Eeya chombu (Tin vessel) - Vennathazhi Shape
About Zishta Eeya chombu (Tin vessel) - Vennathazhi Shape
- Vennathazhi is the first shape produced using pure tin metal for cooking purpose.
- Remember the days when rasam used to taste out of this world? When you close your eyes can you still feel the wonderful aroma of rasam cooked by your mother? A secret ingredient is the cookware itself: Eeya Chombu.
- Our ancestors used this cookware for making a variety of rasam, to set curd and to store left over food to protect it from spoiling.
- Eeya chombu by Zishta is made of pure Tin which is a metal by itself and not an alloy.
- As per Ayurveda texts, Tin helps to maintain “Kappa", prevent diabetes, improve taste, skin complexion and intelligence and many more.
- With only 2 artisans remaining who beat pure tin by hand for 8 hours to make one vessel, this may soon become just a collector’s item.
- Own your Zishta Eeya Chombu & revive the flavour of rasam in your kitchen today.
- Zishta cookware are tested in NABL accredited laboratory and comply with EU standards for Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS).
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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.
- As per Ayurveda, Vanga Bhasma (prepared using tin and herbs) is beneficial for disorders of the Genito Urinary Tract, improves taste, skin complexion and intelligence, strength and immunity. The same has been documented in modern science too.
- As per modern science, Tin is used to prevent or cure bad breath, dental cavities, sensitive teeth, gingivitis, plaque and hair loss.
- It is used in preventing diabetes, and develops virility and strength.
- A Tin vessel is made of one single sheet of tin with no joints
- Artisan takes an ingot of Tin, heats it repeatedly and beats it to a sheet shape and then starts working on the corners carefully to bring it to the shape of the utensil.
- The artistic skill is to maintain a thicker base and uniform thickness for the sides and the same has to be achieved by repeatedly mild heating and beating of the sheet of tin with a light hammer.
- It takes the artisan anywhere between 6-8 hours to make on vessel depending on the size.
- Unfortunately there are only two artisans left who knows how to make it using pure Tin.
- Eeya chombu (Tin vessel) is traditionally used for making rasam. It's properties gives unique taste and aroma to the Rasam.
- It can also be used to set thick curd.
- Some other extended uses of eeya chombu includes making kheer (Payasam) or boiling milk.
- No harmful metals or chemicals. Tested for quality.
- Fill vessel upto a third of the height and only then keep it on the gas burner. Otherwise the utensil can melt.
- Always keep the burner on simmer or medium flame mode – never use high flame.
- Never use tongs or holders to lift the vessel when still hot – metal tends to deform.
- Tin as a metal has low melting point of 232* C. Do not leave the vessel un-attended in the gas burner.
- I bought this eeya sombu and was delivered overseas in a pristine condition. The quality and taste of rasam has reached new heights. Extremely satisfied with the quality of the product and friendly service at Team Zishta. Well done and keep up the good work !