There is no doubt that Indian food is one of the most popular cuisines in the world. Indians living abroad often miss the taste of home made Indian food however that need not be the case now. There are many Indian grocery stores Melbourne which make it easier to access authentic delicacies as you would get at home.
Fiji Produce is among one of the best grocery stores where you can get not only delicious fares but also other things like herbal creams, perfumes, religious prayer items, aromatic incense sticks and household utensils. By bringing these goods to the Indian and sub-continent community in Melbourne, Fiji produce helps to unite the Indians back home with those living abroad. This means you don’t miss India even when you are out of the country.
The first Fiji Produce retail store started out in 2008, with a branch in Hoppers Crossing. Slowly with increased popularity, we started to become a wholesale Indian Grocery as well where we distributed various herbs, ready to eat meals, kitchen utensils, and other traditional goods.
As a mainly wholesale business, we distribute our wide range of goods to various ethnic stores around the state. However as the demand for authentic Indian produce increased, we decided to open up another retail store in Hopper’s Crossing in 2013.
Some Indian spice shop Melbourne not only have authentic groceries and other traditional goods but they also cater for a range of diets and have well-stocked areas where they sell fresh homemade delicacies and curries.
Indian food has been popular all over the world for its diversity and variety. Having a convenient place to get authentic Indian groceries in Melbourne, makes it easier to prepare traditional dishes just like you would at home. This will mean that you won’t have to get your parents or relatives to bring the same when they visit you.
There are many wholesale Indian grocery stores available in Melbourne so it’s best that you check carefully to find ones that are near you and sell authentic produce.
Fiji Produce is a one stop shop for all your Indian grocery and meal requirements. We store a wide range of Indian, Asian and Fijian goods at affordable prices. Our aim is to bring to the Indian and Subcontinent community in Melbourne what they might miss from home without the steep price tag.
Fiji Produce is open Tuesday to Wednesday from 12 pm to 6 pm and Thursday to Sunday from 10 am to 7 pm. You can also contact us on 03 8360 8698 to enquire about our product range before paying us a visit. read more →
Dear Visitor, there are few days left for Diwali festival come and guess what Fiji Produce has come up with “good discounts” to delight their customers!
Diwali – “the festival of lights”, is celebrated with sweets and crackers. It is the biggest festival in India.
You all are heartily invited to walk into Fiji Produce store (Tue – Wed: 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm | Thu – Sun: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm) at Hoppers Crossing to purchase various Indian groceries like rice, dal, vegetables, flours, cooking oils, ghee, spices, sweets, snacks and many more items at special prices. All products are fresh and authentic
Call 03 8360 8698 for free home delivery*.
Happy Diwali! Happy Shopping… read more →
Entire team of Fiji Produce wishes a Happy Navaratri to all our customers and entire Indian community in Australia. Navaratri is a nine days long festival of lights and music mainly celebrated by playing “Garba”. Garba is a unique form of dance performed by people in group to pray the goddess “Mataji”. Jay Mata Di!!!
During this festival, we have “special discounts” on various grocery items available at our store. You can shop for various Indian groceries like rice, dal, vegetables, flours, cooking oils, ghee, spices, sweets, snacks and many more items at special prices. All products are fresh and authentic.
Visit us at 3/10 Hammer Court, Hoppers Crossing. Call 03 8360 8698 for phone orders. read more →
Gulam Jamun is among one of the most loved sweets among Indian community. Dark brown in color and dipped in to sugar syrup, it will be a Yummmmm!!! Experience in every bite of gulab jamun. Let’s see a quick recipe for making this wonder!
- 1 cup grated Khoya ( 6 oz packet)
- 1 cup grated paneer ( approximately half packet of paneer)
- 1 tablespoon Maida ( All purpose flour)
- Pinch of baking powder
- 2 cup sugar
- 2 cup water
- ½ teaspoon saffron
- 4-5 cardamom crushed
- 1 tablespoon Rosewater
- Vegetable oil to fry (choose quantity of oil in vessel such that gulab jamun balls get fully dipped in oil while frying)
- 1 tablespoon milk
Note: For best result use same size of cup for all khoya, paneer, sugar & water.
1. Making Sugar Syrup:
- Take 2 cup sugar in a vessel and add 2 cup water in it. Now boil it. Add crushed cardamom and ½teaspoon saffron and put the syrup on medium low heat to simmer. When it gets a little thick you could turn off the heat and let it cool down to become warm and add 1 tablespoon of rose water.
2. Making Gulab Jamuns:
- Grate Khoya & Paneer. Add 1 tablespoon of maida and pinch of baking powder. Now add 1 tablespoon of milk and mix everything well into a smooth dough. Knead the dough well till it becomes soft and smooth.
- Make small equal sized round balls from the dough (size you can choose your own). They should be smooth and without cracks.
- Now take a deep vessel and put oil in it on medium low heat (Entire frying should only be done on medium low heat). When oil becomes hot try to put a small test ball in it. If the oil is ready the first gulab jamun will rise to the surface in about 15 seconds. Now add 5-6 gulab jamuns depending on the size of the vessel ( make sure that you have spacing between the gulab jamuns when you fry).
- Fry on medium low heat until the gulab jamuns become evenly dark brown and there surface looks a little hard. Each batch should approximately take around 6 minutes. Place the gulab jamuns on a paper towel to get rid of excessive oil.
- Now you can emerge the gulab jamuns in the sugar syrup and let it cool.