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Plural: molcajetes

Language: Spanish

Description: A mortar and pestle traditionally made from lava though more often concrete latterly. This is a heavy duty beast which works effectively. The pestle is called a tejolote.

A molcajete being used to pound herbs for a salsa at the lovely Restaurant El Naranjo in Oaxaca in Mexico

Pronounced: mohl-kah-YEH-teh
Ethnicity: Mexican
Most frequent country: Mexico

See places: Mexican food and cuisine

See foods and dishes: chirmolera

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