10 Cheap and Best Air fryers you can buy online in India

Want to buy an Air Fryer, however do not want to spend BIG Bucks? Checkout the list we have curated for 10 of them you can easily buy.

Air Fryers are a must have gadget in modern kitchen. Internet is full of stories with people changing their lifestyles and using this little gadget in more ways than we can imagine.

So we went on internet and looked up what is the cheapest Air Fryer we can buy online in India – basically that would ship to every part of the country, well almost. However cheap should not mean bad. Here is a list of the ones that we found were not so expensive but would also get the job done.

The list is restricted to products available on Amazon India, just to make sure you can order one if you fancy one.

Cheap and Good Air Fryer with Freebies
  • Krutan Air Fryer – 2.5L

    Though a name that we have not heard, however a look at the reviews did not raise any alarm. The only picture on amazon gives feel of a solid and simple product. Looking up for Krutan on google tells us that they might be Banaglore based importers. Priced under Rs.3000 this is the cheapest one the list, and given its sold on Amazon, there is always the option to return if you don’t like.

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Cheapest Air fryer available on amazon

Next up in our list are the BrightFlame twins. Listed at the same price, they both seem to have decent enough reviews from their buyers and seller seems to be fairly responsive.

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This is the 2.8L version which seems to sell more than 3.2L one.
  • Kenstar OF-KOS13BJ2-CFK 1350-Watt Oxy Fryer

    Next up on our list is probably the first pan-india recognizable brand. Though this one by no means seems to be a hot seller online, however Kenstar does have a strong offline presence and network. If you are looking for something for 5k types, then this can be a viable option.

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This is where things start to get serious. We have crossed the 5.5K mark with this American Micronic airfryer which for some reason says ‘imported’ in its product title on Amazon. Do research about the same and warranty if you decide to go on for this one. However the reviews seem to be all good with several satisfied customers and a responsive seller.

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Just around Rs.5.5k, this is where things get serious.
  • Concord PBT Air Fryer, 2.8 Litre

    Here is not so expensive air fryer from an unknown brand, however some strong supporting reviews. Available for under Rs.5.5K this one lists as Digital Touch Screen as its USP. A customer does mention about the high quality and premium finish of the Screen Panel.

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Digital Touch Screen on Air Fryer. We are in 2017 after all.
  • Kenstar Aster 1500-Watt Oxy Fryer

    Oxy Fryer is Kenstar’s way of referring to their Air fryers. This is where you move on from league of cheap air fryers and get into the league of serious products. This 3 liters device comes in Cherry Color, which is an interesting option if you are bored of Black and White options so far.

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    Kenstar’s 3 L, 1500 W Air-fryer, adding some color to our list.
  • Havells Prolife Digi 1230-Watt Air Fryer

    The second entry to the list with a Digital Touch Screen, this one marks the entry of Havells on this list. Priced around 9k, this is one of the first Air Fryers with a 4 Litre Capacity on the list. Or that is what the seller is answering other customers and those who are asking questions. And if it is actually 4L and this probably is the highest capacity Air Fryer on this list. Plus its Havells. Mind it.

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The only 4L capacity on the list.
  • Philips Viva Collection HD9220 Air Fryer

    If we have to say one air-fryer that seems to be absolutely killing it then it has to be this one by ever so reliable Philips. Priced at a shade above 9k, this one is the BESTSELLING Air Fryer on Amazon with over a 1000 reviews and average rating of 4.3 .

    The agenda of this list was to find the cheaper options for those who are looking for Air fryers, that is why this one by Philips seem to be the most expensive, however this is the standard average kitchen model. Though not sure how much value it would offer over the cheaper alternatives, however this device with 2.2l capacity definitely is the safest investment on the entire list.

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Best Seller Air Fryer on Amazon in India

Though this should culminate the list in terms of products, however here is a very interesting Air Fryer we spotted during our research and apparently this is the 2.0 version of the product, which means they do have a cool looking and much cheaper 1.0 version as well. Do check it out.

Most Stylish Air fryer on our list

There are a few more options and unless you are really finicky about your research or looking for anything specific in particular you can very well ignore them as well.

Though Air Fryer comes with a certain promise but lets not forget there are severe limitation to the cooking style and despite all the marketing hype no they are not a substitute for all your deep frying needs. However as a gadget it does have a certain value and if you are consciously headed to a healthier lifestyle, this can be a worthy investment in your kitchen.

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10 Essential Baking Tools you can buy Online for Cake Recipes in February 2017

A list of 10 baking essentials if you are starting to bake or looking to enhance your toolkit. All listed tools can be bought online in India through Amazon.

Baking is a very specialized stream of culinary art and needs a very special set of tool to get the results and job done. Thanks to online shopping, now such tools can be bought almost anywhere in India.

Here we are listing some of the Best Selling essentials if you are starting to bake or looking to enhance your toolkit.

  • Baking & Cooking Parchment Paper 

    Starting the list with small but essential part. Use this highly glazed paper to avoid sticking, using less oil, easy cleaning and cutting cost. This one by Oddy is sold on Amazon for Rs.199 only.

    Besides baking this one would make your life easier in kitchen as well.
  • Measuring Cups and Spoons

You need to be sure about the amount of ingredients you put in your mix, and for that a set of measuring Cups & Spoons become essential part of the mix. This 8 piece Silicone Measuring Cup Spoon set by Bulfyss makes to our list because it collapsible, gives you lot of measuring flexibility and looks super cute too. Get it shipped to anywhere in India for Rs.365 by Amazon.

Easy to store, flexible measuring options
  • Hand Mixer

    When it comes to baking, a hand-mixer is a better investment if you are just getting into baking or if you are an experienced baker then this is a must have tool. You will need for all types of mixing. Two makes of hand mixers deserve a mention here – Philips for Rs. 1891 and if you are looking for something more professional or sexy then KitchenAid Hand Mixer for Rs. 4,490 has potential of being your best friend for a long time.

premium and professional hand blender by Kitchen Aid
Philip Hand-mixer from their Daily collection.
  • Oven Thermometer

    As good as your oven is, there would always be a major discrepancy in the temperature it shows and actual temperature inside. An easy solution are Oven Thermometers available at super cheap prices on Amazon. We look at several products, and this generic one is the Best Seller for a reason. Get it for Rs.275.

    Generic Oven Thermometer
  • Kitchen Scale

    Now this one is SUPER useful not only in baking but in so many other things. But you will definitely need one for baking to follow the recipe or standardize your own.  Besides that it is so useful in day-to-day cooking specially if you are particular about your diet, portions or food wastage in general. Though there are cheaper digital scales available, however we picked this one for our list just because it looks so cool, and of-course has good feedback and reviews. Get Health Sense Chef-Mate Digital Kitchen Scale for Rs.999.

This device is much smaller than what it appears to be in picture.
  • Cookie Cutters or Mould

Imagine the THOUSAND things  you can do with this set of 12 moulds or cutters. And not only in baking but to make mathis, barfis, brownies, eggs, Tikkis, Kebabs and so many other things. This 12 piece stainless steel last you a lifetime. Going for Rs. 187 on Amazon.

multipurpose Moulds and cutters made of steel
  • Cake Pans for Baking

You will find several versions of moulds and pans to give shape to your baking, however if you are a stickler for perfection, then go for these Pushpans sold on Amazon. You just make the cake in the pan and then push it from bottom, the cake comes out with the base. There are some basic round moulds also available, however go for these if you can afford them. Available in three sizes : 20 cm, 23 cm, and 26 cm.

We love this one, if looking for cheaper options do check non-designer and basic versions.
  • Spatulas and Brushes

    As experienced bakers would say, you cannot have enough Spatulas if you are serious about your baking. Avoid the cheap ones and invest in a good single piece set for long term needs. Here is a set of 3 for Rs. 770 we found on amazon for you.

Spatula, Brush and Scraper
  • Palette Knife for Icing and Decoration

Basic tool in arsenal of every cake makers, you must have atleast one of these if you are even slightly serious about your art. Its a simple knife which is slightly bent and is a standard design used by bakers all around. You can pick this one on Amazon for under Rs.200.

Bent knife for cake decoration


  • Icing Bag with Different Nozzles

To give icing the shape you want. Comes with a set of nozzles with different designs, if you get bored of the ones that already come with this set, you can buy other types of nozzles as well. This one is going for under Rs.300 on amazon.

Icing bag with nozzlers
  • Turntable to Ice and Decorate the cake.

    While doing intricate decorations either you need to move around the cake or make the cake move around you. Choice is yours. Get it? Never-mind. Checkout this revolving cake stand on amazon, hopefully would make your life easier.

Thanks for reading, hope this post was helpful. Do let us know which one you ended by buying in the comments.

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Top 10 Lunch Boxes available online for Office or School in February 2017

Lets find out which are top selling Lunch Boxes in India by Amazon as of February 2017. Choose one according to your personal needs or pick a piece for your family and loved ones.

This list in reverse chronological order. Starting from 10th Bestseller and ending at the Top most selling lunchbox.

10. Cello Max Fresh 2 container & Bag – For small appetites.

Two modest sized stainless steel leak-proof containers along with the bag. This one is available in two colors, though not sure why red one is so much more expensive than the blue one. You can get blue or red home delivered anywhere in India from Amazon for Rs. 398.

Image of lunch boxes, click to buy from Amazon.
2 steel boxes in a bag, Red and Blue Color options.
9. Cello Max Fresh –  3 steel boxes, 1 plastic box with Bag

This one has ladies going gaga about its looks. Available in a smaller version as well as in choice of red and blue color for both the versions. You can get blue or red home delivered anywhere in India from Amazon for Rs. 639.

Good looking with 4 containers in a bag.
8. Tupperware 4 container Executive Lunch Box.

Classic round design this one allows you to pack a full lunch in various combinations. Out of 4 boxes there are two of a size each giving you lot of flexibility. Pick this one for Rs. 704 on amazon.

Classic round design with capacity for full lunch
7. Cello Max Fresh with 4 Click Boxes & Bag

In case you are wondering how it is different from the 9th Best seller on this list, the containers in this one are made from Polypropylene compared to steel in earlier one. Plastic seems to be the preferred choice over steel here, as this one clearly sells more. Available for Rs. 515 on Amazon. But then maybe it sells more as it is slightly cheaper that its sibling in steel.

Available in Blue, Green and Brown
6. Signoraware 3 piece classic Lunch Box

The only entry in top 10 sellers for a brand which obviously aspires to be Tupperware. However this one has not made it to the 6th most selling lunchbox slot without any merit, as it definitely seems to be high quality and value for money product. Available for Rs.361 on Amazon.

Signoraware classic is the 6th Best selling lunchbox in India
5. Cello Max Fresh 4-Pieces Lunch Box Set

Cello Max Fresh is completely dominating this list till now and at number 5 is yet another 4 box lunch box by Cello, but this one sells the most. Compared to our no. 7 entry this one does not have click lock on the containers and you can BUY THIS slightly cheap at Rs. 499 on Amazon India.

Simple and classic 4 box lunch set.
4. Milton Double Decker Lunch Box

Milton makes an entry at no. 4 place with this absolutely value for money and high quality 3 container lunch box available for Rs. 248. Insider Tip : Hot pink is the most popular color in this one. Know more and Buy here.

High Quality product by trusted Milton
3. Milton ‘Legend’ Thermosteel 3 container Lunch Box

Very different from rest of the products on the list, this one if called a legend for a reason. Plain, simple and like a Legend. This one is the 3rd bestselling Lunch on this list. Pick one for Rs. 601 here.

Three container steel legend by Milton
2. Cello Max Fresh 4 Containers of Polypropylene

The 2nd hottest seller in India is yet another 4 piece set by Cello Max Fresh, and this seems to be the cheapest of them all. Though the plastic quality would be better in No. 5, however this one hits the No. 2 spot by sheer value for money pricing for Rs.343 by a reputable brand. Know more.

Most value for money product on the list.
  1. Tupperware 4 Piece Lunch Set and Bag

Drum-roll for the TOP selling Lunch Box in India. The only one in the list with a Tumbler to carry liquids in the set. There is a one square box and two smaller round containers which give you lot of options to pack your lunch. Buy this one for Rs. 698 online, find more about it here.

Top Selling Lunch Box in India

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Chinese – the Culinaire way!

For we all keep repeating to everybody around us, and in the heart of our hearts believe the same. “Jo dikhta hai, woh bikta hai” or “All that glitters is gold”.

Well, that doesn’t hold true in the case of a roadside neighborhood restaurant which looks like a “Dhaba” and you are literally sitting on the road while dining. It does have a tiny inside sitting and a washroom too (Mind you, this can be a concern for a lot of people).
Coming to the name and fame of this place, this joint is known as CULINAIRE and is a stand-alone joint located in the S-block, Chandan market of Greater Kailash Part-2. The cuisines they serve are Lebanese, Thai and Chinese.
Looking at the size of the place, one at first glance would not believe the variety it offers. The standard and quality of the place is maintained and is only open during lunch and dinner hours. It provides the facility of take away and home delivery also, besides dining there.
An average meal for two would be around Rs. 600-800.
One shouldn’t be surprised to know that the place always has waiting, and people from all over Delhi and NCR come here to eat. Its been there for 15 years and has no branches anywhere else.
Being a Vegetarian my favorites there are the Burnt garlic rice, Chilly garlic noodles, Spring rolls, Manchurian and Veggies in black pepper sauce. One cannot resist ordering at least a second helping of the Dimsums there, they are just phenomenal. The soup and starters are to die for.
Its a must try for all you Chinese lovers. Open all 7 days a week.
Everything is served hot on the platter, has a helper boy standing there to help one to park properly to avoid chaos and give coffee bites with the bill. (that is something I completely love about the place – the feeling of nostalgia with coffee bites).


1, Chandan Market, 
S Block, Greater Kailash 2,
New Delhi

Nightmare in Machan – The Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi

Until now I have always written nice things about the places I’ve been to, because, well, somehow they turn out good. So here goes my first negative review about one of the posh restaurants in Delhi. Hope they don’t sue me after this but I merely wish to say that a place cannot keep resting on its past laurels. 
So this nightmarish experience happened in the least likely places of all – Machan at The Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi
A few of my friends had come and they wanted to eat North Indian cuisine. So based on the recommendations of one of my loyal foodie friends, we decided to go to Varq in The Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi. But when we reached at 2.40, Varq was closed. Apparently they only serve food from 12.30 till 2.30 (what the hell is that!!!). I was too tired and didn’t want to go and search anywhere else, so we settled for Machan, located in the same premises. 
So there were three of us and we ordered 4 dishes and 3 drinks, nothing that would confuse anyone in any other restaurant. Also the place was moderately filled. It wasn’t overflowing with people at all, lest the management could blame the shoddy service on the fact that the crowd was unmanageable.
We ordered a palak paneer with corns along with rice; a veg burger, a veg kathi roll filled with paneer (this was meant for me and was called PMKK, no clue what that stands for) and a chicken dish called Kanha Kebab Delight- Chicken Tikka filled in Garlic Bread. The drinks included an ice tea and 2 lime sodas. Each one of us gave our orders separately so it was really clear who ordered what. Even if the waiting staff didn’t know, it’s common sense to say the name of the dish out loud while serving so that it goes to the correct person.
So the orders came in and the waiting staff got our food and kept them in front of us without saying anything and rushed away before we could react. We all were a little distracted because we were talking and also very hungry. So we started eating what was kept in front of us. The palak dish and the burger belonged to my friend and he started gobbling it, while I was eating, what I discovered later, the chicken dish. I realized at this point that another dish was missing. So I called the waiting staff, who by the way was really busy and didn’t care to notice us. I called out to one of them and asked about the 4th dish. He said the kathi roll is taking a little time. At this point I realised he said “kathi roll”. Immediately I asked the name of the dish that I was eating. He said it was the chicken dish. I had just taken 4 bites of a chicken dish. OOO MY GOD… Well I should tell at this point that I am a VEGETARIAN and I had just eaten chicken. I have nothing against non vegetarian food at all. It’s just that I can’t bring myself to eating it because as a child I once saw a man butchering a chicken with blood oozing out and that incident is etched in my memory. So it is safe to say I was feeling queasy at this point.
I told the waiter that I am a vegetarian and he had just served me a chicken dish. He was unperturbed as if stuff like this always happened and he couldn’t care less. I thought that there was no point making a scene because this could happen (not to anyone I know and especially not at a five star where I was paying 5k for the damn lunch). I told him to change the dish and bring a fresh one for my friend, for whom it was meant. In the meanwhile, I thought I should eat my kathi roll which had come by then, because starving myself will only make me more nauseous.
If one thought all this was bad, wait for the best part. The waiter came back with the same dish with only the side of the bread cut, the part which I had eaten. Also the dish was garnished with 2 olives and I had eaten one of them. So when the “new” dish came, it was cut on the side and was missing one olive. So there was one bread which had 4 sides and the other bread on the plate had 5 sides, like someone had cut off from the side.
I immediately recognized that it wasn’t a fresh one but the old one which I had eaten and which was merely served back. I called the waiter and explained the situation and he replied with a bold “this is what the chef gave me” and went away WITHOUT listening to what I had to say.
I was furious. I called up the girl who had shown us to our table and asked her to let the manager know that I wanted to speak to him. He came immediately (thankfully) and I explained the entire situation, the chicken being fed to a vegetarian, the bread being cut off on the side etc and told him in clear terms that I wanted a fresh dish and not the one cut on the sides and that was willing to pay for both the dishes, the one that I ate and the fresh one. I just wanted my friend to have her food. It was almost 4 pm and she was obviously very hungry. He went and came back with a fresh dish with 4 cornered breads, garnished with 2 olives. Thankfully someone understood.
The rude waiter didn’t come and apologies for the goof up. I told the manager that we had ordered a masala chai too and hoped that it won’t get screwed up and come on time. The manager ensured the masala chai came and also sent a small pastry as an apology. But the waiter screwed up that as well and gave it to my male friend instead of me with whom the entire screw up happened. Seeing this, the manager sent the pastries for me as well as my other friend to cover up for another obvious embarrassment.
I just wanted to get out of there as soon as I could and waited for my friend to finish his tea. When the bill came, I was shocked to see that they had charged for the chicken dish (thankfully only once!!!). Had it been the West, the whole meal would have been free of charge, let alone the chicken dish.
I was surprised at the shoddy service, the lack of interest and absolute disregard shown to the guests at Machan, Taj. At a time when other restaurants are going that extra mile to make sure the experience is something to remember by, Machan has certainly made sure that this experience is something that I will not forget.
In the evening, I called them again and gave a feedback that this wasn’t expected at all and that I had a horrible experience and the manager said the next time I go there, great care will taken. Ummm??? No lunch or dinner invite but great care that will be taken NEXT time. Well, shouldn’t great care be taken every time, considering that this is the TAJ, one of THE posh hotels?? Doesn’t it have a legacy to protect? Even if we blame the waiters, shouldn’t they be trained well so that they can distinguish between paneer and chicken? And do they really think I will take a chance and go there next time to see what they will be serving me this time? This experience has made me stay away from every Taj restaurant and I will make sure to broadcast this incident amongst all my friends to stay away too especially from MACHAN!!!!

PS : In the Vintage Machan section of their menu, they have PMKK “1978” – cottage cheese, onion, capsicum and mint chutney in a roomali wrap.  And the other dish was Kanha Kebab Delight – chicken tikka filed in grilled garlic bread.

Celebrating Onam at Kerala House, Delhi!

Being a part of a FED raid was on my To-Do list since some time now and this Saturday i finally got to be a part of one. The occasion was Onam. Since Kerala House in Delhi was organizing a special lunch feast on this occasion, it was chosen as the venue for the raid.

Kerala House Delhi location
For the uninitiated, Onam is a festival to celebrate the arrival of the very famous and popular demon king of Kerala – King Mahabali. Read more on the history of Onam. As is synonymous with most festivals of India, the USP of Onam is also food – or Sadhya as it is popularly called.

The FED group assembled at Kerala Bhavan around 1:30 PM and headed for the feast. After around 20 mins of waiting we finally got a place to sit. The meal was served on a Banana leaf and consisted of Aviyal, Thoran, Olan, pickles, papad, sambar, dal, rice, payasam, buttermilk and much more.

For those who are new to Kerala cusine, i have tried to decode what the various items mean (If you find any mistake please feel free to highlight it).


Onam Sadhya Dishes

With so many varieties on my plate, I was short of ideas on from where to start and where to end, what all to mix and what not to. Of the various combinations I tried, I loved the combination of beans and sambar with rice as well as aviyal, and adrak ka achaar with rice. The dessert – Semiya Payasam was also delicious.

In all the meal at Kerala House, Delhi was a cherishable experience – authentic, delicious and filling. It felt great to be a part of such a wonderful group and I certainly look forward to my future raids with the FED group 🙂


The FED group


Can Sushi be Sushi without the fish? Most Certainly !

The only instance a Delhiite would feel stressed about being a Delhiite is when the Sushi craving strikes. Amidst heavy thoughts of locating a Sushi bar, the expense considerations and the gastronomical enemy “traffic”, the craving goes kaput. Not to forget that although it is healthful, succulent and simply beautiful, Japanese food in general is not “the thing” for vegetarians like me, not until recently when I took it upon myself as a challenge to come up with a Veg Sushi version. So, can sushi be sushi without the fish? Well I certainly think so.

This recipe is extremely customized to fit my Delhi taste buds. Like they say “You can take a Delhiite out of Delhi but not Delhi out of a Delhiite”



So here’s what I used:-
1 Sushi Nori Sheet (The Japanese Sea vegetable toasted and ready to use)
1 cup cooked Sushi rice (well any rice cooked with more water than needed to make it sticky)
1/2 cucumber (cut into thick juliennes)
3-4 Mushroom peeled and sliced
1/4 red capsicum juliennes
Any Stir frying Oil
Sushi Mat or tin foil for rolling sushi
For seasoning the rice :-
1 tbsp. Organic Rice Vinegar
Pepper powder, Salt, Garlic powder and Basil to taste


** I have also used a special homemade Cranberry Chutney on my sushi which is completely optional.


To cook rice soft and sticky, I added 3 portions of water to 1 portion of rice and cooked it in the microwave for 15 min. Once the rice is cooked and cooled to room temperature, season the rice with Organic Rice vinegar, pepper, salt, basil and Garlic Powder using cutting and folding movements with a Spoon.


Heat 1 tbsp. oil and stir-fry the mushrooms, cucumber and capsicum juliennes till they are slightly burnt. Do not add any salt yet else the veggies will ooze out water. Veggies should be seasoned with salt only after being removed from heat.



Now place the Nori Sheet on the Sushi Mat (or the Tin foil inside parchment papers as I did) the shiny side down. Spread the rice on the Nori leaving 2 cm clear at the top, wet your fingers a bit to spread the rice evenly.


Spread the cranberry chutney (or any other chutney as per your liking or omit if you wish) and lay on the fillings.



Begin Rolling the mat (or the Foil) from the near edge, roll firmly but do not press so hard that the rice comes out of the sides.
Once the rolls are formed, squeeze them gently but firmly whilst pulling on the far end of the mat to tighten. The moisture from the rice will stick the Nori Sheet together




Remove the roll from the mat and let it rest for a couple of minutes. Now Cut into 1 inch pieces with a wet knife using a steady sawing motion. Arrange on a plate with Sweet soy sauce like i did, or any soy sauce coupled with Wasabi and Ginger Pickle.



Experimenting with your sushi is the key; you can add roasted sesame seeds to your rice, roasted chicken or steamed fish (like i do for my non vegetarian husband) or add tofu/pickled soya chunks for more fun.
There is just one rule for making sushi that there is no rule 🙂


Written by Deepti Kharbanda

PS (by Shashank) – Friends, would appreciate if you can share info on where we can get all the material used in this recipe in Delhi.

PS (by Deepti) – Yamato Ya in Safdarjang enclave, close to the CCD, has all the stuff one needs for sushi.. check out the sushi corner for Nori sheets, rice sheets, thick/sweet soy sauce, rice venagar and I think even Wasabi…