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Where to get kokum?

I've found a recipe that I would like to try and it asks for kokum.
(http://www.vegrecipesofindia.com/guj...hi-dal-recipe/)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garcinia_indica


Does anybody know a source here in Zurich (or very close)?
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I've found a recipe that I would like to try and it asks for kokum.
(http://www.vegrecipesofindia.com/guj...hi-dal-recipe/)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garcinia_indica


Does anybody know a source here in Zurich (or very close)?
Kokum is a very special spice You could try in SKT Nathan shop at Quellenstrasse 1, 8005 Zurich as it is a predominantly south indian/sri lankan store.

If you cannot find it, try to replace it with tamarind paste as it is the closest flavour profile I can think of.
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Re: Where to get kokum?

cranberries are a reasonably good replacement
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Re: Where to get kokum?

Might try checking with the Indian shop Aggarwal.ch in Zurich. They also have shops in other locations...
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cranberries are a reasonably good replacement
Cranberries!? Cranberries!!! In what universe are they comparable to kokum?

Tamarind is a substitute but not a replacement. Try all the Indian stores in Zurich, one is sure to stock them.
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Re: Where to get kokum?

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Cranberries!? Cranberries!!! In what universe are they comparable to kokum?

Tamarind is a substitute but not a replacement. Try all the Indian stores in Zurich, one is sure to stock them.
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Lol, a groan! Tad bit touchy aren't we? Tut tut... Haha, I'm sure you know what you are talking about

I just happen to be South Indian and I can cook and I understand flavors. Cranberries are bitter sweet.... And kokums... well! Go buy some and have a wee taste, why don't you!

ps: Cranberries go best with Pork and Lamb in a relish or chutney form. But with Khatti meethi dal???
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Re: Where to get kokum?

I doubt you will get kokum in any Indian store...I would suggest to replace that with Amchoor powder which is easily available in Indian stores...
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I doubt you will get kokum in any Indian store...I would suggest to replace that with Amchoor powder which is easily available in Indian stores...
Amchoor! Now that's a decent suggestion. Amchoor is dried green mango powder for you :-D I will have to try this recipe myself now.
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Re: Where to get kokum?

Basically the amchoor powder will give you that Khatti taste!

I normally bring kokum from India and stock it for my use...
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Re: Where to get kokum?

OK, thanks.
No need to start a flamewar ;-)
I've contacted Aggarwal.
I've no problem buying a spice just for one dish (usually, they can be kept for a while).
I don't buy stuff that easily perishes and where the recipe ask for a tiny fraction of the smallest purchasable unit...
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I think the recipes on that site are quite good.
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