POPSUGAR Food Poll Do You Use a Mortar and Pestle? by partysugar 10/01/07 0 Shares Like us on Facebook Source Read More Mortar & PestleKitchen ToolsPoll POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests. Get inspired with our daily newsletter Vegetarian DIY Home Food Tech Love and Sex Sign up with By signing up, I agree to the Terms and to receive emails from POPSUGAR. Diana172 7 years Only in chem lab... Diana172 7 years Only in chem lab... aimeeb 7 years I need to buy one... aimeeb 7 years I need to buy one... Pepper 7 years Always. Pepper 7 years Always. tati33 7 years i dont have one but i want one.. julieulie 7 years I most certainly do use a mortar and pestle -- but never in the kitchen. I'm a chemist and I use it to grind up drugs before injecting them into mice. Somehow, I don't think that's the way you had in mind.... gitan312 7 years I have a marble one that's great for making spice mixes when making Indian food. It's definitely a must, the spices are so much better fresh :) Ghana_Princess 7 years when i saw thw title mortar and pestle i thot u meant the african one? wish u were talkin abt the african one..its bigger and wooden, maybe i shud send you a pic wud you like that yum sugar? dpbluiz13 7 years I have a small coffee grinder that I use specifically for spices. Works great. SugarFreak 7 years I have a nice heavy granite one. I use it almost everyday to grind up fresh garlic and ginger for Indian cooking. I like grinding up my garlic for my everyday cooking (mainly Italian and Indian) because not everyone likes chunks of garlic in their food. This way they get the fresh taste without the big pieces. EyeoftheRabbit 7 years Having one of these is essential for great indian cooking - I use mine to ground up whole garam masala, allowing for much fresher taste than just using pre ground. It's also great for making spice rubs and such that contain things like whole garlic cloves. Sunny2 7 years Oh, yes I use it (them)! :) It's a marble one. Mostly for my Mojo (Rojo). Sometimes I'm afraid that I will drop it, and it will destroy my feet because of its heavyness. ;) Sunny2 7 years Oh, yes I use it (them)! :) It's a marble one. Mostly for my Mojo (Rojo). Sometimes I'm afraid that I will drop it, and it will destroy my feet because of its heavyness. ;) beingtazim 7 years that looks like the one i had from IKEA. i accidentally broke the pestle before we moved so i need to buy a new set. i want a marble one next. we use the set all the time for spices, of course and other stuff nikkih 7 years I use mine for garlic and fresh pepper. It also works well for grinding up pills if you have a child who hates to take them whole! Pokemyhontas 7 years yep. Pokemyhontas 7 years yep. veronicaraye 7 years seems old fashioned, but fresh. Marci 7 years I don't but I've always been charmed by them and want one. wickidgrrl 7 years yes, very important in thai cooking:) Aurore 7 years I have a marble one. I rarely use it but you all made me feel like trying it again. hebrew-hunny 7 years I don't have one, but I want one. Kostika 7 years I have one and I use it frequently. I need a bigger one though.