Here is the list of provisions that we’ll buy for our household. Thanks to our chennaimoms member S.Senthamarai who has compiled this list.

Essentials

  • Turmeric powder
  •  Crystal Salt
  •  Table Salt
  •  Sugar

Rice, Wheat and Grams

  •  Raw Rice
  •  Boiled Rice
  •  Idly Rice
  •  Basmati Rice
  •  Red gram dal
  •  Blackgram dal
  •  Green gram dal
  •  Bengal gram dal
  •  Roasted Bengal gram /Fried dal
  •  Beans dal
  •  Masoor dal
  •  Peas
  •  Green peas
  •  Kabul Channa
  •  Green gram
  •  Horse gram
  •  Karamani
  •  Wheat
  •  Ragi
  •  Maize
  •  Millet /Bajre
  •  Corn
  •  Soya beans

Nuts and Spices

  • Groundnut
  • Cashew nuts
  • Almond
  • Pista
  • Badam
  • Raisins / Dry grapes
  • Black gingely seed
  • White gingly seed
  • Coriander seed
  • Mustard
  • Cinnamon
  • Cloves
  • Cardamom
  • Pepper corns
  • Cumin seed
  • Poppy seed
  • Nutmeg
  • Aniseed
  • Fenugreek
  • Roasted semolina /Rava
  • wheat Rava
  • Vermicelli
  • Noodles
  • Pasta /Macaroni
  • Red chilli
  • Tamarind
  • Garlic

Flour and Powders

  • Asofoetida powder
  • Chilli powder
  • Coriander powder
  • Sambar powder
  • Pepper powder
  • Cumin seed powder
  • Garam masala powder
  • Chat masala
  • Chana masala
  • Pav Bhaji masala
  • Bisibelabhath masala
  • Chicken masala
  • Cardamom powder
  • Rice flour
  • Wheat flour
  • Corn flour
  • Maida
  • Ragi flour
  • Gram flour / Basan
  • Cooking Soda
  • Saffron
  • Aji-No-Moto
  • Sodium bi carbonate
  • Copra
  • Cocoa powder
  • Custard powder
  • Ice cream powder
  • Baking powder
  • Citric acid
  • Vinegar

Sauces

  • Tomato sauce
  • Pickles
  • Tomato ketchupChilli sauce
  • Soya sauce
  • White sauce
  • Wine-non alcoholic
  • Yellow food colour
  • Saffron red food colour
  • Vanilla essence
  • Rose essence
  • Pineapple essence

Oil products

  • Ghee
  • Butter
  • Cheese
  • Vanaspathy
  • Groundnut oil
  • Sunflower oil
  • Coconut oil
  • Gingely oil
  • Mustard oil
  • Palm oil
  • Olive oil
  • Castor oil
  • Garlic paste
  • Ginger paste
  • Tamarind paste

Beverages

  • Tea powder
  • Coffee powder
  • Condensed milk
  • Other beverages like horlicks,boost etc.

For kids

  • Fruit juices
  • Biscuits
  • Chocolates
  • Milk powder
  • Other beverages like junior horlicks,pediasure etc.
  • Dates
  • Honey
  • Jam

Toiletries

  • Fairness cream
  • Face Talcum powder
  • Bath Soap
  • Liquid soap
  • Face wash
  • Hand wash
  • Kajal
  • Kum-kum
  • Hair oil / cream
  • Hair dye
  • Tooth paste / Powder
  • Tooth Brush
  • Shaving cream
  • Shaving brush
  • Shaving blade
  • Ready shaver
  • Shampoo
  • Shikakai powder /SoapNut Powder
  • Herbal powder
  • Comb

Sanitation Products

  • Air freshner
  • Tissue Paper
  • Face Tissue dry/wet
  • Sanitary pads / Napkin
  • Diaper
  • Toilet Cleaner
  • Floor Cleaner
  • Dettol
  • Broom Stick
  • Mop Stick / Cloth
  • Detergent Washing Soap / Powder
  • Fabric Whitener
  • Dish wash / Bar / Powder / Liquid
  • Washing Soda
  • Mosquito Destroyer Liquid / Mats / Coils

Pooja List

  •  Sandal
  •  Sandal powder
  •  Rose Water
  •  Camphor
  •  Matchbox
  •  Bathi
  •  Dhoops
  •  Betal Nuts

Others

  •  Jaggery
  •  Appalam
  •  Sagu
  •  Aval