Jelly

Jelly or Jello

Make Jelly or Jello from the various Jelly making packs available in the market.  Vegetarians - check for the Green dot on the pack.  Follow the instructions and voila Jelly is ready. Cut into … [Read More...]

Vegetarian Recipes

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Kurtkoti Avalakki

Kurtkoti is my maternal grandparents place, which is a village in North Karnataka, where most of my summer holidays were spent with fun, food and freedom. This Spicy crunchy flattened rice snack is a … [Read More...]

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Hesarakalu and Sabsige Palya

Whole Green Gram cooked with Dill makes for an interesting side dish with Indian Bread. Cuisine: North Karnataka Time required: 15 Minutes + Soaking time Ingredients: 1 Cup Soaked Whole … [Read More...]

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Guntpongalu

It is a dosa in the shape of a ball, also known as Guliappa in South Canara (Karnataka) and Phad in North Karnataka. This is known as Guntpongalu in South Karnataka. I tasted this dish for the first … [Read More...]

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Jalapeno Poppers

Jalapeno nah! not available in Namma Bengaluru, so prepared the poppers with Shimla Mirch. Cuisine: USA Time Required: 45 Minutes Ingredients: Few Jalapenos or Shimla Mirch 1 Cup … [Read More...]

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Mirchi Ka Salan

Green chilies cooked in a coconut based gravy. Can you feel the heat! Cuisine: Andhra Pradesh Time required: 30 Minutes Ingredients: 10 – 12 Green Chilies 2 tbsp Tamarind pulp 2 tbsp … [Read More...]

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Rice and Lentils stuffed Capsicum

An interesting Italian recipe.  Enjoy! Time Required: 45 Minutes Ingredients: 6 – 8 Small Capsicums 2 tbsp Chopped Capsicum 1 Cup Basmathi Rice ¾ Cup Sweet Corn Kernels ¼ Cup Masoor … [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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Kathal Mutter Vada Pav

Raw Jackfruit patties tucked in a Pav / Indian bread smeared with two kinds of chutney is sure to be a super hit with your kids as an evening snack. Cuisine: Maharashtra Time Required: 40 … [Read More...]

Travel

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Agumbe, Karnataka

Agumbe is known as Chirapunji of South India as this place is next to Chirapunji in receiving a very high rainfall. So, you can just imagine the beauty of this place, rain forests covered hills, … [Read More...]

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Kotagiri

Kotagiri is small hill town situated in Nilgiris biosphere at an elevation of 1793 meters above sea level. The famous Longwood Shola forests are part of this biosphere. Kotagiri is one of the … [Read More...]

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Linganamakki Dam

The Linganamakki dam is located in Kargal town, Sagara taluk and is built across Sharavathi River in 1964. The length of the dam is 2.4 km and height is 193 feet. The dam is situated at a height of … [Read More...]

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Keladi

The historical place Keladi is situated 6 Km from Sagar, Karnataka. Keladi Nayaka kingdom was established in 1499 by Chaudappa Gauda. Chaudappa Gauda came across treasure hidden in a cauldron. … [Read More...]

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Ramanagara

Ramanagara is situated 50 Km from Bangalore at an elevation of 2450 feet above sea level. Ramanagara was known as Closepet in memory of Sir Barry Close who was a British official during … [Read More...]

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Ranebennur Blackbuck Sanctuary

Picture1 - Buffer zone of  the Sanctuary Ranebennur Blackbuck Sanctuary Sanctuary is situated approximately 301 kms from Bangalore in Haveri district.  It is 8 kms away from Ranebennur town.  … [Read More...]

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Gardening

Peacock Flower

Peacock Flower

Peacock flower with other common names like Pride of Barbados, and Dwarf Poinciana belongs to Caesalpiniaceae (Gulmohar) family. The Botanical name is Caesalpinia pulcherrima and in Hindi it is known … [Read More...]

Gomphrena

Gomphrena

Also known as Globe Amaranth or Bachelor Button is an annual belonging to Amaranthaceae family.  It is known as Adike hoovu in Kannada, Rakthamallika in Sanskrit, Gul-e-makhmal Hindi, and Gundi in … [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...]

Geiger Tree

Geiger Tree

A very striking tree when in bloom, Geiger Tree is gaining popularity to beautify Indian cities. This evergreen tree is a native of Northern coast of South America and Florida Keys. The tree is named … [Read More...]

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, but … [Read More...]

Impatiens

Busy Lizzie – Impatiens

A single Busy Lizzie plant is enough to brighten up a garden. The botanical name is Impatiens walleriana and belongs to Balsaminaceae family. Busy Lizzie – Impatiens is a perennial herb and is native … [Read More...]

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