Hand moulded from river clay and serpentine rock in Longpi, North East India.
Longpi is famous for its widely recognised craft using a unique ceramic material that is made from a locally found 'serpentine' stone and river clay. These ceramic pieces are entirely hand- built and burnished, and are fired at low temperatures without any glazes allowing them to be returned to the earth with minimal impact.
Small: 28mm wide (with handles) x 16cm opening diameter x 8cm high
Large: 35cm wide (with handles) x 25cm opening diameter x 10cm high
The cookware can be used on a wide range of heat sources including over gas stovetops and in the oven. We love that the natural properties of the materials - stone and clay- enhance the cooking experience, while preserving the
ingredients' oils and flavours. The burnishing process makes the cooking surface naturally non-stick. Once cooked, the pot also stays warmer for longer when on the table.
Wash with warm water and a soft sponge or hard bristled brush. Rinse well with clean water and dry thoroughly. For more stubborn stains and odours leave to soak overnight
with 1-4 tablespoons of baking soda in clean warm water and wash the following day.
Prior to using your cookware, we recommend seasoning it. Seasoning is the process of treating the surface of a cooking vessel to produce a corrosion-resistant and non-stick cooking surface. Before seasoning, please follow the cleaning instructions above.
To season add 3-4 table spoons of oil (we recommend walnut oil) or ghee, and rub onto the inside surface of the cookware with a paper towel. Allow it to soak in for 15 minutes and remove any excess with a clean paper towel.
Then, place in a preheated oven on max for approx. 1 hour. This is to bring the oil to smoking temperature and seal the cookware. Let the cookware cool down, remove from oven and rinse with clean water. Always make sure to dry the pot/ pan thoroughly before storing.
Before storing make sure the cookware is dry. Lids should be stored inverted and rotated 90 degrees to allow for air to circulate inside the pot.
During periods of long storage, mould may form. To remove this apply a mixture of equal parts baking soda and water, and apply the paste to the surface. Leave it on at least 30 minutes, then wash thoroughly with a sponge or hard bristled brush and clean water.