Silbaat is a grinding stone used for preparing spice pastes or chutney at home. It is made up of two parts; the sil which is the flat stone surface on which the spices are placed and the baat, a smaller stone used to grind the spices. The grinding stone is generally kept in the kitchen area due to its regular use while cooking.


  • Title: Silbaat (Grinding stone)
  • Location: Deeghot, Palwal, Haryana
  • Type: Vastu (Object)
  • Contributor: Mansi S Rao, Rishav Jain, Ben Cartwright and Radha Devpura
  • Rights: Design Innovation and Craft Resource Centre, CEPT University and South Asian Decorative Arts and Crafts Collection (SADACC) Trust
  • Medium: Stone
  • Stone Craft Technique: Carving, Dressing
  • Region: Mewat

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