Top Picks for Indian Grocery Stores

Craving Indian food? Sick of fast food as dinner every day? Feel like cooking your comfort food at home but don’t know where you’d find the ingredients from? A little daal chawal and achaar to remind you of home? There are several Indian grocery stores in the vicinity of Bay Area, stocking all your favorite…

A Piece of Home at Patel Brothers

We made the big move to the United States about ten years ago. I was seven at that time, so I only remember tidbits of the country that was my first home.   However, my amma is a different story altogether. In the ten years here, my mom has only ever worn traditional Indian shalwar…

Patel Brothers – The Enterprise’s Humble Beginnings

The Patel Brother’s store in your neighborhood that you run to whenever your mom needs some fresh dhania, garam masla, or desi anday for her special Indian curry wasn’t always there. For most of us, the huge Indian grocery store has been the reason our taste buds haven’t forgotten the taste of home. We owe…

Patel Brothers – Santa Clara, California

In the sunny city of Santa Clara, there isn’t much that feels like home. The city is as different from any Indian city as it could be. In the land of opportunities, where do you go to get some pav bhaji? Located at 2039 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, the Patel Brothers in Santa Clara is…

Patel Brothers – Cultural Hub of Bay Area

The Patel Brothers has become more than just a simple grocery store in America. It is a place where South Asians go to whenever they miss their home.  It is a store frequented by all South Asians, not just Indians, but Pakistanis, Bengalis, Nepalese. There’s something for all of them at Patel Brothers. All of…

Indian Grocery Delivery – A New, Cheaper and Convenient Option

Getting good, convenient Indian food can often be a pain for us Indian Americans. Indian stores are sparse, and often miles away from where you live. You can’t drive down to the nearest Patel Brothers, which is at least a half hour away, to get the ingredients for bhindi masala or gulab jamuns because you’ve…

Mangoes – Highlight of Every Indians Summer

Growing up in India, summer always meant the arrival of monsoon and mangoes. Though we have no reason to miss the rain here, America has plenty already, we do miss the mangoes. Americans are not particularly fond of mangoes, but in South Asian culture, mangoes are a cult favorite. The sweet, bright yellow fruit has…

Indian Grocery Store – The Perfect Spot for Vegans and Healthy Eaters

Indian Grocery store are the perfect spot for buying groceries for vegans and healthy eaters. Indian diet is largely vegetarian. Eating meat is discouraged and frowned upon in Hinduism, which is the most dominant religion in India. Thus, Indian food contains little-to-no meat varieties, and it focuses on a fresh vegetables and herbs that are…

Mangoes – Highlight of Every Indians Summer

Growing up in India, summer always meant the arrival of monsoon and mangoes. Though we have no reason to miss the rain here, America has plenty already, we do miss the mangoes. Americans are not particularly fond of mangoes, but in South Asian culture, mangoes are a cult favorite. The sweet, bright yellow fruit has…

Daal – An Indian Household’s Food Essential

Perhaps what I miss most about Indian cuisine are the dozens of different daals available. There was moong, masoor, chaana and kaali daal, each one more delectable than the next. Sometimes, amma used to make mixed daal, which was a combination of all the different lentils combined. Give it a little dash of tarka, combine…