Monday, January 21, 2008

MY KITCHEN CUPBOARD....

A LITTLE PEEK INTO MY KITCHEN CABINET WHERE I STOCK MY STEEL DABBAS


I LOVE TO COLLECT DABBAS OF ALL SHAPES AND SIZES (and not all are used )

but whenever i see a dabba of a unusual shape i buy it and love to see all of them stalked in a neat pile.
If you notice you will see that except the 2 big ones on the lower shelf there is not a single dabba that is similar to the other, as i buy only one at a time (the larger ones where gifted by my mom to me)
These are not all that i have there are many more which are not shown in the picture.

Thanks for sharing a little bit of my life by reading this post....

20 comments:

Padma said...

u know Mahek its been a long time to have a glimpse of my mother's kitchen with all those steel dabbas. Here in US steel is very costly so mostly we have to depend on plastic :(

HAREKRISHNAJI said...

my wife enjoys shopping steel dabbas in Tulsi Baug, Pune

joey said...

Now I want some dabbas! I didn't even know what they were until I saw your post but they do look so nice stacked on your shelves :) What are they commonly used for?

Mahek said...

hi
Thanks friends
padma,harekrishnaji
joey,
dabbas are boxes used for storing food items dry or fresh....
In India steel is a very commonly used item in ones kitchen , earlier days these dabbas where made of brass,aluminum and steel.
But now with modernization plastic and glass is entering the indian kitchen as well.

Cynthia said...

Dare we say that someone has a fetish? :)

vimmi said...

I love looking at steel dabbas but personally store in plastic cince they are transparent. I would forget what i have kept in which dabba if i could not see it. I had some similar shaped dabbas when i was in India.

Sonia said...

I have tried posting a comment but it does not seem to get posted. I loved your blog, it reminds of my days at Prabha's house the wonderful meals I ate there and the love and laughter we shared.
Will be a regular reader of your blog

Take care
Sonia

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

What a great collection! Dainty little boxes!

Cheers,

Rosa

Ashwini said...

Mahek those dabbas are lovely... You are right. The shapes are very unique. And you have taken good care of them coz they are gleaming!
I love collecting brass stuff... I dont know why people in India are so eager to use pearlpet etc.

Linda said...

Hi Mahek, I really loved seeing this gorgeous picture ~~ I would love to collect the same :):)

Mahek said...

hi
Thanks for visiting my blog
Cynthia,Sonia,Rosa,Linda and Vimmi.
All these dabbas or containers are used regularly to store day to day dry food stuff on the shelves.

Megan the Vegan said...

hi mahek....you had asked me what my favourite Indian cookbook was. So far, my favourite by far is Cooking Along the Ganges by Malvi Doshi. I find the recipes very inspired and very vegan friendly. There are some dairy recipes in it, but they are few and far between. I think this book has interesting vegan proteins (like the lentil kabobs), and twists on side dishes (stuffed potatoes) that I haven't noticed in other Indian cook books.

I'm by no means an indian cookbook expert....but so far, I really really like what i see with Cooking Along the Ganges.

vegeyum said...

I love your wonderful dabba collection.

zlamushka said...

Hi Mahek,

What a wonderful collection of dabba. You must be cooking for the whole army.

Seena said...

Mahek, am Seena.
This reminded me of my sis..she has such habits.. :D
nice blog, c u.

Nilmandra said...

That's a lot of dabbas!

Pragyan said...

Looks great! Inspires me to post my closet pics. Btw, one thing about Indian dabbas is that the stickers take forever to go away, isn't it? :)

Mahek said...

hi
Pragyan
You are right? it takes very long and if you scratch them they leave permanent stains on the dabba which looks ugly too...
Thanks friends for coming to my blog and commenting..

Madhuram said...

Glad to see another dabba freak like me. You have a nice blog going here. Not gone through completely, will slowly devour it.

Geeta said...

Hi Mahek,

I like your all recipes .

I would appreciate if you let me know how to make pomfret curry which has been shown in your one of the thalis here .

Thanks ,
Anjali