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Shenga Holige

Shenga Holige

Happy Ugadi! Shenga Holige is a sweet stuffed bread using Groundnuts and Jaggery. Cuisine: North Karnataka Time Required: 40 Minutes + Soaking time … [Read More...]


Soppina Palya

A very healthy side dish prepared using leafy vegetables with split Red Gram.  This is a popular dish in North Karnataka and is usually served with Jowar Roti / Sorghum flour bread. Time Required: … [Read More...]


Kadala Curry

A popular Kerala curry prepared using Black Chik pea and a perfect accompaniment to Puttu and Appam. Time Required: 20 Minutes Serves: 2 … [Read More...]


Halasinabeejada Chutney

A chutney prepared using the seeds of Jackfruit. Time Required: 20 Minutes Ingredients: 5 – 6 Halasinabeeja / Jackfruit seeds, pressure cooked 4 Green Chilies 1 Cup Coconut 1tbsp … [Read More...]


Rajma Curry

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Sev Ki Bhaji

Sev Ki Subzi

A very unique side dish prepared using Sev, which is a deep fried crispy snack. Cuisine: Gujarat and Rajasthan Time Required: 20 Minutes Ingredients: 1 Radish / Mooli peeled and diced 2 … [Read More...]


Palak Mangodi

Green Gram dumplings cooked in Spinach gravy. A dish from Rajasthan. Time Required: 20 Minutes Serves: 2 … [Read More...]


Lauki Dal

A curry prepared using Bottlegourd and Bengal Gram. Cuisine: North Indian Time Required: 20 Minutes Serves: 4 Ingredients: 2 Cups Lauki/Sorekayi/Bottlegourd, Chopped 1 Cup Channa … [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...]


North Goa Beaches

The 131 Kms of Goa coastline is dotted with beautiful beaches fringed by palm trees, carpeted by soft sand and soaked by the Arabian Sea. It is an ideal destination for beach lovers. Picture1 - … [Read More...]


Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary

Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary in Kerala is part of Wyanad Wildlife Sanctuary situated 100kms from Mysore and is adjacent to Nagarhole National park. Wyanad Wildlife Sanctuary was established in the … [Read More...]


Temples of Goa

You will be surprised to know that there are some beautiful and ancient temples dedicated to Hindu gods in Goa. Not so surprising either as the residents of Goa before the Portuguese came in were all … [Read More...]


Giri-bettada Kere

As we drove back after visiting the 5 temples at T.Narasipura to Mysore, we took a left at the 16th mile and eagerly drove to Giri-Bettada Kere (Hill Lake). The lake was shimmering and had … [Read More...]


Kateel Durga Parameshwari Temple

In Kateel on an island created by river Nandini is situated the Sri Durga Parameshwari temple. Kateel is located in Dakshina Kannada district, Karnataka. Devotees throng the Kateel Durga … [Read More...]


Talakadu – Part I

Picture1 - Talakadu Sand Dunes Talakadu is situated 50 Kms from Mysore and was under the rule of Western Gangas, Tamil Cholas in the 11th and 12th centuries, Hoysalas in the 12th century, … [Read More...]

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