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Bhutanese Shopping List
This list is based on a family of four, adjust accordingly based on family size.
Aldi’s and/or another Grocery Store
- Red grapes
- Other seasonal fruit
- Bagged onions
- Turnip greens
- 5-lb bag of Russet potatoes
- Flat bread (without eggs)
- Loose black tea
- Hot peppers (red, thin, Thai style) dried or fresh
- 2 packages of Garlic
- Fresh Cilantro (coriander)
- Turmeric powder
- Curry Powder (Indian style)
- Dried Coriander
- Homogenized Whole Milk
- Plain Yogurt (not fat-free)
- Apple or Orange Juice
- Iodized Table Salt
- Corn Oil
- Lentils (red, black, yellow – all kinds)
- Dried green peas
- Chicken Legs (frozen) ***this is on a case by case basis!
Meat (optional) (don’t buy eggs or any meat except chicken) and beans
Asian Grocery Store
- Rice (basmati or jasmine/Thai) 20 lb bag
Kmart or Walmart or Target
- Rice cooker ($25 on sale – get a 16-20 cup one))
(1) Don’t buy meat or eggs – let the family buy meat and/or eggs later if they want.
(2) Arrange for a vegetarian selection of food for families when they arrive.
Suggested food for arrival: (1) Flat bread, lentil soup (a thick soup with salt, turmeric, and a little oil), vegetable curry, and yogurt or some fruit salad, or (2) if in a hurry, fried rice with peas and vegetables (such as carrots and potatoes).