Mortar and pestle have been around since ancient times to crush and break down ingredients. The mortar is the bowl usually made out of wood, granite, metal, brushed stainless steel, marble, or ceramic and the pestle is the tool used to crush and mash the ingredients. From whipping up a batch of fresh Tulsi (holy basil) to crushing ginger, a mortar and pestle are the kitchen tool you never knew you really needed.
Granite Mortal & Pestle
A kitchen's ambience is defined by the aroma of herbs and spices battling against each other before they are added to a recipe. These strong flavors are unleashed when using mortar and pestle. You get a different taste and texture to using a blender or processor, as when you pound them herbs, you “bruise” them and release the aromatics. There’s a stronger scent and thus a different taste. This 15cm black and grey granite stone mortar and pestle crusher is handy for everything from cracking cinnamon and crushing tender herbs to making Masalas, chutneys, sauces and guacamole.