Patel Brothers is the largest Indian groceries in Nashville area. Early in the morning specially in the weekend the store already full of customer. Even though I’ve visited the store very often and every time I have to take a closer look to find something at the spices aisle, often it make my head spin. There are so many variety of spices but finally I got what I was looking for. Sometimes I brought home more spices than I plan to get.
The first aisle is produce/ fresh vegetable. things that familiar like spinach., okra, cilantro, turnips, then things that you seldom find at the regular grocery such as fresh bitter Gourds (Karela), curry leaves, Tindora, fresh Methi leaves (Fenugreek leaves). Also some of the produce you knew it before but maybe you have not seen it with so many variations, many kinds of eggplant, different kind hot chilli pepper, Gourd and cucumber.
The spices aisle is amazing .There are so many selections such as cumin seeds, coriander, curry, red chili powder, garam masala, fennel and many others.
There are aisle with all coolers. There are lassis, juices, and dairy section with milk, Paneer (Indian cheese), butter and yogurt.
Frozen Dinners and appetizer
Here in this aisle you will find so many selection of frozen vegetarian and meat item such as Samosa.
There so many selection of frozen breads from Chapatis to Naans or Parathas
Some vegetables will be familiar (like okra or spinach) but you will also find some that maybe new to you such as bitter gourd.
There are so many variety of flour such as gram flour, Chapati flour, whole wheat flour.There is flour made of different grains from legumes like chickpeas flour.
The aisle with bulk sack of Basmati rice. They have many sizes and types.
These meals can be stored at room temperature.at the end of the store close to the dry goods aisles where you find ready to eat meals such as Channa Masala, Baingan Barta, Palak Paneer, Masala Dosa, Idli, and Vada
Dried Beans and Lentils
There are many kinds of dried beans and lentils from red kidney beans, chickpeas to red lentils. There are many variety of package size.
Also variety of other Indian curries, Poppodums, cookies, ramen in Indian flavors
The whole aisle full of snacks. There are so many variety from nuts, roasted chickpeas, lentils to puffed rice. Most of these are spicy.
Then there is aisle where you can find shampoo, lotion and incense
I like this grocery because I can get fresh produce and spices for my Indonesian dishes that I can not find at my regular grocery store. Just venture and you will find something new.