Danda kunda are used to prepare wet spices for cooking. Danda kunda like this one, used for preparing smaller quantities of spice pastes, are readily available in markets and are commonly seen in kitchens across Punjab.


  • Title: Danda Kunda (Mortar & Pestle)
  • Location: Dholbaha, Hoshiarpur, Punjab
  • Type: Vastu (Object)
  • Contributor: Rishav Jain, Mansi S Rao, Ben Cartwright and Abhishek Ruikar
  • Rights: Design Innovation and Craft Resource Centre, CEPT University and South Asian Decorative Arts and Crafts Collection (SADACC) Trust
  • Medium: Stone, Wood
  • Stone Craft Technique: Carving, Dressing
  • Region: Doaba

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