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Easy cooking Ingredients…

Posted by Dipti Shah on March 19, 2009

Let’s backtrack…. I posted a recipe & then decided the direction I want to go. So now keeping in tune with my direction we’ll talk of the things you should always have in hand to cook quickly & easily.

Let’s divide this list in different section:

FRIDGE
milk
butter
ketchup
soy sauce
bread crumbs
lemons/limes
carrots
celery
3-4 veggies per week
curry leaves

FREEZER
frozen vegetables(peas & other combinations of your choice)

SPICES
salt
black pepper
Red Chilli powder ( I mix 1 packet of Kashmiri red chilli powder
Jeera/Cumin
rai
Coriander powder
Tumeric powder
garam masala ( home made or store bought)
Hing
Whole red chillies ( I like kashmiri
bay leaves
cinnamon sticks
whole black pepper
big black cardamon
regular green cardamon
star anise
cloves
Almonds
Cashew

PANTRY/STAPLES
garlic
onions
potatoes
extra-virgin olive oil or vegetable oil
dried pasta
rice
pasta sauce
canned beans
flour
cornstarch
confectioners’ sugar
granulated sugar
brown sugar
baking powder
baking soda
unsweetened cocoa powder
pure vanilla extract
honey
jam
pure maple syrup
peanut butter
chocolate chips
nuts
dried fruit
Lentils/dals
Sago/Sabudana/tapioca
Poha/Pressed Rice

This list is a reflection of what I have in my kitchen. You should modify it according to your lifestyle & food habits.

Always check your pantry. Don’t let anything expire on your shelf. Remember the golden rile FIFO: First In First Out.

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