Cookware plays a vital role during Diwali by enabling families to prepare and share delicious homemade dishes and sweets, enhancing the joy and celebration of the festival. It is not only a practical necessity but also a symbol of togetherness, abundance, and the art of cooking that is central to Diwali festivities. Cookware used for making Diwali sweets typically includes a variety of utensils and equipment to prepare the diverse range of delicious treats. Here is a list of 10 must-have cookware items that will elevate the joy of cooking during this festive season.
Frypans can be quite versatile and are used for cooking certain Diwali sweets, particularly those that involve frying or shallow frying.
This is the must-have frypan for Diwali cooking. This is 100% safe to use because it is made of thick stainless steel that does not contain nickel or any other dangerous substances. It doesn't include any potentially harmful chemicals like PTFE, PFOA, or BPA. The interior is made of stainless steel, which provides a hard, nonporous surface that is easy to clean after use.
A high-quality saucepan can be used for making sugar syrups and boiling milk for sweets like kheer. The Meyer Select Stainless Steel Straining Saucepan 18cm is a versatile piece of cookware that excels at a wide range of cooking responsibilities. It is simple to bring milk to a boil, to steam vegetables, to prepare sauces and soups, to stir stocks, to cook cereals, and for various other cooking tasks. Because it can be used for so many different things, this saucepan is an essential piece of equipment for any kitchen during Diwali.
This small-sized saucepan is used specifically for heating and reducing milk for sweets. Experience efficient and even heating with three layers - quick heating aluminum sandwiched between 100% nickel-free thick stainless steel and induction compatible magnetic stainless steel for precise cooking. This milkpan is handy for tempering spices like mustard seeds, cumin seeds, and curry leaves for savory dishes or snacks. When making sugar or jaggery syrups for various sweets, you can use this milkpan to boil the ingredients until they reach the required stage. Similarly, when making sweets or deep-frying snacks, this stainless steel milkpan can be used to melt ghee, which is often a crucial ingredient in many Diwali recipes.
The Meyer Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Dosa Tawa is a perfect choice for anyone who loves traditional cooking. It is made of pure iron ore material that heats up quickly and promotes even heating throughout the body. This cast iron dosa tawa adds an authentic Indian flavour to your breads and similar preparations such as paranthas, chillas and rotis. This can be used for roasting ingredients like nuts and seeds for sweets during Diwali.
A spacious kadai is essential for frying snacks like samosas, pakoras, and jalebis. It provides ample space for deep-frying and even heating. This Meyer Select Stainless Steel Kadai provides unrivalled protection thanks to its construction that is free of nickel entirely. This ensures that your food is not contaminated with any potentially hazardous elements. The exceptional pitting resistance of the kadai distinguishes it from other regular stainless steel choices and ensures that it will continue to be durable and look like new even after prolonged use.
Whisks are used to thoroughly mix batter for sweets and snacks like besan ladoo, jalebi, or pakoras, ensuring a smooth and lump-free consistency. When making sugar syrups for sweets, Meyer Kitchen Hacks 3-In-1 Whisk can help dissolve sugar in water and creates a uniform consistency. This high-quality whisk can also be used to mix dry spices, ensuring even distribution of flavors in savory snacks or curries.
Meyer Silicone Spatula can be used for gently stirring and folding ingredients into batters or mixtures, maintaining the desired texture and consistency. This spatula can be used for gently stirring and folding ingredients into batters or mixtures, maintaining the desired texture and consistency. This is also ideal for handling delicate sweets or snacks that may break easily when touched with hands.
A cutting board plays a vital role in Diwali cooking as it provides a hygienic and safe surface for chopping, slicing, and dicing an array of ingredients for various sweets, snacks, and dishes. Whether it's cutting nuts for halwa, vegetables for samosas, or fruits for desserts, Meyer Kitchen Hacks Multi Purpose Chopping Board ensures that the ingredients are prepared with precision while preventing cross-contamination. Its sturdy surface also protects kitchen countertops from knife damage and allows for an organized and efficient cooking process, ensuring that the Diwali preparations are both delicious and hygienic, in line with the festive spirit of the celebration..
Meyer 5 In 1 Vegetable Grater With Container is an indispensable tool during Diwali cooking, serving multiple purposes in preparing a delightful array of sweets and snacks. It is primarily used for grating ingredients such as coconut, mawa (khoya), nuts, and vegetables like carrots and radishes. Grated coconut is a key ingredient in many sweets like coconut barfi and laddu, while grated mawa adds richness to dishes like gulab jamun. Grated nuts are sprinkled on top of desserts for added flavor and texture, and grated vegetables are used in savory snacks like pakoras and bhajis. The grater's efficiency in achieving fine or coarse textures makes it an essential kitchen companion for creating the delightful flavors and textures that define Diwali cuisine.
Meyer Vacuum Seal Air Tight Container can play a crucial role during Diwali by preserving the freshness and flavor of the wide variety of sweets, snacks, and dishes prepared for the festivities. This is a revolutionary container with an in-built vacuum pump mechanism that can be used to store and organize an assortment of Diwali treats, from crispy namkeens to syrup-soaked sweets. This see-through container with airtight seal can keep the snacks and sweets hygienic and shielded from moisture and air, ensuring they stay crisp and delicious for an extended period.