11 Peeler 1 no 12 Serving spoons for dal curry and rice 3 no 13 Knife Fork 6 no

11 peeler 1 no 12 serving spoons for dal curry and

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11) Peeler 1 no. 12) Serving spoons (for dal, curry and rice) 3 no. 13) Knife& Fork 6 no. 14) Sauce pan 2 no. 15) Steel containers to heat food 2 no. (with lid) 16) Rolling Pin/ Belan (to make rotis) 1 no. 17) Plate 1 no. 18) Katori 3 no. 19) Glass 2 no. 20) Cutting board 1 no. 21) Eating knives 2 no. 22) Coffee spoon for salt etc 3 no. 23) Small size plastic spoons for masala 1 no Food Items: Some of the common food items that students carry are: Spices, Tealeaves, Masalas, Haldi, Dhania, red chilly, Instant masalas, etc. Mustard packet. Tamarind paste Different dals in small quantity for initial use. Asafoetida powder. Indian instant coffee + Indian tea (it takes time to get used to the American stuff) Elaichi, clove, cinnamon Masalas and tea/coffee powder, if you are a regular drinker (until somebody shifts to beer.) Get a couple of bags each of haldi, red chilly powder, Garam masala, Dhania, Pickle bottles (if you have enthu, but preferably get sealed ones), rice, Moong Dal. Bring approx. 1-month supply of masalas. Most Indian foodstuffs are available even in small cities. Don't come loaded with foodstuffs as you may have problem with customs. Try to get "instant" stuff, as people don't have much time for cooking in the US.
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Summarizing your Masala list: 1) Dhania& jirra kg 2) Chilli powder kg 3) Haldi kg 4) Full jira 200 gm 5) Mustard Seed 200 gm 6) Garam Masala home made 200 gm 7) Pav bhaji masala 2 packets 8) Salt 500 gm 9) Sugar kg. 10) Hing powder one bottle 11) Papad Music: Get all the cassettes recorded which you might like to take with you. Though you get most of them in US, why spend money for luxurious things. If you are leaving your beloved, don’t forget to take those kishore Kumar blues. Stationary list: 1) White sheets 50 no. 2) Pencils 12 no. 3) Erasers 4 no. 4) Blade 2 no. 5) Stapler 1 no. 6) Stapler pins 1 packet 7) Pens 12 blue + 12 black (ball pens) 8) Scribbling Pad 2 no. 9) Glue stick 1 no. 10) Pencil Box 2 no. 11) Ruler - 12" 1 no.
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12) Stick on pad 2 no. 13) Cello tape 1 no. 14) Ink pen 1 no. 15) Needle 1 packet 16) Thread Black 1,White 1 reel , Blue 1 reel 17) Safety pins 1 dozen Luggage: Luggage is the essential thing one has to buy. This has to be done after proper planning as luggage is an expensive item and is to be retained for years, now that you will be doing lot of traveling in flight. Bags: 2 large size suitcases Packing: Start your packing well in advance. But two good boxes - they should be able to withstand a lot of mishandling. They should be as large as possible within the size limitations (however most airlines are not very strict about baggage size). Put identification marks and labels on both the inside & outside the boxes) apart from this, the airlines will also provide you with adhesive labels). Boxes with independent top & bottom are preferable. Box specification: As an example of Air India economy class baggage specifications to the USA are given below. Note the specs. may be different for other countries/airlines.
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