Ever give up on a recipe because it called for an obscure spice or sauce, maybe
from India or Asia, and you had no idea where to get it? Forget “obscure”–how about “downright fascinating,” like amchoor (dried mango powder) or khak shir (seeds of
an Iranian flower)?
What started out as an Indian spice Mecca has evolved into an international ingredient emporium: multiple varieties of dried chili peppers, curries, nuts, sauces, pastes, breads, chutneys, rice, lentils, and that’s just the first aisle.
Can’t make it to NYC? Kalustyan’s sells online, too.