There are many varieties of vessels, mostly called handi, for the cooking and serving of biryani dishes. Our Indian Clay Biryani Pots are perfect for the slow-cooking dum pukht method which dates back to early sixteenth century, in which the dish is cooked in a sealed vessel.
These Pots are hand crafted by our artisans in Tamil Nadu, India with natural clay of the region, giving it various shades of reddish-brown colors. The Clay Pots are almost spherically shaped with a narrow mouth to allow it to be “sealed” with dough of kneaded flour and water. By tradition, there are no handle on the Pots so they have to be lifted by grabbing the rim or cupped in your hands. They are glazed on the inside using lead and cadmium free glazes making them waterproof, eco-friendly, and food safe.
The Biryani Clay Pots produce are the ultimate all-in-one-pot dinner, and quite possibly the jewel in India’s culinary crown. Biryani is the kind of meal that could take several hours to prepare, as basmati rice is first infused with assorted spices like cinnamon, cardamom, and cloves long before adding grilled pieces of meats, then scooped into the Clay Pot and heated together in an oven until ready for service.
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These clay curry pot are handmade by artisans in the traditional manner and as with most handmade products, the pieces may have slight imperfections in the form or finish of the materials. Sometimes sizes of same model pieces may also vary slightly, however, these imperfection do not compromise the aesthetics or functionality of the pieces and are considered normal and to be expected.