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9 pots and pans every Indian kitchen should have


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To dish out finger licking food you don’t need an elaborate kitchen with lots and lots of pots and pans. In fact there is no need to cram your modern kitchen thus missing out the precious storage space in your small kitchen. “Less is more!” We advocate this simple philosophy and encourage you to follow the same. It will make your life simple to enjoy a blissful time even in your kitchen. So today we have brought for you a collection of pots and pans that is essential for your kitchen. Bring it home and happy cooking!

​1. Stir fry pan with lid

To cook and then serve in the same pan it has to be thick at the bottom to support cooking without burning and then look attractive too. Look out for the pan that has heavy body and is non-stick. Heavy body will help in even heating and then retaining the heat too. Ceramic coated non-stick pans are available in the market. Go for it! It is effective, durable and eco-friendly apt for healthy cooking.

​2. Saucepan, the multi-purpose pan

Saucepan is what every kitchen needs almost daily. You can cook anything and everything in it. From rice to biryani to pasta, from vegetable curry to everyday dal-chawal; it can all be done in this hunble saucepan. If you have opted for ceramic coated non-stick pan then you can enjoy a healthy and hearty meal with less oil.

3. Kadhai or wok

Indian kitchen is incomplete without it, a kadhai. From deep frying to stir fry, from vegetable to mutton… you need it to get the authentic Indian flavour in your dishes. It comes in all sizes and you can keep more than of this in different size. Go for the colourful non-stick options or stick to the traditional aluminium ones, or you can get both, you will need them. Just remember to lower the flame ones it gets heated because its heavy bottom can retain heat and save the fuel.

4. Pressure pan

Pressure cooker cum pan, well this will become a boon for your new kitchen when you have limited money to buy everything you need. No need to buy pressure cooker and pan separately. Instead gift yourself and your kitchen a fusion of both, pressure pan. Fry up the food and then put the lid on for quick cooking.

​5. Handi pot

Once again it is a versatile pot in which you can cook many of the normal Indian food and then can serve in it too. Get the handi pots of different size which will help you a lot in cooking, storing and serving.

​6. Tava for hot Indian breads

A tava or skillets is once again must for every Indian kitchen to make piping hot rotis or crispy dosas. Naan, parantha, uttapam, dosas… you name it and it can conveniently be made in flat tava.

​7. Grill pan

It can emulate the chariness of charcoal grill very well and can satisfy your taste buds with excellent tikkas, kababs, sandwiches and more cooked right in your kitchen stove. Invest in a good quality non-stick grill pan and enjoy the finger-licking grilled dishes at home.

​8. Tadka pan

Now imagine Indian cooking without the tadka it is famous for. You don’t need a big pan for it. A small ladle size tadka pan is specially designed and brought to you to enjoy the traditional cooking and bring out the flavours of whole spices while preparing the tadka for your food.

​9. Kuzhi Paniyaram pan

It is pan with small cavities or small sectioning to make it easy to fry vadas, muffins, paniyaram, pakoras, bhajiyas, etc in small portions. Go for the non-stick option for convenience and healthy cooking with less oil.

Check the list of utensils that your brand new kitchen needs: 17 essential kitchen utensils for your brand new kitchen

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