Preserve the Essence of Your Favourite Dish
Gia remembers a time when her grandmother sat outside cutting ripe gooseberries into halves and quarters. She slowly but surely cut the sour-sweet-energising little pieces of fruit, seasoned and spiced them and stored them in a large soapstone pot. Many childhood memories were made during the time the gooseberries were cured and pickled over several weeks. When it was the right and ripe time and shared around the table, the food tasted better, and the meal relished by everyone around the table. That tinge of sweetness and the slurp of sourness still lingers in memory.
Soapstone utensils have been used and treasured in India for a long time. Used extensively in South Indian states such as Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, and Kerala, these hand-carved and traditional vessels are called as rathi chippa and kal chatti and used for cooking, serving, and storing food.
Soapstone products like pots used to store pickles are made of steatite. Products come in varying colors, shapes, and sizes and are handmade by artisans in Tamil Nadu. The delicate soapstone utensils require proper conditioning and care while cooking, handling, and cleaning.
Soapstone utensils are resistant to high temperatures and have a high mechanical strength. They are ideally suited to cook foods that require longer cooking time over a simmering flame and sour or acidic dishes. Buy a unique soapstone product all the way from India to create an authentic Indian curry or to preserve curds or pickles.