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Ganesha Acrylic Painting on Canvas ~ textured, metallic art

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Ganesha on canvas is probably one of my most favorite painting. I have mentioned this in my first Ganesha painting post that I wanted to collect little idols of Ganeshas and have a shelf full of them as items of home decor. And since I could not get them here in the US, I decided to paint them!     Read More

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Organic ‘Chhena’ or Fresh Indian Cheese Recipe

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This is freshly made paneer or ‘chhena’  ( a.k.a. ‘chhana’) or fresh Indian cheese. The texture of this cheese is slightly firmer than ricotta cheese, the latter being very creamy.  However, if you knead it well, this ‘chhena’ becomes very smooth and creamy, too. Also, the process of making ricotta cheese and ‘chhena’ are the same. Even though an internet-search shows paneer is ‘cottage cheese’, the texture of the two are very different. Cottage cheese is loose with curds while paneer or ‘chhena’ is not loose.  

‘Chhena’  can be easily made at home and stored in an airtight container, mixed with sugar and other flavors to prepare sweets or desserts during the Indian festive season!   Read More