HOME > Chowhound > San Diego >
Are you making a specialty food? Get great advice

Where to get a good butter chicken sauce

setoguchi Dec 26, 2011 11:41 AM

Hi there, I'm relatively new to the san diego area and I've been having a heck of a time trying to find a butter chicken sauce, either in a jar (preferred) or as a powder seasoning. I've tried Albertson's, Trader Joes, Fresh & easy, and Von's.. I live just outside of La Mesa.

In addition, I'm unfamiliar with what brand makes the better sauces, so recommendations would be much appreciated. Thanks!

  1. o
    oerdin Dec 29, 2011 03:08 PM

    Honestly, I'd try the Indian markets in Mira Mesa's "Little India" center at Black Mountain Rd and Miramar Rd. There is probably only 20-25 shops in that strip mall but Mira Mesa has a large South Asian population since so many Indian engineers work at Qualcomm in Sorrento Valley. You'll go to those markets and 90%+ of the customers will be South Asian so what they're selling is both very authentic and low in price.

    1. Steve Green Dec 27, 2011 05:44 AM

      If you're after Patak's specifically, their store locator indicates that nearby Ralph's has at least some of their products: http://www.pataksusa.com/store-locator

      1. DiningDiva Dec 26, 2011 01:22 PM

        Try Vine Ripe market, on Fletcher Parkway just before Jackson Dr. In La Mesa. Large selection of Middle Eastern & Indian products.

        3 Replies
        1. re: DiningDiva
          setoguchi Dec 26, 2011 01:52 PM

          I'm on Jackson, that's very close to me! Thanks!

          1. re: setoguchi
            DiningDiva Dec 26, 2011 03:09 PM

            We must be neighbors, what's your cross street. Good luck with Vine Ripe. hey changed ownership a couple of years ago and the new ownet remodeled and upgraded. It appears to have been a good change

            1. re: DiningDiva
              setoguchi Dec 26, 2011 03:37 PM

              I'm by Lake Murray, I went down towards Navajo, there's three grocery stores right there but I didn't have any luck. Even their curry selection was rather limited. Thanks for the tip!

        2. m
          mliew Dec 26, 2011 01:05 PM

          The "little india" area of San Diego is off Black Mountain Rd. near the intersection of I-15 and Miramar Rd. There are a few Indian markets there that should have what you are looking for.

          1. c
            CanadaGirl Dec 26, 2011 12:25 PM

            I'm not sure if it's available near you, but we quite like Patak's sauces. Perhaps it is available online if you can't find it.

            1 Reply
            1. re: CanadaGirl
              setoguchi Dec 26, 2011 01:51 PM

              I'm from Vancouver area originally, I love that one but I haven't seen it here.

            Show Hidden Posts