Monday, March 30, 2009

Burning Holi

This shot was taken by me on the eve of Holi- a colorful festival. Holi is celebrated to welcome new crops and season. Bright and vibrant colors all over. Holi is burnt(Wood, paper..) previous day before it is played...People take a round of it and make prayers for the sake of their family. I took this snap in our society.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

My New Blog on My Sketchwork — Art on Sketchbook

I hope you all liked my sketch work I presented in my last few posts. Those were just the testing sketches. I have started sketching more and have started a new blog on it, dedicated for my sketchwork. The blog name is Art on Sketchbook. Click it for viewing it. I have given a screenshot of my new blog below.

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Art on Sketchbook

Monday, March 23, 2009

A Peaceful Mind

Ha! Its summer time...and I caught this man in my lens resting at Bus stand ...He looked so tired that he even could not find a better place to nap other than bus stand...:)

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Malai Kofta: Delicious Veggie Balls and Gravy

This is a twist in my blog - A recipe. I am not a hard core cook yet I try to experiment with some different things. So, I tried Malai Kofta last evening. It looked so tempting (tasty as well)....:). Here is its close-up in the right side. It took around 2 hrs preparation to make it, but it was worth. Everybody liked it. You also want to try it at home? Following is the recipe for 4-6 people:

Ingredients for Koftas(Balls):

6 potatoes
2 heaped tbsp each of crumbled paneer,
khoya and thick malai
4-5 cashewnuts chopped
2-3 finely chopped green chillies
1/4 tsp sugar
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp red-chilli powder
Salt To Taste
3 tbsp cooking oil/ghee
Oil for frying the koftas

Ingredients for Gravy:

3 medium onions,chopped
3 large tomatoes
1 tsp red-chilli powder
1/2 tsp garam masala powder
1/2 tsp Coriander powder
1/2 tsp cumin powder
2 tsp powdered poppy seeds
1/2 tsp sugar
1 tbsp ground peanuts/cashewnuts

How to start:
  1. Boil the potatoes.
  2. Peel, mash and add salt to taste.
  3. Keep aside.
  4. Mix Paneer, Khoya, and all masala powders to make the filling.
  5. Make rounds of the potato mash and place a little filling in the center of each round.
  6. Seal the edges and shape into rounds. Deep fry each kofta till golden brown.
  7. Blend together the onions, tomatoes, the poppy seeds to make paste. After that add some crushed groundnuts in the paste.
  8. Fry the paste in 3 tbsp of oil till brown and the oil begins to separate.
  9. Add the masala powders.
  10. Add the sugar
  11. The gravy will begin to thicken.
  12. You can also add some malai to thicken it some more.
  13. Mix in some water if necessary.
  14. When the gravy comes to a boil, add the koftas.
  15. Heat through and serve the malai kofta.
  16. Garnish with corriander and paneer/cheese.
  17. For Koftas to be crunchy, put them in gravy just 5 mins before eating.
Feel free to contact me, in case of any queries.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Pencil Shading

This is one of my another sketch.. It is inspired by Drawspace.

Thursday, March 12, 2009


A naughty boy...Had gone for fishing...He has caught one of the poor fish...:)

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


I have tried to make my first portrait..I have basically put efforts to make his ears and eyes...

Monday, March 9, 2009

Cute Chick

One more wax-colored art of mine...The eyes of chick seems so real and he is looking so cute..isn't it?

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Sketch from Photograph

This sunday me and my husband went somewhere out of the city. While moving we saw this unusual (can't even recognize is it flower, seed, fruit) stuff and we took a photograph of it. And while going though our trip fotos, I for the first time experimented and made a color pencil drawing of it, which you can see on the right side. Though, not perfectly drawn (I am not satisfied at all), I will now sketch from photograph.
I am not very good at it, but I will try my best to bring beautiful pictures for you all...:)

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Today's sketch

Monday, March 2, 2009

Pencil Shading: Rose

This sketch is the same which you saw in my last post...first I made this one then made another one with color pencil shading....can't decide which one looks better?