Household Hints

April 2015 Hints

April 2015 Hints are as follows: Dip cotton ball in nail polish remover and wipe away the ink stains made on the walls. Add a piece of Ginger and cook the used Oil to take away the odor.  … [Read More...]

Vegetarian Recipes

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Pina Colada

Pina Colada is a delicious drink prepared using Coconut Milk and Pineapple. Time Required: 20 Minutes Ingredients: 1 Coconut 1 Pineapple 4 - 6 tbsp Sugar Method: Grate fresh Coconut … [Read More...]

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Kadai Capsicum Paneer

Cottage cheese cooked with Capsicum and Tomatoes, accented with coriander seeds and freshly pounded black peppercorns laced in creamy tomato gravy. Time Required: 30 Minutes Serves: … [Read More...]

Fruit Custard

Fruit Custard

Fruit custard is a favorite while growing up.  With Ice-cream it would be the must loved Fruit Salad with Ice-cream! Time Required: 40 Minutes Serves: 6 Ingredients: 1 Apple 2 Banana 1 … [Read More...]

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Bhajji

Thin slices of vegetables dipped in spicy batter and deep fried. Time Required: 20 Minutes Ingredients: 1 Potato 1 Onion 4 Shimla Mirchi (Light green colored Chilies) Oil for deep … [Read More...]

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Jowar Bhajji

Crispy fritters prepared using Sorghum flour.  An ideal evening snack with hot tea or coffee. Time Required: 25 Minutes Makes: 18 Ingredients: 1 Cup Jowar Flour ¼ Cup Besan 2 Spoons … [Read More...]

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Mint and Cherry Tomato Salad

This is a refreshing salad to beat the heat during summer. Time Required: 10 Minutes Ingredients: 1 Cup Mint Leaves, Chopped finely 1 Green Chili, Slit 1 Onion, Chopped finely 1/2 … [Read More...]

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Healthy Tea

Herbal Tea is healthy tea! Required Time : 5 mts + Chilling Time Serves : 2 Ingredients: A small piece of Ginger 2 pieces Dalchini / Cinnamon 7 - 8 leaves Tulsi (Basil) 2 tsp Tea … [Read More...]

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Karibevina Chutney Pudi

We have a Curry leaves tree in Mysore and the tree grows better if the branches are cut during monsoons.  After distributing some among the neighbors, the rest are used to prepare Curry leaves Chutney … [Read More...]

Travel

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Nagarhole

My first encounter with wild life and forests was when the whole family comprising of my grandparents, parents, aunt, sister and me visited Nagarhole Wildlife Sanctuary in 1977 for 3 nights. As a … [Read More...]

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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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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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Gadisar Lake

A lake in the middle of the desert is a surprise to the visitors and the presence of an exquisitely carved sandstone balcony in the lake adds to the mystical charm. Gadisar Lake is a man-made lake … [Read More...]

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Shopping and Eating out in Mysore

Shopping in Mysore for souvenir or anything else can be done in plenty.  Tourists, locals and rural people living around Mysore make a beeline to the shopping centers like Landsdowne building, Gandhi … [Read More...]

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Gardening

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Sea Poison Tree

Sea Poison Tree is a beach tree native of Asia and Australia. Sandy beaches and coastal regions with a dash of salt in the soil is the ideal place for these trees to grow best. Sea Poison Tree … [Read More...]

Parijata Tree

Parijata Tree

I always dreamt of a garden space where a marble Gopala Krishna idol is installed below a Parijata tree. By dawn, the idol would be worshipped automatically by the falling fragrant … [Read More...]

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Philippines Jade Vine

I rushed to Lal Bagh, when I read the news that the rare Philippine Jade Vine also known as Emerald Vine had bloomed. It was a rare sight of this bloom with an extremely rare color. Plant … [Read More...]

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Marsh Mallow

March Mellow is undoubtedly the most handsome of all wild flowers. Botanical name is Althaea officinalis and belongs to the mallow family. Pictures of Marsh Mallow taken in Kukkarahalli Lake, … [Read More...]

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Naga Sampige

The most striking part of this evergreen tree is the brilliant big white flowers and the contrasting red fruits hanging on the tree. I noticed this tree for the first time in the temple of … [Read More...]

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Grow Curry Leaves Tree

I remember running around Curry leaf trees at my Mama’s(Uncle) farm in North Karnataka. He had grown these trees in half an acre of land. Walking beside the trees, we could smell the distinctive scent … [Read More...]

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