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Sep 13, 2011 12:36 PM

Where to buy Indian Spices online? [moved from Home Cooking]

I am looking for a good online source for spices used in Indian home cooking. I go to my local Indian market but most of the spices are in bulk and have probably been sitting around for quite a while. I would to find a place that sells smaller amounts of spices. I have never bought spices online before so I have no idea what site would have the freshest spices.
Thanks for your help!

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  1. Hi Wenmink. I was looking for a particular kind of chili powder and went to several online places. The one that impressed me was Penzeys Spices. The chili powder was for my son in California, so I ordered a 4 oz. bag (you can get small amounts or up to 5 lbs.) and had it shipped. Hope this helps. The site is

    1. I second Penzey's. They have many Indian spices and seeds. Quality is always excellent.

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      1. re: PAO

        I echo Penzeys! They have a lovely sweet curry. Very full flavored. They also sell cardamom, coriander and very good Tellicherry pepper. They actually have several sorts of curry. There is possibly a Penzey's in your town.

      2. I typically buy my Indian spices from the Indo-Pak grocer, but I have gone to Penzey's for many other items and have always been very pleased with the quality.


          Spices and much more. If you are in NYC go in person but if not ... online is second best. The tahini selection (and other similar things) is great too.

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          1. re: chinaplate

            Completely agree. I'm in NYC, and I was just at Kalustyans today. Again. It's a wonderful resource. In addition to their spices, they also carry chutneys, flours, legumes, rices and all sorts of good things. (Today I was there for teff flour.)

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