Lablab Bean

Lablab Bean

Other common names of Lablab are hyacinth bean, dolichos bean, seim bean, Egyptian kidney bean, Indian bean, chicharo and Australian pea. Chapparada Avarekayi in Kannada, Bhatvas, Shimi in Hindi, and … [Read More...]

Vegetarian Recipes

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Vegetable Spring Rolls

A Chinese dish usually served as a starter but tastes good in the middle as well as the end of the meal or to snack anytime of the day. Time Required: 40 Minutes Serves: 6 Ingredients: … [Read More...]

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Boodakumbalakayi Sippe Balaka

The peels of Ash Pumpkin are sun dried with spices. Boodakumbalakayi Sippe Balaka can be stored can deep fried whenever desired to be relished with Anna / Rice and Saaru / thin … [Read More...]

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Makki Ki Roti

Indian bread prepared using Corn meal.  Makki Ki Roti is a favorite among Punjabis along with Sarson Ka Saag/side dish. Time Required: 20 Minutes Serves: 2 Ingredients: 1½ Cups Makai Ki … [Read More...]

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Praline

Praline is prepared using sugar and nuts.  This is used in cakes, pastries, and ice creams. Time Required: 10 minutes Ingredients: 1Cup Almonds or Cashew nuts 1Cup Sugar … [Read More...]

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Appam

Typical Kerela crepe/pancake prepared using rice and coconut milk.  Appam is relished with Ishtew a vegetable side dish. Cuisine: Kerala Soaking Time : 4 Hours Fermenting Time : 8 … [Read More...]

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Ragi Dosa

Crepes prepared using finger millet flour. Cuisine: Karnataka. Time Required: 20 Minutes + Soaking time and Fermentation time Serves: 4 Ingredients: ½ Cup Urad Dal/Split Black Gram 1½ … [Read More...]

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Nippattu

This is a favorite snacks among Mysoreans and Bangaloreans. Time Required: 30 Minutes Ingredients: 1 Cup Rice Flour ¼ Cup Fried Gram Flour 6 Dry Red Chilies, Grind coarsely 1tsp Chili … [Read More...]

Gadbad Ice Cream

Gadbad Ice Cream

Gadbad is a slang in Kannada meaning there is something wrong or something amiss.  History of Gadbad goes like this, a customer visited Diana restaurant in Udupi and ordered for an ice cream, he was … [Read More...]

Travel

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Bangalore – LalBagh

Lalbagh is a Botanical Garden situated in South Bangalore, India. The garden was commissioned by the ruler of Mysore, Hyder Ali in 1760. His son Tipu Sultan completed the 240 acre gardens. The Glass … [Read More...]

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Goa

Goa is the smallest state in terms of area located in the west coastal region of India referred to as 'Goa Dourada' in the local dialect, which means 'Golden Goa'.  Capital of Goa is Panaji.  … [Read More...]

Kalpetta

Kalpetta

We chose to stay at Kalpetta as all the interesting places are around Kalpetta. We were also tempted to stay in far flung places like Rain Country resorts, but the fact that the drive to and from the … [Read More...]

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Forts of Goa

Most of the forts built in Goa are high up on the hills and offer a grand view of the Arabian Sea.  The forts of Goa are dotted from Tiracol Fort, which is at the northernmost tip of Goa to Cabo da … [Read More...]

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Pookode – Pookot Lake

Pookot Lake is a perennial freshwater lake in Wayanad district of Kerala. Forests around the lake enhance the beauty of the lake making it the most popular destination in Wayanad. Panamaram stream, … [Read More...]

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Auli

Auli situated at a height of 3050 meters (9000 feet) above sea level in Chamoli district, Uttarakhand is a must visit place. The Himalayan snow slopes at Auli attracts skiers from across the world. … [Read More...]

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Pokhran, Rajasthan

"I love the full moon night in the sandy desert and wish to spend time there alone and I love Pokhran because it is a theatre of action and liberty," said our ex-president Hon. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam … [Read More...]

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Gardening

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Orchid Dendrobium Oshin

Plant Summary: The genus Dendrobium contains around 1000 species. Most of them are epiphytes (tree dwellers) and are found in tropical and sub-tropical regions. Flower types vary from being … [Read More...]

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Amaltas

I first set my eyes on these beautiful tropical trees in full bloom braving the summer of Delhi, but was surprised to find them on the way to B.R.Hills and many more in forests of Kerala, Karnataka … [Read More...]

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Gulmohar

We read in text books in school without giving much thought that a good king apart from providing food, water and shelter to the citizens also planted trees to give shade to the weary traveler passing … [Read More...]

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White Gulmohar Tree

Again our car screeched to a halt while coming back from Hogenakkal waterfalls hearing me exclaim over something that I spotted. The others in the car expected a wild animal or an exotic bird, but … [Read More...]

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Orchid – Vanilla Planifolia

Everyone loves Vanilla Ice-cream and this flavor goes well when served with any of the Indian sweets like Gulab Jamoon, Gajar Halwa, Moong Dal Halwa, Kheer, and so on. It would surprise you to know … [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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