Banana Flower Vada

Banana Flower Vada

Banana Flower Vada is a delicacy prepared in South India. Cuisine: South India Time Required: 45 Minutes Ingredients: 1 Cup Banana Flower, Separated and the hard pistil removed and … [Read More...]

Vegetarian Recipes

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Amathi

Amathi is a curry prepared using Peas. Cuisine: North Karnataka and Maharashtra. Time Required: 25 Minutes Serves: 4 Ingredients: 2 Cups Shelled Green Peas 2 Sprigs Coriander, … [Read More...]

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Noodle Peanut Salad

This dish is a complete and wholesome meal. Cuisine: Chinese Time Required: 30 Minutes Ingredients: 2 Cups of cooked Noodles 1 Cucumber, Sliced 1 Tomato, Chopped ½ of Green, Yellow, … [Read More...]

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Mooli Bhaji Fry

A crispy side dish using Radish leaves. Time Required: 10 Minutes Ingredients: 1 bunch Mooli / Radish Leaves 2tbsp Oil ½ tsp Mustard Seeds ½ tsp Jeera / Cumin Seeds ¼ tsp Hing / … [Read More...]

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Palak Chutney

Palak Chutney is prepared using Spinach. Time Required: 10 Minutes Ingredients: 1 bunch Palak/Spinach 2tsp Urad Dal/Split Black Gram 3tsp Coconut 5 - 6 Green Chilies 2" piece … [Read More...]

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Avalakki Payasa

A pudding prepared using beaten rice.  This dish is usually prepared on Rathasapthami. Cuisine: Karnataka Time Required: 20 Minutes Serves: 4 … [Read More...]

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Bhindi Besan Masala

Bhindi Besan Masala is a dish where whole Okra cooked with spices, yogurt and gram flour. Time Required: 20 Minutes Ingredients: 15 Bhindi / Okra / Lady’s Finger 3tbsp Besan / Gram … [Read More...]

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Hannina Kayi Sasve

Fruits mixed in coconut and chilies sauce.  This is a traditional Udupi dessert served just before the meal on the plantain leaf ends. Cuisine: Udupi, Karnataka Time Required: 20 Minutes … [Read More...]

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Fruit and Alu Chaat

Fruits and Potatoes tossed in spices. Time Required: 20 Minutes Ingredients: 2 Guavas (medium ripe) 1 large Apple 3 cups Potato, Boiled ½ cup Onion, Chopped finely 3 ripe Bananas 1 cup … [Read More...]

Travel

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Raja Seat – Coorg

Raja Seat means King’s Seat. It is view point in Coorg, which used to be a favorite place for the royals of Kodagu to hang out and watch the sun setting in the horizon. A small structure is built with … [Read More...]

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Jamia Masjid Srirangapatna

Masjid-e-Ala aka Jumma Masjid is an historical tourism sites in Srirangapatna, Karnataka. Tipu Sultan built Masjid-e-Ala aka Jamia Masjid Srirangapatna in the year of 1784 AD and used to worship … [Read More...]

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Magadi Bird Sanctuary

When I read that a large population of waterfowls migrates to Magadi Lake in Magadi Bird Sanctuary near Kurtakoti, Gadag district, I yearned to visit this place during the migration season. I got the … [Read More...]

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Gadag-Betageri

Gadag-Betageri is a town and district headquarters in the state of Karnataka, India. Gadag and its sister city Betageri (or Betgeri) have a combined city administration. It is 80 km from Dharwad and … [Read More...]

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Sam Sand Dunes, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

Situated 42 Kms from Jaisalmer is the Sam Sand Dunes and the Kuari dunes on the great Thar Desert of Rajasthan. We chose to visit Sam dunes, pronounced as “Sum”, and the sights of the desert just took … [Read More...]

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Maravanthe Beach

On our Karnataka coastal temple trip, my husband insisted on driving up to the Maravanthe beach. The drive was spectacular with the Arabian Sea lashing on one side of the road and the Saurpanika River … [Read More...]

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Kabini Dam

Kabini Dam is built over Kabini River (Kapila) and is located near Beechanahalli Village, Heggadadevanakote (H.D.Kote) taluk. It was built in 1974 and is 58 (190 feet) meters in height and 696 … [Read More...]

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Gardening

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Garlic Creeper

Garlic creeper is a delight to grow as it shoots up very fast and when in bloom it is a sight to behold! Plant Summary: The name is derived because the leaves when crushed smells of garlic. The … [Read More...]

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Neem Tree

In Mysore, we lived in a building, which was facing the Ashwatha/Peepal-Neem and Navagraha temple for 20 years.  The Peepal tree towered over the Neem tree and the Neem tree branches with dense … [Read More...]

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Shanka Pushpa

As we traverse on the country roads, we have come across the pretty Shanka Pushpa making its presence felt among the other wild plants. The botanical name is Clitoria ternatea and is also known as … [Read More...]

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Grow Curry Leaves Tree

I remember running around Curry leaf trees at my Mama’s(Uncle) farm in North Karnataka. He had grown these trees in half an acre of land. Walking beside the trees, we could smell the distinctive scent … [Read More...]

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Water Snowflake

I am intrigued, amazed and delighted at the wealth of flora in Western Ghats and I just cannot have enough of gaping or photographing them. Every nook and corner seems to be decked with a bouquet of … [Read More...]

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Powder Puff Plant

Plant Summary: The botanical name of Powder Puff Plant is Calliandra haematocephala belonging to the family Fabaceae. Powder puff plant is a sub-tropical plant native to India, Mexico, Madagascar, … [Read More...]

Machi Pathram

Machi Patram – Japanese Mugwort

Also known as Manchpatre in Kannada, Yomogi in Japanese, and Tite Pati in Hindi, Machi Patram - Japanese Mugwort is a perennial grown for its ornamental and medicinal values. Various species of … [Read More...]

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