Seasoned stoneware (Kal Chatti) is a natural eco-friendly cooking utensil that is utilized to cook most kinds of dishes. It is very suitable for children as no chemical coating is used while making this product. This kal chatti does not contain any artificial ingredients so the taste of the food cooked in it will be excellent. This kal chatti can be used to make sambar, rasam, and any kind of curry. It is made entirely by hand and designed by a sculptor involved in a manufacturing company. No automation machine was used to create this product. The dimensions of the kal chatti change from time to time but its specified size is always the same.
The Kal Chatti has a wide mouth, and the outer layer of the Chatti has a strong and thick wall. This thick wall prevents the Chatti from getting damaged. The color of the Chatti is varying from gray to black depends on the vessel seasoning. The capacity of the Chatti is 3.5 ltr. It has two small handles that are attached to the sides of the Chatti.
Method of Usage
We need to season the stone pan (kal chatti) before bringing it to regular use and first soak it in the pan for four days with turmeric and oil.
Then fill the kal chatti with rice starch water and then heat the water. This process should be repeated for four consecutive days.
Traditionally we can use this chatti in the earthen stove. It is also designed to be compatible with gas stoves.
We can follow the usual washing methods to wash this dish. Use a normal dishwasher with soap to wash the dishes.
The stone pan has a microscopic surface, which can transfer heat throughout the pan. So the nutrition of the food cannot be destroyed.
The fire should be kept at a high level until the end when using other pans but when using kal chatti you can keep a flame at a low level and use it when the pan is hot.
We need to turn off the flame a few minutes before the food is ready, as it retains heat even after it is extinguished. This saves you the fuel and time of your cooking.