When I first moved to Pune, my biggest lament was not being able to find fresh (and safe) salad fixings like I would find back home.
For two years I craved a salad with Iceberg lettuce or Romaine. But the only leafy greens I could find were Spinach and while I like spinach IN my salad, I do NOT like an all spinach salad.
Then, one day while shopping at Dorabjee’s (can I just say how awesome this store is and how many times it’s saved my sanity???), I came across some fresh leafy greens that were not spinach. Next to those were red radishes and celery.
All with the label “Green Tokri Farms”.
I did some research and found that Green Tokri Farms is an organic farm nestled in the foothills of the Sahayadris Mountains on the outskirts of Pune.
Not only do they have a lovely selection of fresh herbs and vegetables, but they also have a wide selection of leafy greens not normally found at the local fruit and vegetable markets here.
Add to that their wide range of homemade salad dressings and marinades and I was in heaven!
But the best part?
That’s right; they will deliver straight to your door just like your local Kirana. They have specific delivery timing for each area of Pune, but you can bet that they deliver to your area at least once and probably twice a week.
My new favorite from them is the Oriental Dressing which is perfect either on your salad or as a dip for Spring Rolls.
So check out Green Tokri and see if they can’t satisfy the salad eater in you!
© 2012 GoriRajkumari
PS: And thanks to my good friend and fellow Pardesi (the other half of a Desi relationship) friend of mine EK!