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Pakkad – (Sansi ,Sharashi, Sandshi )
Pakkad is a tong with a scissor-like action. They are meant for holding a hot utensil while cooking to stir food, or to remove hot cookware from a stove.
There are several varieties of pakkads, where the design of the two arms of the pakkad , and the gripping mechanism vary. Some modern pakkad designs resemble a four legged insect !
The traditional sansis/pakkads were made of cast iron but the modern day ones are made of Stainless Steel or Aluminium.