Mortar and pestle is known as a traditional tool for smoothing kitchen spices or chili sauce.
For some people the use of mortar and pestle to make chili sauce is as irreplaceable as other tools.
Some even argue that chili sauce is refined by using more modern tools such as grinder / food processor, the taste is not as enjoyable as mortar and pestle mortar and pestle.
Mortar and pestle are oval or round flat with a concave surface to accommodate food ingredients and are equipped with round or round-shaped mortar and pestle to crush food ingredients.
Mortar and pestle can be made of stone, wood, or clay with varying sizes as needed.
Good mortar and pestle stones are made of original stone with a dark, heavy color, and when touched the surface feels rough.
Mortar and pestle stones that are grayish in color and smooth surface made of a mixture of cement and sand, and if used sometimes leave sand or dirt on the chili sauce.
Before using the newly purchased mortar and pestle, you should first soak it in water overnight, then wash it under running water so that the dirt can be wasted.
After that, use mortar and pestle to smooth 1-2 handfuls of coconut pulp to remove oil.
Repeat at least 4 times until the surface of the mortar and pestle looks greasy and smooth.
Another way is to clean the mortar and pestle, which is to spread the surface of the mortar and pestle with coconut oil until smooth, then bake over low heat until it is blackish and smoke.
Remove mortar and pestle, wash thoroughly under running water, repeat 2-3 times until the mortar and pestle are clean enough. If using wood mortar and pestle, just wash under running water until clean.
It is best not to wash mortar and pestle with soap, so that the rest of the soap is not left behind on the mortar and pestle which can damage the flavor of the chili made.