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The age old cast iron pan

Posted by
Devi (Chennai, India) on 22 April 2018 in Miscellaneous and Portfolio.

Yes..the cast iron pan ( the dosa tawa or Dosa kal as we call it ) and the flat ended spoon made of iron too.
This pair is more than 78 years old...used since my mother in law's time .While everyone opts for non stick pan these days, I still stick to my old traditional heavy iron pan. The food tastes better and I firmly believe that it is healthier than using a teflon coated non stick one :) Just try toasting a slice of bread in this with dollops of butter than in an electric will fall for the taste and fragrance:))

CASIO EX-Z60 1/60 second F/3.1 7 mm

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Magnifique objet, c'est sans aucun doute meilleur dans cette poêle.

22 Apr 2018 5:42am

Sam from Chennai, India

Glad to see this precious old cast iron pan. Good you are still using it. Well done Devi.
Have a nice Sunday. :)

22 Apr 2018 5:52am

@Sam: Yes Sam :) I am still very traditional at heart when it comes to cooking. I use Kalchaaty for Sambhar and Kaarakkuzhambu; Clay pot for rice ; lead vessel for rasam. MaNchatty for making curd:)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))My relatives and friends call me Stone age woman :)

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

I agree. A healthy iron pan will provide the best flavor for food.

22 Apr 2018 6:24am

@Jypyä Pop: Thank you Jypya :)

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

You have a very nice pan ! You must be proud of it !
I wish I could have some toasted bread...

22 Apr 2018 10:40am

@Hiro: ha ha ha Hiro. Come over..I shall serve bread toasted on this with butter !

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I have a cast iron skillet which was my aunt's which I use for a lot of my cooking. I agree with you, Devi. A wonderful image

22 Apr 2018 1:56pm

@Ruthiebear: Thank you Ruthie..nice to hear this :)

Don from Spokane, United States

I agree that cast iron makes a wonderful cooking tool. Very heavy, but good.

22 Apr 2018 2:09pm

@Don: Yes indeed...very heavy but worth the weight :))))))))))))))))))))))))))

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel ustensile de cuinine ce noir et ce brillant sueprbe.
Belle soirée

22 Apr 2018 4:33pm

@Nicou: Merci beaucoup Nicou mon ami :)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A well seasoned cast iron pan like this one is essentially non-stick, too. It has character and will last long after the modern pans have been thrown away.

22 Apr 2018 5:27pm

@Steve Rice: Yes..this has become non stick too after continuous use !

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Very well photographed, interesting info as well.

22 Apr 2018 5:52pm

@Willem: Thank you Willem :)

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


22 Apr 2018 6:22pm

@Existence Artistique: Merci beaucoup Existence :)

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

a pleasingly simple still life

22 Apr 2018 6:36pm

@grouser: Thank you grouser :)

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Un beau detall

22 Apr 2018 8:00pm

@Martine Libouton: Merci beaucoup Martine :)

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

This pan must hold a lot of great memories! A wonderful image!

22 Apr 2018 11:22pm

@Elaine Hancock: Yes Elaine..My husband had a transferable job and this has travelled with us to 23 places in 45 years !!

Michael Rawluk from Canada

We have cast iron but not nearly that old. My wife's favourites.

23 Apr 2018 1:07am

@Michael Rawluk: I am happy tou have one..Well..I am an oldie...and the cast iron is old too :)

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

i largely agree

23 Apr 2018 3:35am

@Harry: :)) Thank you Harry :)

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

I hit post too soon. I meant to add that my black skillet is square, with a handle. I don't have an iron spoon to use. And I have never toasted bread in it, though I am now sure to try.

23 Apr 2018 3:41am

@Harry: Ah!! Try it..Spread lots of butter on the bread and toast it on slow fire..Tastes great !

omid from mashhad, Iran

A M A Z I N G !

23 Apr 2018 8:41am

@omid: :)

Kiki from AUVERGNE, France

I have never used non-stick coatings that scratches fast for the same reasons as you and I also use cast iron;)

24 Apr 2018 4:57pm

@Kiki: That is wonderful Kiki:))))))))))))))))))))))

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