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Pure mustard oil, preferably in Astoria

versicle May 9, 2012 04:50 PM

I'm looking for pure mustard oil. The only mustard oil I could find at Trade Fair was blended with soya oil and doesn't have nearly the flavor I'm looking for. I know there are issues with selling it in the USA, but has anyone seen the pure oil for sale? Preferably in Astoria, but I'm willing to go to Jackson Heights.


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    jester99 May 11, 2012 08:26 AM

    agree with Patel in J. Heights, as long as it says, "for external Use only" its pretty pure!

    1. jen kalb May 10, 2012 05:51 AM

      any of the Indian groceries in Jackson Heights will have it.

      1. CitySpoonful May 10, 2012 05:51 AM

        I get mine at Patel's in Jax Heights. Did you try the little Bangladeshi grocery at B'way & 31st St. They might have it. Don't be deterred by the warning label: "Not for consumption." It's some import technicality. Totally fine to cook with. (And some people use it to moisturize their hair too -- dual purpose!)

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        1. re: CitySpoonful
          versicle May 10, 2012 01:33 PM

          Just picked up a bottle of what appears to be pure mustard oil at the place on 31st. Thanks! They had three brands. Do you have a preference?

          1. re: versicle
            CitySpoonful May 10, 2012 04:04 PM

            what are the 3 brands? i have had good luck with Tez (or Taaza) -- something with a T & a Z (sorry! that rec requires some guessing on your part!)

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