Genuine Indian Kadhai as Fire Pits and Water Gardens
Our genuine old Indian kadhai were originally used for cooking large quantities of food at festivals, weddings and temples. A fire is lit underneath and savoury and sweet treats fried in ghee inside. They can also be seen on the roadside where vendors cook and sell their street food. No longer suitable for cooking, they can be repurposed as a very special and unique outdoor fireplace or water garden. Smaller sizes can be used as unusual planters, indoors or outside. Kadhai or kadai are handmade by nomadic Indian traders and have characteristics as unique as the person who crafted them. No two are the same.
We purchase these kadhais ethically from Rajasthan India when they are no longer suitable for cooking food. The individual age is unknown, they can be up to 100 years old. They all bear the patina of previous use and many are crusty with burnt sugar.