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Yellow Mustard Seeds - inexpensive source?

WildSwede Aug 11, 2012 10:50 AM

I am looking for a good, inexpensive (can those words be put together?!) source. Does anyone have one? Any area welcome. TIA!

  1. WildSwede Aug 13, 2012 01:23 PM

    Thank you everyone! I will definitely try the Indian markets. I needed to do a batch test this past weekend and happened to be in Sprouts in Monrovia and they had some for $1.29 for a 1.5 oz. pkg. (they also had bulk for around $11/lb). I needed just under 3 packs for my recipe. However, I think it is going to be a go, so I will take you up on your suggestions to buy in bulk. Thank you so much again for your wonderful advice! I appreciate it!

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      maryhbrock Aug 13, 2012 11:56 AM

      SuperKing has a wall of spices, that's where I buy my mustard seeds

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        Hillbilly Moonshiner Aug 13, 2012 10:50 AM

        Penzey's. Their brown and black mustard seeds are also high quality and good price.

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        1. re: Hillbilly Moonshiner
          GH1618 Aug 13, 2012 11:10 AM

          Shipping costs can make inexpensive spices rather expensive, in my experience.

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            Hillbilly Moonshiner Aug 13, 2012 11:26 AM

            Yes, better to go to their store in Santa Monica or Torrance.

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          malibumike Aug 13, 2012 07:36 AM

          LAX C market in chinatown has large jars of mustard seeds fairly cheap.

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            Johnny L Aug 12, 2012 11:54 PM

            I just bought a large container of it from Surfas for about $7 roughly a quart I think which will last me a long time.

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              emu48 Aug 11, 2012 09:20 PM

              Indian grocers are the best source. If that means taking a long drive, check also at any nearby health food stores. Many of them sell bulk spices.

              1. westsidegal Aug 11, 2012 06:09 PM

                i'd try samosa house on washington

                11510 W Washington Blvd
                Culver City, CA 90066

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                  GH1618 Aug 11, 2012 11:01 AM

                  I suggest you try looking in Indian groceries, which usually carry bulk spices. These are pretty common now in any metropolitan area.

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                  1. re: GH1618
                    WildSwede Aug 11, 2012 11:31 AM

                    Thank you! I was thinking about trekking to Artesia, so it will happen a little sooner.

                    1. re: WildSwede
                      suvro Aug 11, 2012 08:18 PM

                      I live in Altadena, and there are two fairly well stocked Indian grocery stores close by.
                      India Sweets and Spices
                      1208 E Huntington Dr., # A
                      Duarte, CA 91010
                      (626) 357-6899

                      This is near the Target. Mountain Ave. exit from 210.

                      The other one is even closer:
                      Bhanu's Indian Grocery and Cuisine
                      7246 Rosemead Blvd.
                      San Gabriel CA, 91775
                      This is at the intersection of Rosemead and Huntington, next to Trader Joe's.

                      1. re: suvro
                        WildSwede Aug 13, 2012 01:25 PM

                        Hah! I was just in Bhanu's eating last week, but did not decide I needed mustard seeds until Saturday morning. Thanks for the reminder!

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                          WildSwede Aug 15, 2012 11:52 AM

                          I went to Bhanu and found the seeds: 7 oz for $1.99 and 14 oz for $2.99. I bought the larger size. Thank you everyone!

                          1. re: WildSwede
                            suvro Aug 15, 2012 12:06 PM

                            What are you making with it?
                            Momofuku's pickled yellow mustard seeds is a good use for this - see http://momofukuathome.wordpress.com/2...

                            1. re: suvro
                              WildSwede Aug 15, 2012 01:09 PM

                              Had a dry run this past weekend to see if it was worth making mustard for Chrismas gifts this year and it is. Thanks for the recipe - looks good! ;-)

                    2. re: GH1618
                      ebethsdad Aug 11, 2012 05:03 PM

                      India Sweets and Spices is where I get mine. They also have other colors, sell in bulk, and have a lovely cafeteria style lunch counter. I use the Northridge store, http://losangeles.citysearch.com/prof..., but they have a lot of other locations. They also have fresh curry leaves, but you have to ask.

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