Whether you belong to India or you’re fond of Indian cooking and food, you need to ensure that you know all the pros and cons of the ingredients that are going to be a regular part of your kitchen shelf. In addition to the fresh vegetables, meat and special spices, cooking oil holds the foremost importance in Indian food. People belonging to different parts of India tend to use different cooking oils and hence have a different taste and cuisine.

Going to try Indian cooking for the first time? Well, no worries at all. It’s not as complicated as it seems. Just open the window of your kitchen so you don’t get high on the amazing yet strong smells of the spices and flavors, and begin! Now that you’ve decided to opt for the sumptuous Indian cooking, pick the healthy, the most relevant and the best cooking oil for your food. Your cooking oil is going to decide the ultimate flavor of your dish. Remember your choice of oil will decide if you are eating food for your health or the one that is going to make you 10 times fat than before!

A variety of cooking oils is available. Each kind of oil comes from different resources and hence provides completely different properties including fatty acids and omega 3. Apart from delivering a delicious taste and flavor to your dish, different oils have different specialities and health benefits which include:

Rice Bran Oil

Rice Bran oil has the specific properties to lower the amount of cholesterol in the body. It provides the body with vitamin E and improves skin.

Olive Oil

Enriched with vitamins, proteins and minerals, olive oil proves to be a neat cure for skin and hair problems. It helps to decrease ‘bad’ cholesterol and has anti-inflammatory properties. Olive oil helps fight against the diseases of the heart and prevents a number of other diseases too.

Sunflower Oil

It prevents cardiovascular diseases. Sunflower oil improves the nervous system of the body, repairs body tissues and helps the body’s immune system.

 Groundnut Oil

Groundnut oil fights against nerve diseases, infections as well as cancer. It helps to boost the energy too.

Mustard Oil

Mustard oil in moderate amount improves the digestion system of the body. It helps the body to fight against bacteria or other germs. It’s a good cure for coughs as well as cold, and also improves the skin.

Sesame Oil

Sesame oil is healthy for the teeth and provides oral hygiene. It helps people suffering from anxiety or depression. It prevents cancer too.

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is a good remedy for improving the metabolism rates of the body or fighting micro-organisms like bacteria. It helps the body’s immunity system too.


Ghee is enriched with Vitamin A and E. Ghee is good for the digestive system, immune system as well as the system of the brain.

Buy all these Cooking oils from India bazaar, your favorite Indian grocery store Sydney!