At Essential Traditions by Kayal, we are proud to offer a wide range of authentic and traditional cookware, including our top-of-the-line traditional cast iron tawa.
Our traditional cast iron tawa is handcrafted by skilled artisans using methods passed down through generations. This means that each tawa is unique and has its own character. Cooking on a traditional cast iron tawa is like taking a trip down memory lane to the time when cooking was a true labor of love. The heavy-duty construction of our cast iron tawa allows for even heating and long-lasting use, making it perfect for cooking a variety of dishes such as dosa, chapati, uttapam, even pancakes.
The cast iron tawa’s ability to retain heat ensures consistent cooking and imparts a unique flavor and texture to the food that cannot be replicated with other types of cookware. The cast iron tawa provides a natural non-stick surface, which is great for cooking delicate food items like pancakes or omelette without using any oil or butter.
Caring for our traditional cast iron tawa is easy. We Can clean the atwa with regular dish wash agent to remove food particles and any stuck-on bits. Dry the pan thoroughly and then apply a thin coating of oil to the surface. Seasoning the cast iron tawa is essential for maintaining the cast iron tawa’s non-stick properties and preventing rust.
In addition to its traditional and authentic features, cast iron tawa has many health benefits as well. Cooking with cast iron tawa increases the iron content in food, especially for those who are iron deficient. It also has the ability to distribute heat evenly, which helps to cook food more evenly.
We at Essential Traditions by Kayal, are dedicated to providing our customers with authentic, traditional and durable cookware that has been passed down through generations. Our traditional cast iron tawa is a perfect example of this, it’s heavy-duty construction allows for even heating, long-lasting use, and it imparts a unique flavor and texture to the food. With proper care and maintenance, a traditional cast iron tawa can last for many years, making it.
Why you should buy at Essential Traditions by Kayal !
- Our cast iron tawa is an eco-friendly option as it does not release any harmful chemicals or toxins into the food.
- Our traditional cast iron tawa is made from the highest quality cast iron and is seasoned with natural oils by hand to provide the best experience while cooking.
- Our cast iron tawa is suitable for all types of heat sources, including gas, electric, ceramic, and induction stove tops.
- Our cast iron tawa gets better with age, the more you use it, the better the seasoning, which means the more non-stick it becomes.
- Our cast iron tawa can be used to cook a variety of dishes, not only Indian dishes such as dosa, chapati, uttapam but also other dishes like omelette, pancakes, quesadilla, and even searing a steak.
- Our cast iron tawa is also great for creating a char-grilled effect on food.
- Our cast iron tawa is a perfect addition to any kitchen that values traditional and authentic cookware, and it makes a great gift for any cook.
Here are some common questions and clarifications that people may have about cast iron dosa tawa:
1. Is cast iron tawa good for dosa ?
Cast iron tawa is an excellent choice for making dosa, as it heats evenly and retains heat well, resulting in dosa with a crispy texture and consistent cooking temperature. Additionally, cast iron tawa can be seasoned for a natural non-stick surface, which makes dosa-making easy and convenient.
2. Which tawa is best for dosa iron or cast iron?
Both cast iron and iron tawa can be good for making dosa, although cast iron is generally considered to be a better option. Cast iron tawa is more durable and long-lasting than iron tawa. Additionally, cast iron tawa is better at retaining heat, which can help to create dosa with a crispy texture and a consistent cooking temperature.
3. Is cast iron tawa better than non-stick?
Cast iron tawa has some advantages over non-stick tawa for making dosa. Cast iron tawa heats evenly and retains heat well, which can help to create dosa with a crispy texture and a consistent cooking temperature. Cast iron tawa is natural also it last longer than non-stick tawa. On the other hand, non-stick tawa chemically treated. and its non-stick coating can wear out over time, also it can scratch and peal off after prolonged usage.
4. Is cast iron tawa good for health?
Cooking with a well-seasoned cast iron tawa can provide health benefits, such as increasing the iron content of food which can be beneficial for people with iron deficiencies and the ability to cook with less oil which means you need less oil to cook your food, which can be beneficial for reducing overall calorie intake and saturated fat.
5. How do you maintain a cast iron tawa?
To maintain a cast iron tawa, you should:
- Clean it with water and mild soap/liquid(avoid using harsh detergents)
- Dry it completely with a clean cloth or paper towel
- Rub it with a thin layer of vegetable oil.
- Store it in a dry place It’s important to remember that cast iron tawa can rust if it’s not seasoned or maintained properly. To avoid rusting, it’s important to keep it clean, dry, and lubricated with oil. Additionally, try to avoid exposing the pan to water for long periods of time or leaving it wet.
6. How do you make dosa not stick to cast iron?
You can start by properly seasoning the tawa which creates a natural non-stick surface and also helps to maintain the cast iron tawa over time. Preheating the tawa before adding batter ensures that the pan is hot enough before the batter is added, and it prevents sticking. Adding a small amount of oil or ghee before spreading the batter can also prevent sticking.
7. Can we use cast iron daily?
Yes, cast iron can be used daily, with proper care and maintenance, cast iron cookware will last for years and even improve with regular use.
8. What are the advantages of cast iron?
Cast iron has excellent heat retention and distribution, making it a great choice for searing, braising, and stewing. It is extremely durable and can last a lifetime with proper care. Cast iron tawa is versatile and can be used on stovetop, induction and ceramic cooktop.
9. Can we use the same cast iron tawa for dosa and chapati?
Absolutely, cast iron tawa is versatile and suitable for a wide range of dishes, including dosa and chapati, and can be used for a variety of purposes.
10. How to clean cast iron?
Scrape off any leftover food bits. Rinse with hot/normal water. wah it with mild soap/liquid. Dry the pan thoroughly with a towel or leave it on low heat for a few minutes to evaporate any remaining moisture. Apply a small amount of cooking oil on the surface, and use a cotton towel to rub it evenly on the surface.
11. How to make crispy dosa on cast iron pan?
- To make crispy dosa on cast iron pan, you can preheat the pan until it is hot.
- Spread a small amount of oil or ghee on the pan before pouring the batter and spread it evenly.
- Cook the dosa until the edges start to brown and the dosa is crispy
- Carefully flip and cook the other side.
- You can also adjust the heat level while cooking to get the desired crispiness.
12. Is cast iron a toxic metal?
Cast iron cookware is not toxic and is safe to use, with proper care and maintenance.
13. How do you take care of cast iron after cooking?
Regular cleaning and maintenance is key in preserving the life and quality of cast iron cookware. This includes cleaning with warm water and mild soap, drying completely, and lubricating with oil. Proper care and storage in a dry place can also prevent rusting.
14. Why do people like cast iron?
Cast iron has a reputation for being a durable and versatile cookware option. Many people appreciate its excellent heat retention and distribution, natural non-stick surface after seasoning, and its ability to improve over time with use. It also adds iron to food which is beneficial for many people.
15. How do you keep cast iron tawa from rusting?
To keep cast iron tawa from rusting, you should clean and dry it thoroughly after each use, apply a thin layer of oil and store it in a dry place. Regular maintenance and care, such as season the tawa will also help prevent rusting. You can also consider keeping cast iron tawa in low humidity area, as well as avoid storing it in damp area or places with high moisture.