Preparing 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 cant go everyday for toor dal,rice etc. Having the Indian grocery list in hand makes the shopping less stressful and less trips.
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.
I should thank my mom/grandmom for teaching us how to prepare the grocery items list in Tamil.
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.
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.
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.
|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 : 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.