Before using your Kadai, wash it with warm soapy water. The Kadai can be used on gas or electric stovetops. Always use tongs or thick pot holders to handle a hot Kadai as the handles can get rather hot. Placing a metal wok ring on the gas stove helps keep the Kadai firmly in place while cooking. You can use the Kadai to serve food at the table. Not only does it keep the food hot, but it also adds a delightful ethnic touch.
To clean a Kadai, simply wash it with warm soapy water. For especially stained Kadais, your can heat some water in the stained Kadai for about 10-12 minutes and add a tablespoon of Cream of Tartar while stirring gently. Turn the heat off and let the water cool down for few minutes and wash normally.