Larger sizes,120-140cm are available, please contact us for options and prices.

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Indian kadhai or cooking pots can be repurposed as a unique and stunning water bowl. Add water plants to create a beautiful water garden feature to cool your outdoor space. Bright green foliage contrasts beautifully against the iron. 

The story behind Indian Kadhai

Genuine old Indian kadhai were originally used for cooking large quantities of food at festivals, temples and at weddings. Previously, a fire was lit underneath and food simmered or fried inside. They are frequently seen on the roadside where vendors cook and sell their street food. No longer suitable for cooking, they can be repurposed as a water bowl to create a unique and very special water garden. Each one is individually handcrafted and has characteristics as individual as the person who made it.

  • * We purchase these kadhai ethically from Rajasthan India when they are no longer suitable for cooking food.
  • * No two kadhai are the same. They are handmade by nomadic Indian traders by riveting iron plates together. The individual age is unknown, they can be up to 100 years old. They all bear the patina of previous use.
  • * Kadhai used as water gardens require sealing with pond sealer on the inside which we will do prior to sending. Please allow 7 days for this process, when you take delivery, it will be ready to fill with water.

Select your kadhai

Photos here are examples only. Sizes from 80-140cm diameter are available but supply is limited and depends on availability. Tell us the size and features you want and we will send photos for you to choose.

Pick up and Delivery

  • * You can select and collect your water garden  from our workshop in Dandenong South, Melbourne VIC. Please call first to ensure what you want is available not all stock is on site. (please understand we need notice to apply the pond sealer).
  • * We deliver throughout Australia. Please contact us for a delivery quote at: info@ironrooster.com.au or via the ‘contact us for delivery quote’ button.
  • * Please tell us the size you want and the delivery postcode. Due to the variations in this product, we calculate delivery depending on dimensions and postcode








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70 cm, 110 cm, 60-74cm, 75-79cm, 80-84cm, 85-89cm, 90-94cm, 95-99cm, 100-104cm, 105-109cm, 110 -119cm


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