Chulha | Hearth
Location: Balali, Charkhi Dadri, Haryana
Cultural region: Ahirwal
Earth craft technique: Brick masonry, Plastering
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK
A chulha is an inbuilt hearth used for cooking food, using dung cakes as fuel. The walls of this kitchen had a layer of soot coated on it due to the constant smoke released from the chulha. A patadi (low seat) was used to sit while cooking food.