The only cookware you really need for easy cooking! Assemble these cooking utensils to embark on a journey of culinary success.
When you are setting up your kitchen and purchasing cooking utensils, the first thing you need to remember is that “it’s not about quantity but functionality!” Whether you are building your kitchen from scratch or replacing the worn-out utensils, the objective should not be “to horde” but to ensure that you have the “most functional cookware” that are safe, robust, easy to maintain and highly adaptable to your daily cooking requirements.
Cooking, although therapeutic, is also a tedious process. It requires dexterous planning, an arsenal of utensils to accomplish your daily cooking tasks. We have amassed the must-have cookware that will make cooking a cake walk! You will be up and ready to address any cooking challenge when equipped with these essential cooking utensils. So, don’t stack up unnecessary cookware and just stick to the basic cookware that will help you cook easily and make authentic Indian dishes.
However, you also need to understand that low quality cookware is a sure-shot ticket to disaster. They will neither be durable, nor will maintain safety standards (nickel free for stainless steel and harmful coating free in case of non-stick cookware). In addition, the cookware might not be able to withstand high cooking temperatures or transfer heat properly, which can lead to uneven cooking. Therefore, you need to look for 100% safe cookware that is versatile, non toxic, non reactive, has optimum heat conduction and comes with warranty.
Here are the four cookware you need in your kitchen along with some excellent cookware options:
SaucepanWe love our tea! Therefore, the one cookware that we can’t do without is a saucepan. From brewing tea, to boiling milk or simply making a small quantity of sauce or that much-loved Maggie - saucepan is a must have. You will be surprised to know that you can also use a saucepan to steam rice, cook pasta and even boil eggs and potatoes.
Our recommendation: Look out for pans that have a Heavy Gauge Aluminium Body and 100% safe non-stick coating. The aluminium construction helps in even heating and superior heat retention ensuring cooking efficiency. You will also want the handle to be comfortable and easy to hold.
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A Kadai is a must for Indian Kitchen for wholesome Indian curries and subzis. This versatile cooking piece features a wide shape, steeper sides and a flat bottom that makes it perfect for stir frying as well as deep frying. It also works great for making a dry sabzi as well as popular Indian snacks like samosas and pakoras.
Our recommendation: If you are looking for the best quality standards in terms of product thickness, weight, quality of non-stick coating, durability and handles, then opt for Circulon Origins 30cm Non-Stick + Hard Anodized Kadai/Wok With Lid. It is hard anodised and works great for making delicious curries, Chinese stir fries, Hakka Noodles and a lot more. This kadai comes with a lid which is a bonus.
A roti or dosa tawa is a must in an Indian kitchen. Tawa is imperative in many things; you need it to prepare evenly cooked and crispy dosas, chillas, parathas, rotis, pancakes, crepes and all kinds of flat breads.
Our recommendation: Tawa is something that you need to use frequently, therefore, when you are buying a non-stick tawa, look out for one that is extra thick for optium and even heating. Our recommendation is Meyer Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Flat Dosa Tawa, 28 Cm, Black that is the best roti tawa in India. It is pre-seasoned with 100% vegetable oil and is great to prepare authentic Indian dosas, parathas, rotis and more.
Pressure cooker is a must have appliance as lentils and beans are a staple in every Indian kitchen. It speeds up cooking, saving your time and effort. You can easily use a pressure cooker to make fluffy rice, delicious meaty curries and hearty Indian vegetables like classic chana masala and rajma.
Our recommendation: Experience the perfect blend of tradition & innovation with the whistle Free Pressure Cooker, Meyer Presta Stainless Steel Dual Pressure Cooker, 5L, that has two different settings- level 1 (gentle cooking) and level 2 (speed cooking) for tough or harder foods. With a winning combo of Stainless Steel and Aluminium through impact bonded base, this is the must-have pressure cooker for hassle-free and healthy cooking.