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.
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.
A traditional iron griddle used for making Indian breads like roti or chapati, paratha, bhakri or dry roasting dry spices or making omelete.
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.
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.
6. Mixer Grinder
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
7. Pressure Cooker
Pressure cooker is a very much needed Indian kitchen essential for a new home. It is a great time saver.
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.
9. Tea Pan
Accompaniment with Tea Pan
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.
11. Miscellaneous Must Haves in Your Kitchen
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