Aloo Chaat

Aloo Chaat Dilli Style

It is a must to taste Aloo Chaat Dilli Style when visiting Delhi. Cuisine: New Delhi Time Required: 25 Minutes Ingredients: 2 - 3 Potatoes, Boiled, Peeled, and Diced 1 Onion, Chopped … [Read More...]

Vegetarian Recipes

Kalina Usali

Kalina Usali

Kalina Usali is prepared using a mixture of whole lentils like  Chik Peas, Horse Gram, Green Gram, Cow Peas, Kabuli Peas,  and so on. Cuisine: Karnataka Time Required: 30 Minutes + Soaking … [Read More...]

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Sihi Kumbalakayi Palya

A side dish prepared using sweet pumpkin.  This is a very common dish served in Rayara Mutta / Sri Raghavendra Swamy temple. Time Required: 20 Minutes Ingredients: 500 gms S ihi Kumbalakayi … [Read More...]

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Kavalikayi Uppinakayi

Kavalikayi is also known as Karonda, Natal Plum, or Carissa. The fruit is small and oval in shape with a sharp taste. Perfect for pickling! Time Required: 20 Minutes + Maturing … [Read More...]

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Mango Tit Bits Jam

Jam with Mango pieces floating in it! Time Required: 20 Minutes Ingredients: 1 Cup Mango pieces (neither raw nor ripe), preferably Thothapuri 1 Cup Sugar Method: Steam the Mango … [Read More...]

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Avalakki Dosa

Pancakes prepared using Beaten Rice and Rice. Cuisine: South India Time Required: 30 Minutes + Soaking Time + Fermenting Time Ingredients: 2 Cups Raw Rice 1 tsp Methi (Fenugreek) Seeds 2 … [Read More...]

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Alu Gobi

A very popular Punjabi side dish prepared using Potatoes and Cauliflower. Time Required: 20 Minutes Serves: 4 Ingredients: 1 medium sized Cauliflower 3 Potatoes, Peeled and Chopped 2 … [Read More...]

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Hoornada Holige

A sweet bread, stuffed with a mixture of Jaggery and cooked lentil.  This is also known as Obbattu and Puran Poli and is prepared on festivals. Time Required: 1 Hour Makes: 6 … [Read More...]

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Thambittu

Thambittu is a sweet is prepared using fried gram flour and is prepared on Nagara Panchami festival. Cuisine: Karnataka Time Required: 15 Minutes … [Read More...]

Travel

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Basillica of Bom Jesus, Goa

I had read and heard a lot about St. Francis Xavier’s mortal remains enshrined in the oldest church in India, the Basillica of Bom Jesus in Goa. When I got the opportunity to visit the … [Read More...]

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Planet X, Mysore

Updated on April 30 2014: Planet X is closed now. Mysore was always nicknamed as a “sleepy town” and the visitors whine that there is nothing in Mysore except for historical monuments and ancient … [Read More...]

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Jwalamukhi Tripura Sundari Temple

"Kadamba vana vasinim, kanaka vallaki dharinim, Maharha mani harinim, mukasa mulla sad varunim, Daya vibhava karinim vichatha lochamim, charinim, Trilochana Kudimbhineem, Tripura Sundarim … [Read More...]

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Birds of Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary

Birds of Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary can drain your Camera batteries in no time, ensure that you have additional batteries!  Yes, out of 250 species you can spot at least 50 during a day stay in … [Read More...]

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Rose Garden, Ooty

The poem “Roses” by George Eliot comes to mind while strolling in the Rose garden, Ooty. You love the roses - so do I. I wish The sky would rain down roses, as they rain From off the shaken bush. … [Read More...]

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Kurtakoti

Kurtakoti is a small village situated 16 Kms from Gadag and every single summer holidays of mine was spent here. My Grandfather was the zamindar and the police Patil. The main occupation of the … [Read More...]

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Amber Fort, Jaipur

Amber also known as Amer was the former capital of the Kachhwahas. The majestic fort built on Cheel ka Teela (Hill of Eagles) in the Aravalli range of hills above the Maota Lake is visible from far … [Read More...]

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Gardening

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Madagascan Periwinkle

Plant Summary: A native of Madagascar the world's fourth largest island, found off the east coast of Africa. The botanical name of this tropical and evergreen plant is Catharanthus Roseus. Madagascan … [Read More...]

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Common Leucas – Thumbe Hoovu

During Sankashta Ganapathy pooja, I remember collecting the flower and leaves of Thumbe Hoovu growing in empty sites for my parents. Later I used to collect them for Mauna Gowri Pooja. Many people … [Read More...]

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Orchid Oberonia

There are 53 species of Oberonia Orchids. Out of this 24 species are found in Kerala and Karnataka. Oberonia is also found in Eastern Himalayas, Assam, Thailand, Malaysia, Uttaranchal, and Java. They … [Read More...]

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Balsam

Balsam belongs to family Balsaminaceae. There are 850 species of this plant. They are annuals found in tropical and temperate regions of the world. Some of the other common names of Balsam are … [Read More...]

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Datura

The botanical name of Datura is Datura innoxia and belongs to the family Solanaceae. The other common names are Horn of Plenty, Downy Thorn Apple, Safed Dhatura (Hindi). Datura is a … [Read More...]

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Oxalis

This edible weed / herb belong to the wood-sorrel family Oxalidaceae. Oxalis grows all around the world except in the Polar Regions. Picture - Wood Sorrel, Broadleaf Woodsorrel, Mexican … [Read More...]

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Orchid Dendrobiums Velveth Midnight

Dendrobiums are the largest and the most popular group of orchids, extensively grown in South East Asia for cut flower production owing to their all year round flowering. Dendrobium hybrids are very … [Read More...]

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