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Curry recipe for wal-mart shopper?

I’m headed to Wal-Mart and I know they don’t have a lot of those unique indian spices. I’m looking for a recipe for any curry variant, like vindaloo or tikka masala, etc that can be acquired at wally world!


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  1. The last time I was st walmart I went through the spice section but was unable to find anything worthwhile. I saw no premixed blends at all, no biryani mix, no qorma mix, no dal or chaat masala. Perhaps walmart varies its inventory by location, and if you live in an area with a large ethnic population from the subcontinent, you may have better luck. This area is too lily-white and my options were limited.

    They have individual Indian spices, but the prices are ridiculous. McCormick’s are extortionary, selling spices of indifferent quality at inflated prices. I avoid them on principle. You CAN get good prices on giant-sized containers of powdered onion, garlic, ginger, cayenne pepper. But there is nothing particularly Indian about those.

    Interestingly, walmart’s parent company does sell bulk Indian spices through their Sam’s Club warehouses. I’ve seen big plastic bags of cumin, coriander, turmeric, garam masala at Sam’s Club, and the prices are pretty good. The brand I saw was “Deep”, which is a low-price Indian brand. Not the best quality, but adequate in a pinch.

    Really, the best and cheapest way is to visit an ethnic Indian or Pakistani grocery, or buy online from one if none is available in your area.

    MTR is my favorite brand for spices. Their quality and freshness is the best I’ve seen in the US. If you’re buying pre-mixed spices for non-veg stuff like qorma or butter chicken or whatever, Shaan is another brand to consider. Don’t confuse MTR with MDH, which is another brand of medium-quality medium-price spices.

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