What's in the Pantry ???



"What all should you always have in your Kitchen?" is a question I always had. I have tried to create a list of must-haves for a kitchen (esp. Indian Kitchen). Indian food is so rich with spices that what I have here may look small. These are the things I use regularly in my kitchen. Based on your type of cooking, you can add others.

Pantry
Spices

Hing / Asofoetida
Jeera / Cumin Seeds
Rai
Ajwain
Turmeric
Dhaniya Powder
Red chilli Powder
Amchur
Peppercorns
Ground Black Pepper
Kasuri Methi / Fenugreek
Badi Elaiichi
Choti Elaiichi
Dalchini / Cinnamon
Degi Mirch
Laung
Saunf / Fennel Powder
Shahjeera
Tej Patta
Khus-khus
Garam Masala
Sambhar Powder
Garlic Powder
Oregano
Basil

Wet

Ginger Paste
Garlic Paste
Green chillies - I freeze them in a ziploc for long lasting
Tamarind Concentrate
Lemons / Lemon Juice
Yoghurt

Grains and Legumes

Tuvar Dal
Split Moong Dal
Chana Dal
Roasted Chana Dal
Urad Dal
Kaali Dal / Whole Urad Dal
Chole / Chana / Chick pea
Rajma / Red Kidney Beans
Sabudana
Poha
Rice

Flour

Atta / Wheat Flour
Maida / All-Purpose Flour
Rava
Besan

Oils

Vegetable Oil
Olive Oil
Ghee

Fresh

Curry Leaves - I freeze them in a ziploc for long lasting
Dhaniya Leaves
Vegetables

Frozen

I use a lot of frozen vegetables
Paneer - I buy fresh, cut into cubes and freeze.
Shredded Coconut - I buy this from the Indian store

Others

Almonds
Cashews
Pistachios
Indian Pickles
Papad
Corn Starch

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