Clay pottery is used around the world to cook food and keep liquids cool naturally. In India, you would know clay cooking pots as Handi in the north, Manpanai, Kunda & Kadava in the south. The Chinese Hot Pot, Vietnamese Pho and Moroccan Tagine are all cooked in clay pots.
The porous nature of clay allows both moisture and heat to circulate through keep the food aromatic and meats tender.
Here are 4 reasons why we think your home deserves a clay utensil this summer.
1. Health: It helps in retaining nutrients that are typically lost in the cooking process. Its alkaline nature balances the pH. It also requires less oil
2. Taste: The porous nature of clay allows both moisture and heat to circulate through keep the food aromatic and meats tender.
3. Electricity Saving: Water stored in clay ghadas or surahis stays cool without requiring refrigeration. It quenches thirst much better than chilled water which tends to cause dehydration.
4. Environment Friendly: Clay is completely biodegradable and devoid of harmful chemicals