Matki (or matka) is an Urdu and Hindi word used for an earthen pot. It is used all over the Indian subcontinent, as a home “water storage cooler”. It has been in use since ancient times and can be found in houses of every class.
Earthen pots are porous in nature which helps in spreading the heat equally throughout your dish. They take longer than usual cooking time and retain the moisture and nutrients of your food inside the pot. Besides this they add an earthy flavor too your dish along with the blend of slow cooking.
What is a earthenware pot called? Earthenware, which can be glazed, partially glazed, or unglazed, and is sometimes called redware or terra cotta, is the most common.
Compared to other pottery forms such as stoneware and porcelain, earthenware is more prevalent. People use earthenware pots as decorative pieces, cooking vessels and storage containers.
Drinking water from a clay pot “helps in improving metabolism“. “The body’s natural metabolic system is boosted with water stored in a clay pot,” the expert said. Forget refrigerating your water, store them in clay bottles or pots for “perfect temperature levels”.
Cooking in a clay pot is much better than cooking in a normal utensil, not just for its various health benefits, but also makes it much simpler to cook and improves the quality of the food at the end. The porosity and natural insulation properties of clay causes heat and moisture to circulate throughout clay pots.
Firstly, clay pots add many important nutrients like calcium, phosphorous, iron, magnesium and sulfur to food, which are extremely beneficial to our body. Clay is also alkaline and thus, acts neutralized the acidity in the food, which makes it easier for us to digest.