Okhli | Mortar & Pestle
Location: Dangawas, Nagaur, Rajasthan
Cultural region: Merwara
Stone craft technique: Dressing
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK
The stone adds to the flavour of the ground spices and conversely the spices leave the flavour behind on the stone. Sometimes, to ensure there is no mixing of flavours, separate okhli were used for separate spices. This okhli was used to grind red chillies only.