Haara | Hearth
Location: Dhaula, Barnala, Punjab
Cultural region: Malwa
Materials: Admixture, Earth (Mud)
Admixture craft technique: Slab building
Earth craft technique: Plastering
Source: DICRC, India and SADACC, UK
Butter and cream are important to the cuisine of Punjab. Milk is generally heated for long durations during the day by placing the vessel on the haara. This slow heating yields more cream, which is why a haara is still the preferred form of hearth for heating milk specifically.