Preparing the Indian grocery list is the first thing to do while I want to shop for the weekend. Being away from India means no closer Indian grocery shops and can’t go every day for toor dal, rice, etc. Having the Indian grocery list in hand makes the shopping less stressful and fewer trips. This Indian grocery list can be used as the first grocery list for new home setting families.
Indian Grocery list in Tamil
I prefer to do a biweekly trip or monthly once a trip to buy Indian groceries. This is my handy Indian grocery list for basic south Indian cooking for a family of 4. Since this list is specific to Indian groceries, I don’t want to add another product on the shopping list. Making Indian grocery lists in Tamil and English is a monthly habit I got from my mom/grandmom who prepares the first week of every month without fail and gives it to us to hand over to a nearby Indian grocery store. All these mentioned are Indian pantry essentials. This will make sure the kitchen prep list excel to set up a grocery list for a new house or first apartment grocery list or new apartment first grocery list. This daily grocery list will be very useful for grocery shopping for beginners.
Whatever mentioned here is a vegetarian basics shopping list. Please add according to your family needs.With this as a start you can create master pantry inventory list
I should thank my mom/grandmom for teaching us how to prepare the grocery items list in Tamil. All these mentioned here are Indian pantry staples and Indian cooking essentials can be used as a first apartment grocery checklist. With this Indian shopping list, you can even set a budget and arrive at an average monthly food cost for a family of 5 or more people. If you need average food expenses for a family of 4 or more please leave in the comments. I can make a post on home budgeting.
I have been a follower of this practice and definitely it saves my time and stops me from buying unnecessary stuff.
I’m sure this list would be a lifesaver for newlyweds and bachelors.
Grocery items list in Tamil
With no further do I’m sharing the Indian groceries for a family of four with everyday most used items. I have also added some empty columns below you can add yours if any there. This list can also be used as a monthly bachelor’s grocery list to shop with basic ingredients for cooking.
Provision list in Tamil
I have created the Indian grocery list in Tamil font as well so that it will be easy for Tamil speaking people to use it. Now let us see the Indian grocery items list pdf below. I hope this Indian groceries/provision list in Tamil is useful to many of you to shop in a budget every month and do the easy meal planning quickly.
How to look for indian groceries & spices ?
Some of you always have questions like where are sesame seeds in grocery store, where are xname seeds in the grocery store, where to find cardamom pods in a grocery store, where are lentils in the grocery store or where do I find lentils in the grocery store, where is cream of coconut in grocery store, where to find curry powder in grocery store or where do you find clove oil in the grocery store, where to find peanut oil in grocery store, etc.
To answer some of your questions sesame seeds will be in the spices section, lentils will be in the lentil and legume section. Cream of coconut etc will be tea, coffee section, curry powder in the masala powder section. All oils like peanut oil, sunflower oil, sesame oil will be present in the oil and ghee section. I’m just giving you an overview of where to find all the Indian grocery shopping list.
Each and every Indian grocery store will have its own way of arranging India spices & groceries
South Indian grocery list
|Ingredient (English)||Ingredient (Tamil)||Quantity|
|Turmeric Powder||மஞ்சள் தூள்||100gms|
|Raw Rice||பச்சை அரிசி||20Kgs|
|Boiled Rice/ Idli Rice||இட்லி அரிசி||5Kgs|
|Rice Flour||அரிசி மாவு||2Kgs|
|Wheat Flour||கோதுமை மாவு||2Kgs|
|Toor Dal||துவரம் பருப்பு||3Kgs|
|Chana Dal||கடலை பருப்பு||500gms|
|Moong Dal||பாசிப் பருப்பு||500gms|
|Urad Dal||உளுத்தம் பருப்பு||3 Kgs|
|Coffee Powder||காபி தூள்||1.5 Kgs|
|Coriander seeds||கொத்தமல்லி விதை||200gms|
|Red Chilies (Dried)||சிகப்பு மிளகாய் ( உலர்ந்த )||1 kg|
|Salt(Iodized)||உப்பு ( அயோடின் கலந்த )||2 Kgs|
|Sesame Seeds||எள் விதைகள்||100gms|
|Cardamom Seeds||ஏலக்காய் விதைகள்||10gms|
|Match Box||தீ பெட்டி||12|
|Coconut Oil /Sesame Oil/ Refined Oil||தேங்காய் எண்ணெய்/ எள் எண்ணெய்/ சுத்திகரிக்கப்பட்ட எண்ணெய்||4-5kgs|
|Milk||பால்||10 -11 gallon|
You can download the Indian grocery list in Tamil pdf download version here :
Grocery list in tamil excel
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6KgZw9aCF_eZWlWcG8zdnBjd3M/view?usp=sharing Note: The list given here is of basic ingredients used in south Indian cooking. Please add vegetables, fruits, pooja items, food colors, drinks, festival related groceries, powders, fryums, etc. as and when needed for the month. * If you make use of wheat more /reduce the quantity of rice and increase wheat flour quantity.
Don’t forget to check the 15 easy meal prep ideas for the Indian homes. https://nithyaskitchn.com/15-easy-indian-meal-prep-ideas/
Why is it important to make a grocery list?
Grocery list helps you to make your shopping more organized and stay away from buying unnecessary things. There were days I used to pick things and never made a recipe and happen to trash the item because of the expiry date.
Benefits of making a grocery list before shopping?
I just make a copy of the Indian grocery list and have it stick on my fridge. When I was about to run out of some item, I just make a note near the item. This will help me buy the item during my next visit to the Indian grocery shop.
What is a master grocery list?
A master grocery list is a grocery list that has the names of the most used items in your kitchen which in turn helps you to easy to prepare for your grocery trip. It’s your complete grocery shopping list that contains all the foods, ingredients, and household necessities you buy. Then you refer it over when you write your shopping list!
Indian grocery list app to share with spouse ?
This is my favorite app during this time for sharing the shopping list with my spouse- Click here. This app not for Indian grocery but for all other items from shops nearby. I make a list of things and add it in my shopping cart and my husband just goes to the shop and picks up things as per the list. They have the grocery list app android and grocery list app iPhone.