July 21, 2011 at 6:48 pm #115089
Does anyone know if there are any shops in or around Drogheda that specialise in Indian food/ingredients? I have a lovely recipe book that I am dying to get started on but I am struggling to get hold of many of the spices etc needed in the supermarkets. Back in England my mum used to have access to lots of shops which sold all of the bits I need but I don’t really know Drogheda well enough to know where to look! I know I can also get the ingredients when I go back to England (even in the supermarkets) but would prefer to keep my business local these days! Cheers ladies. xJuly 21, 2011 at 6:48 pm #12515
Well we went to check out the one on Stockwell St but it had shutters down and no sign of life – it was 11am on a friday! So think it might have closed down?? Anyway, we checked out another chinese supermarket we came across and that had a few of the bits I need so had a bit of a result! Will keep an eye on the Stockwell St one to see if it is closed for good.
Anyone else know of any or maybe Ardee or Dundalk way???July 21, 2011 at 6:55 pm #115091Taylor5Member
I cant remember but is there a place on Stockwell street… I will keep and eye out and post upJuly 21, 2011 at 7:55 pm #115097scotsmumMember
Yeah fab shop on stockwell st, thinks it’s sign says Asian shop but she sells all the Indian spices!!! It’s nearer the bottom of the street opposite supervalue :0)July 21, 2011 at 8:27 pm #115098
Ooh fab. Will go and have a nosey tomorrow. Thanks! xJuly 22, 2011 at 7:40 pm #115136dervyMember
Anything in particular you are looking for? I make indian food from scratch and find Tesco great.they have a section called Tesco Ingredients thats great!! They usually have most things. 🙂July 23, 2011 at 10:35 am #115157CaliGalMember
Most of the shops sell what you need. Tesco’s finest have a lovely exotic spice range as well as Sainesburys and I’d imagine marks and Spencer have a lot.
In Dundalk there is a Halal market on the main street Clanbrassil street. It’s across the street near the old Toymaster shop. It’s next to a flower shop.
In Drogheda there is a lovely Indian owned market in the estate across from the Supervalu on the same road as eddies hardware ( Old Jail Scarlet St?) out towards Termonfeckin.
Many of the asian shops have the indian spices. Have you tried the little asian shoppe on the road behind Kermon House in Drogheda? Last time I was there they had a large selection.July 25, 2011 at 10:29 am #115179
Thanks for those suggestions – a few more places to look. I haven’t actually checked Tesco yet, although looked online and couldn’t see what I need.
Struggling to get hold of fenugreek/methi leaves.
Anyway, thanks again. Will keep looking around or buy the bits I can’t find online if needs be. xJuly 25, 2011 at 7:06 pm #115204BabsMember
Oooohhhh…..do post your recipe, I’m mad about indian food!!!! I have found it very hard to find fenugreek for some reason over the last few months, Tesco used to stock it…so do let me know if you find it!!!!July 26, 2011 at 3:12 pm #115230happymumblemumParticipant
Yum am drooling reading these posts, my cousinis mad in to cooking indian food and has a massive cupboard full of spices and bits and bobs…
He cooked me a dish once and it was amazing!!!! sadly i could have eaten all 6 portions not just mine..delish but not enough!!!
Keep on at dh to get in to it..might have to take the plunge myself and start up..louise how much do you reckon you would need to spend to get all the main essentails?July 27, 2011 at 5:21 pm #115276
Thanks again girls for all of your suggestions – finally found what I needed 😀 !!! CaliGal – I went to the place along from Eddie’s (I think the estate is Yellowbatter?? It’s near the post office anyway!) and found the bits I needed, it has a great selection and would highly recommend! Thank you!!!!
I am using a copy of an old recipe book for my curries. My mum used to use them and the curries were always lovely so thought I’d get one! Their from the Curry Club (I got it on ebay), I think mine is the Indian Restaurant Cookbook. They’re from the 80’s!!! I’m making allsorts for a meal for visitors next week so will come on and post recipes if they turn out well!!!!!! I’m doing a tandoori chicken curry (so normal tandoori chicken with a curry sauce basically) and also a beef madras and all the trimmings and sides!! Not sure how they will turn out but fingers crossed…
As for setting yourself up to make your own curries from scratch, I would say either look online for recipes or get a recipe book like the one I mentioned. If you’re looking online I would highly recommend Anjum Anand’s recipes (I found her on the bbc food website). Her naan bread recipe is so easy and sooo yummy. Like a kind of pitta bread crossed with naan but yum. If you are going to go for it I couldn’t recommend the little shop I found today highly enough for spices etc. Just write a list of the spices you need and ask one of the guys in the shop if you’re lost – they were really helpful! It depends what you’re going to cook as to how much you’d spend, but I’d say €20 should easily get you set up. And once you’ve got the stuff you will have enough for loads of meals!!!
Can’t wait to get cooking now. Will have to have a trial run at the weekend I think! 😉 xxJuly 28, 2011 at 7:58 am #115290CaliGalMember
I love their saffron as it’s so vibrant and cheap and if they have them, candycoated fenugreek seeds..brilliant for after dinner digestion and cleansing the palette before after dinner coffee! Straight outta my fav Indian Restaurant in Little India in Los Angeles!
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