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Dec 26, 2011 11:41 AM

Where to get a good butter chicken sauce

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!

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  1. 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.

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    1. re: CanadaGirl

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

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

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        1. re: DiningDiva

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

          1. re: setoguchi

            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

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

          1. 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.