Soapstone Thayir Chatti/ Curd Pot/ Pickle Pot
A soapstone pot with lid handcrafted by traditional artisans who have been practising this craft for generations. It can be used to store curd, milk, salt and pickle. Food items kept in the stone pots taste outstanding, because they do not alter or change the natural flavours of the ingredients and retain the original aroma and taste of the food. Soapstone keeps the curd cool and fresh for at least 24 hours without turning it sour. Pickle can be stored in good condition for years. Available in 2 sizes:
Note: Since each piece is chiseled by hand, there is a chance for mild variation in size. The stone tends to chip when dropped, so handle with care.
Benefits of soapstone cookware:
Soapstone cookware heats food integrally, not just through the bottom of the pan, and keeps food hot for longer once heated, thus saving energy.
It is a natural material which means no harmful substances are released into the food
It is durable and retains its properties over time.
It is nonstick so less or no oil is needed, providing a healthy alternative to coated nonstick cookware.
Because soapstone naturally repels humidity, it is good for salt and spice storage.
How to season and care for your soapstone cookware:
Before you start cooking, soapstone cookware must be properly prepared. This treatment is carried out only in the beginning and does not need to be repeated.
Make a paste of Turmeric powder with castor oil and apply the mortar and pestle with generous amount.
Rinse with warm water and air dry, do not use soap.