Mohanlal Verhomal Spices (MV SPICES)

Mohanlal Verhomal Spices (MV SPICES)

Mohanlal Verhomal Spices (MV SPICES)
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10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
About
Mohanlal Verhomal was the legend of spices in JOdhpur city of Rajasthan. He was the pioneer of the spices. He was the first person to introduce and sell spices to the tourists coming from all over the world. His aim was to provide the best quality and best blends of spices to the foreign tourists. He made JOdhpur city (dry) popular for the spices with his mixing s and best quality spices and service. MV Spices is the old and original spices-seller of the city with great quality and service to the tourist. He and his spices are recommended by all the travel guide books.Unfortunately, Mr.Mohanlal Verhomal expired in 2004, leaving behind his family of seven daughters and his wife. Since they are women, but still they took step against the soceity to continue with the business in this men-dominating society of India.After his death, there are lots of duplicate shops around the market, they all have similar name, as they have-MV SPICES.All the other spices shops start their name with "M"-to confuse tourists. When you will visit the store you will find one of the daughter of Mr.Mohanlal Verhomal to explain you about the spices, teas and saffron. Meanwhile you can have a cup chai with them.More details you will find when you will visit the store.
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  • Caitlin O
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Experience
    I had a great experience at MV spices shop. Priya was so friendly and let us experience lots of different spices, we also got a lovely cup of chai and I can safely say it’s the best chai I have had during my trip to India so far. I would recommend everyone visit MV spice shop also known as the spice girls when in the Sardar Market!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 7 August 2023
  • Emma
    London, United Kingdom2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best spices in Jodhpur!
    Best spices from the Seven Sisters!! We couldn’t recommend this place more! The most authentic health remedies, herbs and spices from in Jodhpur. We read about this shop in the lonely planet and has really made our trip. From demonstrations and tasting, everyone was so kind and helpful. We will be lifelong customers and get stuff shipped to the UK.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 15 August 2023
  • ANGELA G
    Biella, Italy11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best spices of all India!
    I came to buy only one but ended up buying many packets. The spices are made with hands, organic, without oil colour or chemicals. The girls who run the shop are amazing, let them tell you the story of their family and how is difficult for a woman to run a business in a male dominated country. This is the only shop which is run by women in the market, and has a really great history. The shop was started by father of 7 girls, and after whose death people started to copied the business in order to take away the legacy, but they are strong determined women in the male dominated market, fighting against all odds among male chauvinism. There are many duplicate shops with similar name to disguise people, there are many touts around the clock tower market who take customers to duplicates shops for commission, even the guides dont support the women run business, there is deep rooted misogyny and jealousy. You can buy all the spices to replicate in your house you’re favore tea: Masala chai tea, golden milk, saffron tea. You can also find remedy for bad stomach which works well for the digestion. They also send recipes for everything. Price could be a little bit higher then the other copy shop, but worth it as the spices are really good quality and with all the information to make the best recipes. Please enter in this shop (be aware of the name as there are many with similar name!!) and help this amazing girls!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 August 2023
  • Massimiliano B
    Italy10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    In love with Spices
    I discovered M.V. Spices 15 years ago during my first trip in India. The quality of the spices was really high. Today that I’m back to India…I’m back to Jodhpur and I’m back to M.V. Spices shop. The quality is still awesome!!! The business is run by 7 seven sisters who continue their father's mission. I bought Garam Masala, Chicken Masala, black pepper, turmeric powder and others. Iside the shop you can try and test what you wish to buy…and also discovery something new. So if you are in Jodhpur and you are looking for spices go to M.V. Spices…go to the original one. Don’t believe to your hotel, guesthouse, tuk tuk driver, sellers, and who knows who else…go to the 7 sisters : for the quality of the products and to help them to continue their mission. Support women, support the spices sister !
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 20 August 2023
  • Chiara tc
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing!
    Lovely Moment and amazing spices! Priya shared her family business story with us and it was a real beautiful Experience. It’s Amazing how this ladies run this business facing all the asversities. Don’t misunderstood this place with others, trust just the real MV! I suggest to go there between 3 and 5pm so that they can dedicate you the needed time for everything. There’s a lot to taste and discover. Fair prices, Great people and good quality! And least but not last a good way to support woman business. Don’t miss it!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 22 August 2023
  • Relax26316598793
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    best spices shop in Jodhpur
    The spices were great, they explain how to use them and let you smell them. Wonderful hospitality, the chai was the best we've had in India, that alone was worh a visit. Will definitly come again if we're ever in the city.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 22 August 2023
  • Luisa T
    Turin, Italy47 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Buy here your spices!
    Priya - one of the seven spice girls who run the shop - welcomed us by letting us try the best spice mixes we've seen on our trip. Professional, nice, kind, cheap: the real MV Spices is an absolutely recommended place to visit (beware of imitations: the success of the sisters is such that there are fake shops around Jodhpur). Try the saffron tea!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 22 August 2023
  • Giorgia P
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Go and taste the real Indian spices in Jodhpur!
    We met nice Neelam in her beautiful shop this morning. We went especially there because of her well known spices. We had an authentic experience and we bought some delicious mixed spices to bring back in Italy as gifts. On the way to the shop we were stopped by a man who started to misguide us telling that the shop of Neelam was simply a trap for tourists. We were after informed by Neelam that unfortunately this happened all the time. Since the shop has been took over by Neelam and her sisters after the death of their father (the founder of the shop) they were isolated and hampered by the rest of the others storekeepers nearby, mostly because there are women. So please do not believe random men trying to push you in other (actual) tourist shop. Go to MV spices and see (and taste😋) for your self! Giorgia from Italy
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 August 2023
  • Tamara
    27 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cooking class
    Before we came to India we knew we wanted to do a cooking class while we were here. We were recommended by our driver to contact Neelam - we were not disappointed! Neelam informed us of everything we needed to know prior to the cooking class and kept in touch via WhatsApp. We arrived at MV spices and were shown and told about their huge selection of spices. We were then taken to meet Usha, who delivered the cooking class. During the evening we made a variety of dishes and Usha gave us a great deal of information about why things were used and where they came from. We found the session really informative and we enjoyed getting hands on and doing some cooking ourselves! We were then able to sit down and eat the food that we had made - which was all delicious! We highly recommend contacting MV Spices if you’re interested in a cooking class, or just in purchasing any spices. It is a lovely establishment ran by women, selling only the best high quality spices.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 September 2023
  • Molly Sellicks
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My absolute favourite shop!
    My favourite shop in Rajasthan! Stumbled upon it whilst wondering around the markets surrounding Ganta Ghar (the clock tower) and it was like a safe haven from the aggressive marketing styles of the other shops. Priya (spice girl number 7) was so lovely and hospitable and we felt instantly relaxed. She told us all about the history of the store run by her and her 6 sisters, and we were able to try anything we wanted, I highly recommend the saffron tea! Unlike the other surrounding stores, everything is 100% organic with no added chemicals, and they don’t pay outside workers to bring you into the store so there’s no added (surprising) commission charges! An excellent place to buy gifts and unique spice blends and tea mixes and powders to add to shakes and smoothies. They also send you their award winning family recipes so you can make the most out of your purchases, and run cooking classes if you have a spare hour or so and fancy a feast!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 10 September 2023
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Craig Callaway
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Solo
This is an excellent place to buy authentic herbs and spices that originate from India. When I visited there shop early in January 2019 I was met with a an amazing reception, I was overwhelmed to see that this was reflected in there website. When I ordered my items from there website I was met with a quick and welcoming response that made ordering that much simpler. Mv spices is an easy and simple way of ordering and learning how to use authentic Indian herbs and spices. I would highly recommend using/buying from MV Spices as they are the best way of tasting the real India!!
Written 27 February 2020
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BelClare
Brisbane Region, Australia44 contributions
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Feb 2020 • Family
We stopped here yesterday while in the Sadar marketplace as it had been highly recommended by our driver and Lonely Planet as a must do when in Jodhpur. We were warmly greeted and offered to sample the stores own masala tea blend. We were shown so many samples and given so much information. The masala tea was delicious and I bought a range of the custom made ground spice blends to take back to Australia with me, and the store will email you recipes too! All the spices are ground by hand not machine, and you can order online too 👍
If you love spices and cooking Indian food add this to your must do experiences when in Jodhpur 😊
Written 9 February 2020
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vilanovairina
Barcelona, Spain19 contributions
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Aug 2022 • Couples
One day we were walking in Jodhpur and saw the little spices shop. When we enter inside we talk to one of the sisters (Niki, that was soo nice) and told us that one of her sisters (Neela) was doing an Indian cooking class.

We went the next day and it was AMAZING.

First, she adapted the menu to a vegan menu, and during the class, she told us all the steps, showed us all kinds of spices and we did all 5 recipes all three together (her, my boyfriend, and I).

Another fantastic thing is that the class is personalized and with only the person you are going with (ideal for couples, family, and even solo travelers that want an intimate experience).

After cooking the 5 dishes we ate and she explained to us the history of her family, and how her six sisters and mother were running the business. It was so empowering and such an inspiration.
It was a real pleasure 🙏😍

Thanks Neela!
Written 29 August 2022
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Liz M
Mayenne, France9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
I have been using MV spices since visiting the shop 11 years ago when we were living in India. Now we divide our time between UK and France I still haven’t found any spices for sale in either UK or France which compare. The freshness & aromas of Neelam’s spices are second to none. Those I have bought here smell nice when the bag is first opened, but even after transferring to airtight containers they lose all the aromas very quickly - not those of MV!!! During lockdown I spent a lot of time making Indian dishes from scratch, and Neelam has kindly sent me all the spices I have asked for - at very reasonable cost. All our friends who have eaten my Indian meals say they are amongst the best they have tasted - and that is down primarily to the quality of the spices. Accept no substitutes!!!!
Written 19 January 2023
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Excursion29599101997
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
This is without doubt a must in Jodhpur. Run by several sisters who took over after their father passed away, they have struggled against misogyny and harassment to keep their business going. Their spices are incredible, and unlike most spice shops in Jodhpur, do not have oil added to boost profits. Priya sat down with us and explained her story before giving us a demo of her good spices and masala chai, which was incredible.

Don't be fooled by guides (who get commissions from other shops) who say it's too expensive, it really isn't! Also be careful for copycats, there's loads around!
Written 29 November 2023
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christine p
'the world125 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
The women's storyline (India Spice Girls) is catchy and the spices even more so. Much has been said in other reviews and all of it is true. I had the spices shipped because my trip was long and only just starting. All arrived on time and in good condition. I enjoyed learning about the special mixtures, including one that promises to provide brain health. Having the opportunity to smell the various spices opened my appetite and I so wished I had enough time on this trip to take a cooking class with them. It definitely gives me another reason to return to this beautiful part of India and to visit again with the Spice Girls. I definitely will be ordering online, once I finish what I bought this time.
Written 23 February 2023
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simone6342
Friedrichshafen543 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Solo
The first time my good friend brought me to the spice shop near the clock tower. It was so amazing to sit there surrounded by the flavors of Indian spices, to hear more about the meaning and value of the different spices from Neelam one of the 7 spice girl while drinking a nice cup of Indian tea. She knows a lot about all the spices, even about effects on you health, to give our dishes the best tast. You can smell the wonderful odoriferousness especially of the amazing spice mixtures - all special family composition. If you want, Neelam gives you recipes and you can easely prepare fantastic Indian dish at home. The quality of the spices are excellent. Every time coming back to Jodhpur I'm going into the shop and every time lingering there I learn and try something new. So now while I'm remembering the wonderful time there, I drink my favorite tea from her shop: Kashmeer's Kahawa tea (only cinnamon, saffron and green cardamons. It is delicious. I highly recommend you to go there and immerse into the wonderful world of spices and stories about spices while drinking a tea.
Written 19 January 2023
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Elgadaf G
Pristina, Kosovo3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
Amazing women and company. Anyone caring about women empowerment should visit their stores and share their story. We did an amazing cooking class and could learn first hand how to use their spices.
Written 16 December 2022
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Gordon Rhind
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
We stopped by M.V. Store and were told the history of the shop by Priya one of the 7 ‘Spice girl’ daughter of the owner who passed away some time ago.
It’s a courageous story and needs to be publicized more, there are competitors nearby who are actively trying to bully the girls out of business and use their company name to cash in.

We were treated very kindly by Priya who took the time to let us smell a variety of top grade spices, they also run a home cooking school which hopefully we can attend next time we come to Jodphur.

Really think it’s important to support businesses such as M.V. Spices as the daughters should be treated fairly to allow them to trade on equal terms with male run shops.

We will definitely return next time we come to Jodphur.
There is a documentary being prepared on the girls called ‘Spice Girls of Rajasthan which will helpfully show their story to a wide audience
Written 24 January 2024
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HelloIndigo
Cape Winelands District Municipality, South Africa32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
Visiting MV SPICES was such a wonderful experience and a really unique stop in Jodhpur! This little shop has such a good energy and it is easy to see why it is the best spice shop in Rajasthan (if not in India) Enriched with over 40 years of history and today women owned, their story is most inspiring. If you are going to buy spices or tea in India then this is without a doubt the place!

Make sure you look carefully for THIS shop (MV SPICES) as there are many other shops that try to look like them with very similar names and that will try everything to get you to into their shop instead. MV spices are authentic and organic unlike many other spice shops around Jodhpur that we have seen mixed with other products to save on production cost. Prices are very reasonable.

When we walked into to the shop we thought we thought we were just going to make a quick shopping shop but instead we had a wonderful experience learning about spices, tea, their properties and even got some recipes to try at home. Priya made us feel so welcome, and her passion radiates through her smile, work and conversation -It was truely refreshing. We felt like she was an old friend, she gave us advise for our travels and we had the best masala chai in our 7 years of traveling to India here. 🇮🇳 Thank you for a memorable visit, sharing your passion and all the wonderful stories. We are certain that we will meet again
Written 19 October 2023
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