Lablab Bean

Lablab Bean

Other common names of Lablab are hyacinth bean, dolichos bean, seim bean, Egyptian kidney bean, Indian bean, chicharo and Australian pea. Chapparada Avarekayi in Kannada, Bhatvas, Shimi in Hindi, and … [Read More...]

Vegetarian Recipes

Methi Palak Soup

Palak and Methi Soup

Palak and Methi Soup is prepared using Spinach and Fenugreek leaves Time Required: 25 Minutes Serves: 2 Ingredients: 1 Bunches Spinach 1 small bunch Fenugreek leaves 1 Onions, Chopped … [Read More...]

Beetroot Raitha

Beetroot Raitha

Boiled Beetroot in spiced yoghurt makes this yummy Beetroot Raitha. Cuisine: Mysore and Bangalore Time required: 10 minutes Ingredients: 1 Medium Size Beetroot 2 Cups Yoghurt / Curds 2 … [Read More...]

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Carrots and Chives

Carrot sticks tossed in Chives. Time Required: 5 Minutes Ingredients: 4 – 6 Carrots, Peeled and Chopped into sticks 2tbsp Dry or Fresh Chives 1tsp Olive Oil 1tsp Crushed … [Read More...]

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Kaddu Channa Sabzi

Kaddu Channa Sabzi is prepared using sweet pumpkin and Chik pea. Time Required: 25 Minutes Serves: 4 Ingredients: 2 Cups Peeled and Diced Kaddu / Sihi Kumbalakayi / Sweet Pumpkin 1 Cup … [Read More...]

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Ker Sangri Pickle

This pickle from Rajasthan is very different from any other pickle you would have tasted. This pickle is prepared using the local berry Ker and bean Sangri. I tasted the pickle in one of the … [Read More...]

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Onion Sambar

Curry prepared using Onions or Shallots. This is best eaten with plain Rice, Idlis/Rice Cakes and Pancakes/Dosas. Cuisine: South India Time Required: 30 Minutes Serves: 4 Ingredients: 2 … [Read More...]

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Sajji Roti

Sajji is known as Bhajra in North India.  It is nothing but Black Millet and widely grown in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan and North Karnataka.  This Roti is prepared on Bhogi, which is a day before … [Read More...]

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Kadlebele Uddinabele Chutney

Chutney prepared using Bengal Gram and Split Black Gram. Cuisine: Karnataka Time Required: 10 Minutes Ingredients: 1 Cup Fresh Coconut 1tbsp Kadlebele / Bengal Gram 1/2 tbsp Uddinabele … [Read More...]

Travel

Catherine Waterfalls

Catherine Falls, Kotagiri

Roads leading to Catherine falls wind through the Nilgiri hills between tea estates and pine forests. The drive offers excellent views with the mist playing hide and seek. The water cascades … [Read More...]

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Sims Park Coonoor

Sims park is named after J.D.Sim who was the secretary of the Madras Club in 1874. The garden is spread over 12 hectares with more than 1000 plant species at an elevation of 1780 mts above sea … [Read More...]

Belur Town

Belur

Belur – the historical town is situated on the banks of River Yagachi in Hassan District of Karnataka. Belur was known as Velapuri. The Hoysala dynasty ruled over the Deccan and parts of Tamil Nadu … [Read More...]

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Yedathore Arkeshwara Temple

Krishna Raja Nagar in Mysore district was earlier known as Yedathore. This town is 49 kms from Mysore. The town is well connected by government run buses (K.S.R.T.C), train and private … [Read More...]

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Bhagamandala

Bhagamandala is famous for the confluence of the 3 sacred rivers, Cauvery, Sujyothi and Kanike and also for the Kerala style temple dedicated to Bhagandeshwara / Lord Shiva. Cauvery flows at this … [Read More...]

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Karighatta

Picture1 - Karighatta view from Nimishamba “Kari” in Kannada means black and “Ghatta” means hill.  Karighatta is a hill 20Kms from Mysore just after Srirangapatna on the right side of the highway … [Read More...]

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Gardening

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Christmas tree

Picture1 - The Xmas Tree When dad used to recollect his boyhood days spent on his grandfather's estate called “Sane hidlu/incessant rain” in Chikkamagalur, he always referred to the huge Christmas … [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...]

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Peepal Tree

Botanical name of Peepal Tree is Ficus religiosa and belongs to the Moraceae. Peepal tree is native of South East Asia. It is also known as Bodhi Tree. The Peepal tree can be traced back to the … [Read More...]

Tamarind Tree

Tamarind Tree

Childhood memories of preparing and devouring Chigali (tamarind sweet-sour lollipop) flash as I write about this tree. I also remember bringing down the raw pods by hitting with stones washing them … [Read More...]

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Nandi Battalu

I remember my grandmother preparing Kadige / Kajal / Eye liner using the petals of Nandi Battalu flower. She would say the continuous use of this Kadige would be good for the health of the … [Read More...]

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Sampige Mara

Sampige Marada Hasirele Naduve Kogile Haadiththu Ada Keli Na Mai Marethe Swara ondu Aagle Kalithe Na Haadide Ee Kavithe (2) Chikkovo Chikkovo Ennutha Kogile Haditthu This is a famous … [Read More...]

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Petunia

Petunias are attractive tubular flowers that bloom in innumerable shades belongs to family Solanaceae.  It is native of South America and was discovered by James Tweedie. There are many species … [Read More...]

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