5 Cost-Effective Cast Iron Kadhai For Kitchen

The shift to conscious cooking has ushered in a search for non-toxic cooking methods. This has led to the re-emergence of cast iron cooking appliances, which allow for non-toxic and uniform cooking. Specifically, cast iron kadhais’, which are best for cooking curries, frying, and even baking, can be used on a range of cooking surfaces, and are very durable. Well-made cast iron kadhais are a good investment that can last for years. With so many cast iron kadhai options available in the market, we have researched and narrowed down to five options that are the best ones currently available in India and are cost-effective too. 

1. The Indus Valley Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Kadhai 

Indus Valley Pre-seasoned cast iron kadhai is the top one available in India. Here we are getting two, one of 20 cm diameter with 1.3-litre capacity and one of 25 cm diameter with 2-litre capacity. It is specially designed for Indian cooking, supporting recipes such as frying vegetables, slow-cooking curries, and even making fried rice. Being strong and heavy in weight, it is highly durable. Additionally, it is non-stick, and therefore uses less oil. Its 100 per cent iron finish releases iron into the food whilst cooking. This kadhai also does well in retaining heat, even up to thirty minutes post-cooking. 

 ASIN ID - B093GRXG7L   

2. Vinod Legacy Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Kadhai 

Vinod Legacy cast iron kadhai is pre-seasoned twice, hence ready for use right away. It has a diameter of 22 cm and 2.4 litres of capacity. It allows for even heat distribution, thus ensuring uniform cooking. To make it rust-free and well-maintained for multiple uses, it should be oiled post-washing and wiped with soft tissue paper. As it is made of cast iron, it releases iron whilst cooking. Additionally, this cast iron comes with a heat-resistant canvas grip for easier handling. Furthermore, it comes with a glass lid for covering and is even dishwasher safe. 


3. Meyer Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Kadai 

This pre-seasoned cast iron kadhai by Meyer is also one of the top cast iron kadhais in India to consider. It comes in a 20 cm diameter and holds a capacity of 1.5 litres. The brand offers a lifetime warranty on any manufacturing defect and performance. It heats up quickly and effectively retains the heat. Additionally, this cast iron is induction-cooktop friendly, comes with a lid, and supports a canvas grip for easy grasping. Moreover, this kadhai supports stir frying and deep frying. Careful maintenance via oiling post-wash and cleaning with a soft cloth will make this cookware last even longer. 

 ASIN ID - B097N1R36F   

4. Amazon Brand - Solimo Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Kadhai 

Amazon Brand Solimo pre-seasoned cast iron kadhai allows deep frying, cooking curries and even boiling vegetables. The cast iron retains heat well and distributes heat evenly. It has a diameter of 25 cm and 3 litres capacity. The kadhai is suitable to be used even on induction cooktops. For maintaining it, the brand recommends hand-wash with very mild detergent, oiling post-wash, and wiping with a soft cloth. Furthermore, this Solimo brand recommends the use of a wooden or silicone spoon and the use of mittens to touch the kadhai. 

 ASIN ID - B0B46FJND7   

5. Bergner Elements Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Kadai 

Bergner elements' pre-seasoned cast iron kadhai comes with a lifetime warranty. It is 23 cm in diameter and has a capacity of 2.8 litres. It is naturally non-stick and provides even heating while cooking. The kadhai is suitable for all types of Indian dishes and is ideal for slow cooking. It is compatible with all cooking methods, such as gas, induction, electric, and halogen. This kadhai comes with a lid and silicon handles that assist in holding this vessel.