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COOKING UTENSILS USED IN KERALA CUISINE FEW TRADITIONAL ONE

Kerala Cooking Utensils 

Appa chatti: Concave pan for making appam.

Cheena chatti: Deep frying pan made of aluminium or cast iron, introduced to Kerala by China.

Dosa kallu: Cast iron griddle for making dosa (rice pancakes).

Mun chatti: Clay pot for cooking curries. Nowadays curries are also made in non-stick pans. However, clay pots are a more environmentally friendly and healthy option, and they add a distinct taste to the curry.

Puttu steamer: Special utensils for steaming roasted rice flour.

Idli/idiyappam tattu: Mould for making idli and idiyappam.

Seva nazhi: Extruder or mould for making idiyappam.

Unniappam pan: Concave pan with twelve or more slots and a 30–50 mL batter-holding capacity in each slot.

Uruli/varpu: Flat utensils best for making large-volume dishes, made with aluminium or bronze.