Aw!! The tiring chore !!!

Posted by Devi (Chennai, India) on 4 August 2016 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

This is the picture of the grinding stone in which we used to grind rice and lentils to make batter for preparing Dosas and Iddlies for our breakfast. This is a huge one. The ones we used at home were smaller. Now we have electrically operated grinders..we don't have to sit and operate this heavy stone !! Or we have the option of using mixers / blenders where the work gets done quickly:)

Tataray from France

Très belle texture. )

4 Aug 2016 5:16am

@Tataray: Thank you tataray :))

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

. . and there was me thinking this was a Mexican hat !

4 Aug 2016 5:27am

@Ronnie 2¢: :))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))) and we had a woman in a village who, a few years ago, killed her husband with one of these...dropping it on his head when she discovered that he was having an affair !!!!!

sara from Rasht, Iran

We used grinding stone before.
interesting and lovey your photo

4 Aug 2016 5:40am

@sara: Nice to know you can recognise this :)

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Here we can see how good it is to feel the history. This picture shows that there is good reason to be satisfied with modern technology.

4 Aug 2016 6:26am

@Jypyä Pop: Yes jypya...modern technology has made life easier...but the batter prepared using this gives a great taste to the dishes and gives them lovely softness!!!

martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Une belle composition

4 Aug 2016 8:42am

@martine Libouton: Merci beaucoup Martine:)

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

The simplicity of the stone has its own beauty and it's good for your arm muscles too :)

4 Aug 2016 9:21am

@grouser: Yes..and it kept flab and adipose away from the one pays through the nose at the gym to keep in shape !

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot
with beautiful frame, lights, reflections & details!
Memorable & amazing!

4 Aug 2016 10:29am

@omid: Thank you Omid :)

Sam from Chennai, India

Yes this big grinding stone is not in use and left on the terrace. Nice image and interesting narration.
Thank you, Devi. :)

4 Aug 2016 11:30am

@Sam: Thank you Sam :)) I recall struggling with one such some fifty years ago before the mixi came !

Robert D. Burr from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Wonderful image Devi. It is true that modern technology eliminate all this hard work but then we have to pay to go to a gym to get the exercise we are now missing.

4 Aug 2016 1:21pm

@Robert D. Burr: You are right..All this kept us in good shape...noe as you say women rush to the gym to keep those extra flabs away !!! Many years ago, "frozen shoulder." was an unknown term !!!!

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Nice and interesting.

4 Aug 2016 1:32pm

@Willem: Thank you Willem :)

Don from Spokane, United States

An interesting picture of the former method of grinding. Nice one.

4 Aug 2016 2:57pm

@Don: :))) Thank you Don :)

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel rond quelle pierre dans l'eau génial.

4 Aug 2016 4:06pm

@Nicou: Merci beaucoup Nicou mon ami :)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Oh, this looks like lots of work! The electrical alternative must be attractive.

4 Aug 2016 4:22pm

@Steve Rice: Yes..two solid hours to prepare i litre of batter !!!!

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

It is a huge one ! Superb framing !

4 Aug 2016 4:34pm

@Mhelene: Thank you Mhelene:)

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

In the house of my grandparents had a similar for wheat ... fortunately poler humanity advances quickly ...

4 Aug 2016 4:47pm

@Adela Fonts: Yes technology has certainly made house work less tough!

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Beautiful light on this close up. I am glad to hear their is an easier way now.

4 Aug 2016 4:49pm

@Ruthiebear: I have a miniature one ...just to show the kids the gadgets we used fifty years back :)))

ursulakatariina from Turku, Finland

What a heavy tool. It makes a great and interesting photo too.

4 Aug 2016 8:37pm

@ursulakatariina: Heavy...but a good exercise:))

: Helen : from is currently photographing at home in, Australia

This stone has seen many hours of labour. I am happy to see that its role has been valued and it has retained a place of honour, rather than being cast aside.

4 Aug 2016 9:23pm

@: Helen :: Yes...the owner of this moved out of the apartment years ago and this is still here !!!!

fateme@@ from Dezful, Iran

Beautiful texture.

5 Aug 2016 5:04am

@fateme@@: Thank you fateme :)

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