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Earlier, cooking was done with natural ingredients. Most importantly, the cookware used was also made of natural materials. And that helped the then generation lead a healthy life…...!
Do you think we still follow the same way of cooking...??
No..!! The introduction of non-stick pans, plastics and other kinds of artificial cookware have impacted our lifestyle. People preferred choosing non-stick pans and plastics for their convenience. But do we think about their impact on our lives? At least about the health issue, they bring to us?
Well…! It’s time to change our thoughts.
Enough of the diseases such cookware brought to us. Let the dangerous diseases like cancer, reproductive problems and all other immunity disorders vanish.
Let’s explore the traditional ways of cooking, and lead a healthy lifestyle. Healthy cookware for Indian cooking…!
Clay Cookware and the Benefits -
Clay is a natural material which was used to create wonderful cookware for generations. It is magical how sand can create such fascinating objects!
Food that is cooked in clay cookware tastes much better than that of other artificial cookware. To say about the health benefits….?? It’s outstanding…!!!
Clay pots enrich food with many essential nutrients like calcium, phosphorous, iron, magnesium and Sulphur to food, which is extremely beneficial to our body. Whereas, oil is not required much for cooking in a clay pot. Thus, it is observed that food cooked in clay pots are much lower in fat than the food prepared in any other cookware.
Seasoning - Getting Started with Clay Products
Clay utensils are great to cook and serve in. Here are the seasoning steps to get started -
- Dip all the clay products in a bucket or tub full of water for 8-12 hours or throughout the night.
- The water absorbed by the clay tends to make it stronger and helps in reducing the air bubbles inside the vessel.
- Keep the products in sunlight to dry them completely.
How to Clean & Maintain Clay Utensils?
- Use any regular or coconut fibre scrub to clean the inner surface of the clay utensils. Use only mild soap if needed. (Do not use metal scrubs.)
- To remove tough stains, soak them in hot water to remove tough stains.
- You can add baking soda to the hot water to remove any smell residues.
- Store the clay utensils in an open and ventilated space after drying them.