Vengala Panai (Bronze cookware)

₹3,900.00
In stock
SKU
Vengala Panai
Estimated delivery date between 27-Oct-2019 to 30-Oct-2019

About Zishta Vengala Panai (Bronze cookware)

  • Payasam, Kheer, Pongal, Upma, cooking rice or boiling milk: tastes divine in our Zishta Vengala Panai. 
  • Zishta Vengala Panai (Bronze utensil) is made of pure bronze and hand made by traditional artisans of Kerala & Tamil Nadu. 
  • Zishta Vengala Panai has high heat carrying capacity enabling slow cooking as well as keeping the food warm for hours.
  • Bronze is known to retain more than 98% of the nutrients of the food cooked in them.  
  • Zishta cookware are tested in NABL accredited laboratory and comply with EU standards for Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS).

Product Specifications

Size Weight (Kg)Diameter in InchesHeight in InchesCapacity (Litre)
Extra Large
3.2
7
8
4.5
Medium
2.3
6
6.5
2.5

Disclaimer

All our products are handcrafted and this results in each product being unique and slightly different from each other and therefore will have minor variations on dimensions & weight.

  • Bronze as an alloy has been used for making cookware for many centuries. 
  • Till our grandmother's time, Vengala Panai made of pure bronze was the only utensil used for cooking rice and boiling milk. 
  • Another significant traditional use of Vengala Panai is during the celebration of Pongal and Sankranti festival for making sweet pongal dish in this utensil. 
  • Over the years, our ancestors had developed techniques to make cooking vessels using five metals which were supposed to provide immense health benefits. Makers of such cookware no longer exist and we have lost a significant part of our traditions to histroy. 
  • Age old traditions use small gaps filled with Tin metal within the inner surface of the vessel to help in better conduction as well as maintaining the food warm for hours together. 
  • The artisans of Kerala and Tamil Nadu are known for their craftsmanship in making intricate brass and bronze work for temples. 
  • The same artisans extended their expertise in making these traditional cookware. 

The artistic process starts with sand cast and moulding of the bronze cookware in specific shapes. 
  • The volumetric capacity of the vessel determines the thickness and thereby the weight of bronze in the vessel too. 
  • The rough mould is later hand worked to give shine. 

It takes 7-8 days to make one utensil. 
  • Bronze is a durable metal and can be used for a very long period of time or even passed on from one generation to another. 


  • Vengala Panai with its high heat carrying capacity helps in uniform cooking, prevents nutrition loss and keeps food warm for hours after cooking in them. 


  • Open cooking of rice in vengala panai and draining the excess water helps in removing pesticide impurities and excess starch thereby making it ideal for a healthy living.
  • Traditional Vengala Panai is made of 70% Copper and 30% Tin and can be used for all types of non-acidic based cooking (without tamarind and lime).
  • Zishta Vengala Panai is made of pure bronze and mild oxidisation will lead to dullness of colouring over period of time
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  • Scrub the utensil with tamarind or ash or combination of both to revive shine
. 
  • Vengala Panai is made heavy and needs to be handled with care
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  • Retains heat for long, use cloth or mittens to handle the same after cooking.

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