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June 16, 2011, at 08:59 AM by OtherMichael -
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!! Laxmi Brand
!!! Bikaneri Sev
Looks somewhat boring and monotone -- all little yellow noodles, plus the big yellow logs that looks like... well, a 4-year old would laugh her head off if they were brown, that's all I'm saying.


They are spiced with "chilly powder", black pepper, dry ginger, "long pepper' cardamom, clove, nutmeg, bishop weed seeds, coriander sees, and fennel seeds.

They taste of awesome.
October 15, 2008, at 02:40 PM by OtherMichael - personal note
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I was raised in South Dakota and never traveled to India. A few years back I found some imported snack-foods at a shop in Connecticut. Blew my mind and my tongue. Love these things. They're so unlike anything I grew up with/still present in the US snack-food market. May bear a slight resemblance to snack/nut mixes, but even that is a long shot. The flavors are nowhere close.

September 07, 2008, at 10:20 PM by OtherMichael - Chavana
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!!! Mix of Chavana (Farsan)

hotter than the "Extra Hot Hot Mix" w/ sweet bits. Lousy packaging (double-bagged!), but delicious. The back of the bag lists three stores (?)  where it may be bought (???).

$2.49 at the Indian market on Penn Ave, Scranton.

Net Wt: 400g

Besan, Potato Chips, Popcorns, Flattened Rice, Coconut, Flattened Maize, Chana Dal, Mag, Groundnuts, Sesame and Powder of: Iodised Salt, Sugar, Chillies, Mustard, Carway [sic], Cumin, Coriander, Asafoetida, Citric Acid, Sodabicarb [sic], Pepper and spices, Edible Oil.

September 07, 2008, at 12:11 PM by OtherMichael - deep extra hot
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!! Deep
!!! Extra Hot Hot Mix
not really super hot, but pleasantly hot.  14oz, and it's been so long since I finished it that I can't recall anything, other than I liked it.

chick-pea flour, corn oil, lentils, mung-beans, chick-peas, rice flakes, parched rices (bubble)_, peanuts, cashew nuts, raisins, salt, sugar, red peppers, black salt (bitallaban), mustard seeds, asfoetida powder, baking soda, citric acid, and other spices
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[[|namkeens]] (salty snack) - review of several snacks from a Boston blog

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!! Indian Snack foods
separated out by brand/manufacturer

!! Anand
!!!Spicy Mixture - Hot
made in India
purchased at Ashland market
THIS IS THE HOTTEST I HAVE FOUND. At times, difficult to eat.

Chickpea flour, rice flour, groundnuts (peanuts?), corriander, tumeric, chilli powder, black pepper, salt, curry leaves (weird!), fenugreek, dry ginger, garlic, cumin seeds, cloves, cardamon, cinnamon, nutmace, asafoetida

!! Haldiram's
Best packaging, zip-lock seals, consistently good

!!! Hara Chiwda "sweet rice flakes mix"
14 oz
made in India
purchased at farther market
I avoided eating this for a while; turns out to be salty and sweet and (not-hot) spices. Even AM liked it!

gram pulse flour, peanuts, cashew nut, curry leaves, sesame seed, sugar, raisins (white), spinach, white salt, tumeric, riceflakes, mango powder, mace, nutmeg, cinnamon, cumin powder, dry ginger, black bepper, clove, cardamom, asafoetida, black salt

!! Tags
[[!food]] [[!snacks]] [[!indian]]