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Soapstone Cookware Kalchatti (Treated)

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Soapstone Cookware Kalchatti (Treated)
Estimated delivery date between 06-Oct-2020 to 09-Oct-2020

About Zishta Soapstone Cookware Kalchatti (Treated)

  • Experience authentic traditional taste for your sambhar to chicken curries. Bring Zishta Kalchatti to your kitchen & taste the difference!
  • Zishta soapstone vessels are made of the highest quality stone, has the right density and structure, higher content of calcium, hard and no artificial colours used. 
  • Zishta hand-crafted soapstone cookware are brought to you from the authentic traditional artisans of Tamil Nadu. 
  • A traditional cookware that fits perfectly in modern kitchen and works efficiently in gas burners.
  • Zishta soapstone utensils are tested in NABL accredited laboratory and comply with EU standards for Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS).
  • Zishta provides Kalchatti in treated as well as un-treated condition. Please chose as per your preference. 

Product Specifications

2.0000 Kg
SizeWeight (Kg)Capacity (Litres)Height (Inches)Diameter (Inches)
Extra Large


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.

  • Curries to gravies, sambhar to palak or dal, every cook we met made it a point to disclose the secret behind the distinct taste and flavour: Kalchatti. One more age old traditional utensil passed on for several generations. 
  • Kalchatti is made of stone (soap stone) from the earth and is designed to retain heat and keeps food warm for 4-5 hours. The natural minerals are imparted to the cooked food thereby providing the right supplements and nutrition. 
  • We bring this back from last generation of artisans toiling 16 hours a day to make the best Kalchattis.
  • More than 16 hours of labour results in two to three pieces of the cookware. This starts from extracting the rough small block of soft stone from the mine and chiselling the utensil out of it.
  • As soapstone is very delicate to heavy machinery, all of this has to be done manually with a chisel and wooden block. Even hammers cannot be used as they can undermine the structural integrity of the stone.
  • The sheer intensity of labour and hours to make one soapstone cookware makes it difficult to get more workers when easier options are available in the market.
  • As each of the utensils are carved out of a block of soft soapstone, it is very difficult to produce standard and consistent sized products.
  • Minimal oil usage
  • Consumes lesser fuel as they retain heat for longer and hence reduces time to cook.
  • Food remains warm for 4-5 hours as these vessels are good insulators thereby prevents nutrition loss while reheating food
  • Nutrition of food remains intact: the nature of the stone and cooking of the food evenly retains nutrients 
  • No harmful chemicals. Tested for quality.
  • The cookware is treated using the traditional technique of castor oil and turmeric. The cookware can be used immediately for cooking. 
  • Though the kalchatti is treated, it has to get used to your style of cooking. We recommend that for the first one week to follow the below instructions carefully:
    • Wash cookware well before first use
    • Cook food in medium to low flame so the stone gets used to your style of cooking
    • Do not do the seasoning first on the stone. Seasoning (Tadka) to be done in a separate pan and then transfer it to the Kalchatti. 
    • Do not pour cold water on hot stone after cooking (for wash), this can crack the stone and render it useless for cooking. 
  • Use regualr cleaning agents like liquid soap or bars for cleaning. 
  • Please do not use wire scrubs for cleaning. 
  • Once the stone gets used to your style of cooking, you can cook in higher flame. 
  • Caution: Soapstone has to be used carefully in low flame for first 10-15 uses of cooking and only gravies to be cooked initially. Exposing them to sudden temperatures can cause sudden cracks/chip off or damages to the cookware.
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