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Feb 28, 2008 01:46 PM

White poppy seeds in Park Slope

Anyone know where I can get them?


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  1. DiVine Taste on 7th Ave should have them. They have a whole assortment of seeds and spices.

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    1. re: MrsT

      Thanks for the suggestion!

      Update: I called DiVine and Sahadi's, and they both said they only carry blue poppy seeds. I called Kalustyan's in Manhattan -- they have them. So unless anyone knows of any other options in Bk, it looks like I'll be taking a trip to Kalustyan's! Thanks!

      1. re: lmoy

        Might Patel carry them? I've actually never heard of them before - what do you use them for.

        1. re: MMRuth

          I'm gonna use them to make a semolina cake following a recipe that calls for them to be scattered on the top of the cake. Had something very similar (hoping it was from the same recipe) at a Burmese restaurant once, and it was DELICIOUS.

          1. re: lmoy

            Thank you - would you mind posting the recipe on Home Cooking some time?

            1. re: MMRuth

              Definitely. I'll be happy post a tweaked version of the recipe (it's in a cookbook) as soon as I try it. In the meantime, just Google "Burmese semolina cake" or "Burmese semolina pudding" if you're curious.

        2. re: lmoy

          A trip to Kalustyan's is well worth it. If you have not been there you will absolutely love it. I was lucky enough to live in that neighborhood and you can't get better quality.

          1. re: psnative

            White poppy seeds are used in a number of Indian dishes in both North and South Indian cooking. Patel Brothers in Jackson Heights would definitely have them as well. In fact, I have only seen them in Indian grocery stores. Sahadi's is generally not a good place to get specifically Indian groceries. In fact, I think its selection is particularly poor (e.g. no paneer). Although Kalustyan's also started its life as a Middle Eastern grocery, they have a far better supply of Indian groceries (probably because one of the owners is Bangladeshi).

      2. I usually get them at an Indian store - in the past i've got them from nj, but I'm sure you can get them in any Indian store in the city/queens.