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Indian Kitchen

Indian cuisine requires lot of ingredients and utensils which are unique to this style of cookery. When you try to find a picture or details of these ingredients on the Internet, you would seldom find any. This is especially true for some simple cooking tools like a wood masher (for preparing dal) or a spice box, vegetables like drumsticks etc.,

Wouldn’t it be great to share images of Indian Kitchen with the world? I know, I would be very happy to see images of this kind on the Net. If you are interested, join me and please post a picture of your Indian kitchen ingredient/utensil or a tool every Sunday or any day convenient for you. The item could be unique, common or anything in-between. On every Monday, I will add a link of your specific post on my website.

I thought of doing this, because it’s always a visual treat to find the images you are searching for. When these images are put on the net, search engines like Yahoo and Goggle would be able to show them for everybody’s use and ofcourse the main purpose of this fun, group project is creating an online Indian glossary in images.

All are welcome to show off their Indian Kitchen ingredients/things.


Added on November 27th, 2005

I want to do this but with the current settings and features I have on my web site, it’s not going to work as I thought of doing. So I would keep the idea of creating an online “Indian glossary in images” on hold, for a while. Currently I am working to make a detailed categories and subcategories in a new section on this website. When I complete my work on this, I will start asking for your help and participation again for “Indian Kitchen”.

You all have shown lot of enthusiasm in this project, I really appreciate your time and input. Thank you!

Posted by Indira©Copyrighted in Indian Kitchen (Saturday November 19, 2005 at 8:43 am- permalink)
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  1. What a neat idea! I will do this, starting tomorrow 🙂

    Comment by Nupur — November 19, 2005 @ 8:53 am

  2. I am so glad you liked this idea, Nupur. Actually, I was thinking of sending you an email message about this.
    Can’t wait for Sunday. :), Thanks!

    Comment by Indira — November 19, 2005 @ 8:59 am

  3. This is going to be a good work for the Internet community. People are spreading all over the world, making new countries and places their homes. This kind of presence on the Net would give them a sense of belongingness. Who knows, this web site and contents might work as a great reference for the future generations. Great idea, Indira.

    Comment by vj — November 19, 2005 @ 9:17 am

  4. Indira, quite an interesting idea to start with 🙂 —I guess, this way one could get to see more of Indian ingredients & utility gadgets used in indian kitchens..There must be oodles of them to showcase –I am sure you would get lot’s of pictures to make this an amazing Indian cuisine blog.

    In a way it could go a long way promoting the Indian culture and Indian cuisine that has never received sufficient recognition !

    Comment by Lera — November 19, 2005 @ 9:48 am

  5. Lera.. I’d love to see images of your kitchen ingredients/tools. Please join in the fun.

    Comment by Indira — November 19, 2005 @ 9:54 am

  6. Sounds like a good idea, Indira – and I even started early when I posted my recipe for ribbon pakoda! 🙂

    Comment by shammi — November 19, 2005 @ 10:06 am

  7. I love the idea…I am on it.

    Comment by Gini — November 19, 2005 @ 10:37 am

  8. Great idea Indira. I don’t have too many Indian utensils here. I will find something I am sure.
    Nice photo too. Is the person someone in your family?

    Comment by mika — November 19, 2005 @ 10:59 am

  9. Shammi.. thanks, I loved that post(ribbon pakoda) because of those great photos.

    Gini.. thanks, it’s going to be a fun Sunday.

    Mika..I am sure, you are going to find some Indian thing/ingredient in your kitchen, for the post tomorrow.
    Pretty lady in the photo is my mother-in-law in our Nandyala kitchen in 8o’s. She just came back from the market and sorting out all vegetables.

    Comment by Indira — November 19, 2005 @ 2:29 pm

  10. What a neat idea!

    I’m not sure what we could contribute (although we have many ingredients), but I can’t wait to see what you turn up!

    Comment by Stephanie — November 19, 2005 @ 7:57 pm

  11. Sure, would love to contribute something to make it a fun & Interesting experience!

    Comment by Lera — November 19, 2005 @ 11:47 pm

  12. Wonderful thought, Indira. Count me in on this!
    And that is a very neat pic of your mother-in-law indeed 🙂

    Comment by Sury — November 20, 2005 @ 2:42 am

  13. Count me in too Indira. What a brilliant way to stay in touch and use the power of internet’s interconnectivity. By working and staying abroad, we really miss India and all it has to offer! Loads of things to share and learn from eachother. Look forward to contribute in some possible ways. Bonne chance!

    PS: Wow! I just can’t believe this. Is your mother-in-law really in her 80s? Look at the photo; it says to me approx 45-50 or even slightly less 🙂 Must be an old picture.

    Comment by VK Narayanan — November 20, 2005 @ 4:33 am

  14. Thank you all. Love to see what you come up with.

    VKN..Photo was taken in 80’s.

    Comment by Indira — November 20, 2005 @ 11:41 am

  15. I will gladly post photographs of various spices and dals and fresh ingredients when I have them, starting next Sunday, Indira.

    I think this is a great idea.

    Comment by Barbara — November 20, 2005 @ 6:27 pm

  16. same here…….
    inspiring thought 😉
    vl get u my link 🙂

    Comment by anusharaji — November 24, 2005 @ 10:59 pm

  17. Hi, I will be really glad if you can tell me where to buy the coconut scraper I saw on your web page. I am in USA and I can’t get fresh coconut here. So the best possible way is to grate my own coconut.

    Thank you.


    Indira says…
    Hello Gertrude, I think you can find it in an Indian appliance store or grocery store. Almost all major US cities have little sections of Little India. Try the shops in those areas. Hope this helps.

    Comment by Gertrude — November 27, 2005 @ 5:15 pm

  18. I love this idea and will mention it on my Weekend Dog Blogging Round-Up, when I also plug Weekend Cat Blogging and Weekend Herb Blogging!! Our old neighbors are Indian and they really gave us a great starter education on cooking and loving Indian food. Can’t wait to see what I’m going to learn with you. 😀

    Comment by Sweetnicks — December 6, 2005 @ 10:09 am

  19. i lov the idea i will use it every day and i lov u

    Comment by lori — January 5, 2006 @ 9:27 am

  20. Indira..You always come up with interesting ideas. Count me in.

    Comment by sudha — June 26, 2006 @ 10:42 am

  21. hi i am Brooke i just wanted to know 10 things that you could find in an Indian kitchen for my homework

    ps i am only 12 years old

    Comment by Brooke — August 14, 2006 @ 2:17 am

  22. This is going to be a good work for the Internet community. People are spreading all over the world, making new countries and places their homes. This kind of presence on the Net would give them a sense of belongingness. Who knows, this web site and contents might work as a great reference for the future generations. Great idea, Indira

    Comment by lakshmi — September 20, 2006 @ 9:27 pm

  23. hi

    i would like to know some more about the indian traditiohnel custom .cooking does someone know a sit eto go pls urgent

    Comment by anna e — September 13, 2007 @ 1:21 am

  24. Hi Indra,
    Its a great idea to publish the pictures. The future generations will have a chance to atleast see them.
    I have few photos of Indian ingredients and utensils .I will send it across. Let me know if I can send all of them Or just one.

    Hi Sarada,
    Congratulations on your new blog Cilantro.
    Thanks for your interest in Indian Kitchen series. You have a very nice collection of kitchen utensils. It’s a joy to see them at your blog. I will also add a link to your posts on my weekend Indian kitchen posts.
    Best wishes,

    Comment by Sarada — January 14, 2008 @ 9:49 am

  25. Hi Indira,

    I would like to join Indian Kitchen. WHere should I send my posting to?


    Comment by Priya — January 21, 2008 @ 8:57 am

  26. hi indira i would like to know more about Indian food

    Comment by Anonymous — February 8, 2008 @ 3:47 am

  27. hi

    could u plz tell how to purchase the iron dosa pan and iron gunta pongadala pan.


    Comment by rekha — August 17, 2015 @ 6:26 am

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