Five basic grocery essentials for your kitchen

1-composition-with-variety-of-grocery-products-t-monticelloGroceries are essential and without them, your kitchen feels empty . With the right groceries at hand, you can prepare mouthwatering delicacies for your family members or friends. Keeping this in mind, it makes sense to maintain a good stock of groceries in your kitchen, including the following types of items:

Dals (pulses):

Rich in proteins and minerals, dals have many nutritional values.  With masoor, moong, or arhar dals, you can quickly prepare a spicy, highly nutritious soup, to satisfy taste buds and curb hunger.

Oils and ghee:


Unless you like boiled vegetables, you will need to use a certain amount of oil or ghee in every meal. They not only bring out the taste of vegetables, fishes, eggs or meat which can help you stay healthy. Take your pick from pure mustard oil, sunflower oil, groundnut seed oil, or even virgin olive oil.


Rice, wheat and semolina (sooji) form the base of every Indian meal. Whether you want to cook a bowl of plain rice, or a tasty pulao, or even a plate of delicious biryani, you need the right kind of rice. Grab a bag of whole wheat atta to prepare warm, fluffy chapatis/rotis that helps you maintain your weight. Cook a delicious rice kheer with lots of raisins and elaichi for dessert, to make your kids happy.

Salt & sugar

Can you imagine your tea or coffee without sugar? And your curry without salt?  That’s why you cannot risk running out of these two ingredients. For calorie conscious, include Sugar-Free based sweeteners in your grocery list.

Assorted spices

An Indian meal without spices of any sort? Sounds absurd, doesn’t it? That’s why you need to maintain a good stock of all the essential spices such as turmeric, cinnamon, red chili powder etc forms the base of most Indian delicacies.

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