Tuesday, December 2, 2008

My Kitchen treasures

Thanks for exploring with me some of my kitchen treasures. I just want to bring some of kitchen tools and ustensils which I considered a treasure. All of the items are made in India, except the last one , some given as a gift from my mom.
These items are traditionals, can be found in all Tamilian homes. But when you move out of your country, you cannot even think about getting any of this plate, press, etc... for money.

All this stuffs are rushing to the NON-COOKING event of Kitchen Treasure hunt.

Highlight number one, Filter coffee is always Tamilian trademark for morning breakfast or evening. There is two filters in pictures and cup and saucer (tabbara) which they serve coffee traditionally.


Coffee filter and tabbara set



Highlight number 2:

Pretty much this mold/press has been dusted every Diwali! Once in a year, I use this items but a real treasure for me. I cannot imagine ladoos and murrukus without ...
Picture shows Boondi plate, Hand press murruku, iddiyapam, sev and modern one which can be used directly in oil.


Boondi plate, murruku press



Highlight no 3:

After all Tamilian without idli plates? Yes this different size of idlis plate (Ghee /sambar idlis,normal size idli and little bigger than ghee idli mold)


Idlis plates



Highlight no 4:

Very frequent use of this tool in my kitchen, is very handy for me to scrap the fresh coconut.


Coconut scraper




Last but not least:

The wooden tool with long handle called "Mattu" is served to mash green coarsely in earthen pot (manual hand blender).
The other one is called "Muram in tamil" used to make triage of husk, separate broken rice and stone.... ( I got it in Asian store in US) I just keep as show piece in my kitchen this two items.


Muram and mattu



Hope you enjoyed my treasures :)

57 comments:

Suma Rajesh said...

woo cham..this is abosutly ur treasures and the last one is unique...loved everything..

LG said...

Nice to discover your treasures with you. I have to post mine soon..

Curry Leaf said...

Lovely treasures,Cham.I too have some of these jewels.My coconut scraper suspiciously looks like a weapon-well it is a weapon-only thing is I have not yet opened it -using only frozen coco. :D I like the small idli plates more.convenient and kid friendly idlis.I do not have it,thgh.

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

those are cute looking tools..

sowmya said...

beautiful cham..some of them are very traditional and hardly found in some homes..love the new look of your template..nice colour.

Sunshinemom said...

Your coffee filter looks sparkling new. I can't imagine life in a South Indian Household without it:)

The first thing I thought when I saw the last picture - My God! She still uses moram:). As a showpiece - its good. I am still looking for stuff in my house. The only thing I can think of is my mortar and pestle:). My murukku press broke during Krishna Jayanti. No one has an ammi now, I guess!

Aparna said...

How can we survive in our kitchens without these?
I have a mathu too, but looks a little different. Have to do my Treasure post too.

Roopa said...

Wow Cham, That is a beautiful display of your Kitchen Treasures:)

By the way, the template looks very pretty :) Inviting colors :) and perfect theme for Holiday season :)

jayasree said...

Lovely display of your kitchen treasures.

G.Pavani said...

ohh.cham ur having a lot of treasures...i liked all of them

notyet100 said...

NICE COLLECTION CHAM ....luved all of them,..:-)

Divya Kudua said...

Lovely looking utensils..living in India,I have most of the ones you've mentioned but I can bet mine dont look as shiny..you've maintained them so well!!

anudivya said...

Fond memories! Hey Cham, did you give your blog a makeover with new style and background? Looking good.

sra said...

Ah, the muram brings back so many memories!

Pearlsofeast said...

Lovely Cham, I also treasure them. They are so handy and useful. Thanks for showing us.

Sig said...

A Muram huh? That is what we call it in Malayalam too... I was going to ask what you do with that, but then I saw it was just a decoration piece :) Cool collection there!

Premyscakes said...

Cham i felt like seeing my kitchen tools except the moram , and one more difference is mine is not that shiny as yours.

SMN said...

Cham truely tressures.

SriLekha said...

wow! every gadget looks so nice! have heard about boondhi plate a lot bust seeing it for first time here!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

I too having all these and really think these are treasures!!!

Priya said...

Great collections of treasure..snowy flakes template looks great..

DEESHA said...

lovely treasures indeed ... I loved the Mathu

Namratha said...

Good stuff Cham...hehe Tamilian home without Idli plates....sooo true! :) I forgot to bring the mini idli plates from India this time..sigh!

Happy cook said...

Real authentic treasures .
Yeah no houshold is complete without these things.
Next time when i go to India , i am also goinh to nuy a boondhi plate like yours.

Uma said...

love all your treasures cham! Any ideas of sharing those with me? Just kidding! Everything is so shiny! Kudos to your maintainance! Love the new blog makeover. I am feeling cold (brrr!) in your blog! Better bring my sweater next time :)

Arundhuti said...

thank u so much for ur wishes...:-)

Usha said...

Great kitchen treasures, Cham..loved your new template too !

Shubha said...

Nice one Cham.... how did u manage to collect all this? hehehe very nice... hey dear any idea wt happened to the TOI food aggregator? I just checked it today and it seemed abandoned...:(

Shubha said...

Yeah because its fresh in my mind i miss it more..... ummmmm! hehehe
Wt happened to TOI? I will update my blog in this one thanks Cham..:)

Laavanya said...

You are right Cham.. these are all such useful tools - nice collection.

Viki Xavier. said...

Lovely treasures cham. Each and every picture shows our culture and tradition. Much impressed and moved to see them together:)

Vanamala said...

looks nice cham..almost all the things is there in my kitchen too. except muram

Soma said...

Treasures indeed. I hardly have anything except n idli maker and a rose cookie maker inherited from my grandma.

Yasmeen said...

Nicely presented Cham. I treasure most of those including the modern the hand press murruku maker ,for me the most handy tool is got to be the lentil masher .Your wintry festive make over looks cool:)

srikars kitchen said...

Nice & useful collections..

Andhra Flavors said...

Wow cham, beautiful display of your kitchens treasures.

Gita's Kitchen said...

Hi, first time to your blog, you have a wonderful collection of recipes. The treasures are looking so good....

Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

hi cham
nice post on tools we should be proud of !

Rachel said...

treasures indeed.

raaji said...

You am a big freak of having my kitchen with all sorts of utensils/gadgets/.....thats so nice to have a peek into ones kitchen

Curry Leaf said...

Thanks for telling me abt the event at HappyCooks Cham,I have sent it now

Vandana Rajesh said...

nice treasures cham...I use a coconut scrapper that can be attached on to my dining table .Find it more convenient and a faster version to the traditional one. Although there was lot of resistance from my side to start using it since was very comfortable with my traditional one, however, once i started using it discovered its gr8.

Kayal said...

Lovely cham....even me(staying in India) dont have such a collection. I am too lazy to maintain all. One more i wanted to inform..and also thanks for ur update on how to create watermark pics. But still I am not getting the exact watermark image. I am totally ignorant in this area. Sorry yaar.

Gita's Kitchen said...

Thanks for the tip Cham :)

Archy said...

Hey, Cham ur kitchen treasure is wonderfull !! Nice to see all Indian utensils collection u have ..
I have only hand some.. I have the same modern murukulu set,my mom's gift :)!!

Ivy said...

Very interesting utensils. I have never seen these before.

Ramya Bala said...

wow this is so cool..........i didnt know abt this event..i like ur coconut scrpper...

Suma Rajesh said...

loved ur profile pic cham...great..

Sujatha said...

Thats a nice collection Cham! I have pretty much all the ones that you've shown here except that hand coconut grater.. I almost forgot using the grater nowadays as I get the frozen fresh coconut nowadays.. Love your cute Muram..:)

kamala said...

Such a cute treasures..Cham how are you maintaining your utensils..Everything looks so new ..

Madhuram said...

Muram paarthu romba varusham aachu Cham.

Once again I love your seasonal web template.

Adlak's tiny world said...

Ah!?? right template on rit time dear. good changed the prof pic too it seems...

Wow collections of kitchen utensils. My vote always goes to coffee filter, u too displayed it first... I die for it...

homecooked said...

Wow...your treasures are wonderful! Loved the coffee filter.

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Seena said...

Yeah, ofcourse lovely treasures! new looks is very nice.. :)

Pravs said...

i have not seen that hand held coconut grated before. looks so handy.