Back to tradition: Using stone masala grinder, gives livelihood to local artisans. A healthier alternative to machine-ground spices.
In past centuries preparing key ingredients for our food also have benefits in their right way.
The ancient art of grinding daily 'masala' is one of these. Most homes in the subcontinent had and many still have their indigenous stone grinders in some shape, size or form. The Masala Stone is generally made from limestone which contains calcium. This gave the family an added health benefit of calcium, dissolving into the food and therefore entering their daily diet. Wow! I think it was genuinely a genius.
This group of migrant workers are selling very cheap stone masala grinder. We are saying, your help can make them earn sufficient for the day at least.
Location:- Dr Ambedkar Path, Yerwada.
Although it is generally known as a Masala ka pathar in Urdu and Hindi, the people of Mangalore in India call it Ragda; this also means a mortar and pestle rather than the flat stone but is referred to either by them. Some Indians also call it Dandi Pan and Stone Patta; which translated means a stone and a leaf !!
Great care has to be taken to wash the stone wall as the acidic ingredients tend to affect the limestone.