Carrot and Ginger Soup

Carrot and Ginger Soup

Winter is here and soups are a great way to keep you warm. Carrot and Ginger Soup is mild and complete meal when served with bread toast or Garlic bread. Time required: 35 minutes … [Read More...]

Vegetarian Recipes

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Balekayi Dose

Crepes prepared using Raw Banana. Time Required: 20 Minutes + Soaking Time Ingredients: 1 Cup Raw Rice 2 Raw Banana 2 Green Chilies, Chopped finely 1 Onion, Chopped finely 4 Sprigs … [Read More...]

Dry Paneer Masala

Dry Paneer Tikka Masala

Dry Paneer Tikka Masala is prepared using Cottage Cheese.  The Cheese is marinated in spices and tossed in more spices.  This is a delicious accompaniment to serve with Indian Bread. Cuisine: North … [Read More...]

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Vegetable Alu Patties Burger

Everybody loves Burger and kids will love to assemble their own customized Burger at home. Time Required: 30 Minutes Ingredients: 1 Alu Patties 2 leaves of Lettuce 1 Cheese slice, … [Read More...]

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Mango Green Chilies Pickle

Mavalli Tiffin Room (MTR) introduced a Mango pickle with Green Chilies in the summer of 2003 and discontinued the product after a few months.  We had liked the taste of this unique combination and … [Read More...]

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Ker Sangri

This is one of the most authentic dishes of Rajasthan. I made a point to taste this dish when in Rajasthan. I also bought the dried Ker and Sangri and prepared this dish at home. The Ker is a wild … [Read More...]

Tabbouleh

Tabbouleh

Tabbouleh is a tasty salad prepared using Bulgur wheat and other raw vegetables. Cuisine: Mediterranean Time Required: 20 Minutes + Soaking Time Ingredients: 1 Cup Soaked Broken … [Read More...]

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Onion Pakoda

Spicy Onion fritters very popular in North India usually served as an evening snack during winters along with a cup of Masala Chai/Tea or Fruit juice in summers. Time Required: 25 Minutes … [Read More...]

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Poha Salad

This tasty salad cum snack is prepared in Maharashtra households. Time Required: 20 Minutes Ingredients: 1 Cup Soaked Poha / Beaten Rice 1 Cucumber, Chopped finely 1 Tomato or few Cherry … [Read More...]

Travel

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Gyudmed Monastic School, Gurupura

Gyudmed Monastic School is situated in Gurupura near Hunsur, Karnataka. It is a center for study of tantra established in 1972. The founder of Gyudmed monastery was Lama Je Sherab Senge in … [Read More...]

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Cauvery Nisargadhama

I always felt lucky living in Mysore as the choice of weekend getaways were innumerable.  One such favorite getaway was to picnic at Cauvery Nisargadhama and also visit Namdroling Monastary and … [Read More...]

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City Palace Udaipur

Pichola Lake must be the only lake in India which can boast of hosting the maximum number of magnificent palaces on it. On the east bank of the lake is the City Palace Udaipur built by Maharana … [Read More...]

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Abbey Falls

Waterfalls whether big or small are always a pleasure to see and enjoy.  Abbey falls is one such waterfall tucked away in a private coffee and spice estate.  It is a sight to behold and watch the many … [Read More...]

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Sagarkatte, Mysore

The best part of the monsoon season is that the dams open their gates when full and the waterfalls and the backwaters along the river’s journey to meet the sea are fed with immeasurable water to … [Read More...]

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Ajmer, Rajasthan

Ajmer is a major city situated 11 Km from Pushkar in Rajasthan. It is famous for the Dargah/tomb of the 13th century Sufi Saint Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Hasan Chisti. The saint is revered by both the … [Read More...]

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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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Gardening

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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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Colville’s Glory

Every life created by God has a purpose and beauty of its own. And Colville’s Glory seems to have been created by God in leisure. I was delighted when I spotted this rare tree in bloom in Mysore near … [Read More...]

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Sausage Tree

Sausage tree attracts a lot of attention, even from people who are not nature enthusiasts. I have seen many of them wondering whether the huge sausage like fruits is edible. No, the fruits are not … [Read More...]

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Orchid Diplocentrum Recurvum

Perched on a tree near the KSTDC restaurant was this Orchid plant in bloom. Query to Prejith on identification of this wild orchid led to the name Diplocentrum Recurvum. This epiphytic Orchid is … [Read More...]

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Cannon Ball Tree

Drawing competitions would be held on the lawns of Cubbon Park, Mysore during Independence or Republic days when I was in school. There is one Cannon Ball tree in the Park and on these occasions, I … [Read More...]

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