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Amazon - Kitchen Accessories

Pots 'N Pans
When choosing stainless steel cookware, if possible choose the vessels with a heavy bottom and  copper and aluminium cores are often available in stainless steel cookware. Copper cores heat up much faster than aluminium core which heats up faster than regular stainless steel cookware. While, the flavor is not comparable to that of cast-iron cooking, it is much better than cooking with non-stick cookware.

Calphalon Classic Stainless Steel Cookware Set

For everyday use, I prefer the stainless steel cookware because it has a good heat transfer, good browning and relatively easy to clean.
The calphalon cookware series in my opinion is only
 second to All-Clad cookware but considering the
difference in price, I would rank Calphalon the winner!!

Cast Iron Cookware

Cast Iron pans produce the most flavorful dishes, there is excellent heat retention, even browning and caramelization, roasts and crisps the food and the food doesn't stick to the pan if the pan is properly seasoned (much better than stainless steel but not comparable to non-stick pans). A pan which is well maintained and seasoned will last several lifetimes. The main drawback of cast iron pans is the effort needed to clean and maintain them but the flavor enhancement of these cookware is well worth the effort.

Lodge Cast Iron 12" pan

Ideal for roasting chicken, mutton and vegetables, the large surface area does an excellent job of browning the surface. Also can be used to make gravies.

Lodge Cast Iron 10.5" Griddle

Ideal for making dosas and chapathis. Also is excellent for pan frying fish and tikkas

I keep two of these tawas, one of them is exclusive for dosa and the other one is for chapathi and pan frying.

Lodge Cast Iron 10.25" pan

This skillet is also good for roasting. It is ideal when preparing a smaller quantity of food. The glass lids from the Simply calphalon stainless steel line fits this pan perfectly when we need to cover the food while cooking.

Lodge Cast Iron 14" wok
This wok is my favorite for making fried rice. For making fried rice, we need to maintain an uniform and high heat all around the cooking vessel. This heavy cast iron wok accomplishes just that. The thinner woks needs constant stirring to avoid scorching but this heavy one is consistently amazing.

Cute Kitchen Accessories

These are some of the cute kitchen accessories that I bought from Amazon. I like having colorful and cute gadgets in my kitchen because I think they make me enthusiastic about cooking food.

Cuisinart Stainless Steel Measuring Cups

Cuisinart  Stainless Steel Measuring Spoons

Sweese Porcelain Ramekins Oval Shape 

Ceramic Sauce Dishes Colorful Mini Bowl Set

Peas in a Pod Green Ceramic Magnetic Salt and Pepper Shakers 

Mushroom Salt and Pepper Shakers
Olde Thompson 8-Inch Walnut Peppermill
Pepper Grinder is an absolute must in every kitchen. The smell and flavor of freshly ground pepper cannot be compared with the packaged powder.

Olde Thompson 7" Black - Pepper mill and salt shaker set

Bamboo Spice Rack Organizer

Libbey Vibe Mini Glass Jars with Lids

Four Ceramic Polka Dot Egg Cups 
4 Pc Lemon Shaped Ceramic Measuring Spoon Set

Summertime Lemons Ceramic Measuring Cups - Set of 4


  1. Wonderful collections Steffi dear ��

    1. Nice akka cake panum pothu cake puff nu varala whu akka

    2. baking powder and soda correct alavu sertheengala ?

  2. Hi Steffi..really started to feel you like one in our family. Am not making any dishes without checking ur videos. Truly appreciate your cooking skills, creativity and presentation..bless u :)

    1. Very Nice my dear lovable Akka.I like you very much.. Your always with me through our medras samyal videos.. Really Happy Akka..

  3. Hi akka,Suggest me a dish to cook for cooking competition

  4. Hi akk,Suggest a dish to cook for cooking competition 'our state our taste'by the hindu. M confused wat to cook. Pls help me

  5. hi, what vessel you use to make kulambhu. Thanks

  6. Dosa pan cast iron ithu use pana nala varuma dosa

  7. Hi akka how are you unga papa sema cute

  8. Hi Steffi,

    Your receipes are awesome and the way you are presenting is immaculate. Have tried your puliyodharai recipe and it turned out well; Now this is became my daughter's favourite one. Thanks you:)

    Keep going ....

  9. Hi steffi,
    Recently I checked your plum cake recipe. I have tried it with half of measurements what you have mentioned in that. But it's not comes out well.. Could pls tell the measurements in grams?

    1. But the taste and texture was very good..pls share the measurement as soon as possible bcoz i am going to try that for this Christmas..
      My name is gayathrigeetha.. You can share to this email( address too if you wish.

      Have a good day!

  10. Pl give link for a good mortar and pestle

  11. Hi,
    Would like to know what is stove you are using in these videos. Please let me know.

  12. Hi,

    I am a mom of a one year old kid.. it would be great if yu share some food recipes for them as well... Each day feeding them differently will help them get used to our food as well... I am already giving him parupu rice, curd rice and vegetable soup rice so what apart this can we feed them... I would like some ideas from you...
    Thanks in advance!!

  13. Hi steffi,
    Can you share how to make Raw mango curry in nagercoil style.
    Thank you

  14. Hi Steffi

    Currently I have a gas oven which was purchased about 25 years back, but it has worn out and is not suitable for baking cakes and other items properly now, so I am planning to buy a new electric oven.

    Could you please suggest which kind of oven (electric oven and not microwave oven) to purchase to bake cakes and other items ?. There are many brands and ovens available in the market. But could you please suggest which is the ideal one for baking cakes, or doing a full chicken roast and other Italian baked recipes ?

    Thanks in Advance
    Regards, Jeff

  15. Hi akKa ... love all ur recipes n I am happy following it.. want to know where did you buy tat black spices container bottles with stand .. looks lovely can you share the link pls pls