Yogurt Pudding

This pudding is amazing in taste and the recipe has calibrated itself over a period of time. A huge favorite with my kids it is equally appreciated by friends and extended family. What started with a recipe of American cheesecake in early 1980, slowly lost all the ingredients which were fattening. I  decided to leave…

Fresh Banana Choco-chip Cake

Fresh Banana Choco chip Cake Ingredients 3 cups flour (maida) 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (dal chini) 1 teaspoon ground ginger powder ( sonth) ½ teaspoon allspice (garammasala) ¼ teaspoon salt ½ cup butter – for a healthier option substitute with ¾ cup refined or preferably olive oil…

Vanilla Cake

Vanilla upside-down cake is a light and very soft cake. It is easy to make and a great favourite 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 cup refined oil…

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 a sequence of work 1. Copper sheet fixed…

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 bottle gourd (lauki) and pumpkin! It is a dish from South India and a complete dish because of the vegetables. Ingredients: 1. 2 cups finely chopped…

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 environment. There has been an effort by a lot of people to create awareness and promote natural organic…

White Decorative Tree

  This is what the tree looked like at the wedding venue. This white artificial bonsai tree was made for a friend’s sister’s wedding. Jason’s sister is getting married and he had an idea that all the friends and family could tie their best wishes and their blessings on a bonsai.  The blessings written on…

Rangoli Tutorial

Irrespective of its name this art form is practised by the whole of India- rich and poor alike. This is an art form for all festivals and celebrations. The Rangoli design is created every day, hence you get a new rangoli with a new dawn. The method may be dry or wet and colours may…