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Brass Roti Box Large Without Tin Coating (Roti /Chapati Dabbha from Jandialaguru)

₹2,500.00
Out of stock
SKU
ZBRL36
Estimated delivery date between 01-Jul-2021 to 06-Jul-2021

About Zishta Brass Roti Box Large Without Tin Coating (Roti /Chapati Dabbha from Jandialaguru)

  • These exquisite crafted Brass Roti Dhabba are made by the traditional clusters of Punjab from the region called Jandiala Guru. 
  • Brass helps in retaining the softness of roti and keep them fresh and soft while storing the cooked rotis in the dabba
  • The traditions followed by the community here is that for non-acidic or uncooked food items, the need for tin coating(Kalai) is minimal and the same can be used without the tin coating. 
  • The Roti Dabba comes without the Tin coating and based on discussion with few expert artisans and grandmother's they have been deemed safe for use. 
  • The Thatheras near Amritsar are known for their traditional brass and copper craft of utensil making. This craft has been included in the UNSECO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage.
  • From 400 families who used to practice this craft, the number has dwindled to a meagre 15
  • Cooking in Brass has been part of our culture since time immemorial. Brass is known to preserve the anti-oxidants of food cooked in them.
  • Brass also helps in preserving more than 90% of nutrition of food cooked in them. Brass also retains heat and keep food warm for a couple of hours.
  • Note: Brass is generally used with tin coating in the cooking process. As per the traditional knowledge gathered from this community, for these particular application for dough making and roti storage, the same can be used without tin coating. 

Product Specifications

Weight
0.7500 Kg
ProductWeight (Kg)Diameter (Inches)Height (Inches)
Roti Box 0.7-0.8 8 3

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.

  • Brass usage dates back milleniums especially for cooking and storing. 
  • Traditionally all brass cooking / storage vessels are always done with tin coating on the inside to enable storage of a variety of cooked and raw food. For specific use purpose where we do un-cooked storage or non-acidic food items storage, the tin coating is not mandatory. 
  • Brass is known for its anti-oxidant property and enables preserving the anti-oxidants in cooked or preserved food.  
  • The history of the Thatheras can be traced back to over 200 years. In 1947, during the Partition of India, the metal workers community of Kujranwala, primarily Hindus and Sikhs, crossed the border and settled in Jandiala Guru, while the Muslim craftsmen migrated to Pakistan.
  • Brass and Copper craft of Jandiala Guru is a centuries old craft. This craft was inscribed on UNESCO's List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2014.
  • The metals are melted, poured in Iron moulds and the nuggets are rolled into flat plates. The thatheras skilfully hammer the plates into different shapes. The seams are joined by hammering. 
  • Heating the plates while hammering and curving them into different shapes requires careful temperature control, which is achieved by using tiny wood-fired stoves (aided by hand-held bellows) buried in the earth.
  • The finished vessel is polished with sand and then tamarind juice. 
  • The final hammered finish is given to the utensil. They create small bowls, rimmed plates, to larger pots for water and milk, huge cooking vessels and other artefacts.
  • Cooking in Brass has been part of our culture since time immemorial. Brass is known to preserve the anti-oxidants of food cooked in them.
  • Brass also helps in preserving more than 90% of nutrition of food cooked in them. Brass also retains heat and keep food warm for a couple of hours.
  • Grandmother's have mentioned that brass is the only metal that retains the taste of distinct spices in the cooked food which they ascribe to the unique property of brass. 
  • Brass being a good conductor of heat , helps in removing the moisture and maintain the softness of the roti stored in them. 
  • The Roti box here are not given a tin coating and can be used specifically for storing - non-acidic items or make dough which involves un-cooked items. 
  • Use low to medium heat for cooking. 
  • Wash with normal regular dish washing soap or liquid. Do not use stainless steel scrubbers.
  • To bring back shine, wash with lemon or tamarind. 
  • The kalai or the tinning on the inside wears off in 2 to 3 years depending on usage. Re-tinning needs to be done locally. Do not use for cooking until tinning is done again. 
  • Do not leave cooked food in the vessel for more than 2 hours. 
  • Do not refrigerate food in the vessel. 
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