In the olden days, when electricity was almost non-existent, most of the cooking and heating was done using firewood.
This vessel is known as Bhaan and is used to heat water. (for bathing)
There were two of these in my gran’s place. It takes one hell of a time to heat water but once the water gets heated up, it stays hot for a long time.
Back in those days, steamers were used instead of pressure cookers. This is one such steamer, used exclusively for steaming different varieties of idlis. It is called a pedavan.
We have a pedavan at home but it’s made of steel. The idlis turn out soft and fluffy when steamed in a pedavan. 😀
NOTE: Bhaan and pedavan are Konkani terms. I do not know the English translation nor I think there is any equivalent English word for it as these vessels are used only in the Konkan Coast.
Thomas the Tank Engine 😀