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  • Thursday, September 22, 2005


    Must haves for every Indian kitchen...

    To continue with my previous post on the basics of easy Indian cooking, I'd like to give you an insight on what I have in my kitchen that makes Indian cooking seem like an easy task. Believe me when I say this is almost all that you will need to cook all these wonderfully delights that I share with you. Lets start with the basic spices. Most of these spices are now easily available at regular grocery stores. In fact, it is very rarely that I have to drop in on an Indian speciality store to get the ingredients I need. Must-haves in every Indian Pantry: - red chili powder - coriander powder - turmeric powder - garam masala - cumin seeds - mustard seeds - chaat masala - dried mango powder (amchoor) - cumin powder - black pepper corns - cloves - bay leaves - dried curry leaves - cinnamom sticks - green cardamoms Must-haves in every Indian Fridge: - yoghurt - mint-coriander chutney - tamarind chutney - fresh coriander leaves Must-haves for every Indian Stove: - frying pan - deep pan - deep soup pot - wok (called kadhai in hindi) Have all of these and you're all set to go on a culinary adventure with the exotic foods of the Indian sub-continent. Have all of these, and Indian cooking is child's play!

    3 Comments:

    Blogger Ravi said...

    Meena, what you have summed-up is probably for North Indian cuisine. I don't think the list holds good for a South Indian kitchen!

    9/22/2005 10:11:00 PM  
    Anonymous Paz said...

    This is a good list to know!

    Paz

    9/25/2005 10:30:00 PM  
    Blogger Jane Holland said...

    Great weblog, excellent list, highly useful. Keep it up... I love Indian food, though I must admit my waistline can't take it too often! Not without low-fat yoghurt and simple tomatoes etc for flavouring instead of more fattening ingredients, that is.

    9/29/2005 03:46:00 PM  

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