Shopping List For Your Party

What are the supplies and quantities that you should buy for your party?

Of course that depends on the number of items on your menu and the number of guests. The proportions will change depending on the number of people: if more people, then reduce the amounts slightly and if fewer, increase it slightly!

For an Indian menu, broadly cater for 150 gms per person of meats and 150 gms of vegetables (which includes 25 gms of paneer), 10 gms of lentils, 2/3 rotis and 2 tablespoons of uncooked rice, 2 tablespoons or about 20 gms of dahi. And add another 200 gms of meat and vegs to the total for the left-overs!

For western meals you should cater for at least 250 gms of meat per person.

Do remember though, it’s always better to have too much food rather than too little.

Shopping List Generator

Average Quantities per personMeatVegetablesSaladLentilsYoghurtPaneerBread/riceDessert
 In gmsIn gmsIn gmsIn gmsIn gmsIn gms  
Indian meal150125201020252-3rotis/2 tablespoons of uncooked rice1 ½ portions
Western meal200 to 250100 to 20050   1 to 2 

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Krishna Sahai
Krishna Sahai

Krishna Sahai took voluntary retirement as a senior Commissioner of Income Tax of the Indian Revenue Service to follow alternative paths. A multi-talented person, she is a trained Bharata Natyam dancer and has also published a book on the subject. Krishna has imbibed the old traditions of Avadhi culture from her family and is concerned about preserving the vanishing cuisines of India. She consults on financial and business matters apart from running a not-for-profit organization.

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