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அஞ்சறை பெட்டி

ஒவ்வொரு சமையல் அறையிலும் முக்கியமாக இடம் பெரும் ஒரு பாத்திரம் அஞ்சறை பெட்டி. வட்டமாகவோ, சதுரமாகவோ இருக்கும் இதன் பெயர் தான் அஞ்சறை பெட்டி அனால் இதில் 6 அல்லது 7 சிறிய கிண்ணங்கள் இருக்கும். அந்த கிண்ணங்களின் அளவிற்கு அழகாக, அளவாக ஒரு சின்ன ஸ்பூன் உண்டு.  இதில் கடுகு, உடைத்த உளுத்தம் பருப்பு, கடலை பருப்பு, மிளகு, ஜீரகம், கட்டி பெருங்காயம், மஞ்சள் பொடி, தனியா, போன்றவற்றை போட்டு வைக்கலாம். இதற்கு ஒரு மேல் மூடி உண்டு அதில் மிளகாய் வற்றல் வைத்து கொள்ளலாம்.

Ratna Stores - One stop shop for Kalyana Seervarisai

Any south Indian marriage is not complete with a complete list of utensils gifted by parents to their daughter. And for a long time, when it comes to Kalyana Seer, one shop is synonymous with it. Ratna Stores at Pondy Bazaar. It was a small shop in Usman Road close to Ranganathan Street, now grown big with 4 floors in Pondy Bazaar in Siva Complex. It is generally you name it you get it. Right from the early morning coffee tumblers and dabaras to the unbreakable articles, all kitchen gadgets along with their covers and lot more. All these come for affordable price too.

Tongs in Indian Cooking

Tongs are used to toast pappadams, appalams, fry in oil, or to take ice cubes, coal, or to pick up salads. Tongs are made using different materials and each tong using each material is used for each activity. Tongs normally are made out of wood, aluminium, stainless steel and now a days even in plastic. Wooden tongs are used mainly to pick up ice, salad pieces etc. But now a days, due to the ease in picking up plastic tongs are used to pick up salads and sugar cubes. Stainless steel tongs are used to toss and turn food while cooking.

Cooking sour items in non-stick cookware

Though it is easy and fast to cook items like Vathakuzhambus, Pulikaichal etc., in Non-stick pans, it will reduce the durability of the coating and there are chances that the coating is likely to peel off sooner than expected. So it is better to use hard ionised cookware or stainless steel cookware to cook items that are sour.

Multi Use Ootappam tawa

I came across this pan in one of the shops during my shopping and on enquiry the sales man kept on ranting about how well this pan can be used. This is no regular Dosa tawa, not a kuzhi paniyana pan. But it is a  Non Stick Tawa with multi uses. Though the name on the box says that it is a mini oothappam pan (had an urge to buy it as my kids are so fond of Oothappam but didnot buy it and saved it for later). The sales man suggested that tikkas and kebabs can be made with ease. Have to try out. But I am sure, this will make a real good vessel for 7 type mini oothappam. 

Anjarai Petti or the Masla Box a must in every Indian kitchen

Anjarai Petti or the Masala Box have been the most important item that have a prominent place in any Indian kitchen. The masala box have mustard seeds, broken Urad dal, Bengal gram dal, Jeera or cumin seeds, Pepper, Methi seeds and Coriander seeds. All the items can be stored in 50 gms to 100 gms quantity depending upon the size of the containers inside. There are 6 or 7 containers in the masala box and the items can be the stored in them. There is an inner lid in which the red chillies are stored.