Shopping for Diwali: caterers, home made ghee, grams

Sweets and savouries are essentials during any the festival season.

Here is a list of home based caterers, provision stores, cooking butter and ghee sellers who undertaken bulk and small orders for your favourite variety of sweets and savouries.


Sri Annai Saradambal Catering located at Adam Street, Mylapore has some of the usual stuffs this year too. On the menu are laddus, jangiris, badhushas, ribbon pakoda and special mixture. All the items are priced at Rs.325 per kilo, says R. Kannan, owner of this place. If one needs badhushas, the order has to be placed well in advance as it takes much time for it to be complete, he added. We have already started taking orders, he says. Ph: 94453 44367, 94454 36820.

R. Hariharan who runs Raju Iyer Catering in Adam Street also has a variety on his menu. I have started taking orders. If there is some one who wants a large number of sweets, it is better to order them right away, he says. His sweets and savouries are priced from Rs.350 onwards. Ph: 94444 34269, 3200 0423.

N. S. Anandam Catering located at 42 Abraham Street, Mylapore have also started undertaking orders. Apart from the regular sweets and savouries we also have two colour chocolate cake (barfi type), boondi and badam halwa, says Anandan, owner. These are priced from Rs.250 onwards. Ph: 2464 3251, 98403 96042.

Subham Ganesan a variety of sweets and savouries ranging from kajukattli, milk sweets and different types of moorukku and mixtures. They are priced from Rs.250 on wards. Located at 210, St. Mary’s Road, Mandaveli. Ph: 24616007/ 24933656

Gowthama Catering Services sells Diwali leigiyam. One can buy this in small quantities like 50 grams. We will not be able to deliver this, people who want it can come and buy from us. Contact – 101/41, Adam Street, Mylapore. Ph: 97102 33556/ 98418 32640

We provide all kinds of south Indian sweets, says R. Madhusudanan, owner of Karpagamabal Catering Services based in Mandaveli. These are priced at Rs.250  per kilo. We also undertake special orders. If someone wants a different variety of sweet we also prepare that for them, he added. They are located at 156, R. K. Math Road, Mandaveli. Ph: 98412 66844/ 98410 23844

Diwali special lunch is provided by Sri Saastha Caterers based in R. A. Puram. This will be a vegetarian meal with 22 items, says Srinivasan, owner.

The speciality here is the Kasi halwa also know was pumpkin halwa, he added. We undertake single and bulk order for lunch. The meal is priced at Rs.225 and will be available only on Diwali day. Sri Saastha Caterers are located at 7/4, Subramaniya Gurukkal St., R. A. Puram. Ph: 4210 2323/ 4306 0227


Sri Vadapalani Oil Stores located at R. H. Road, Mylapore provides cooking butter, Agmark ghee and edible oil. The butter is sourced from Coimbatore and the ghee is made at home, says Srinivasan, a partner. We also provide home delivery, he says. Add – 161, Royapettah High Rd., Mylapore. Ph: 2499 1835/ 98407 71151

Kalyan Ghee Stores located at 11, South Mada Street, Mylapore also sells cooking butter, ghee and edible oils. This store has been here from 1965 and specialises in these products. The butter is sourced from Karur and the ghee is made at home, says Periyaswamy, owner. One can also buy butter and make ghee at their houses, he added. The ghee is priced at Rs.400 and the butter is Rs.300. Home delivery is also available. Ph: 2464 0499

Ganapathy’s Butter and Ghee is based in Mylapore. This shop was started in 1942 and is now run by the S. Saravanan. This shop was started by my grand father and till date only sells butter and ghee, says Saravanan, owner. The butter is sourced from Erode and the ghee is made at home, he says. They also have poodi, rice mixes, appalam and vadams. One can also buy in large quantities, he added. The shop is located at 14, Chitrakulam West Street, Mylapore. Ph: 2464 0292, 98403 59274


Amsu Stores located at 23, Madhava Perumal Koil Street, Mylapore sells a variety of rice, pulses. This is available both in the powder and whole form. Rice powder is priced from Rs.36 onwards. They also sell ghee. Ph: 2498 2243

Sri Krishna Store located at Venkateshwara Agraharam Street, Mylapore sells provisions and rice.This rice mandy has a variety of rice like raw rice, basmati and idly rice. Home delivery is available.  Ph: 2461 0346

Sri Ayyanar Stores located at P. S. Sivaswami Salai sell rice, cereals and spice. One can also buy in bulk. Ph: 4210 6565, 2662 1003.

B. Viswanathan Rice Shop sells raw and boiled rice, briyani rice and idly rice. Minimum purchase here is 25 kilo. This shop is located at 19, St. Mary’s Road, Alwarpet. Ph: 2493 6234.

Sri Balaji rice mandy sells rice, all varieties of grams and sugar. Purchase of minimum one kilo.  This mandy is offering Rs.2 off on all rice varieties for Diwali. The shop is located at Dr. Rangachari Road, Mylapore. Ph: 2499 1663, 2499 4358.