Paniyarams can be made with these soapstone rocks.
Soapstone is a natural rock which is mined from the foothills of the Eastern Ghats in parts of Tamil Nadu. These rocks are then broken into smaller stones and cook pots are carved out of them by hand.
Soapstones have been used as cookware for at least the past 300 years. We have evidence of stone pots passed down through generations.
We season the paniyaram kal with turmeric powder, sesame oil, castor oil and rice water in different processes for 3 weeks.
Clean using regular dish wash soaps or liquids.