Indian Travelers’ Checklist: Kitchen Essentials

We enjoy eating homemade food while we travel and we have prepared a list of kitchen essentials required for basic cooking. We carry items listed below in our travel bags or buy them after reaching destination.

Spices Checklist

  • Red Chilly powder
  • Turmeric
  • Salt
  • Cumin seeds
  • Asafetida
  • Mustard Seeds
  • Coriander powder
  • Carom seeds
  • Himalayan Black Salt
  • Maggie Magic Masala
  • Jiravan

To prepare Beverages

  • Tea
  • Sugar
  • Coffee
  • Cadbury Hot Chocolate Powder
  • Jaggery

For Snacks

  • Namkeens
  • Gajak
  • Fox nuts
  • Dry fruits
  • Peanuts


  • Scissor
  • Knife set
  • Piece of cloth to clean kitchen and to flip chapatis when tongs are unavailable.

These items and quantity might vary for different people, I hope this list has given a rough idea in packing up/ while buying spices. If you would like to suggest me more items, I would be very happy to hear that in comment section.

Thanks for reading 🙂

Published by Shilpa Mandara

Exploring heavenly earth :)

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