Easter is such a wonderful time of celebration! Whether you are celebrating Christ's ressurection or the blessing of having time with your family the joyous spirit of the holiday is all around!
I decided to add an "Indian" twist to the holiday this year. Using a natural ingredient - haldi (turmeric) I dyed eggs a bright cheery shade of yellow. This earthy and fragrant spice is usually used in cooking but can also be found in homemade face masks and body scrubs! (honey + turmeric + sandlewood = amazing!)
Mendhi (henna) would not leave the same deep orange hue on an egg's surface as it does on a bride's hands (believe me I tried and failed lol.. ) so I improvised with a couple of non-toxic henna-colored markers instead : j
Here's how to make your own batch of lovely Indian inspired Easter eggs!
|Earthy, fragrant turmeric. Found at your local indian grocery store!|
|Add a few teaspoons of turmeric to a pot of water. Drop eggs into water|
carefully and boil for ~ 6-10 minutes (as you would for soft or hard boiled
eggs) PS - you can eat the eggs after !
|Remove eggs carefully and allow them to drain on|
papertowels. Once cool, they can be decorated.
|Using non-toxic markers, make designs with paisleys, flowers|
dots, etc. Several templates can be found online.
|My wedding day and henna'd hands : j|
Happy Easter to everyone!