Bronze Cook Pot or Vengala Paanai (in Tamil) is an auspicious utensil that is gifted endearingly, to a new bride for her to cook her first Sakkarai Pongal during the Pongal festival. The Vengala Paanai is then used on special occasions to cook rice, make Sakkarai Pongal and even Arisi Upma with a crispy outer layer.
Cooking and eating the food made in these vessels provide the body with many of the essential micronutrients. Bronze is made with a combination of Brass and Copper and this metal blend helps your body to be rid of acidity and in Ayurveda, bronze utensils are also said to neutralize Vata and Pitta.
However, steer clear of cooking Tamarind based meals in your Bronze Cook pot as the metal leeches on to the food rendering it inconsumable.
From ancient times, Bronze has been used auspiciously to make sculptures of our beloved gods and goddesses. So, buy yourself this as an ancient keepsake to remind you of your ancestors and their incredible way of life. Let this tradition be passed on through generations by the means of the precious Vengala Paanai. They are available in capacities of 1,2 and 3 liters.
Note: Each of our utensils comes with an instruction card on maintenance and long-term care.
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