9 Best Pots and Pans Every Indian Kitchen Must Have

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You don’t really need a lot to get started in the Kitchen, we all look at cooking the simpler and smarter way, spending less time in the kitchen at the same time being creative and perfect in flavors’. This is possible if you have the right tools, pots and pans and appliances for cooking. Investing a really good quality cookware will make your life a whole lot easier and allow you to cook with ease.

For most of us the “essentials” evolve over a period of time and slowly we tend to collect kitchen stuff to suit our cooking needs. After due research, we have collated the must have “Essential Pots & Pans for Every Kitchen” that will help you cook better and smarter.

You can find all of these pots and pans in the Home Centre Store Near You:

1. Stir Fry Pans with Lid (Cook & Serve)

Look out for pans that are Heavy Gauge Aluminium Body and water based double layer non-stick eco-friendly ceramic coating. This pan below has soft touch handles and does not get hot while on heat. The heavy gauge press aluminium construction also helps for even heating and superior heat retention ensuring cooking efficiency. These ceramic coated pans are exceptionally durable double layer non-stick that are eco-friendly made especially for healthy cooking.

This Pan would come handy to make crepes/pancakes, cheese or half boiled egg, omelette and shallow fried cutlets. This tawa would also be helpful to make stir-fry sabzis. The Ceramic pans are a good medium for cooking as they preserve the heat evenly and your dishes get cooked well and use less oil as well.

Home Center Handi Healthy Ceramic Broad Sauce Pan 2

2.Saucepan with Lid (Cook & Serve)

A Saucepan with lid is really helpful pan when you want to cook one pot dishes like biryani and curries. It is also great when you are steaming rice, vegetables for curry or legumes. It comes in handy to cook pasta like penne or spaghetti for dinner. This ceramic coated saucepan is made with heavy gauge aluminium which helps in even heating and superior heat retention ensuring cooking efficiency. These ceramic coated pans are exceptionally durable double layer non-stick that are eco-friendly made especially for healthy cooking using less oil.

Recipes Made: Pastas, Biryani, Pulao and Curries

Home Center Healthy Ceramic Sauce Pan 2

 

3. Kadai / Wok

A Kadai is a must for Indian Kitchen for the Indian Curries and subzis. The wok is one of the most versatile tools in the kitchen. Due to wide shape and large volume, it is easy to fit plenty of food and best for stir fry sabzis, noodles and more.
 

Teflon Classic Double Nonstick coating. 99.99% pure virgin Aluminium Body. Best quality standards in terms of product thickness, weight, quality of non-stick coating and handles. Cookware that lasts long and a great cooking experience. When buying a non stick kadai, look out for one that is an extra thick cookware. This ensures that the heating is even all over the cooking surface & helps in cooking better & save essential nutrients. Once a thick pan is heated sufficiently, the flame can be lowered & precious fuel can be saved. 

Recipes Made: Noodles, Aloo Bhajia, Kadai Paneer and more.

4. Handi Pot

Handi is a versatile cooking port that can be used to make not just Biryani, but also stews, curries, soups and anything that you will need to make in a larger quantity and in a single pot. Due to wide shape and large volume, it is easy to fit plenty of food and a makes it great to cook and serve a biryani directly in the handi pot.

Recipes Made: Noodles, Aloo Bhajia, Kadai Paneer and more.

Home Center Handi Cook Pot 4

 

5 . Tava (Skillet) For Dosas, Rotis & Parathas

A Roti tawa or a flat skillet is a must in an Indian Kitchen. Roti is a daily bread across all households in India where the phulkas/ roti are cooked on a tawa first and later put on flame directly for it to rise and puff. This Tawa is really handy to cook soft roti’s and make dosas.

But ensure that you have a separate tawa for roti and a separate tawa for dosa. When buying a non stick tawa, look out for one that is an extra thick cookware. This ensures that the heating is even all over the cooking surface & helps in cooking better & save essential nutrients. Once a thick pan is heated sufficiently, the flame can be lowered & precious fuel can be saved.

Recipes Made: Phulkas/Roti, Dosa and Parathas

6. Kuzhi Paniyaram Pan

A paniyaram pan has cavities which makes it easy to pan fry small portions of a muffin, frittata, paniyaram, pakoras and vadas . The number of paniyaram cavities varies for different sizes. The cast iron pan requires more oil to fry, whereas non stick pan requires very less oil. You can use the same pan to prepare low fat vada, bonda or pakoda, etc.

Recipes Made: Dahi Vada, Medu Vada, Broccoli Pakora, Paniyaram and many more.

7.Grill Pan

Using these Grill Pan would help you grill without Charcoal and can provide you a great way to emulate outdoor grilling.They are easy to use and you can make your perfect Tikkas, Sandwiches and grilled vegetables. These non stick heavy diet cast aluminum grill pans are sure a great investment and will last you a lifetime and even generations to come. 
Recipes you can try: Paneer Tikka, Kebabs, Sandwiches and more.

Home Center Grill pan

8.Three Compartment Grill Pan

A pan that is so uniquely designed with 3 compartments that allows you to cook everything you need on a single pan. It has a detachable handle for use in OTG. The 3 different compartments are so handy when you are making your morning breakfast -  Make your eggs, vegetables, frying potatoes or even grilling chicken. A must have in every kitchen.

Home Center Multi Grill Pan 1

9.Tadka Pan

This pan has a very traditional use in every Indian kitchen. Making a tadka or seasoning is very common. Tadka is an Indian technique of cooking to bring the flavours of spices and aromas of onion and garlic into the food. Using a small pan like this, helps you to consume less oil as well.

Recipes Made: Burani Raita, Tadka Dal, Dhokla and many more.

 

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