Pestle and Mortar
An essential for experienced chefs and novice cooks alike, this ceramic pestle and mortar is perfect for grinding all important spices and herbs. This pestle and mortar is smooth around the top, with a coarse bottom for grinding your herbs and spices.
The basic art of Indian cooking lies in the careful blending of different spices to yield subtle variations in the flavor of foods. Grinding spices is an essential technique, and spices can be ground with or without having been toasted first. Depending on the recipe, it might be dry grinding or wet grinding with a pestle and mortar for the best flavour.
Spices play a very important role in Indian cooking especially, it is best to obtain spices in whole seed form and to grind them just before serving. Once ground or toasted, spices can lose their flavour so it’s best to use them immediately.
Using Benares’ simple yet incredible tool, weave magic into your dishes and bring flavours to life.