At the very end of Indian-Pakistani Passage Brady, under the covered glass roof of this historical monument, you’ll find Velan, somewhere between an Indian deli and a craft shop. This little family business has been going since 1996 so don’t hesitate to use their expertise and ask questions about ingredients for pretty much any Indian dish.
A wall of spices and dried fruits, all for less than €2, homemade mango or rose lassi for only €1.20, cane sugar juice or even King Fisher beer. Spice up even the blandest curries with their innumerable range of hot sauces from Mumbai and London, and for the less adventurous, there’s decent pre-cooked falafels.
The rest of the shop is dedicated to home remedies, natural Ayurvedic beauty products and incense (€6.80 for twelve little packs). All these colourful boxes create a soft, welcoming atmosphere in this little pocket of India.
TRANSLATION: MEGAN CARNEGIE
|Venue name:||Velan épicerie indienne|
83-87 passage Brady
|Opening hours:||Mon-Sat 10am-8.30pm|
|Transport:||Metro: Château d'Eau|