a door). Not sure about the fenugreek seeds. It is at 4815 Lee Highway (between Glebe and George Mason).
Fenugreek seeds are so basic that even the Indian section at our local Giant has them. I'm sure your Indian store will carry them. Sometimes they're labelled as "methi".

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Fresh Leaves, not seeds

Just checked. The store next to me does carry fenugreek leaves, though the current supply looks a little past its prime (kind of wilted). They do carry the dried as well.

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Can anyone recommend any Indian grocery stores within the Rockville/Gaithersburg area? I'm looking for some specific things: white poppy seeds, ajwain seeds, mango powder, powdered tamarind, black cumin seeds... Thanks.

It's easier, I think, to find India groceries in Virginia. But here's some I like in Maryland:

Dana Bazaar, 1701 Rockville Pike, 301 231 7546, and 12829 Wisteria Drive, Germantown, sells fresh fruit and vegetables, and staple groceries from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Spice Lanka in Derwood is Sri Lankan and run by a really helpful owner. He's got unusual spices at reasonable prices. http://www.eatwashington.com/article/spice...vorite_markets/

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Just checked. The store next to me does carry fenugreek leaves, though the current supply looks a little past its prime (kind of wilted). They do carry the dried as well.

Thank you for checking, I will put this on my list of places to visit this weekend. I appreciate your help.

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I could not remember the name to save my life, I found an address for them at 1065 W Broad St in Falls Church. I may have to check to see if it is really there.

I thought Indian Spice and Appliances was now at 1065 W. Broad St., Falls Church, 703 532 1777...Julia

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Does anyone know of a decent Indian Grocery Store in Northern Virginia? The one in Balston I once frequented was torn down to make room some very ugly condos.

And if anyone knows of one that might have fresh Fenugreek leaves I would be quite thankful.

There's a place like that in Vienna, on the left-hand side of 123 as you are coming into downtown Vienna from Tyson's. Can't recall the name off-hand.

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Fresh Leaves, not seeds

Grand Mart at LRT and 395 has these fairly often. Fresh curry leaves too. Depending on where you want to drive, there is an Indian food store on Backlick Road near Old Keene Mill, and another by the Harris Teeter in Annandale on Columbia Pike. I haven't been to either in a while.

Whatcha making? Aloo methi?

Edited to add this link to Indian Groceries in Virginia: Click.

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Whatcha making? Aloo methi?

The new Art Culinaire has a recipe from Rasika’s Vikaram Sunderam for Murgh Kolapuri that I want to try (I think that my spell check just blew up on this post). Frankly it is just an excuse to make homemade Naan.

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I hit the Patel Brothers in Hyattsville, MD (University Ave Near Riggs). Bare bones operation, but they have just about everything you could want for cooking Indian. Had a small produce section and several trays of samosa for sale at the cash register.

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A small Indian/Pakistani grocery (not clear from the sign) opened across from the Brookville Shopping Center on Backlick Rd in Springfield. A quick glance showed a pretty decent stock of products (I didn't get a chance to do more than get a hurried peek,).

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A small Indian/Pakistani grocery (not clear from the sign) opened across from the Brookville Shopping Center on Backlick Rd in Springfield. A quick glance showed a pretty decent stock of products (I didn't get a chance to do more than get a hurried peek,).

Where is Brookville Shopping Center? Not familiar with it, can't find it on Google . . . .

Could you mean Brookfield? Lots of interesting places in there . . . .

Surprisingly, for a hideous suburban strip mall infested area, Springfield has a wealth of ethnic markets and restaurants. As does Annandale, which I am convinced is just Springfield with a snootier name.

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for the poster looking for places in NoVa, i like the one on little river turnpike, opposite grand mart. the name is Ginger ____ something, and as a bonus it's right next to IndAroma, so you can pick up a yummy snack after you shop. the address is 6548 little river turnpike. They have a good selection of prepared and frozen food and spices, and they don't have that many fresh vegetables, but grand mart is right across the street.

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Where is Brookville Shopping Center? Not familiar with it, can't find it on Google . . . .

Could you mean Brookfield? Lots of interesting places in there . . . .

Surprisingly, for a hideous suburban strip mall infested area, Springfield has a wealth of ethnic markets and restaurants. As does Annandale, which I am convinced is just Springfield with a snootier name.

Yes, it is Brookfield Plaza. There is a small grocery store called Eastern World Market.

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