Srirama Temple, Ponkuzhi

Srirama Temple, Ponkuzhi

A stop at Srirama Temple, Ponkuzhi on the way from Mysore to Sulthan Bathery is a must, as it is situated in a very serene and scenic place. The Ponkuzhi River flowing on one side, the bamboo … [Read More...]

Vegetarian Recipes

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Watermelon Juice

A very cool juice...perfect during summers. Time Required: 15 Minutes Serves: 4 Ingredients: 4 Cups Watermelon Cubes, De seeded 4 - 6tbsp Sugar ½tsp Pepper A pinch of Kala Namak/Black … [Read More...]

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Fried Wonton Straws

This  sweet and crunchy snack is very easy to make and tastes great to munch as a snack or to be served as dessert. Cuisine: Chinese Time Required: 10 Minutes Ingredients: 4 – 5 Wonton … [Read More...]

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Beetroot Chutney

Time Required: 15 Minutes Ingredients: 1 Cup Beetroot, Chopped 1 Cup Grated fresh Coconut 1tbsp Urad Dal/Black Gram Split 7 - 8 Red Chilies 1tsp Mustard Seeds Juice of 1 Lemon 1tbsp … [Read More...]

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Doodhi Kofta Curry

Deep fried bottle gourd balls in gravy. Cuisine: North India Time Required: 30 Minutes Serves: 4 Ingredients: 500 gms Doodhi/Bottle Gourd, Grated 2tbsp Oil Oil for deep-frying 2 tbsp … [Read More...]

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Menthehittina Raitha

You can prepare this without much hassle if you have Menthedittu ready. Time Required: 5 Minutes Ingredients: 4 tbsp Menthedittu / Menthehittu 1 ½ Cups Curds 1tsp Oil ½ tsp Mustard … [Read More...]

Moong Dal Salad

Moong Dal Salad

Split green gram salad is a wholesome meal and wonderful to enjoy as a snack in the evening with a cup of tea. Cuisine: Gujarat Time Required: 30 Minutes Ingredients: 1 Cup Soaked Moong … [Read More...]

Apple Chutney

Apple Chutney

Apple chutney is known as Seb-ka-chutney in Kashmir. Cuisine: Kashmiri Time required: 20 Minutes Ingredients: 1 Apple 6 – 8 Dry Grapes 4 tbsp Sugar A pinch of Saffron 2 pieces of … [Read More...]

Travel

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Srirangapatna

The historic place of Srirangapatna / Srirangapattana is situated on the banks of river Cauvery at 15 Km from Mysore. Srirangapatna is noted for its ruler Tipu Sultan, the Ranganatha Temple, … [Read More...]

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St. Stephen’s Church Ooty

St. Stephen’s church Ooty is one of the oldest churches in the Nilgiris district. Situated in Ooty, it was built exclusively for the British settled there. On April 23, 1829, the birthday of King … [Read More...]

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Bannerghatta National Park

Bannerghatta National Park spread over 25,000 acres was established in the year 1974. It is situated 22 km south of Bangalore, Karnataka at an altitude of 1245 to 1634 meters above sea level. If you … [Read More...]

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Forts of Goa

Most of the forts built in Goa are high up on the hills and offer a grand view of the Arabian Sea.  The forts of Goa are dotted from Tiracol Fort, which is at the northernmost tip of Goa to Cabo da … [Read More...]

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Se Cathedral – Goa

Right opposite the Basillica de Bom Jesus, is the Roman Catholic Se Cathedral - Goa. It is the seat of the Archdiocese of Goa and is also a UNESCO heritage site. Built in 1510, but the actual … [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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Gardening

White Gulmohar Tree

White Gulmohar Tree

Again our car screeched to a halt while coming back from Hogenakkal waterfalls hearing me exclaim over something that I spotted. The others in the car expected a wild animal or an exotic bird, … [Read More...]

Mushrooms in Kukkarahalli Kere

Mushrooms in Kukkarahalli Kere

When I was walking in Kukkarahalli Kere last Sunday, I got to see many varieties of Mushrooms growing in the thicket.  Not a surprise as Mysore has received copious rains this … [Read More...]

Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum indicum known as Shavanthige in Kannada is the most common flower found growing and selling in Karnataka and the rest of India. Botanical name is Chrysanthemum and belongs to … [Read More...]

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Crocodile Bark Tree

Plant Summary: The state tree of Goa is Crocodile Bark Tree belonging to family Combretaceae*. Botanical name of the tree is Terminalia Elliptica. The name is thus derived because the bark of the … [Read More...]

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Asparagus Fern

The foliage of this plant is one my favorite for arranging flowers. The long flowing stems with bushy needle-like leaves gives the right background and texture for arranging flowers. Picture … [Read More...]

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Rose Plant

Roses are loved by one and all across genders and age. We cannot imagine Mughal Badshah Akbar without a red rose in his hand nor can we imagine Jawaharlal Nehru without a red rose adorning his … [Read More...]

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Orchid Rhynchostylic Retusa

Rhynchostylic Retusa's common name in Rhyncho Orchid. This orchid is widely found in Western Ghats and Himalayas. It is a sturdy epiphytic orchid with fragrant flowers. The flowers are small … [Read More...]

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