Vengala Panai - Bronze Pot

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Vengala Panai - Bronze Pot - the traditional vessel that was used for cooking food. Bronze is an alloy of copper and tin.  

Use Bronze pot - Vengala panai to cook rice or dal or pongal , sweet pongal and also to boil milk. 

Vengala Panai is one of the important vessel that is gifted to new bride during the wedding in Tamil Brahmin Tradition as this vessel has to be used during festivals 

Benefits of Cooking in Bronze Vessel:

  • Bronze has medicinal value that specifically pacifies Vata  ie dry skin, nervous temperament, irritability and pitta. It also helps reduce obesity, improve eyesight and skin condition. This vessel is best to cook; however, you cannot use ghee in a bronze vessel
  • Use the bronze vengalppai to avoid overflow of water while cooking rice in Vengala Panai.
  • This traditional vessel will take some time to get heated but after the food is cooked, it keeps the food warm for few hours - so you can avoid to transfer the food to hot case.
  • Bronze is known to retain more than 98% of the nutrients of the food cooked in them.
  • A very traditional use of Vengala Panai is during the celebration of Pongal and Sankranti festival for making sweet pongal dish in this vessel
  • Bronze is a durable metal and can be used for a very long period of time (in our tradition it was passed on from one generation to another)

Do's and Don'ts 

  • Can be used daily to cook rice or to boil milk
  • Avoid cooking dishes that includes tamarind or lime in this vessel
  • The shine of the vessel will fade over a period of time but the properties of the vessel will remain for long period of time

Significance of Traditional Vessels 

Our Vedic Tradition gave immense importance to the metals that our cooking utensils are made. Some of the metals that were used to make traditional vessels are Copper, Bronze, Brass, Clay, Stoneware and Iron 

Each of the metals had their own significance and not all dishes were prepared using any of these metal vessels. Each of the dish was prepared in the metal vessels  which not only added taste but also enhanced medicinal properties int here own way. There was science behind the type of metal vessel that was used. 

Product Description:


Golden Yellow

Primary material

Bronze -  alloy of copper and tin


Available in 3 sizes - choose that you want 

What is in the box?

1 Vengalapanai - Bronze Pot / Vessel 



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