Cooking is a thrilling ability because even if you cannot physically go out then being able to whip up something edible is a feat to be proud of. Yes, we cannot all be a Martha Stewart and our creations more or less resemble dog food. However, we should not just hang up our aprons after one burnt meal (or five) and learn to practice, practice and practice some more. Also having the correct cooking paraphernalia is just as important as having the correct ingredients i.e. the best clay pots for cooking Indian.
Yes, people your cooking paraphernalia is responsible for all your cooking disasters and not your skill (you’re welcome!). On the subject of cooking Indian, isn’t Indian food amazing? All the heavenly spicy smells teamed with the yummy, piquant flavour that makes your eyes tear up, but your taste buds dance the tango. Taste and sight are the two senses that can take a journey even when you cannot. In these uncertain times of coping with a global pandemic, being able to travel seems like a forgotten past-time so we have to indulge our wanderlust in other forms, one being exotic foods. So that is why Authenticity is warranted when it comes to making certain Indian foods. Finding the right cooking paraphernalia for cooking Indian becomes an Indiana Jones search for the Holy grail of clay pots.
It is a tedious and often brutal search to find reputable merchants that sell what you are looking for but what good is that exercise when you don’t even know what you’re looking for. A clay pot is a pot that uses steam to slowly cook and evenly cook your food which helps sustain all those tangent flavours. Indian foods are typically strong so it is important to find a pot that can keep all those spices beautifully blended without it all cooking out. Indian Spices are an integral part of the cooking Indian process so throwing all those curry powders and such could stick to the bottom of the pot if not correctly insulated. All that means is that you need the spices and juices to steam through properly by blending not just sticking to the pot.
The best clay pots are also visually appealing adding to the whole authentic vibe you want to create or recreate. Whether it’s a Manchatti, a Chatti or a tangine clay pot, these porous natural pots make all cooking safe and nutritious. The genuine Indian experience means the proper looking clay pots which are handmade or glazed. These pots are eco- friendly meaning they contain no toxic materials/chemicals, and most are modified to be used on electric or gas stoves.
So, if want to cook a good curry to tickle your tear ducts or if you just want to invest in a clay pot for slow cooking then get yourself a set of the best clay pots for cooking Indian. Take your senses on a journey your body can’t immediately follow… Indulge your wanderlust and get your spice on.