An aluminum mathar deg, also known simply as a “mathar deg,” is a traditional Indian cooking pot or cauldron made from aluminum. These degs are characterized by their large, rounded, and deep shape with a flat base, and they often have sturdy handles on either side for easy handling. They come in various sizes, with the capacity to cook large quantities of food, making them suitable for preparing traditional Indian dishes for gatherings, parties, or special occasions. Mathar degs are commonly used for slow-cooking dishes like biryani, curries, and stews, allowing the flavors to meld and intensify. Aluminum mathar degs are preferred for their durability and even heat distribution, which is essential for achieving the desired consistency and flavor in many Indian recipes. They are a staple in many Indian kitchens, particularly for cooking dishes that require extended simmering or slow cooking.