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Garbanzo/Chickpea flour in Philly or Burbs?

Hungryin theBurbs Apr 13, 2008 02:06 PM

Does anyone know where to get chickpea flour, preferably in Eastern Montco or Northeast Philly? Whole Foods doesn't carry it. I'm sure Middle Eastern and Indian places would have it, but other than Bitar's, does anyone have any good ideas?

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    saluki Apr 13, 2008 03:23 PM

    I've gotten Chickpea flour in an Indian Supermarket in a strip mall across from Neshaminy mall. It is in the same shopping center as the Drivers License testing center.

    However, I don't think you have to come that far. There are a few Indian Grocery stores on Castor Avenue --North of Cottman that should carry it. They are also a good source of nuts and Basmati rice. I think one may be around Rhawn St and Castor Ave next to a Bakery.

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      Smellchipper Apr 13, 2008 03:35 PM

      there's one on Bustleton - International Food Market 8570 B Bustleton Ave
      and on Roosevelt Ave - Kavita Indian Groceries 9257 Roosevelt Blvd

      if you want to buy in bulk go to Subzi Mandi on State Rd and Dunksferry Rd right across from Neshaminy State Park

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      chocolatstiletto Apr 13, 2008 03:41 PM

      Easily overlooked but a marvelous place- the Spice Corner in the Italian Market (http://www.phillyitalianmarket.com/ma...). Sorry it's not NE Philly, though- although if you get some, post recipes up on home cooking because I've no idea what to do with the rest of my bag!

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        Chefpaulo Apr 13, 2008 03:43 PM

        Assi Plaza market on Welsh Road in North Wales has it.

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          missfunkysoul Apr 13, 2008 05:21 PM

          Any Indian grocery store will have it, just check out your closest one.

          1. PattiCakes Apr 14, 2008 09:36 AM

            There's another Indian market (Patels) on 309. Going north, past Montgomeryville Mall & past "5 points" intersection --on the right-hand side. Wegman'smight also have gram flour.

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              smn Apr 14, 2008 09:51 AM

              Wegman's does, indeed, carry garbanzo bean flour.

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                mepolo Apr 14, 2008 09:55 AM

                I'm pretty positive Wegman's carries Bob's Red Mill brand...it's a good one!

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                Hungryin theBurbs Apr 14, 2008 10:35 AM

                Thanks so much everyone! I am closest to the places in Northeast Philly, so I'll probably try those first, as I don't have a lot of time for travel this week.

                For those who asked, I am planning to make a Persian dumpling, made with the chickpea flour, ground chicken, onions and seasonings, cooked and served in chicken stock.

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                  cybermome1207 Apr 15, 2008 06:07 AM

                  Abayas in Wyndmoor -on Willow Grove Ave between Stenton and Cheltenham has chick pea flour..

                  The food is fabulous too...

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