Maliani’s dearest kitchen tool is her 10-kilo heavy spice grinder made of lava stone. It is handmade by stone carvers living close to the enormous volcano, Gunung Agung. This is where she regularly grinds the spices used in her different sauces, -sambal and dishes. She also has a smaller one, but the large one is most often used. Her steamer is also in regular use. It is a 3-4 l kettle with an internal and external lid. This kettle is used to steam chicken packaged in banana leaves or to heat already boiled rice.
The tiny kitchen knife is made by a local smith in her home village, Selemadeg in Tabanan.

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