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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

How to season a manchatti( claypot)!:)

My two precious manchattis!:))

How to season a manchatti ( claypot)!:)

1) Wash the claypot with a few drops of dishwashing liquid & then rinse under running water & blot dry with a kitchen towel.
2) Fill the claypot with rice cooked water( kanji water) & cover & leave overnight.
3) The next day empty the claypot & wash it once again under running water, wipe dry, smear some oil on the insides & also on the outside of the chatti & heat it on medium flame for 2 minutes. Fill the manchatti once again with rice cooked water & cover & leave overnight.
4) Repeat the procedure( ie: step 3) for three more days. The dish must have been soaked in rice starch water( kanji thanni) for four nights!
5) On the fifth day, empty the pot, rinse well under running water , blot dry & start using it for everyday cooking!
This is how i seasoned my two manchattis here, for i received them just before i left India, hence no time to get them seasoned by my family cook over there! One was a gift from my mother & the other one was a gift from my sister!:)


Blogger Santhosh Vasudevan said...

Hi ,

what about for black manchatti ,should one follow the same procedure .I recently bough chatty from indian store , and tried to make fish curry,but to my great dismay ,the whole dish smelled very funny ,almost like paint and my fish curry tasted bad ,it had a synthetic taste

February 24, 2011 at 4:41 AM  
Blogger Santhosh Vasudevan said...


February 24, 2011 at 4:44 AM  

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