Muslim Cookery- Fish: Meen Porichathu, Machchi Memoni

Machchi Memoni | Memoni Barbecued Fish Ingredients: 500 gms any round fish like seer ½ lime 1 ½ tsp salt ½ cup yogurt 4 tbsp oil Spice paste 1 small onion 4 garlic cloves 4 whole dried red chillies 1 tsp red Kashmiri chilli powder ¼ tsp turmeric powder 1 tbsp cashew nuts, coarsely crushed…

Making time to sketch

I was a bit busy the past two days or so and didn’t find the time to sketch. Today, however, I decided to just sit in the kitchen with my sketchbook and watercolor palette to draw whatever was right in front of me- in this case, dirty dishes which also make a very interesting subject….

Architecture: The Teller of Tales

“It is only through labour and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things” -Theodore Roosevelt Architecture is a skilful story-teller. Posing as a passive onlooker, creates niches of memory that return from time to time as nostalgia. Walls, shop signage, electricity cables, windows, rusty benches and tattered awnings are…

COMPOSING THE VIEW

Street sketching is obviously not the same as sketching everyday objects at home or at a restaurant or café where you’re comfortably seated and can take as much time as you’d like to get the sketch right. The activity of people and vehicles on the streets and roads makes it difficult to capture basic outlines,…

That time of the day…

Everyday holds magic and there’s a certain time, that special moment during the day when we feel good about everything. This ‘feeling good’ has nothing to do with external events. It is something that comes from within. That special time for me is in the afternoon. That’s why I prefer walking around the city during this time. I…

An Evening at Jal Mahal

Yesterday, I decided to take a break and visited the Jal Mahal near Amer. I wasn’t expecting as many people and went with my sketching kit. I was wrong- the place had a lot of visitors and that was quite a nice thing because it looked so colourful and lively. Of course, that made sketching…

Fresh from the Tandoor

As a little break from architecture and knick knacks, I decided to sketch something in between. A little eatery around the Auliya Masjid area called Wasim Hotel (Jaipur, Rajasthan, India) caught my attention where heaps of tandoori rotis (bread) were selling out every second! The person at the tandoor expertly rolled out the dough and as someone called out for…

Sketch of the day- Jaipur

M.I.Road is one of my most favorite places here in Jaipur. Streets lined with shops selling clothes, jewelry, kebabs, dry fruits, shoes and whatnot! I often go there, sit for a while and sketch. It’s a very busy area so you either have to go early in the morning when most shops are closed or…