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How To Set Up A Kitchen With Traditional Utensils

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From being the spot for some of the best memories with your fam to being your go-to during midnight for a quick snack - kitchen is one of the most important rooms in any Indian home. And when it comes to decking up your kitchen, it's super important to make it both - functional and good looking. Not sure about you guys, but I was always inspired by my grandmother's kitchen where she used up her traditional utensils as pieces of decor, hence serving two purposes at the same time. Think ceramic jars, copper accessories etc. 

So, if you're wanting to give your kitchen a traditional twist, here's a simple way to do so. We've listed a bunch of traditional utensils and accessories that'll help you bring the old-world charm into your kitchen.  

Replace The Glass Bottle With An Old-School Achaar Ki Barni

Kalamkaari Ceramic Cookie Jar - 1.5 Kg

Kalamkaari Ceramic Cookie Jar - 1.5 Kg

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Barni aka the mustard yellow/white jar is something that's found in every Indian home to preserve achaars, masalas and more. We'd suggest instead of placing them inside a cabinet, it's a good idea to display these chic jars on your shelves to add a vintage/heirloom vibe in your kitchen. 

Traditional Khatiya As Decor? Why Not!

Classic Mango Wood Khatiya Platter

Classic Mango Wood Khatiya Platter

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This Khatiya-themed platter is one of the coolest finds in our kitchen section and will instantly add some desi drama. Serve your guests some snacks on this oh-so-hatke platter and they're sure to grab eyeballs and leave a lasting impression. 

Mitti Ke Bartan, FTW!

Clay Urali Pot with Lid (2.5L)

Clay Urali Pot with Lid (2.5L)

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Not only clay utensils help retain the nutritional values of the food, but also are environmental-friendly. More and more brands are bringing this material back with a modern twist to help modern kitchens infuse a vintage charm without losing on the functional aspect. 

Copper Is The New Steel?

Antique Copper Utensil Holder

Antique Copper Utensil Holder

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With many informed users jumping into the bandwagon of incorporating copper into their kitchens and homes owing to the number of benefits it offers, online stores too are introducing copper-only collections. From copper bottles to utensils and decor pieces, copper is a great way to add a chic vintage and traditional touch to your kitchen.  

The Great Terracotta Comeback

Terracotta Earthen Mugs with Tribal Motifs - Set of 2

Terracotta Earthen Mugs with Tribal Motifs - Set of 2

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Just like the other traditional materials, terracotta too is making a huge comeback in Indian kitchens. This terracotta mug with intrinsic tribal motifs not only helps you use it as a usual mug but also as a decor piece. Wanna know how? Watch this video to know about 3 fun ways to use this mug. 

Non-Stick Pan Is Great. But Clay Kadai Is An Emotion!

Clay Kadai (750ml)

Clay Kadai (750ml)

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Another option for eco-friendly cookware is this clay kadai which is apt to cook dhaba style paneer or chicken kadai and other dishes. 

Add Traditional Art Of Odisha (And Some Grammable Vibe)

Neon Pattachitra Kettle

Neon Pattachitra Kettle

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If you've empty shelves or corners in your kitchen, we've got something perfect to add a dash of colours and drama. A neon Pattachitra kettle, this decor piece brings in the traditional art from Odisha and West Bengal straight into your kitchen. 

Also, check out more traditional hand-painted kettles here. 

Water Resistant + Elegant, Aluminum Is Your Safest Bet

Aluminum Silver Cake/Snacks Platter

Aluminum Silver Cake/Snacks Platter

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This aluminium snack/fruit platter is a great buy for tiny and small kitchens as it can be used as an organiser and a decor piece.