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All about Indian grocery And food

Discussion in 'Indians in Edison' started by annienj, May 13, 2007.

  1. annienj

    annienj New IL'ite

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    I have been here in Nj from past 3 years , I tried couple of Grocery stores in New Jersey , sinc they have a lot in this area. I thought this information will be very helpful to all the new ladies coming In Nj .
    So far the best grocery store i think is Subzi Mandi on Oaktree road . you can also go to Sunshine grocery on Stelton road near Edison Station . or Bhavani Cash and carry on Durham Road . Patel food Market on route 27, franklin township . But oaktree has always been the best due to best dining available in the area. My past experince of last 3 years in grocery has been on testing and tasting , Some was good -Some was bad , At last i have compiled the the list i think has been the best as far the experince is concerned .

    Tea - TETLEY BRAND , Atta - Shakti Bhog , Rice - KITCHEN KING BRAND BASMATI, Besan - Brar brand , Sona Masoori Rice - Bhavani Nature fresh , Biscuits- brittania from India , Pickles - khazana sweet lime pickle only. For other Mango Pickle try Mother's Recipe . Ready Mix - GITS maine Banaya ( I like to commercial ) , Snacks - Ofcourse- Haldiram, Khakhra - Trupti , Frozen - Deep brand , Ready to Eat - MTR , DALS OFCOURSE ARE GETTING EXPENSIVE EVERYDAY . Maggi noodles _ 2 minutes i love em , Some Local made cookies are also really tasty .
    Vegetables are best in Subzi Mandi or Patels donot compromise on that .

    For the Best Dining experince

    1. Dosa express on Oaktreee road , Mughal Express is good , Nan king is good , Rasoi is Amazing ,
    Dimple and Desi Galaxy is really good , For Sugar can fresh juice go to Jassi Sweet center .

    ALL THE PLACES AND PRODUCTS ARE MUST TRY .

    Happy Shopping Grocery !
    ANNIE .
     
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  2. gokusha

    gokusha IL Hall of Fame

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    Hi,

    Thats the gr8 piece of information. Thanks sharing with all.As you said, it will be very informative and useful for all of us.

    Keeping going..

    Regards,
    USHA.
     
  3. annienj

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    Since sunday being the grocery day , Today i picked Up Kitchen King basmati on Deal of Buy 1 get1 free ( from Same GUYS who make pari rice in India ) , this time I also picked up Subzi Mandi Atta ,hoepfully this should be good and it has free Roti Box with it at 8.49 . Deep's Methi malai mutter is awesome Frozen entre. Also there is VEDALYTE cocunut water it is very natural no preserative and no additve ( Hope fully you guys will like it to) Good Sumnmer thirst quencher . CHECK OUT !!!! THESE NEW THINGS .

    ANNIE
     
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    yes, last time when i was about to buy the dhals the price was toooooooo high :-(. I am n newyork, we used to go to patel brothers where they keep on increasing the price, so i went to subzi mandi where the price was reasonable esp dhal which i got frm there last time.
    I wonder nobody complaints or what??
    Eventhe vegetables will not be that fresh, but people dont care, as though they get lots of money they take them without hesitation!!!!!!
     
  5. annienj

    annienj New IL'ite

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    I caught up new product Afghani Green tea , what is that .. is thet different from Indian green tea or something .. Anyone knows so i can buy .???
     
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    TO ALL THE READERS .

    GREAT NEW !! ACT NOW ..

    I was at the grocery store , I read the article pasted at the Subzi mandi , that exports of dals are banned from India and On enquiring from the the lady at the counter she told that the prices would be double in the month of June and July . Speciallly for the Toor Dal( Split Pigeon Peas ) . I bought substanial quantity that would last atleast 2 months . and Diwali nearing up the buying goes high for wholesalers for diwali sales so the prices go uo few months before Diwali . Wow !! i thought India is interesting raising their exports that was new to me .

    Happy Shopping Grocery
    Annie
     
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    Hey Annie

    Thanks for the info!!!!
     
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    Re: All about Indian grocery And food...Dont get taken for a ride


    Annie, You got your dates mixed up. This is Old news and the ban is supposed to be from july 2006 to march 2007. So if you have shopped recently and still paid the jacked up price, then you got taken for a ride. Any way how is one sure that the dal we buy in indian stores is coming from India?? Last I know India used to import dals from china to meet the demand in addition to home grown crop. The store owners had definitely jacked up the prices right from the day the ban was announced even for the stock that was bought before (typical capitalist practice) even before the ban came into effect.

    So looks like shop kepers are benefitting from consumer ignorance(like paying hiked prices for goods that supposedly come from India even after the export ban is lifted)

    Here is a useful site which according to one of my blogger friends sells dals for cheap

    I just found your website while I was searching for dal news. I did find a website though that might help you out. They are selling dal at pretty low prices and theyre delivering to your door free. Its at www.spicyusa.com. Ive ordered from them and the quality of the dal was really good, better than my local stores. Anyways, hope this helps!


    Dal Prices Soar in America After Indian Government Bans Export - NAM

    Dal Prices Soar in America After Indian Government Bans Export
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    -->India West , News Report, Ashfaque Swapan, Posted: Jul 25, 2006
    Go easy on the dal, and reach out for more sabzi (vegetables).

    Faced with an unexpected crunch in supply of dal and lentils, the staple item of the Indian meal, that's the advice hapless store owners are giving to worried customers after an Indian ban on exports of lentils has sent prices soaring and supplies dwindling. The Indian government has banned the export of dals and lentils until March 2007 to curb rising commodity prices.

    "We advise customers to concentrate more on the vegetable than the dal," Dinesh Kumar of India Cash and Carry, a busy Indian grocery store in Sunnyvale, Calif., told India-West.

    No Indian meal is complete without dal, and it is a critical source of protein for vegetarians. Over the weekend, customers have been flocking to the aisle that stores dal, Kumar said.

    "People are in a little panic for dals right now, even though we are requesting them to not take too many packets," said Kumar, whose store has set a limit of a four-pound pack per household. People were cooperating, he said.

    Prices have shot up. Toor dal, one of the commonly used varieties, which retailed for less than a dollar a pound a couple of weeks ago, has shot up to almost two dollars a pound.

    Distributors were worried. "Distributors aren't sure either," Kumar said. "They are also in panic."

    Wholesaler Haresh Parmar, whose Hayward, Calif.-based Dhanraj serves 300 customers, said he had a big problem in his hands. "We are not going to get any dal from India, so we are gonna have a problem. There's a lot of shortage of dal here. We are not getting any dal coming from India any more; by the time the dal comes here it may be February, March. All the dal prices have gone up in Australia, Canada."

    Wholesalers like Dhanraj were struggling to keep up with demand.

    "Demands have gone up way high. Everybody is looking for dal and there is not enough in the market," Parmar told India-West. "We have to supply each and every store; we have limited quantity to supply."

    Neil Soni, who is with New York-based wholesaler House of Spices, which supplies 1,500 stores in the U.S., said his company was working closely with vendors to get a handle on the crisis.

    "House of Spices is working closely with our vendors across the world to source proper supply of dals and pulses to supply the Indian stores throughout the country," he told India-West. "Unfortunately, certain dals have increased dramatically in price due to scarcity, which is affecting the pricing in the market.

    "We are able to buy all the dal currently. Unfortunately, the price has gone up due to our increased costs."

    House of Spices was trying to import dal from alternate sources. "We are sourcing dal around the world from Canada, Turkey, Thailand, Australia, Pakistan, Africa and we are working with all our outside vendors accordingly," Soni said.

    However, toor dal, which constitutes 35-40 percent of all dal sales, was in short supply, because India had stopped exporting, and the other source, Kenya, had a drought this year.

    Consequently, prices had gone up. "Before you were able to buy a 10-lb bag of toor dal for $8.99 to $11.99, depending on the area," he said. "Now it will be $19.99. Two months ago in Edison, N.J., you got 40 lbs. of toor dal for $16. It is now $2 a pound."

    It's hard to tell how this would play out, he said. "As of now, the market is in a period of uncertainty," Soni said. "Nobody knows what's going to happen in the course of the next month."

    Right now, at his store, things were under control, said Kumar of India Cash and Carry.

    "I heard that besan (gram flour) prices are going up, but so far distributors haven't raised the prices," he added. "We are telling our customers not to panic. We are trying to reach the Government of India. They might release the ban before Diwali."

    Parmar of Dhanraj is worried that things could get worse. "Now that the Indian festivals are coming, Dussehra and Rakhshabandhan and all these, there is going to be a lot of problems with the dals and chana besans (dal flour). I think (the price of) everything is gonna go up again," he speculated darkly.




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  9. annienj

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    Sorry blondie , Please catch with news on India , Ban on dals have been extended from march 2008 , Further India is importing from neighboring countries and further during the ban period few companies have been exporting to USA and Europe have been booked by CBI and DRI ( new marked down )

    Anyways please also not that website you mentioned is also not at all cheaper rather very expensive in comparison to local retailers in our area .
    Anyways enjoy shopping
    Check out the prices for dals have gone up and further even the prices have gone for the Basmati rice in our area.

    It is all due to the Diwaliand Ramzaan stocks being hoarded .

    Happy shopping ,

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    NEW DELHI: The CBI on Friday registered cases against three Delhi-based exporters and conducted raids at their premises in connection with the Rs 250 crore pulse export scam.

    The probe may also result in exposing a politician-industrialist nexus involved in money-laundering with the help of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim.

    All the three prominent exporters — Shyam Sunder Jain of Jetking International (Wazirpur), Satnam Arora of Kohinoor Foods (Greater Kailash-II) and A K Mittal of KRBL Ltd (Greater Kailash-I) — were booked for forgery and cheating for the illegal export of by their firms despite a ban imposed by government on such export.

    The agency alleged that all the three had connived with three overseas buyers in Dubai and bypassed the ban order by manipulating back-dated irrevocable Letters of Credit (LoC) with an offshore bank based in Cook Islands. <script><!-- D(["mb","\u003c/span\> \u003cbr\> \u003cbr\> \u003cspan style\u003d\"font-size:10pt\"\>\n While Jetking had allegedly\nexported pulses to Kumar Trading Company, Kohinoor Foods and KRBL had exported\nto Al-Khaleej Support Service and Pan-Global Trading Company respectively.\n\n\u003c/span\> \u003cbr\> \u003cbr\> \u003cspan style\u003d\"font-size:10pt\"\>\n &quot;Through such fraudulent\nmeans, these firms managed to export about 60,000 tonnes of pulses valued at\nroughly Rs 250 crore during the ban period (June 22, 2006 to March 31,\n2007),&quot;said a CBI\nspokesperson.\n\u003c/span\> \u003cbr\> \u003cbr\> \u003cspan style\u003d\"font-size:10pt\"\>\n Sources in the\nagency said the role of officials would also be looked into by the sleuths\nduring the probe as they seized a number of documents, including correspondence\nof these firms with government agencies.\n\n\u003c/span\> \u003cbr\> \u003cbr\> \u003cspan style\u003d\"font-size:10pt\"\>\n Besides documents, the agency\nalso seized computer hard disks containing the agreement with the buyers,\ninvoices, LoC and shipment details, they\nadded.\n\u003c/span\> \u003cbr\> \u003cbr\> \u003cspan style\u003d\"font-size:10pt\"\>\n The CBI, in fact,\nregistered the case on the basis of DGFT's detailed report comprising the\ncomplaint against the trio.\n\n\u003c/span\> \u003cbr\> \u003cbr\> \u003cspan style\u003d\"font-size:10pt\"\>\n The repor also carried the\nfindings of a preliminary investigation by the Directorate of Revenue\nIntelligence which not only suspected foul play by the three exporters but\nalso found Jain's brother and Dawood Ibrahim associate Naresh Chandra's alleged\ninvolvement in a big money-laundering racket.\n\u003c/span\>\n",0] ); //--></script>

    While Jetking had allegedly exported pulses to Kumar Trading Company, Kohinoor Foods and KRBL had exported to Al-Khaleej Support Service and Pan-Global Trading Company respectively.

    "Through such fraudulent means, these firms managed to export about 60,000 tonnes of pulses valued at roughly Rs 250 crore during the ban period (June 22, 2006 to March 31, 2007),"said a CBI spokesperson.

    Sources in the agency said the role of officials would also be looked into by the sleuths during the probe as they seized a number of documents, including correspondence of these firms with government agencies.

    Besides documents, the agency also seized computer hard disks containing the agreement with the buyers, invoices, LoC and shipment details, they added.

    The CBI, in fact, registered the case on the basis of DGFT's detailed report comprising the complaint against the trio.

    The repor also carried the findings of a preliminary investigation by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence which not only suspected foul play by the three exporters but also found Jain's brother and Dawood Ibrahim associate Naresh Chandra's alleged involvement in a big money-laundering racket.
     
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    Dear All Readers

    yes dals have gone expensive ! and they are getting expensive , I went to Patel cash and carry , Toor dal is they are selling at $ 70 for 40 bs pack WOW !!! Expensive .
     

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