Patel Brothers is a well known grocery store on Devon. It has amazing stock of spices, unique flavored ice creams, many frozen indian & pakistani foods as well as quite a few ethnic ingredients I’m anxious to learn more about. I plan on visiting there soon after more research on the cuisine, ingredients and culture, and perhaps trying my hand at more authentic recipes.
2511 W. Devon
Sabri Nihari is a wonderful Pakistani restaurant. The food was so good, I’m thrilled that I live near by to stop in more often. Here are some of the things we ordered with some unpictured – it was too good I forgot to pull out the camera!:
Handmade flaky golden pastry, stuffed with potatoes &
special mixed vegetables which were deep fried.
An outstanding dishes of Punjab, Pakistan
deep fried whole chicken marinated with secret spices. Frontier Chicken
Boneless pieces of tender chicken cooked on low flame grill
with tomato, onion, green pepper, ginger, garlic, cilantro & organic herbs.
Lightly battered vegetables, fried to a golden finish.
Tender beef which has been cooked with a flavorful & rich gravy
tomato and chili powder in a traditional pot.
2308 W. Devon
… tastes like a dense carrot cake
… made from deep-fried, syrup-soaked batter & shaped into a large,
chaotic pretzel shape. It can be served dripping warm or cold.
It has a somewhat chewy texture with a crystallized sugary crunch. Galub Jamun
…a popular Indian/ Pakistani sweet dish comprised of fried dough
(made of condensed milk solid and very little flour)
in a sugar syrup flavoured with cardamom seeds and rosewater or saffron.
I got one that was filled with an almond paste… yum!
…a concoction of cheese curds, pistachios, sugar, butter, and cardamom Ajamari Kalakand
…made of nuts, pure Ghee and milk
While on our leisurely walk, there happened to be a Hari Krishna parade! I love how Chicago is so culturally rich and this definitely added some color and fun to our walking tour!
After the parade, we hit up a Cuban grocer & restaurant. Shortly after I headed home since it was within walking distance. I’ll save the Cuban grocer/restaurant for another time dedicated to cuban cuisine.