Baby Potato Salad

Baby Potato Salad

Tangy and spicy Baby Potato Salad, this can be served as a started or as an accompaniment. Time Required: 45 Minutes Ingredients: 20 Baby Potatoes 1 tbsp Oil 2 - 3 Green Chilies, Chopped … [Read More...]

Vegetarian Recipes

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Sweet Potato Soup

Time Required: 20 Minutes Ingredients: 2 Cups peeled and diced Sweet Potatoes 1 Onion, Chopped 3 Pods Garlic 1 Carrot peeled and diced 1 Cup Orange Juice 1tbsp Butter or Oil Coriander … [Read More...]

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Bhendekayi Palya

Bhendekayi Palya is a side dish prepared using Lady's Finger/Okra. Cuisine: South India Time Required: 30 Minutes Serves: 4 Ingredients: 25 Bhindi/Okra 1 Big Onion 2 Tomatoes 1tsp … [Read More...]

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Mango Shikarani

This sweet dish is prepared from the pulp of ripe mangoes. During summer Mango Shikarani also known as Aam Ras  is prepared in households of Karnataka, Maharashtra and Gujarat. Time Required: 20 … [Read More...]

Heerekayi Bonda

Heerekayi Bonda

When you bite into a Heerekayi Bonda (Ridge Gourd fritters) your taste buds are sure to be confused.  The outer layer is crispy and spicy and even before the saltiness is experienced a natural … [Read More...]

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Jamoon Kofta Curry

An interesting and tasty dish with deep fried dumplings prepared using khova / dehydrated Milk. Time Required: 30 Minutes Ingredients: For the Koftas: 1 Cup Instant Jamoon Mix 2 Onions, … [Read More...]

Gujarati Kadhi

Gujarati Kadhi

Gujarati Kadhi is a yogurt based dish very popular in Gujarat. Time Required: 10 Minutes Serves: 4 Ingredients: 6 Cups Buttermilk 2tbsp Gram Flour 2tsp Sugar Coriander leaves for … [Read More...]

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Vanilla Cake with Chocolate Icing

Wish you all a Merry Christmas and very Happy New Year! This is a simple eggless sponge cake with flaky chocolate icing. I always feel like baking during Christmas and New Year time. Time … [Read More...]

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Jolada Mudde

Jolada Mudde is Jowar/Sorghum flour balls served with a spicy curry. Cuisine: North Karnataka and Maharashtra Time Required: 5 Minutes Serves: 2 Ingredients: 1 Cup … [Read More...]

Travel

Sultan Battery

Sultan Battery, Kerala

Gananaptivattam was a small town in Wayanad district ruled by the Rajas of the Veda tribe and Pazhassi Raja of Kottayam-Kurumbanad Royal Dynasty of Kannur. Hyder Ali captured Wayanad and his son Tipu … [Read More...]

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Manchinbele Dam

Manchinbele dam or Manchanabele dam is situated 40 Kms from Bangalore in Manchinbele village, Magadi Taluk. The dam is built across Arkavathi River. When your expectations are at its lowest … [Read More...]

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Bada Bagh, Jaisalmer

Bada Bagh means big garden. It is a garden of royal cenotaphs or chhatris of the royal family of Jaisalmer. The cenotaphs are worth a visit to marvel at the intricate carvings and the effort … [Read More...]

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St. Philomena’s Church

As you drive into Mysore from Bangalore, the first landmark of Mysore that is visible is the Chamundi hills and the next is the spires of St. Philomena’s Church. This remarkable church was … [Read More...]

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Railway Museum Mysore

Dasara festival is the time when tourists make a beeline to visit the royal city of Mysore. All the tourist spots are swarmed by people enjoying their holidays. Not many people are aware of the … [Read More...]

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Gardening

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Gulgangi Tree

I was very fond of the huge Gulgangi tree in our school grounds.   It provided shade to batches of students for years.  Many students would sit in groups and enjoy their lunch under the shade of the … [Read More...]

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Orchid Aerides Multiflora

I collected this orchid from, Srinagar, Uttaranchal and my main concern was to transport it safely back home.  I feared the worst in Delhi as it was peak summer and we were staying there for a week … [Read More...]

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Devil’s Claw

I came across this interesting plant on the way to Ghati Subramanya. Plant Summary: Common Names are Unicorn Plant, Tiger Claw Plant, Devils claw, and Cat's claw. Botanical name is Martynia … [Read More...]

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Orchid Leafless Dendrobium

When I collected wild orchid Pholidata Imbricata  in the Western Ghats near Kavadi Kere, an Orchid Leafless Dendrobium  also known as Dendrobium Macrostachyum wild, which was growing among the bulbs … [Read More...]

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Orchid Spathoglottis Plicata

Spathoglottis Plicata is a species from the Far East grows very well in South India. It is a terrestrial orchid with large bulbs and is good landscaping plant in frost-free areas. A long spike … [Read More...]

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Glory Lily

Plant Summary: The other common names of this exotic flower are Tiger Claw, Bachnag (Hindi), Agnisikhe (Kannada), Agnimukhi (Sanskrit). Because of the curious shape and colors of the petals of the … [Read More...]

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