This beautiful copper steamer, is called modak patra, in marathi. Modaks are vegetarian steamed dumplings, filled with melt in the mouth mixture of jaggery/sugar, fresh grated coconut and wrapped in rice flour dough.They are steamed in this special modak patra and eaten with hot ghee poured over them
This modak patra is crafted from copper and is hand-hammered
The plate where the modak or food items are kept is tin lined so as to make it safe for all types of food The Modak Patra is a quintessential utensil in the Maharashtrian and South Indian kitchen. This quintessential utensil comes in handy especially during the festive season as modak is a staple sweet dish during Ganesh Festival It really is a piece of usable art, that would give immense pleasure to handle and cook with.