Kalchatti Soapstone Vessel (Kitchen Storage or Curd Setting)
Soapstone Vessel, also known as kalchattis are carved out of soapstone,
a naturally occurring soft stone. Soapstone has been in use in India for
thousands of years for carving and for making vessels. This hand-crafted
soapstone kitchenware is carefully hand chiselled from a block of soapstone by
traditional artisans of Tamil Nadu. This carving art is passed on from one
generation to another. The soapstone vessel retains the natural flavour,
original aroma and taste of the food stored in it.
Check out this video where we visited the artists
who make this traditional vessel.
Soapstone has natural cooling properties and
hence they are perfect for setting and storing your homemade curd. It can
prevent the curd from turning sour soon even in hot summer. Once the curd is
set it can be stored in the fridge as well. This soapstone vessel can also be
used to store butter, salt, tamarind and spices. You can buy this multi-use
soapstone vessel online from Healthy Buddha at the best price.