My Special Shahi Paneer

  I learnt this recipe years ago  from my neighbour and over the years added my own variations. Hence the name :- MY SPECIAL SHAHI PANEER Ingredients: 1. To be boiled together with one cup water: Red, ripe, big tomatoes      4 chopped roughly Carrot                   …

Aam Panna – Raw Mango Drink

  In India summer temperatures easily cross 45 degrees centigrade. With the hot winds blowing from the desert area the felt temperature can be much higher. To protect the body from a heat stroke we have a traditional drink made from raw mangoes. My mother would make it and we would have it every day…

Vanilla Cake

  Vanilla upside down cake is a light and a very soft cake. It is easy to make and a great favorite with children. Ingredients 2 cups flour/ maida 2 level teaspoons baking powder pinch of salt 1 cup castor sugar (ground sugar) 6 large eggs 1 teaspoon lemon juice 2 teaspoons Vanilla essence 1/2…

Repousse or Metalwork

Repousse is the method of working on metal from the reverse side. By hammering and shaping from the back a low relief design or ornamentation is created. I spent a day at Mr. Vivek Das’s Studio to get a feel of the technique. I am posting the photos in sequence of work 1. Copper sheet fixed in…

Caramel Custard Recipe- Traditional and also Microwaved

Growing up in Army Cantonments and having Mess food often, Caramel Custard was and still is a favorite dessert.  I learnt to make this pudding as a youngster from my mother as it is very simple and quick to make. It is also the recipe I passed on to my daughter when she started taking…

Masala Bhat and Avial Recipe

I have made the Avial without the traditional coconut. A delicious dish made out of curd and mixed vegetables. Great for children who don’t like to eat vegetables like lauki and pumpkin! It is a dish from South India and a complete dish because of the vegetables. Ingredients: 1. 2 cups finely chopped mixed vegetables…

Step by Step Decoration of Easter Eggs!

Easter is celebrated at a time when new life is sprouting after a long and hard winter. The tradition of Easter eggs is related to a long happy life, rebirth and immortality.  Easter Sunday falls on the day Jesus Christ Resurrected and so it  is celebrated.  Different traditions are followed of painting eggs and decorating…

Green peas and cheese cutlet recipe

This is a quick and easy cutlet packed with the goodness of cheese and green peas. Sure to be a great hit with kids! Makes 8-9 cutlets Ingredients: 1. 2 cups boiled peas 2. 2 green chillies 3. 1/2 Tsp cummin seeds(sabut jeera) 4. 1level Tsp baking powder 5. 4 tbsp flour( maida) 6. Salt…

Dress the Figure – Tutorial and Challenge ! Last Date 30th April 2015

This is a challenge I am posting. You have to dress the template of the man provided. I am posting the tutorial of how I have done it. You have to dress the figure and click a picture and post it on the website www.culturechauraha.com by 30th of April 2015. The best entry will be…

Easy to Make Organic Holi Colours at Home

  Holi is a festival of fun and frolic. We play with colours, but over the last so many years our colours have changed to chemicals. These chemical colours are harmful to our skin, system as well as the environment. There has been an effort by a lot of people to create awareness and promote…

Muthias- Left over rice Recipe

  I learnt this dish from my Rajasthani Marwari neighbour. It is a little different from the traditional muthiyas as boiled rice is added to Gram Flour and Wheat Flour. It is a good way to use leftover rice from previous day’s lunch or dinner. I am giving here a step by step recipe along…

Create a Shivalinga Stand Alone

Shiva Fold – Out Card or Stand Alone Take an A 4 dark blue colour card paper 2. Fold it into half breadth wise 1/2                                             1/2 3. Fold it into half again. Open…