Original Kadai fire bowls

Each Original Kadai Fire Bowl has its own unique character, with no two ever being the same. Having been used for countless meals, the inside has developed a lasting oiled patina with the outside showing signs of years of use from an open fire.

Original Kadai cooking bowls began being imported from India in 2004 as planters, water features and fire bowls. From these humble beginnings the presence of the Kadai as a worldwide brand for the best in the market has become legendary.

Up to 100 years old, each Kadai has its own unique individual character, after being used by families at weddings and ceremonies placed directly above the fire to heat food for the guests. Cooking with ghee, the process has kindly oiled the bowl’s plates, providing longevity to restart their life as our barbeque and firebowl. The Originals are heavy gauged metal.

Each Kadai price includes the filter system, tongs and wire brush. Options include a choice of stand:

Tudor Stand (previously Tripod Stand) – at 9″ in height, provides an ideal height for using the bowl, as a fire pit or for barbequing whilst sitting.

Original Kadai fire bowl on tripod Stand

Original Kadai Fire Bowl on a 9 inch high Tudor Stand

Gothic Stand – at 18″ in height, provides a more decorative stand to create a feature of the bowl and is a good height for cooking with friends whilst standing, or for an impressive elevated fire.

Original Kadai firebowl  on Gothic Stand

Original Kadai Fire Bowl on an 18 inch high Gothic Stand


To gauge the size of Kadai you require, work out how many people you will need to feed and heat. For 6-8 people, a 70cm Kadai is ideal. 8-10 people would be better served by an 80cm Kadai, 10-12 people by a 90cm Kadai and so on.

The large cooking area of the Kadai grills means that a wide range of food can be cooked and prepared for many at one time. See our accessories range to add to your menu offering.