Spice up your life – Top 10 places to source your Indian, Pakistani and Sri Lankan ingredients

When it comes to food, a little spice can be all you need to add some extra flavour to your dish, taking it from…

“that was nice” to… “Wow, can I have the recipe?”


Today’s post focuses on the top 10 places in Perth to source Indian, Pakistani and Sri Lankan ingredients.




Ganesh Foods

Address: 361 Waneroo Road, Balcatta, Perth, WA

Phone: (08) 9249 2311

Open 7 days a week from 10:30am to 6:30pm, Ganesh Foods sells the following essential Indian ingredients:

  • Verka Ghee, Sagar, Amul etc.
  • Atta-Pillsbury, Punjabi, Ashwirwad
  • Flour-Gram (Besan), Maida, Plain, Corn, Mathiya etc.
  • Rice-La-Taste Basmati, Dawaat, LalQuilla, Palm Tree, Aeroplane
  • Oil-Sunflower, Fortune, Mustard, Canola, Vegatable.
  • All lentils-Kidney, Chana Dalls, Chick peas, Toor Dalls, Moong Dalls, Urad Dalls, Masoor Dalls

Ganesh Foods also offers online orders, although a minimum order value of $75 is required.

As well as the above essentials, this particular store sells a range of pickles, snacks (namkeens), spices (whole & ground), an assortment of food and beverages and many other miscellaneous items, including, candy, cosmetics, herbal products, soaps, dvd’s, phone cards, sundries, tooth paste, copper utensils and incense sticks.


Kairali Spice Centre 

Address: 3 Albany Hwy, Beckenham, Perth, WA

Phone: (08) 6467 7358

Open most days from 9:30am to 8:30pm, Kairali Spice Centre sells an array of spicy Indian ingredients that would be perfect for your special dish.

Specialising in South Indian Food products, Kairali sells a variety of rice, atta flour, pickles, masalas, spices, grains, oil, snacks, cosmetics and frozen food items.

They also sell a variety of ready to eat food items imported directly from India.


Spicy Touch 

Address: 8/113 High Road Willetton, Perth, WA

Phone: (08) 9259 4816

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.spicytouch.com.au/index.html

Open 7 days a week from 9:00am – 5:00pm Monday to Saturday and 10:00am – 4:00pm Sunday, Spicy Touch is located in three different areas across Perth, including Canningvale, Maylands and Willetton as above.

The website states that customer satisfaction is the main goal and they stock a wide range of rices, flours, pickles, masalas, grams, lentils, frozen foods, ready to eat, mixes, snacks, pastes, spices, phone cards, DVDs and cosmetics.

They offer promotions including buy $50 worth of product and get 1DVD free. Buy 2 frozen vegetables get 1 Free. 15% discount on phone cards and DVDs for $5.


Taj Gourmet

Address: 5/64 Attfield Street, Maddington, Perth, WA

Phone: (08) 6162 1747

Mobile: 0410 729 111

Email: [email protected]

Taj Gourmet is a well established Indian, Pakistani & Sri Lankan shop. Open 7 days a week from 9:00am – 8:00pm. They sell a range of traditional ingredients, including rice, pickles, spices and frozen vegetables.




Spice Bazaar Indian Grocery

Address: Shop 2/161 High Rd, Willetton, Perth, WA

Phone: (08) 9259 6888

Mobile: 0412 326 234

Despite the name of this shop, Spice Bazaar Indian Grocery sells Pakistani, Sri Lankan and Indian groceries.

Open 7 days a week from 9:00am – 7:00pm, Spice Bazaar sells bollywood movie rentals, seasonings, chutneys, ground spices, whole brown lentils, gujarati chapatti wrap, jeera powder, papads, rusks, vatika hair oil, pickled foods, dhaniya powder, phone cards and a range of snacks and ready to eat meals.


Prime Products

Address: Unit 1/69 Hector Street, Osborne Park, WA, 6017

Phone: (08) 9446 8002   

Website: http://www.primeproducts.com.au/

With 4 stores open across Perth, in Osborne Park as above, in addition to Northbridge, Victoria Park and Canningvale, Prime Products are the largest importers and traders of groceries and branded products from India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka in Western Australia. 

Prime Products offer a range of beverages, condiments, cosmetics, dairy products, dry fruit and nuts, entertainment products, flour, forzen meals and paratha, frozen vegetables, lentils and dal, miscellaneous, oil and ghee, papadums, pone cards, pickles, paste & chutney, ready to eat meals, rice and rice products, snacks, spices and sweets.

Salaam Namaste Retail

Address: Shop 2, 1485, Albany Highway (Intersection Of Nicholson Road & Albany Hwy), Beckenham, Perth, WA

Phone: 08 9358 5938

Email: [email protected]

Source: salaamnamaste.com.au

Open from 9:00am – 9:00pm 7 days a week, Salaam Namaste provides a great range of Pakistani ingredients that would be a perfect addition to spice up your lack lustre dish. The shop sells a range of spices, atta, flours, rice, pickles, snacks, clothes (indian suits, punjabi suits, kids clothes, sarees, tops, salwar kameez, kurta pajama), jewellery, utensils, frozen vegetables, phones cards, greeting cards, rakhis, books, DVDs and an array of fresh sweets.

The shop runs specials every month and provides student and pensioner discounts. As you may notice throughout this post, the majority of Indian grocery stores also offer a range of Sri Lankan and Pakistani ingredients as well and vise versa.


Maharajah Store 

Address: 499 Beechboro Rd, Beechboro

Phone: (08) 9377 4720 

Email: [email protected]

Maharajah Stores is a Family Trust which has been operating since 2002 – South of the River in Perth. It is well established in Sri Lankan, Indian and Pakistani brands both for dry groceries and frozen foods, including its own brand.  The main product lines are rice, flour, legumes (peas, beans, dhal & lentils), spices, dried herbs, edible nuts, dried fruits, ghee & oil, a range of branded kitchen equipment, cooking utensils and cookwares etc. The quality food products and brands are sourced from Sri Lanka, India and Pakistan, to suit the taste buds of the diverse palate of the Maharajah customers.

Janani Trading 

Address: 4/280 Bannister Road, Canning Vale, WA

Phone: (08) 9256 3540

Janani Trading is open from 9:00am – 7:00pm on most days of the week and provides a range of products, including rice, flour, lentils, spices, beans, fresh fruit and vegetables, frozen fruit and vegetables, an assortment of sweets and pickles. In addition to this, Janani Trading also sells CD’s, DVD’s and beauty products. Located in an easy to access area with ample parking, Janani Trading is your one stop shop for all things Sri Lankan.

The Spice Merchants

Address: 127 The Broadview, Landsdale, WA

Phone: (08) 9302 1103

Email: [email protected]

The Spice Merchants are importers, exporters, wholesalers & distributors of over 1000 authentic Indian spices, spice mixes, rice, groceries, savouries, ready to eat meals, edible oils, lentils, pulses, food products and frozen seafood and other ethnic food products to the Australian food service and ethnic retail food industry.

Our products are sourced from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Middle East, Malaysia, Thailand and many other countries around the world.  They are exclusive agents for some of the major ethnic brands for Australia.  They provide wholesale Cash & Carry and have a distribution centre in Osborne Park, Perth, Western Australia from where they deliver products all over Australia.  

We hope this comprehensive list of Indian, Pakistani and Sri Lankan stores provides an array of ingredients you can use for your new dishes.


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