I’d like a thimbleful of channa masala, please

Lulu is finishing up her project for our homeschool group’s history fair. It’s an Indian dollhouse kitchen inspired, I think, by her fairy house building with Mr. T.

indian dollhouse kitchen

My favorite parts are the tiny clay spice dishes, and the window out to an authentic Indian street.

indian spicesview out the dollhouse window

She wanted to build a modern-day Indian kitchen. It was hard to find resources, but she and I found photos here and there. She used lots of foamcore and Fimo, a few Playmobil pieces, and lots of imagination. 

indian dollhouse kitchen

Since it’s a history fair, she plans to point out the Indian history alive in a modern-day kitchen. Not too hard considering India is a country still steeped in its history. 

shrine to ganesha

I’d like to crawl in there, and sip a cup of chai tea.

10 comments… add one
  • melissa s. Mar 17, 2009 @ 7:54

    a girl after my own indian-loving heart! its obvious that so much love and hard work went into this. it’s beautiful!

  • susan Mar 17, 2009 @ 8:03

    Evelyn said she had to look twice to see that it wasn’t a real kitchen! I can’t wait to see it in person. I love the spice bowls, too. And the sacks of grains. And the shelf!

  • stefaneener Mar 17, 2009 @ 10:25

    I can’t wait to see it. Will you guys be making lots of Indian food at home? Every time I read the recipe for my favorite malai kofta, I can’t bring myself to make it. So good, though!

  • Kristin Mar 17, 2009 @ 14:31

    This is so adorable. Don’t you want to keep it forever? The photos of it came out so well too. I like how the pots and stove look handcrafted. The details like the ganesha ganesh altar and the art work are so cool. It’s very artistic. She must have learned a lot about India in order to craft such a wonderful space.

  • Carrie Mar 17, 2009 @ 18:37

    This is awesome! Way to go L.! It makes me wish I could go to the history fair to see it! ( Instead I will be at a violin lesson- a different sort of treat)

  • Carrie Pomeroy Mar 18, 2009 @ 12:14

    This is just exquisite! I’m so happy to have a chance to see it.

  • gina Mar 18, 2009 @ 13:28

    Amazing! Such detail. I’ll have a cup while you’re pouring…

  • Lynnie Mar 27, 2009 @ 23:51

    Wow, I can’t believe the detail! That really took a lot of work and research! I really liked the examples of other projects you saw at the fair, too. So inspiring! There is so much out there in the world to find out about!

  • paul sandip Jun 17, 2010 @ 2:02

    love this! 🙂

  • sudha Jun 2, 2011 @ 20:42

    lovely!! would u be willing to share these images on my food blog…pl email me if u are ok

    itssudha gmail

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