Traditional Bronze/Kansa Warpu Uruli - With ear
- Bronze as an alloy of Copper and Tin has been used for making cookware for many centuries.
- Centuries ago, Vishwakarma community was invited from Shankarankovil and Tanjavoor of Tamil Nadu to build temples and metal crafts by the king.
- Lost wax method is used in casting. Fine clay is the essential raw material for this method of metal casting which is readily available in the banks of the river Pampa.
- Moulds are created using natural clay and cow dung mixture.
- It is left under sun to dry for 2 to 3 days.
- Using lost wax method it is heated for 3 hours.
- Melted bronze is then poured and it is casted.
- Once done, it is left under the soil for 2 days, post which the process is completed by poilishing the vessels.
- Bronze is one of the best metals to use for cooking. It is also called as Shuddha Dhatu in Vedas. Use the vessel to cook all your favorite non citric food.
- Boil with vegetable waste or starch water the first time before use.
- Wash the vessel and wipe it off with a cotton cloth.
- Zishta Varpu is made of pure bronze and mild oxidisation will lead to dullness of colouring over period of time.
- Scrub the utensil with tamarind or ash or combination of both to revive shine Varpu is made heavy and needs to be handled with care.
- Use cloth or mittens to handle the same after cooking.
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