10 Indian Kitchen Essentials For New Home

Here are 10 Indian kitchen essentials for a new home. When we move into a new home it is quite a challenging task of setting up the kitchen. Indian kitchen has so many utensils and tools that it might get confusing what to buy and what not to buy. So we have prepared an Indian kitchen item list of utensils and essentials that you must have in your new kitchen. This is a basic start up list.

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1. Masala Dani (Spice Box)

A masala dabba or spice box has 7 containers and 2 spoons with a see-through lid which provides easy access to most commonly used Indian spices like cumin seeds, mustard seeds, garam masala, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, color red chilly, coriander powder. The spoons acts as a measuring spoon.
The Masala box is available in Stainless Steel, Wooden, Brass and Plastic.

1. Neelam Stainless Steel Spice Box – 7 Containers 

Neelam a trusted name in Stainless Steel brings to you stainless steel masala dabba for your everyday spices. Made of high quality steel it comes with an inner lid to avoid spillage and preserve the freshness of the spices.

2. Maru Colored Masala Dabba

An Ultra stylish airtight masala dabba with a transparent acrylic lid makes it a helpful product in the kitchen. Comes in many assorted colors.

3. ExclusiveLane Wooden Spice Box

A beautifully crafted wooden masala daani with 12 containers. Ideal for storing 12 different types spices or refreshments. Perfect for newly weds. 

4. SHIV SHAKTI Handcrafted Brass Masala

Pure Brass Embossed Design Masaladaani with a heavy liad and 7 small containers which are removable and can hold upto 150 gm of spices in each.

2. Chakla Belan

Chakla Belan is used for making chapathi, roti, poori and paratha. Chaklas are round flat platforms made of either marble or wood or stainless steel on which rotis are rolled with the belan (rolling pin). Chakla should be such that they are easy to wash and should not absorb stains and odor. Should have a stable base.

1. Jaipur Ace White Marble 10 inch Chakla with Belan

Carved from a single piece of white Makrana marble rock, has a ring base for more stability while making rotis/chapatis and easy to wash.

2. Wood Chop Chakla Belan 9.5 Inch Width

Wood Chop Chakla Belan carved from Single Block of Acacia Wood and is Anti Bacterial No Dyes or Polish with 2 Inch Thickness.

3. VINAYAK CRAFTERS Marble Chakla-Belan10 in, Green

Vinayak Crafter Green chakla. Easy to maintain/ clean, dishwasher safe and won’t absorb stains.

4. KUVI Marble Chakla 10 Inch with Belan

Extremely unique & carved from single stone, dishwasher safe.

3. Tawa

A traditional iron griddle used for making Indian breads like roti or chapati, paratha, bhakri or dry roasting dry spices or making omelete.

1. Nutlase Iron Tawa with wooden handle

A heavy bottom tawa with a depression in the middle which is right for roti and paranthas. Very easy to wash and maintain and easy on the pocket.

2. Vinod Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Roti Tawa

A pre seasoned cast iron 26 cm Diameter roti tawa with Tough Handle which is Non Toxic, Enamel Free and Coating Free.

3. Carote Tawa Non Stick Flat Roti 

5-PLY NON STICK roti tawa, 100% Free of PFOS, PFOA, PFOA, Hardened scratch-resistant with FULL 2-Year WARRANTY:

4. Hawkins Futura 24 cm Cast Iron Tava

A heavy base Die Cast tawa with no toxic external coating, pre-seasoned, metal spatula can be used on it with a flat base. Perfect for everyday.

4.Kadhai (Indian Wok)

It is a versatile cooking wok and is a must have Indian kitchen essential for a new home. It is used for making Indian gravies, cooking vegetables, deep frying and sautéing. A good size of 10 “ inch with a lid is good enough for a family of 2 – 3 people.

1. Hawkins Futura Nonstick Kadhai with Lid

Non stick kadhai with Round Bottom and Stainless Steel Lid, Capacity 2.5 Litre, with non heating handles and heavy gauge. Excellent for long term use.

2. Vinod Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Kadai

A pre seasoned cast iron kadhai with 3.3 litres Capacity free of screws and joints, no chemical coating for a life long use.

3. Vinod Platinum Triply Stainless Steel Kadai

Stainless Steel Kadai with Lid & 2.5 litres Capacity, Requires less cooking oil. Hygienic and Faster cooking.

4. Carote Non-Stick Granite Stone Kadai

A good and classy Ultra non stick granite coating kadai with lifetime durability and rust free body.

5. Cooking & Serving Spoons

It is a versatile cooking wok which is used for making Indian gravies, cooking vegetables, deep frying and sautéing. A good size of 10 “ inch with a lid is good enough for a family of 2 – 3 people.

1.Parage Cooking and Serving Spoon

Parage Stainless Steel Cooking and Serving Spoon Set of 10 contains 2 Ladles, 1 Turner, 2 Jhara, 1 Rice Server, 2 Spatula, 2 Oval Spoon

2. Embassy Potato/Pav Bhaji Masher

A much needed vegetable / potato masher made of stainless steel with wooden handle.

3. Vegetable Peeler

Swiss Made serrated-edge peeler comes ultra sharp, rust-free stainless steel double-edged blades that can last forever.

4. Hand Whisker

Designed for durability, easy to use and clean up. Perfect for airy egg whites, lassi, raita or coffee.

6. Mixer Grinder

1. Preethi Blue Leaf Gold MG 150 750 watt

A must have in every Indian kitchen. The jars and blades are rust proof and the domes and lids are made of unbreakable polycarbonate material. For security, it supports heat sensitive cutoff for protection against voltage fluctuation and overload

2. Preethi Zodiac MG-218

Preethi Zodiac is a magnificent product which enlightens you. Zodiac is the first Mixer Grinder to have 3-in-1 insta fresh juicer jar – One Jar which can do three functions – (1) Centrifugal juicer which can juice fresh fruits, (2) Super extractor which can extract tamarind essence or coconut milk (3) Blender which can make shakes and lassi

3. Bosch Pro 1000W

Uniquely designed blunt PoundingBlade with thick edges which replicates pounding effect on dry ingredients, thus giving authentic texture and taste.

4. Sujata Powermatic Plus

Powerful 900 watts motor with double ball bearings for efficiency, low maintenance and trouble free running for years. You can explore more models which best features your needs

5. PHILIPS HL7707/00 750W

Powerful 750W motor with compact set-up fits most kitchen requirements and takes minimum storage space,with Gear Drive technology that supports food processing

7. Pressure Cooker

Pressure cooker is a very much needed Indian kitchen essential for a new home. It is a great time saver.

1. Hawkins 5 Litre Contura Black XT 

Ideal for 5 to 7 Persons. If you are a new couple, you should still go for larger size to accommodate any guest visiting you over meal. It comes with a Xtra Thick Body that helps in cooking the food quickly and evenly.

2. Hawkins 3L Pressure Cooker

Ideal for 3 or 4 Persons. Body and lid are made from food-grade, 18/8, non-magnetic, superior stainless steel. The 18/8 superior stainless steel lid ensures the highest levels of hygiene and durability.

3. Prestige Svachh Nakshatra Plus

It comes with a unique lid that contains any spillage that might occur during the course of cooking and prevents the messy liquid from dripping down. It is gas and induction compatible

4. Prestige Svachh Clip-on 3.5L

With the innovative pressure indicator feature, you can cook stress-free as this safety device acts as a locking device and can’t be opened when the pressure inside the vessel is too high.

8. Chopping Board

A good chopping board is a must for chopping, slicing, dicing, cutting of vegetables. It should be sturdy and smooth. It should not allow Bacteria and Mould to grow. It should not soak water and should  not form cracks and should not chip over prolong use.

1. Bulfyss Natural Bamboo Chopping

Bulfyss cutting board is made from eco-friendly bamboo tree, 100% BPA-free, ideal for chopping, slicing, dicing and cutting. Easy to clean and value for money.

2. HOKIPO Bamboo Chopping Board with Handle

HOKIPO High quality kitchen chopper board is made from 100% premium bamboo with no added dyes or stains which is toxin free and has natural anti-bacterial properties.

3. Ikea BERGTUNGA Plastic Chopping Board – Set of 2

Ikea chopping boards are stylish & have modern handles, they are very study and easy to clean and real value for money.

4. Blastoise 2 In 1 Cutting Board

Blastoise 2 In 1 Cutting Board comes in large Size Double-Sided with one side being stainless steel and other rice husk fiber. A very good quality cutting board.

9. Tea Pan

1. Hawkins 1.5 Litre Tea Pan with Glass Lid

Hawkins Chai Pan made of stainless steel, is rust proof with stay-cool fixed handles suitable for induction too. You can make tea for 3-4 people in this.

2. Hawkins Hard Anodised TPan

Hawkins hard anodized Aluminium Tea Pan 1.5 tough and durable, tay-cool plastic handle fixed on sturdy stainless steel bracket which is permanently riveted to the Pan

3. Vinod Stainless Steel Tea Pan

Made from high quality of stainless steel durable, compatible with all cook tops, induction & oven. Virgin Bakelite handles heat resistant and designed to fit your palm.

4. Meyer Nickel Free Tea Pan 

Made with nickel-free stainless steel with a pouring spout ensures mess-free draining.  It is lightweight with a long, sturdy, and ‘stay cool’ riveted handle with a silicone grip that makes holding easy .

Accompaniment with Tea Pan

1. Slings Tea And Coffee Strainer 

High quality stainless steel mesh Plastic handle for perfect grip.

2.Femora Gold Line Tea Cups

The stylish design look visually appealing and impressive

3. Jaypee Plus Tea & Sugar Container

Scratch & break resistant with scientific locking mechanism

10. Tadka Pan

A small pan with a long handle for tempering dal, chutneys, sambhar, gravies and curries. Tadka adds extra flavor to the food. A must buy.

1. Prestige Aluminium Anodised Tadka Pan

Black, 10 cm this is good quality easy to clean, resistant to high flames, non-staining and metal spoon friendly, works both on gas stoves and induction cook-tops. 

2. Akky Iron Tadka Pan

A tadka pan which is durable and that heats up quickly and uniformly. The benefit of cooking on tadka pan is same as iron tawa.

Non-stick tadka pan with long coating life 100% Food Safe, 100 % PFOA free and easy to clean

4. Hawkins Futura Anodised Tadka Pan

Sturdy, stay-cool stainless steel handle designed for preparing tadka, tough and durable. Very easy to use.

11. Miscellaneous Must Haves in Your Kitchen


1. Mintage Stainless Steel Parat

Made from high quality stainless steel. Has a neat and simple, classic design, is sturdy and durable with mirror finish and is dishwasher proof. Good for 3 – 4 people.

2. Milton Insulated Casserole

Set of 3, Grey color, Double walled Inner stainless steel casserole keeps food hot and fresh for hours with leak proof lid with an eye catching design.

3. Dish Drainer Rack

Dish drying rack can accommodate various sizes and depths utensils, which is durable and resistant to rust. It comes with a removable drip tray

4. Femora Bake & Serve Dish

Made from high quality BOROSILICATE GLASS making it a good choice for serveware too. Dishwasher safe- easy to clean, Microwave safe, Freezer Safe, Oven Safe

5. FLIPBOAT Ceramic

These serving bowls are handmade from high-quality ceramic. It comes in different sizes which are 1000ml, 750ml, 500ml, and 300ml.

6. Neelam Premium Dinner Set

The beautiful dinner set makes it too beautiful enhance a dinner table in front of various guests as well as for the daily use.

7. ADA Handicraft Serving Trays

ADA Handicraft ® Pakka Sheesham Wood Handmade & Handcrafted Rectangular Serving Trays, Stackable For Easy Storage:

This is just a small list of 10 Indian kitchen essentials for a new home. You can gradually add new tools and items as per your need and experience. In case you want some easy to make beginners Indian recipes then check out our section here : Indian Recipes For Beginners