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Nov 23, 2012 09:41 AM

A Good Fresh Indian Market

Does anyone know where I can find a Good Indian Market with fresh produce? I want to make the Jhal Muri I saw on Eat St.

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  1. There is one on the West Island just off of Brunswick Boulevard behind Galeries des Sources.

    1. having looked at the recipe, I believe that most of those ingredients could be found at loblaws on jean talon

      1. Most of what you need , especially the fresh produce, doesn't require a specialty market as it is pretty standard Canadian fare.

        For the puffed rice, sev and fried dal (the term "channa dal" refers to the type of lentil, not the fact that it is fried), you could probably find them at Loblaws, as catroast suggests, or, since you are already in the neighbourhood, go to Marché Thurga on Jean-Talon and one street west of Parc.

        Bear in mind that this is a mix-and-match street food, if you are missing one ingredient it won't be the end of the world, just try to maintain the proportions of crunchy bits to vegetable.

        1. okay and thanks for the tips about the recipe. Puffed rice is it just the regular cereal kind of puffed rice?
          Can I buy the fried lentil already fried or must I fry them myself?

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          1. re: blondee_47

            I've seen fried lentils at that Loblaws at the corner of Parc and Jean-Talon. Sometimes they are in the wide aisle with "international" foods, sometimes in with the chips and other salty snack foods.

            I am sure they are also available at the many South Asian shops in the neighbourhood.

            1. re: lagatta

              in other words, that loblaws has a pretty big indian section

              1. re: catroast

                The "ethnic section" features both South and East/Southeast Asian foods, and foods of some other origins. There is, of course, a large South Asian population in Parc Extension. Indians, also Pakistanis, Bangladeshis, Sri Lankans etc.

                I haven't found any South Asian shops in Parc Ex with the range and quality of fresh produce I've seen in Toronto's Little India, unfortunately.

                1. re: lagatta

                  families I know living in montreal dont buy this kind of produce downtown but put in order to a west island store, usually families get together on one order to share the delivery cost

            2. re: blondee_47

              The puffed rice is pretty much the regular cereal kind, just make sure it isn't sweetened.

              I would buy the lentils already fried, mostly because the thought of getting all those teeny lentils out of the deep frying oil gives me a headache....