Find out which special utensils you’ll need on hand during cooking.
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15 May 2013 - 5:21 PM  UPDATED 6 Sep 2013 - 9:31 AM

Curry stone

A square or rectangular slab of stone paired with a baba (a cylindrical piece of stone in the shape of a rolling pin) that is used to crush spices, similar to a mortar and pestle.

Billot

A heavy wood chopping block which occupies a place of honour in many kitchens. 

Jarna

A large perforated spoon used in the preparation of special fried foods such as the Boondee and Badiah — small cakes made with chickpea flour. 

Van

Acircular flat wicker tray with a raised edge, it is made out of Aloe or Vacoas fibres, measuring 16 to 20 inches. It is used to sift out any dust and debris from rice and lentils.