Cooking is an art. The aroma of beef stew and the traditional hot pot brings in a smile on the face and solace to the heart. The lockdown has turned all of us all into sous-chef, trying new things every day to keep the body healthy and soul happy. And, to help us out, there are some of the best cooking apps available online that make the task of creating magical dishes easy. These cooking apps cover various cuisines, themes and are suited for all age groups. We have jotted down the best cooking apps that will allow you to cook mouth-watering delicacies with ingredients easily available.

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BigOven simplifies cooking. Touted as the best recipe organizer, grocery list and menu app for home cooks, this cooking app has over 500,000 recipes and has an in-search engine that allows you to find a recipe suitable for the ingredients you have at home. The app also comes with “leftovers” search trick, which helps in reducing food wastage and allows you to cook a hearty meal with the leftovers kept in the fridge.

One of the best cooking apps, this one curates menus by season, holiday, course, lifestyle, diet, and more. You can also read honest reviews and ratings given by fellow home cooks to decide what you want to cook for dinner. Another added advantage is the choice of planning and storing the recipes you’d like to use later. In short, it’s an all-in-one cooking guide for all home cooks out there.

This cooking app is a great option for the passionate home cooks. From banana bread to bourbon chicken, from braised short ribs to tacos and enchiladas to epic ice cream cakes, has a plethora of options. The cooking app also provides the option of organizing your favourite recipes into boards and allows you to import recipes from other sites as well.

The best part about this cooking app is the community-inspired activity feed that allows users to share reviews, tweaks, questions and photos of their favourite recipes.

Kitchen Stories

Kitchen Stories is one of the clearest, easiest-to-use cookery apps available to both Android as well as iOS users. The app has a strong video element for the recipes and allows users to filter these on the basis of theme, country, cuisine, etc. New recipes are added every week so that you can keep cooking healthy meals without any hesitation.


If you are new to cooking or if this lockdown has forced you to cook, then this cooking app is for you. Sidechef offers step-by-step recipes to help you cook delicious meals in no time. The app comes with a voice guidance to help you sail the cooking process smoothly. The instructions are quite simple and can be followed easily, even by amateurs. You can also personalise the recipes according to your diet, taste and other preferences.


Craving Indian food? Your favourite restaurant not delivering? Well, do not worry. Cookpad is your one-stop cooking app with more than 150,000 quick, simple and free homemade recipes from the Indian home chefs. Not only this, the app also offer a total of 3 million free recipes in English from across the globe to make cooking fun and easy.

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We loves most of these best cooking apps to use when stuck in a soup. If you’ve used any of the apps above, what did you think of them? If you have other favourites that aren’t included here, recommend them.

If you love to share, then you can also pen down your recipes and share them with the online community. You can also upload pictures at the end of the recipe and share your thoughts in the comment section.