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Indian Clay Bowl - Small

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Indian Clay Bowl - Small
4 oz
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  • About the piece

  • Care and Use

  • Curing

  • How they are Made

This small bowls are perfect for serving small dishes, cutneys, or for keeping salt and spices handy.

Item Number: IND-2143-04
Dimensions (inches):  
Length: 4.5
Width: 4.5
Height: 1.5
Diameter: 4.5
Capacity: 4 oz
How we measure


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.



Our Indian Clay Bowls are more to use to serve rather than cook, however, they can be used in traditional or micro wave oven, open hearth/charcoal ovens, or over direct heat, and serve as a perfect serving vessel to go directly to the table for an authentic presentation. The clay does retain heat for a long period of time so be careful in handling them, and be sure to protect any surface on to which they will be placed.


The Pieces are dishwasher safe, however it is better to hand-washed the pieces with mild soap, as putting them in a dishwasher can cause them to absorb the detergent flavor. If the piece is heavily soiled, fill the piece with warm soapy water and allow them to soak briefly, then scrub them lightly with a sponge or soft cloth. Never use metal or abrasive cleaners, and always try to avoid strongly scented soaps which can flavor the clay.

Before using a Clay Bowl, it should be cured before its first use. To do so, rinse it well under running water to remove any dirt left over from the manufacturing or shipping process. After blotting dry with a kitchen towel, fill the pot with with plain water, or if you prefer rice stock water (kanji vellam), and let it soaked overnight. On following day, empty out the water and wash it again. With a paper towel, wipe it with a generous amount of oil (preferably coconut or sesame) both inside and out. Put the pot on the heat and slowly bring up the heat and heat it on medium for about 5 minute. Let the pot cool completely, refill it with rice stock water or plain water, and leave it over night again. This procedure should be repeated for three days. On the fourth day, you can empty the pot, rinse it well under running water, and begin enjoying your clay curry pot. Courtesy of

The Indian Clay Cookware we sell is made by our artisans in Tamil Nadu Indian. It is a time consuming and laborious task. We hope you enjoy see the video on how they are made.

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