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Kerala Special Cooking Utensils

  • Appa Chatti – concave shaped Pan for making Appam.
  • Cheena Chatti – Deep frying pan made of aluminium or cast iron , introduced to kerala by china.
  • Dosa Kallu – Cast iron Griddle for making Dosas ( Rice pancakes).
  • Mun Chatti – Clay pot for cooking curries. Nowadays curries are also made in non-stick pans. But clay pots are environment friendly, healthier option and also adds a distinct taste to the curry.
  • Puttu steamer – Special utensils for steaming roasted rice flour.
  • Idli/Idiyappam Tattu – Mould for making Idli and Idiyappam.
  • Seva Nazhi – Extruder or Mould for making Idiyappams.
  • Unniappam Pan – 12 or more Concave slot pan with 30-50 ml batter holding capacity in each slots, sweet snack is fried in hot oil.
  • Uruli/varpu – Flat utensils best for making large volume dishes, made with aluminium or bronze.

1 Comment
  1. Cooking with clay cookware dates back to our earliest and oldest civilizations. Despite the numerous differences with civilizations of the past, the one binding feature seems to have been their practice of cooking food in clay. All our ancestors seemed to have shared this common ground. Clay pot cooking is a cooking method that is as new as tomorrow and as old as time itself.
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