CFFC : Autumn – Metal

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge : Autumn – Metal


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)

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Loutolim, Goa

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.

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Loutolim, Goa

We have a pedavan at home but it’s made of steel. The idlis turn out soft and fluffyย when steamed in a pedavan. ๐Ÿ˜€

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 ๐Ÿ˜€

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Railway Museum, Mysore

4 thoughts on “CFFC : Autumn – Metal

  1. Oh, I remember seeing similar vessels to steam idlis, at my grandparents’ place. Hot hot idlis with hot hot sambhar and yummy coconut chutney๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜


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