Incredible benefits of clay pot cooking

Published on Sep 12, 2022 01:21 PM IST
  • One of the main reasons you need to shift to clay pot cooking is it doesn't leach harmful metals into your food, instead, it prevents nutrient loss while cooking and adds flavour and aroma to the dish.
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Earthen pots were once an integral part of traditional Indian cooking for their numerous benefits. Today, almost every household has replaced these pots with fancy and expensive cooking utensils. They come in two forms - glazed and unglazed. The unglazed ones are any day better since it is completely bio-degradable unlike non-stick pans and steel pots which fill up landfills. They are not just pocket friendly but also improve the quality of the food. Here are a few reasons you need to ditch your regular cooking utensils and shift to earthen pots.(File Image (Shutterstock)) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Sep 12, 2022 01:21 PM IST

Earthen pots were once an integral part of traditional Indian cooking for their numerous benefits. Today, almost every household has replaced these pots with fancy and expensive cooking utensils. They come in two forms - glazed and unglazed. The unglazed ones are any day better since it is completely bio-degradable unlike non-stick pans and steel pots which fill up landfills. They are not just pocket friendly but also improve the quality of the food. Here are a few reasons you need to ditch your regular cooking utensils and shift to earthen pots.(File Image (Shutterstock))

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Adds flavour to the dish: Food cooked in earthen pots taste very different due to the clay's alkaline nature. The best dishes to cook in a clay pot are curries, stews, sauces, soups, and meat braises.(Pixabay) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Sep 12, 2022 01:21 PM IST

Adds flavour to the dish: Food cooked in earthen pots taste very different due to the clay's alkaline nature. The best dishes to cook in a clay pot are curries, stews, sauces, soups, and meat braises.(Pixabay)

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Retain nutritive value of food: It enhances the flavours as well as adds minerals such as iron, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium etc to the dish. Since clay pots are porous, they allow the heat and moisture to circulate evenly during the cooking process, thus retaining the nutritional level.(Pixabay) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Sep 12, 2022 01:21 PM IST

Retain nutritive value of food: It enhances the flavours as well as adds minerals such as iron, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium etc to the dish. Since clay pots are porous, they allow the heat and moisture to circulate evenly during the cooking process, thus retaining the nutritional level.(Pixabay)

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Regulate the pH level of your food: The alkaline nature of clay pot interacts with the acids in the food and maintains its pH balance. They add a nice aroma to the food and also make it healthier.(Pixabay) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Sep 12, 2022 01:21 PM IST

Regulate the pH level of your food: The alkaline nature of clay pot interacts with the acids in the food and maintains its pH balance. They add a nice aroma to the food and also make it healthier.(Pixabay)

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Better for your heart: The best part of cooking in an earthen pot is less utilisation of oil. The cooking process in clay pots is slower compared to other utensils. This property helps retain the natural moisture and natural oils present in the food, thus making it better for your heart. (HT Photo/Waseem Andrabi ) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Sep 12, 2022 01:21 PM IST

Better for your heart: The best part of cooking in an earthen pot is less utilisation of oil. The cooking process in clay pots is slower compared to other utensils. This property helps retain the natural moisture and natural oils present in the food, thus making it better for your heart. (HT Photo/Waseem Andrabi )

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Pocket friendly: Clay pots are easily available in our country at affordable prices so you do not have to worry about burning a hole in your pocket.(HT Photo/Keshav Singh) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Sep 12, 2022 01:21 PM IST

Pocket friendly: Clay pots are easily available in our country at affordable prices so you do not have to worry about burning a hole in your pocket.(HT Photo/Keshav Singh)

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