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Where to buy kacha karpoor?


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Happy New Year, all - any ideas on where I can purchase edible camphor (kacha karpoor) - it is extremely difficult to obtain in the U.S. It is *not* inedible synthetic camphor but an item used in a number of Indian (and Chinese) recipes.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. :)

cheers, JH

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Happy New Year, all - any ideas on where I can purchase edible camphor (kacha karpoor) - it is extremely difficult to obtain in the U.S. It is *not* inedible synthetic camphor but an item used in a number of Indian (and Chinese) recipes.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. :)

cheers, JH

presumably you've tried your local indian stores?

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edible camphor (whether you call it kapoor or karpoor or kalpooram, regional

variations exist of the basic sanskrit word karpoora)

does exist. I got mine from India, so I don't know where to get it in the US,

if your local grocery store does not carry it....

Maybe someone coming from India can get you some?

Milagai

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Happy New Year, all - any ideas on where I can purchase edible camphor (kacha karpoor) - it is extremely difficult to obtain in the U.S. It is *not* inedible synthetic camphor but an item used in a number of Indian (and Chinese) recipes.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. :)

cheers, JH

JH,

I'm curious about the use of camphor in Chinese recipes. Could you please elaborate?

Thanks!

Edited to add: Just found your recipe in the Chinese forum!

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Could you describe the flavour and aroma of camphor?

My only knowledge of camphor is "moth balls", but i assume they have nothing to do with the edible stuff.

How sad; a house full of condiments and no food.

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