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[*] posted on 4-1-2018 at 12:50
Granite mortar and pestle question


I filled out a argos slip wrong, instead of a nice marble one, i got an expensive Granite one!!!

I hate these type! Do they ever get smooth in the bowl after some use? Or am i doomed to sand like crud every time i grind something in it?

At the moment its really rough inside and produces sand like particles every time i grind something :mad:
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[*] posted on 4-1-2018 at 13:40


According to my wife, a granite mortar and pestle will always grind finely but never as fine as ceramic or marble - which stains easily.



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[*] posted on 4-1-2018 at 14:44


thank the wife for me please. so i is doomed to some granite in my reactions then :mad:
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[*] posted on 4-1-2018 at 15:18


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If you have never followed a Mridula Baljekar recipe, you have never lived.

ISBN 0-09-180975-4

Her book was the first i ever found where balti style cooking was done from the ground up.

All the rest relied on 'rogan josh paste' in a jar as 1 ingredient.

Her Rogan Josh recipe is superb, every time, as are all of the recipes in that book.

One of my favourites is "Basic Rice" which starts with butter, onion, cardamom pods, cloves, cinnamon, and basmati rice.




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Quote: Originally posted by aga  
@Sulaiman
If you have never followed a Mridula Baljekar recipe, you have never lived.

ISBN 0-09-180975-4

Her book was the first i ever found where balti style cooking was done from the ground up.

All the rest relied on 'rogan josh paste' in a jar as 1 ingredient.

Her Rogan Josh recipe is superb, every time, as are all of the recipes in that book.

One of my favourites is "Basic Rice" which starts with butter, onion, cardamom pods, cloves, cinnamon, and basmati rice.

Where is the Granite dust from the mortar and pestle?
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[*] posted on 6-1-2018 at 01:08


Quote: Originally posted by NEMO-Chemistry  
thank the wife for me please. so i is doomed to some granite in my reactions then :mad:


No, some mortar & pestle are finely finished but most require a little use to wear them in.

Yes, even though very slowly, mortar & pestle do wear, so theoretically there must always be a tiny bit of granite in the food, but it is un-noticeable.

Aga, I can't cook, but luckily my wife was owner/operator of a Cafe speciallising in international cuisine, so I just do useless stuff like hobbies ...




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[*] posted on 6-1-2018 at 06:50


Quote: Originally posted by Sulaiman  
Quote: Originally posted by NEMO-Chemistry  
thank the wife for me please. so i is doomed to some granite in my reactions then :mad:


No, some mortar & pestle are finely finished but most require a little use to wear them in.

Yes, even though very slowly, mortar & pestle do wear, so theoretically there must always be a tiny bit of granite in the food, but it is un-noticeable.

Aga, I can't cook, but luckily my wife was owner/operator of a Cafe speciallising in international cuisine, so I just do useless stuff like hobbies ...


Thank you for the info! i will be contacting you over the weekend by U2U if thats ok? That is about something else.
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