Vegetarian Recipes

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Godi Akki Ganji

A ganji/gruel prepared using broken wheat. This is the recipe of broken wheat flour gruel. Time Required: 20 Minutes Serves: 2 Ingredients: 1 Cup Godi Akki/Broken Wheat 1 Potato, … [Read More...]

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Soppu Kadalekalu Huli

This is a South Indian Curry prepared using leafy vegetables and brown chik peas. It is also known as Sambar. Time Required: 30 Minutes Serves: 6 Ingredients: 1 Bunch Menthya / Methi / … [Read More...]

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Dosa Italiano

Dosa Italiano as the name suggests contains Italian ingredients as topping. Cuisine: Fusion Time Required: 20 Minutes Ingredients: 1 Bowl Dosa Batter Olive Oil for roasting For the … [Read More...]

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Mavinakayi Thokku

Chutney prepared using Raw Mangoes. This can be preserved for a long time. Ingredients: 2 Big Raw Mangoes 2 – 4 tbsp Chili Powder 1tsp Fenugreek Seeds ¼ tsp Hing / Asafoetida 1tsp … [Read More...]

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Sauthekayi Palya

A side dish prepared using Cucumber. Time Required: 20 Minutes Ingredients: 1 Cucumber 2 Green Chilies, Chopped finely Few curry leaves 2tbsp Grated Fresh Coconut 2tsp Oil 1tsp … [Read More...]

Cold Cucumber Soup

Cool Cucumber Mint Soup

Healthy soup and perfect while on diet. Time Required: 5 minutes + Chilling time Ingredients: 1 Cucumber 1/2 Cup Mint Leaves 3 Spring Onions or 1 Onion Lemon Juice to taste Salt and … [Read More...]

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Sakkare Pongal

Sakkare Pongal is a sweet rice prepared in South India during Makara Sankranti festival. Time Required: 25 Minutes Serves: 4 … [Read More...]

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Karela Masala Fry

Bitter gourd stir fried with spices until crispy is a great accompaniment to any type of Indian Bread. Cuisine: North Indian Time Required: 20 Minutes Ingredients: 2 Bitter gourd, cut … [Read More...]

Travel

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Eating out in Rajasthan

Rajasthan cuisine is unique to the region.  The scarcity of water and the lack of vegetation has made the Rajasthanis adopt to cooking in Oil, Ghee or Milk.  After roaming the Palaces and Forts, it is … [Read More...]

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Chunchi Falls

When I heard the name of the falls I felt like humming the good old Hindi song “Mera Naam Chin Chin Chu…Chin Chin Chu.. baba Chin Chin Chu…..” from the film Howrah Bridge sung by Geetha Dutt. Chunchi … [Read More...]

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Mekedatu

Mekedatu, in Kannada means Goat’s leap, which is situated 98kms south of Bangalore. River Cauvery flows into a deep and narrow gorge, so narrow, that a goat could leap over it and that is how it got … [Read More...]

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Jain Temple, Sultan Bathery

A Jain temple known as Ananthanatha Swami temple is situated in Sultan Bathery, Wayanad district. The history of this Jain Temple, Sultan Bathery was narrated to us briefly by the caretaker of … [Read More...]

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Phantom Rock

Phantom Rock also known locally as Cheengeri Mala is a skull shaped rock on a metamorphic rocky hill. When we visited it was raining continuously and hence we could not attempt to climb the … [Read More...]

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Kuruva Dweep or Kuruva Island

Kuruva Dweep or Kuruva Island (popular name) is situated in Kerala, India Dweep means an island; it is a group of 7 islands on the tributaries of Kabini River flowing into the forests. It makes an … [Read More...]

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Gardening

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Tabebuia Aurea

Come February and Bangalore looks its best with the flowering trees bursting with blooms blanketing the city with a riot of colors attracting bees and hummingbirds.  It is spring, a season which has … [Read More...]

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Coral Shower Tree

Plant Summary: Flowering trees have started to bloom to welcome spring and warmth into our lives. One of the most beautiful flowering trees is the Coral Shower Tree also known as Pink Shower tree and … [Read More...]

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Bougainvillea

Bougainvillea is the most colorful plant and also the most preferred plant by gardeners worldwide. Plant Summary: Bougainvillea belongs to Nyctaginaceae family. It is a native of Brazil and … [Read More...]

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Candle Bush

Picture of Candle Bush photographed in Masinagudi Plant Summary: Candle Bush adds an interesting character to the landscape with their waxy yellow spikes of flowers that bear a resemblance to … [Read More...]

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Viola Hederacea

Flowers of this perennial creeping evergreen plant are as pretty as its name. Viola Hederacea is the botanical name and belongs to Violaceae family. It is a native of Australia. Due to the … [Read More...]

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Prickly Pear

This cactus grows wild all over South India. I saw them in bloom near Masinagudi and it was a pleasant site. In Kannada it is known as Dabbagalli and Vidara Vishvasaraka in Sanskrit. The botanical … [Read More...]

Maiden Hair Fern

Maiden Hair Fern

This fern rightly deserves the lovely name Maiden hair Fern. I have come across this delicate fern covering entire hills in the Western Ghats. Water trickling down the side of the hills feed the … [Read More...]

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