Soapstone Cookware Kalchatti

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₹1,150.00
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Soapstone Cookware Kalchatti
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Estimated delivery date between 27-Sep-2021 to 29-Sep-2021

About Zishta Soapstone Cookware Kalchatti

  • Sambhar to chicken curries - experience the authentic traditional taste and relive memories. Bring authentic traditional cookware such as 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 the Kalchatti in treated and un-treated variations. Please chose appropriately.
  • We do not accept returns or exchange of the products listed in this category.

Product Specifications

Weight
2.0 Kg
SizeWeight (Kg)Capacity (Litres)Height (Inches)Diameter (Inches)
Extra Large
3
2.4-3
4.5
8.5
Large
2.6
1.8-2.2
4
8
Medium
2
1.4-1.6
4
7
Small
2
0.8-1.1
3.5
7

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.

  • 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 soap 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 vessels are carved out of a block of soft soapstone, it is very difficult to produce standard and consistent sized products.
  • Minimal oil usgae. 
  • 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.
  • Kalchatti needs to be treated before we start cooking in them. The treatment process is as given below:
  • Apply a mixture of castor oil (or gingely oil) with turmeric all over the cookware, both inside and outside. Keep the vessel aside for 3 days.
  • On the 4th day, wash the utensil and fill it with starch water from washed rice (or mix arrowroot powder of around 3 spoons in water and use this instead). Repeat this process for 4 days
  • On the 7th day, fill the utensil with regular water or starch water and heat it in low flame till the water boils. Repeat this process for 3 days. This helps the vessel to adjust to heat. 
  • On the 10th day, the utensil can be used for cooking
  • Do not cook in high flame or do direct seasoning (tadka) for the initial 1 month. 
  • The number of days of treatment can be increased by any number of days as it makes the utensil better. But the number of days should not be decreased.
  • 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.
  • Even after good amount of treatment, we recommend that always add oil to cookware and heat it together before doing tadka or onion frying
Customer Reviews
  1. 100%
    Great stone quality

    I have couple of kalchattis that I bought from different places. The one from zishta stands above all of my collection in their stone quality. Superb quality.


  2. 100%
    Awesome product

    Recently I purchased soapstone kalchatti (large). Before purchasing I had an inquiry about it through zishta whatapp group. Thy advised me to get large size for a family of 4.which is good because I was about to book medium one. Thanks for the advice on that zishta team. About soapstone.. I ordered for a seasoned one. First time when I look at it I felt that they sent unseasoned one because of the color. I expected it in black color since I ordered a seasoned one but it was in grey color only. Later since I'm not sure I boiled rice washed water in low flame and then started making sambar. It tastes awesome. Really worth buying it. I'm happy. Thanks Archana
  3. 100%
    Good to Buy

    I had bought Dosa Tawa , Kadai and Soapstone pot . Good to use but seasoning was needed. They had the pure-seasoned product too but I prefer to do seasoning myself. They also have their youtube channel where they put detailed process for seasoning. I followed the same and have been using it without worries ever since. It’s a great satisfaction knowing what I’m serving to my family is healthier and chemical free.
  4. 100%
    Good to Buy

    I had bought Dosa Tawa , Kadai and Soapstone pot . Good to use but seasoning was needed. They had the pure-seasoned product too but I prefer to do seasoning myself. They also have their youtube channel where they put detailed process for seasoning. I followed the same and have been using it without worries ever since. It’s a great satisfaction knowing what I’m serving to my family is healthier and chemical free.
  5. 100%
    Good to Buy

    I had bought Dosa Tawa , Kadai and Soapstone pot . Good to use but seasoning was needed. They had the pure-seasoned product too but I prefer to do seasoning myself. They also have their youtube channel where they put detailed process for seasoning. I followed the same and have been using it without worries ever since. It’s a great satisfaction knowing what I’m serving to my family is healthier and chemical free.
  6. 100%
    Good to Buy

    I had bought Dosa Tawa , Kadai and Soapstone pot . Good to use but seasoning was needed. They had the pure-seasoned product too but I prefer to do seasoning myself. They also have their youtube channel where they put detailed process for seasoning. I followed the same and have been using it without worries ever since. It’s a great satisfaction knowing what I’m serving to my family is healthier and chemical free.
  7. 100%
    Good to Buy

    I had bought Dosa Tawa , Kadai and Soapstone pot . Good to use but seasoning was needed. They had the pure-seasoned product too but I prefer to do seasoning myself. They also have their youtube channel where they put detailed process for seasoning. I followed the same and have been using it without worries ever since. It’s a great satisfaction knowing what I’m serving to my family is healthier and chemical free.
  8. 100%
    Good to Buy

    I had bought Dosa Tawa , Kadai and Soapstone pot . Good to use but seasoning was needed. They had the pure-seasoned product too but I prefer to do seasoning myself. They also have their youtube channel where they put detailed process for seasoning. I followed the same and have been using it without worries ever since. It’s a great satisfaction knowing what I’m serving to my family is healthier and chemical free.
  9. 100%
    Good to Buy

    I had bought Dosa Tawa , Kadai and Soapstone pot . Good to use but seasoning was needed. They had the pure-seasoned product too but I prefer to do seasoning myself. They also have their youtube channel where they put detailed process for seasoning. I followed the same and have been using it without worries ever since. It’s a great satisfaction knowing what I’m serving to my family is healthier and chemical free.
  10. 100%
    Good to Buy

    I had bought Dosa Tawa , Kadai and Soapstone pot . Good to use but seasoning was needed. They had the pure-seasoned product too but I prefer to do seasoning myself. They also have their youtube channel where they put detailed process for seasoning. I followed the same and have been using it without worries ever since. It’s a great satisfaction knowing what I’m serving to my family is healthier and chemical free.
  11. 100%
    Good to Buy

    I had bought Dosa Tawa , Kadai and Soapstone pot . Good to use but seasoning was needed. They had the pure-seasoned product too but I prefer to do seasoning myself. They also have their youtube channel where they put detailed process for seasoning. I followed the same and have been using it without worries ever since. It’s a great satisfaction knowing what I’m serving to my family is healthier and chemical free.
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