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Kashmiri Chilli Powder

analysisparalysis Sep 23, 2011 05:43 AM

Has anyone seen Kashmiri Chilli Powder in any of the stores around Halifax? I checked out the Indian store on Robie and they didn't have it. Looking to make some Lamb Rogan Josh.

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    chilibeanpaste Sep 23, 2011 10:52 AM


    Try the Big Ray Asian Store in Dartmouth. They have some Indian spices and ingredients - not extensive mind you - but I'm always surprised what I find there. The lady owner is very helpful and if she can find a supplier she'll bring it in.



    They say:
    "You can find this spice in any Indian grocery store and it may be sold under the following names: Kashmiri chili powder, Kashmiri mirch, degi mirch, deggi mirch, deghi mirch and similar variants."

    Did you ask for any of these names on Robie Street?

    Good luck in your pursuit.

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      analysisparalysis Sep 23, 2011 12:39 PM

      Thanks I will try Big Ray Asian Store. I did ask for Kashmiri chilli powder at the store on Robie and also the Middle East store on Agricola. They both said they just have the standard Cayenne.

      1. re: analysisparalysis
        chilibeanpaste Sep 30, 2011 09:00 PM

        Try giving one of the Indian restaurant chefs a call at off hours. They may head you in the right direction. A friend suggested checking out a halal Indian restaurant on Dutch Village Rd. that might sell spices too.

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      analysisparalysis Apr 4, 2012 08:14 AM


      The Indian store on Robie now has bags of whole Kashmiri chillies.

      Here is a link to the Rogan Josh recipe I wanted these for - in case anyone is interested:

      My curry still didn't get as red as his. I think maybe because I didn't quite grind it into a fine enough powder. I either use goat meat (Indian store on Robie - $7.99/lb) or lamb from the grocery store to make this recipe.

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