Cooking tea, India
Shanti Bai makes tea for visitors and her employees using her Greenway Smart Stove to make the tea. Greenway stoves are made in India. Greenway says that their stoves deliver 60% fuel savings and 70% smoke reduction than the traditional “chulha” or mud stove. Shanti Bai runs a weaving business out of her home with seven looms and twenty-eight women employees. She is part of the Jaipur Rug Foundation weavers. Shanti also uses LPG to cook larger meals and the “chuhla” to cook the chapati or flatbread that is a staple in Indian homes. Often families who have switched to cleaner cooking stoves still practice “stove stacking” which is using more than one type stove at a time, usually the traditional stove and the cleaner one. Some use the traditional stove for specific types of traditional food and some use both at the same time. It can take time for the family cook, usually the woman, to switch completely to the cleaner cooking stove.