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Perforated spoon, Jharo, Jharani or Pauni
A pauni is a perforated spoon meant for frying.
One end is circular, about 3" in diameter and slightly concave with perforations. The perforations present in a pattern in the spoon are meant to drain liquids such as oils, while retaining the residue for further processing. It is mainly used for deep frying Indian snacks like pooris, samosas, kachoris etc in oil.
They are usually made of stainless steel, aluminium or MS.
The perforations can be circular or slotted & can be of different sizes too. Some of them have a stainless steel wire mesh cup instead of the perforated plate. This is attached to a long handle and is useful in scooping out fried items from hot oil or vegetables from hot water. Modern designs incorporate a wooden or plastic sleeve at the end of the handle for a better grip.