Srirama Temple, Ponkuzhi

Srirama Temple, Ponkuzhi

A stop at Srirama Temple, Ponkuzhi on the way from Mysore to Sulthan Bathery is a must, as it is situated in a very serene and scenic place. The Ponkuzhi River flowing on one side, the bamboo … [Read More...]

Vegetarian Recipes

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Mango Shikarani

This sweet dish is prepared from the pulp of ripe mangoes. During summer Mango Shikarani also known as Aam Ras  is prepared in households of Karnataka, Maharashtra and Gujarat. Time Required: 20 … [Read More...]

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Spicy Sindhi Pakora

Spicy Vegetable crisp savory.  Spicy Sindhi Pakora is favorite among North Indians as a evening snack with Garam Garam Chai/Hot Tea. Time Required: 25 Minutes Serves: 4 Ingredients: ½ Cup … [Read More...]

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Green Apple Milk Shake

You might ask me why Green Apple and not Red? All varieties of Apples can be used, Green Apple adds more sourness to the shake. Time Required: 10 Minutes Ingredients: 1 Green Apple 2 … [Read More...]

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Seemebadanekayi Sippe Chutney

Chutney prepared using Chayote peel. Time Required: 15 Minutes Ingredients: Peel of 1 Seemebadanekayi / Chayote Squash ½ Cup Grated Coconut 1tbsp Udinabele / Urad Dal/ Black Gram split 5 … [Read More...]

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Seared Bean Sprout Salad

Seared Bean Sprout Salad is tasty served as a side dish or can be served as a meal with some garlic bread.  A very interesting salad with crunchy Sesame Seeds and Orange flavor. Time Required: 20 … [Read More...]

Punjabi Mango Pickle

Punjabi Mango Pickle

Pickle is an integral part of Punjabi cuisine and Punjabi Mango Pickle is a favorite among one and all as it is a good accompaniment with Parathas.  Cut Raw Mangoes are mixed with coarsely ground … [Read More...]

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Sweet Corn and Mint Chaat

Sweet corn entry into the Indian markets has added more scope to the Indian cuisine. Here is a recipe for a tangy and spicy evening snack. Time Required: 25 Minutes Ingredients: 2 Cups … [Read More...]

Travel

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Jog Falls

Manavanagi huttida mele en en kandi Saayotanaka samsaradolage gandaa gundi... Herikondu hogodilla sattaag bandi Irodrolage omme nodu Joga gundi... . . . Saayodrolage omme nodu Joga gundi … [Read More...]

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Chikmagalur

Chikmagalur was always mentioned by my dad and his cousins with a lot of affection as they spent all their holidays in their maternal Grandfather’s coffee estate. I have heard many incidents and … [Read More...]

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Veeranarayana Temple Gadag

Sri Vanitheyarasane Vimala Raa Jeeva Peethana Pithane Jagakathi Paavanane Sanakaadi Sajjana Nikara Daathaara Raavaanaasura Mathana Shravana Sudhaa Vinoothana Kathana Kaarana Kaavudaanatha Janava … [Read More...]

Junagarh Fort, Bikaner

Junagarh Fort, Bikaner

Raja Rai Singh conquered Mewar and the pleased Mughal emperor Akbar rewarded him the territory in Gujarat and Burhanpur. To celebrate his success, Raja Rai Singh built the grand fort of Bikaner known … [Read More...]

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Badrinath

Sri Badri Naryanji ki, jai Sri Badri Vishalji ki, Jai Badrinath is one of the char dhams (four pilgrim centers), which is visited by thousands of Hindus. The temple is dedicated to Lord … [Read More...]

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Goa Heritage Buildings

Along with endless beaches, Goa is also dotted with beautiful heritage buildings reminding of the Portuguese who ruled Goa for 450 years.  Goa was freed from Portuguese in 1961, but the impact of the … [Read More...]

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Gardening

Teak Tree

Teak tree

Teak tree is the most precious deciduous tree in India and as you traverse into Western Ghats, you come across these trees gloriously growing on the slopes of the hills. Common names are Indian … [Read More...]

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White Popinac Tree

This tree with its white flowers is planted for ornamental purposes as well as for firewood and livestock feed.   White Popinac Tree are part of the flora in Kukkarahalli Lake in Mysore and also found … [Read More...]

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Coral Shower Tree

Plant Summary: Flowering trees have started to bloom to welcome spring and warmth into our lives. One of the most beautiful flowering trees is the Coral Shower Tree also known as Pink Shower tree and … [Read More...]

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Orchid Pholidota Imbricata

I spotted this orchid in Kavadi Kere and research led me to the name Orchid Pholidota Imbricata. I collected two bulbs of this orchid from the aracanut/betel nut garden maintained by the temple. As I … [Read More...]

Angel's Trumpet

Angel’s Trumpet

Brugmansia is the botanical name and belongs to Solanaceae family. Datura is a close relative of this plant. Angel's Trumpet is native of South America. Angel’s Trumpet is popular as an … [Read More...]

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Orchid Aerides Multiflora

I collected this orchid from, Srinagar, Uttaranchal and my main concern was to transport it safely back home.  I feared the worst in Delhi as it was peak summer and we were staying there for a week … [Read More...]

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