Vegetarian Recipes


Hagalkayi Uppinakayi

Spicy, sour, and bitter pickle prepared using Bitter gourd and Green Chilies. Time Required: 15 Minutes + Maturing time Ingredients: 1 Hagalkayi / Bitter Gourd 10 Green Chilies 1tsp … [Read More...]



Kannadigas call this dish as Saaru, this is Rasam in other parts of South India.  This curry is prepared using split Red Gram; it is a favorite accompaniment with plain Rice for South … [Read More...]


Appi Payasa

Appi Payasa is a tasty pudding prepared using Milk and Sugar is mixed with crispy bread just before serving. Cuisine: Karnataka Time Required: 30 Minutes Serves: 4 Ingredients 1 litre … [Read More...]


Eggless Strawberry Pastry

Following is the method to convert the Strawberry sponge cake into a pastry. Time Required: 40 Minutes Ingredients: 1 Strawberry Sponge Cake 150 gms Whipping Cream 2 Cups Sugar Syrup ¼ … [Read More...]


Balehannina Bonda

Sweet fritters prepared using ripe Bananas. Time Required: 20 Minutes Serves: 6 Ingredients: 2 Robust Ripe Banana / Pachcha Balehannu ½ Cup Maida ½ Cup Akki Hittu ½ Cup Corn flour 1 … [Read More...]


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...]

Mango Phirni

Mango Phirni

Sweet dish prepared using Rice paste cooked in Milk.  Mango Phirni is a very popular dessert of Kashmir. Time Required: 1 Hour + Chilling Time … [Read More...]


7 – Cup Burfi

This sweet dish gets its name form the fact that the recipe uses 7 cups of ingredients. Time Required: 30 Minutes Ingredients: 1 Cup Gram Flour 1 Cup Fresh Grated Coconut 1 Cup Milk 1 Cup … [Read More...]




South Indian heroine Suhasini wearing  coorgi style saree and crooning the song “Madikeri sepoyi…” (Madikeri soldier) on mist covered hills of Madikeri / Coorg in the Kannada movie Muththina Hara is … [Read More...]

Kanthapara Waterfalls

Kanthanpara Waterfalls – Wayanad

Kanthanpara Waterfalls - Wayanad is a beautiful waterfall situated about 22 km away from Kalpetta. Smaller than the Sentinel Rock waterfalls, the Kanthanpara Falls and its surroundings make an … [Read More...]


Hogenakkal Waterfalls

Hogenakkal in Kannada means Smoking rocks, but the name that is apt for this place is Yennekal meaning Oily rocks. This place is best avoided by one and all and it is a failure and shame on the … [Read More...]


Bheemeshwari Fishing & Nature Camp

Picture1 - A Lotus pond on the way to Bheemeshwari On an early morning of July we set off with a lot of enthusiasm to spend a day at Bheemeshwari fishing camp situated 100 kms from Bangalore. … [Read More...]

Havelock Island

Havelock Island

As we cruised from Port Blair to Havelock Island, I looked forward to fulfill my dream to snorkel, sea walk, and scuba dive. Not limited to only these activities, Havelock Island has a lot to offer to … [Read More...]

Belur Town


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...]


Padubidri Beach

Travel to coastal region in Karnataka conjures visits to divine temples, long walks on the beach, watching sunset, fascinating estuaries, swaying palm trees, and delicious food. For people who … [Read More...]

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Garlic Creeper

Garlic creeper is a delight to grow as it shoots up very fast and when in bloom it is a sight to behold! Plant Summary: The name is derived because the leaves when crushed smells of garlic. The … [Read More...]


Pitcher Plant

Since the time I had read about insectivorous plant, Pitcher plant, I wanted to see one. I got to see one in one of the flower exhibitions held in Lalbagh, Bangalore. Plant Summary: The … [Read More...]



I remember my aunt distributing Sri Satyanarayana Prasad (offering) on washed and dried Canna leaves to family and friends after the pooja. There were many of these plants lined near the manmade water … [Read More...]



Plant Summary: Botanical name of Nasturtium is Tropaeolum majus belonging to the family Tropaeolaceae. It is also known as Indian cress. Nasturtiums are flowers that brighten the garden. These … [Read More...]


Tips for growing Orchids

Orchids are slow groiwng pernnial herbs and their cultivation is simple as compared to other plants since their requirements are minimum for optimum growth.  It is generally believed out of experience … [Read More...]



Plant Summary: Among the 21 leaves offered to Lord Ganesha during Patra Pooja/leaves offering ritual, Arka/Yekka leaf is one of them. Pooja to Lord Hanuman is incomplete without the offering … [Read More...]


Bicolor Persian Violet

Bicolor Persian Violet plant has names, which are as beautiful as the flowers in Kannada it is known as “Dodda Chirayutha” and in Marathi it is known as “Udi Chirayat”.  The formal botanical name is … [Read More...]

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