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Mar 20, 2008

Click- Urali - cookware of the past

Cauldron or urali or varppu made with 70%copper and 30%tin is a broad based cooking vessel with beautifully and symmetrically carved on the sides. This is one of the largest cooking utensil which was used during ceremonial occasions for preparation of milk sweets without the fear of getting burnt.
The 'urali' in the picture belongs to my grandmother who used to make the very popular paal paayasam(kheer), thiratti paal(sweet made with wholemilk,something similar to kalakand) and halwa. I was so very fantasized by its gold tint, the carves,and the antiqueness. Now this vessel proudly sits in the living room of my house exhibiting its beauty to the admirers.
I am sending(the first picture) this to the CLICK: metal event by jugalbandi (J&B).

10 comments:

Happy cook said...

It reminds me of the wedding parties back at home.
Payasoms were made in huge urlis like this

Meera said...

beautiful entry. I too get fascinated by old pots and pans.

Dhivya said...

nice click..like those flowers..

Lavi said...

superb entry sowmya(i thought of this idea just before an hour)....

easycrafts said...

Nice one...in fact i liked the second snap more than the first

Jayashree said...

Nice one....I have a similar post and pic on my blog.....check it out when u find time.

Vanamala said...

Nice click

Sagari said...

nice pics

Siri said...

Nice pic Sowmya.. Happy Food Blogging!

Siri

Sia said...

how beautiful... ah, the payasam made in uruli is just out of this world... beautiful one girl:)

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