Soak in water (completely immersed) for at least 12 hours.
Remove from water and let it dry.
Apply any cooking oil on the cooking surface.
Cook dal, vegetables or rice for the first 2 or 3 times.
Do not make a tempering on the clay cookware
Make the tadka in a different vessel and add to the cookware.
Don’t expose the cookware to extreme temperature conditions as there are chances of surface crack.
Clay cookware should not be cleaned with soap instead use baking soda.
Please use only a scrub.
Then use a piece of lemon with salt to scrub the inside and outside surfaces.
Then wash with hot water.
Once a week, dry in sun light to prevent any formation of fungus.