Jan 11, 2013

Your Kitchen

The greatest gift one can give one's family and the world is a healthy being and the right approach to a healthy you is "Cooking at Home"

So let's begin

Kitchen is the heart of every home that fuels the nourishment into all the family members and How is this done ? By preparing "FOOD" with lots of love and care. So lets have some checkpoints which you are already aware but a ready reckoner for the freshers.

So if you haven't started lets rock .

The main pointers :
  1. Wash Your Hands
  2. Cook Thoroughly
  3. Always keep a Clean Kitchen
The Essentials !!!-

Always Stock up
  • Rice
  • Dals/Lentils-Tur Dal,Moong Dal,Chana Dal,Urad Dal
  • Seasoning-Mustard seeds,Jeera,Turmeric Powder
  • Pastes-Tamrind,Ginger Garlic paste
  • Oil,Butter,Ghee
  • Flours-Wheat flour,Maida,Besan,Jowar,Corn flour,Ragi,Rice flour
  • Basics-Rava/Semolina ,Chiroti Rava,Flattened rice(Avalakki/Poha),Groundnut,Coconut,Sabudana
  • Spices-Cumin,Coriander,Cinnamon,Clover,Pepper,Khus Khus,(Poppy Seeds)Fenugreek (Menthya),Hing (Asafoetida),Anise
  • Bay leaves,Curry leaves,Coriander leaves,Mint leaves
  • South Indian Masala powders - Sambar, Rasam,Bhath powder,Chutney powder,BBB,Gojju.
  • North Indian Garam Masala powders
  • Dry fruits-cardamom, saffron, nutmeg(Jaipahl) cashews,almonds ,pistachio and raisins.
  • Salt and Sugar
  • Produce-Fruits and Vegetables, Dairy products
Various Cookware
  • Pressure cooker
  • Flat TAVA/skillets (iron and non-stick) for Rotis /Chapati/Parathas,Dosas.
  • Different sized pots/vessels and pans
  • Saute pan with cover
  • Mixing bowls
  • Large Wok/Kadai
  • Small Kadai-seasoning
Various Cooking Appliances/Gadgets
  • Spatulas/Spoons
  • Cutting knives
  • Chopping board
  • Colander
  • Grater
  • Measuring cup
  • Strainer
  • Peeler
  • Sieve
  • Tongs
  • Rolling pin
  • Mixer Grinder / Food processor
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Refrigerator
Prepare and choose your food with love and enjoy the pleasure in cooking.Find whats best for you and your family and notice a rise in energy ,joy and fun levels increase in other areas of your life too .

Happy Cooking and Enjoy Eating!!! 

Cheers !!

Cooking is Love made visible ! 

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