We all buy some of these more than once in a few years. These are the essentials in the Indian kitchens.

Then, with so many new dishes that most of us are trying to cook at homes from the recipes on the internet or YouTube, some of these became an absolute must nowadays and some are new to Indian kitchens but have become a household items in no time.

Sometimes we keep using an outdated, or worn out or even sometimes broken once because we don’t find time to order them or go get one from local stoers.

It is a good practice to check all the essentials and see which ones need to be replaced, or soon need replacement. Then buy them all together at once. And we recommend waiting for the online festive sales that come once a few months and stock up cause when your current tool breaks, then we are forced to buy. And usually, we end up paying more because we cannot wait.

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Top 10 Essentials for the smart Indian Kitchens

1. Peelers – for soft skin fruits, vegetables
(Strong, top handle for good grip, reliable brand)

2. Peelers – general purpose
  • As you know as an experienced cook, the blade type does matter for what we peel. So here is a general all-purpose peeler.
  • From a world leader of low cost and high-quality products – IKEA – 365+ Vardefull Potato Peeler.
  • This also is a side grip for faster peeling while rotating with the other hand.
  • Check out more choices at Amazon India.
(Strong, side handle for faster peeling, top brand)

 


3. Cutting Boards (our pick)
  • Another essential one that gets dirty or unhygienic over time how much ever we try to keep it clean. It’s the scars, the food we cut on it, the food colors, juices to blame with.
  • Even if the board is functional and decently looking, it is highly recommended by professional chefs and doctors is that we replace these once a while depending on our usage and foods we cut on it.
  • A versatile product that gets you more for your rupees, high quality, and highly functional – 3 in 1 Chopping Board (cutting, chopping, washing).
  • Tip: for most uses, better to prefer one that has a groover so the juices do not flow off the board.
(value, multi-functional, groove to prevent spill)

4. Cutting Boards (other best ones)
  • We are also very pleased with these boards that are very good quality and best in their own category that may suit your style and needs.
  • 1. EverEx stainless steel 304 Food-Grade Board
    • Very elegant, stylish, excellent quality & with Antibacterial surface
    • For chopping cutting slicing mincing serving cut board for fruits vegetables meat cheese pizza bread knead the dough for chefs kitchen home.
  • Ikea FINFORDELA Bendable Chopping Board
    • Simplistic, creative utility, high quality, and best value for the rupee.
  • Check out more choices at Amazon India.
  • Tip: for most uses, better to prefer one that has a groove so the juices do not flow off the board.
(Simplistic, elegant, stylish, excellent quality)

5. Spatula & Turners Sets
  • Who could cook without these? And they wear out, get dirty or break with time. And if we don’t replace, they go on scraping off any non-stick cookware we use with and add unhealthy chemicals or bacteria to our food.
  • So, here is our best pick – Aarsun Woodend Spoon / Spatula Set
    • Available in a set of 5 or 10
    • Also, comes in two variations of brown to suit your decor
  • Check out more choices at Amazon India.
  • Tip: it is recommended to use wooden ones for liquidy dishes as even the best of the spatula may add synthetic substances over a period of use, though slightly.
    • For crepes, silicon ones may turn out to the best.
(Includes all needs for large or small family)

6. Turners
  • Who could do without these in Indian kitchens for making crepes, dosas, it’s and naans huh!
  • Even though wooden and stainless steel made are totally healthy, good quality silicon may be a very good alternative in this category considering their thin and supple nature.
  • So, here are our best picks
    1. Grizzly Non-Stick Silicone Spatula
    2. Shri & Sam Stainless Steel Turner
  • These also boast easy cleaning, good grip, long life, and heat resistant handles.
  • Check out more choices at Amazon India.
(silicon, thin and supple, ease of use)

7. Measuring Spoons & Cups
  • With so many new dishes that most of us are trying from the recipes on the internet or YouTube, these became an absolute must nowadays.
  • These usually last long unless we lose them. If you have a plasticky thing, think about what it can add to the food, especially if it’s hot and juicy.
  • So, here is our best pick – Kitchen Delli Set of 4 Measuring Cups & 4 Measuring Spoons
  • Easy cleaning, good grip, long life, and heat resistance just in case you want to use them for mixing and stirring.
  • Tip: a curved bottom is better for spoons for easy cleaning and flat bottom for cups for stable standing.
  • We recommend steel ones. Of course, they come in a lot of types, so find the right one for you. Check out more choices at Amazon India.
(stainless steel, ease of use & cleaning)

8. Measuring Jars or Mugs
  • Another must-have from a novice to the seasoned chef.
  • Even though we prefer steel over glass because of fragility, we cannot see through the steel jars hence we picked glass ones below.
  • We also have a plastic one that’s made food-grade and BPA free, just in case kids are around and you need to be careful with it.
    • Try to avoid hot liquids in this if possible to prevent synthetics releasing chemicals, however good quality the Jar is.
  • Pyrex Glass 950ml
    • You can still measure 1000 ml but this 950ml = 4 cups. That’s how Pyrex makes these little less than 1L  🙂
    • Microwave safe, easy cleanup, freezer safe, dishwasher safe
    • Ideal for most families unless you cook for lots of people often. Even then, you would want to have this, and a larger one
  • Plastic Measuring Cup 500 ml
    • ⚠️ This is NOT BPA free, hence not food grade. So do not pour hot liquids or use it for food storage.
    • ? Good quality, easy clean and does not break
(great but one is fragile other is plastic)

9. Sieve or Strainer or Colander
  • Unless you cook occasionally, this is another must-have from a novice to the seasoned chef.
  • We prefer steel because with Indian cooking, we filter a lot of hot ♨️ dishes such as pressure cooked Chana from water, etc.
  • Stainless Steel 3L Colander and Strainer
    • Ideal for most families unless you cook for lots of people often. Even then, you would want to have this, and a larger one
  • Here is a larger alternative, equally good but larger in size – Stainless Steel 5 L Jumbo Colander and Strainer
(simple, functional, sturdy, steel)

10. Tongs
(simple, sturdy, heat resistant handle)

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