As much as I love Indian food, it does come with a lot of baggage – meaning gadgetry, equipment, and ingredients needed to make a dish. My first kitchen was in a teeny tiny apartment in New York City. I quickly realized that I could only keep basic essentials. But what essentials did I need? This is where my absolutely fabulous Mummy came to the rescue. And this is where we will begin a three-part series of the essentials of the Indian kitchen.
These items can easily be found in India, any major Indian grocery store, or online. I have created an Amazon Wish List (search by name: Indus Tijori) that contains most of the tools or follow this link to the list: Indus Tijori The Indian Kitchen: Tools Wish List
I hope this helps you de-mystify Indian tools and gadgetry, and helps you on your quest to setting up your kitchen. I will be using all of these in future recipes. Stay tuned for the next two parts on setting up The Indian Kitchen - legumes/grains and the essential Indian spices!