Pantry Essentials For Your Kitchen

A well-stocked pantry can make or break your eating habits. Having the right foods on hand makes preparing a healthy, home-cooked meal easier. What you eat plays a huge role in your health and immunity. But when trips to the supermarket are few and far between, preparing healthy, fresh meals may seem like a challenge. So if you’re wondering what to buy for your pantry to ensure you continue to eat healthy over the next few months, we’ve got you covered.

 

Rice

  • Jeerasar Rice
  • Gobindbhog Rice
  • Basmati Rice
  • Brown Rice
  • Parboiled Rice

 

Flours

  • Atta/Whole Wheat Flour
  • Maida/All-Purpose Flour
  • Besan/Gram Flour
  • Chawal Ka Atta/Rice Flour
  • Sattu/Roasted Gram Flour 
  • Corn Starch/Corn Flour

Pulses

  • Masoor Dal/Split Red Lentil
  • Channa Dal/Split Bengal Gram
  • Moong Dal/Split Green Gram
  • Arhar Dal/Yellow Pigeon Peas Lentil
  • Urad Dal/Split & Skinned Black Gram
  • Safed Matar/White Peas
  • Nila Matar/Green Peas
  • Chowli/Black Eye Beans
  • Rajma/Kidney Beans
  • Sabut Urad/ Black Gram Beans
  • Pila Moong Dal/ Split and Skinned Green Gram
  • Kala Chana/ Black Chickpeas
  • Kabuli channa/White Chickpeas

 

Oil & Fat

  • Vegetable Oil
  • Mustard Oil
  • Ghee/Clarified Butter
  • Butter
  • Dalda/Vegetable Shortening

 

Dried Herbs

  • Tej Pata/Bay Leaf
  • Kasuri Methi/red Fenugreek Leaf

 

Whole Spices

  • Elaichi/ Green Cardomom
  • Darchini/Cinnamon
  • Laung/Clove
  • Kalonji/Nigella  Seeds
  • Ajwain/Carom Seeds
  • Jeera/Cumin Seeds
  • Sarso/ Mustard Seeds
  • Dried Red Chilli
  • Panch Phoron
  • Kali Mirch/Black Pepper
  • Saunf/Fennel Seeds
  • Dhania/Coriander Seeds
  • Methi/Fenugreek Seeds
  • Jaiphal/Nutmeg
  • Javitri/Mace
  • Pilli Rai/ Yellow Mustard Seeds
  • Bada Elaichi/Black Cardamom
  • Pipli/Long Pepper
  • Chakra Phool/Star Anise
  • Posto/Poppy Seeds

 

Seasoning

  • Namak/Salt
  • Chinni/Sugar
  • Kala Namak/Black Salt
  • Gur/Jaggery
  • Mishri/Rock Sugar
  • Chaat Masala
  • MSG/Ajinomoto

 

Powdered Spices

  • Haldi/Turmeric Powder
  • Jeera Powder/Cumin Powder
  • Dhania Powder/Coriander Powder
  • Laal Mirchi Powder/Red Chilli Powder
  • Garam Masala
  • Bhaja Masala
  • Hing/Asafoetida
  • Kashmiri Lal Mirch Powder/Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder
  • Amchur/Dry Mango Powder
  • Kutta Laal Mirch/Chilli Flakes

 

Other Crabs

  • Sooji/Semolina
  • Muri/Puffed Rice
  • Poha/Flattened Rice
  • Khoi/Popped Rice
  • Sabudana/Sago
  • Dalia/Porridge

 

Beverages

  • Tea
  • Coffee
  • Sharbat

 

Dried Fruits & Nuts

  • Amshotto/Mango Fruit Leather
  • Khajur/Date
  • Kishmish/Raisin
  • Imli/Tamarind
  • Aloo Bukhara/Dried Plum
  • Kaju/Cashew Nuts
  • Mumfali/Peanuts
  • Charmagaz/Melon Seeds
  • Til/Sesame Seeds
  • Badam/Almond

 

Aromatic

  • Rose Water
  • Kewra Water
  • Meetha Attar
  • Kesar/Saffron

 

Sauce

  • Soya Sauce
  • Vinegar
  • Tomato Sauce
  • Green Chilli Sauce
  • Red Chilli Sauce

 

Condiments

  • Achaar/Pickle
  • Mayonnaise
  • Jam
  • Mustard Sauce

 

Miscellaneous

  • Dal Badi/Lentil Dumplings
  • Papad
  • Bread Crumbs
  • Fitkari/Alum

 

Baking

  • Baking Powder
  • Baking Soda
  • Vanilla Essence
  • Cocoa Powder

 

Snacks

  • Chennachur/Mixture
  • Instant Noodles
  • Noodles
  • Dried Pasta

 

Weekly Supplies

  • Potato
  • Onion
  • Ginger
  • Garlic
  • Green Chillies
  • Coriander Leaves
  • Curry Leaves
  • Lemon
  • Tomato
  • Curd
  • Coconut
  • Milk
  • Egg
  • Bread

There are lots more to go in the list. But, these are the basic things that you need in your kitchen. So, next time when you go for grocery shopping, make sure you have this list with you.

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