A pateela is a utensil with straight-sides and a flat bottom. The top of a pateela flares out to form a rim all around.This rim helps in picking up and moving the utensil around. The utensil comes in varying sizes and is used for boiling water, milk, preparing watery items like rasam, sambhar,etc. Larger version of the Pateela is called a Bhigona.
Earlier pateelas were made of Brass. Nowadays Stainless Steel, Aluminium are the materials that are widely used. They are available with a perfectly matched lid. These are ergonomically designed utensils which are durable and user friendly in nature.