Charakku/Cauldron Casting of Kerala

Charakku, is made of bell-metal and is one of the largest cooking vessels. The surface of the vessel is made up of old gold tint which maintains its original colour and luster. Charakku does not require any kind of polishing or tinning. These vessels are used on ceremonial occasions to prepare payasam(sweei dish made out coconut milk) in large quantities.There are handles on the sides for easy lifting. Large sizes of charakku have a diameter of almost five feet and are wide and shallow.