Indian Pantry Essentials
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Hello, beautiful people,

It’s no secret – I love home-made, healthy food. Cooking a wholesome and nourishing meal is a lot easier if your pantry is stocked with healthy, locally sourced staples.

Indian Pantry Essentials

In this video, I share with you a few items that I consider as essentials in my pantry. I’ve also created a comprehensive Indian Grocery List that includes all the essentials that I have covered in this video + some more essentials that I have not mentioned in the video.

Indian Grocery Shopping Checklist

My favorite Indian Brands when it comes to shopping for Organic Produce are listed below –

Organic Tattva

Pro Nature

Pure & Sure

24 Mantra Organic

Also, you may also visit The Kitchen Shop and check out my favorite Ingredient & Appliance Essentials.

Pulses & Legumes

  • Lobia (Black Eyed Peas)
  • Urad Dal (Whole White / Black)
  • Kala Chana (Brown Chickpeas)
  • Hara Chana (Green Chickpeas)
  • Kabuli Chana (White Chickpeas)
  • Chana Dal (Split Bengal Gram)
  • Rajma (Kidmey Beans)
  • Sabut Masoor (Whole Brown Lentils)
  • Masoor Dal (Split Brown Lentils)
  • Mung Dal (Petite Yellow Lentils)
  • Hara Moong (Green Gram Whole)
  • Tuvar Dal (Split Pigeon Peas)


  • Pearl Millet (Bajra)
  • Finger Millet (Ragi)
  • Proso Millet
  • Foxtail Millet
  • Barnyard Millet
  • Kodo Millet
  • Little Millet


  • White Rice (Daily Basmati)
  • Basmati Rice
  • Brown Rice
  • Red Rice
  • Idli Rice (Half Boiled / Par Boiled Rice)
  • Whole Wheat


  • Whole Wheat Flour
  • Rice Flour
  • Besan (Chickpea Flour)
  • Whole Corn Flour (Makkai Atta)
  • Jowar
  • Bajra
  • Ragi

Powdered Spices

  • Turmeric Powder
  • Red Chilli Powder
  • Coriander Powder
  • Cumin Powder
  • Garam Masala
  • Kasuri Methi
  • Chole Masala
  • Rajma Masala
  • Pav Bhaji Masala
  • Kitchen King Masala
  • Sambar Powder
  • Rasam Powder
  • Asoefitida / Hing

Whole Spices

  • Mustard Seeds
  • Cumin Seeds
  • Coriander Seeds
  • Fenugreek Seeds
  • Kalonji
  • Ajwain
  • Whole Red Chilli
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Cardamom
  • Fennel
  • Black Pepper
  • Star Anise
  • Bay Leaf
  • Cloves


  • Tamarind
  • Kokum
  • Amchur Powder (Dry Mango Powder
  • Anardana Powder (Dried Pomogranate Seed Powder)
  • Jal Jira
  • Chat Masala
  • Tomato Ketchup
  • Indian Pickles


  • Organic White Sugar
  • Jaggery Powder
  • Jaggery Whole
  • Palm Jaggery
  • Coconut Sugar
  • Raw Honey


  • Filter Coffee Powder
  • Indian Tea Powder (Fine)
  • Hibiscus Tea
  • Organic India Tulsi Tea
  • Organic India Tulsi and Mulethi Tea
  • Other Herbal Teas (of your choice):_____

Nuts, Seeds and Dry Fruits

  • Flax Seeds
  • Sesame Seeds
  • Pumpkin Seeds
  • Walnut
  • Almonds
  • Cashews
  • Pistachio
  • Dates
  • Figs
  • Apricots
  • Raisins

Oils & Butter

  • Cold-pressed Sesame Oil
  • Cold-pressed Ground Nut Oil
  • Cold-pressed Coconut Oil
  • Cold-pressed Mustard Oil
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Desi Cow Ghee (Indian Clarified Butter)
  • Amul Butter


  • Dates Syrup
  • Natural Unsweeted Cocoa Powder
  • Baking Soda
  • Baking Powder
  • Eno Fruit Salt
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Other Vinegars (of your choice):_____
  • Health Drinks (of your choice): _____
  • Sauce (of your choice): _____
  • Jams (of your choice): _____

Indian Pantry Essentials

Now, that’s a wrap! All these products (+ some more favourites) are listed in The Shop section of the blog which is a personally curated compilation of all my favourite things & products that I use on a day-day basis. I am sure you will find something useful for yourself.

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