Kitchen remains the most vibrant spot of our house, a space that provides endless possibilities to craft innovative cooking experiences. It is one such starters of healthy living where one can think of sustainable yet stylish cooking. With the beginning of 2022, everyone has penned down their new year resolutions. Having more time at home, are you someone who's looking out to learn new recipes and experiment? Well, for some it could be a hobby while for others it's a chore.
Irrespective of the trigger, the sense of achievement gained when you see your culinary creation come alive is thrilling for everyone. This comes with what we cook and how we do it. Cooking involves a blend of diverse skills - from picking the right ingredients to blending them to dressing up the food with style and glamour. A stylish and innovative cookware range compliments one's culinary passion or encourages the unversed to try their skills at dishing something. This year, why not arm yourself with intelligent, sustainable and elegant cookware essentials which brighten up your time inside the kitchen.
One of the most important kitchen utensils is the skillet or fry pan - a go-to for stir frying veggies or sautéing that lip-smacking sauce. It comes with a shallow cooking vessel with sloped sides for frying, boiling etc. You can enjoy cooking delectable breakfast for your family at your comfort.
2. Dutch Oven
A great addition to the kitchen is the heavy-duty pot with a lid designed for browning meat and veggies. It can then simmer on the stovetop or braise in the oven. Dutch oven is considered ideal for a kitchen that has requirements like braising, stewing more often and offers faster cooking with even heat distribution. It is best for caramelization of ingredients while roasting, frying etc.
While it may look simple enough, it may be tricky to find a saucepan that lasts long & serves multiple purposes, be it reheating leftovers and preparing puddings, or boiling eggs and noodles. Its rounded bottom and tall, straight sides making it a versatile cookware choice in almost every household. Also, because it is lightweight, comfortable to hold and easy to manoeuvre. Generally used on a daily basis, saucepans can be used with or without a lid to control evaporation when moisture retention becomes a concern.
4. Griddle pan
Do you find the smoky flavor aromatic? Well, if you do, then a griddle pan should be amongst your favorite kitchenware items. Not just that, these pans are also a perfect choice for grilled
sandwiches, hash browns, burgers and many more delectable dishes. The base of a griddle pan is designed to conduct and retain heat efficiently with ridges to hold the oils & sauces. These pans primarily can be classified under two categories: cast iron and non-stick (usually on an aluminium base). Choose the one based on your personal preferences.
The star of a Chinese kitchen, used in almost all sorts of cooking techniques - deep frying, poaching, steaming, braising, and what not! A wok is a wide and somewhat shallow-domed pot that retains high heat at the bottom. The deep curved sides promote easy tossing of food and the heated bottom at the same time adds the authentic wok flavour to your food. Owning a multifaceted Chinese wok is a decision you will never regret.
Level up your culinary game with these simple cookware tips and while you serve the scrumptious dish, do give yourself a much-deserved pat on the back.
Author's Bio: Anand Baldawa is the CEO at thinKitchen