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  • Durga Puja Special 2017 – Bengali Mishti Pulao & Kosha Mangsho / Mutton It is that time of the year again. When the autumn sky is painted in deep azure blue, the air is mildly scented with the fragrance of shiuli flowers that beautifully carpets the surrounding green grass, like fresh morning dew drops… …the kaash flowers swaying in gentle breeze, telling tales of traditions that is seeped so deep in every bengali’s heart, the hypnotic resonance of dhaaker  taal, […]

    Bengali Mishti Pulao / Pilaf & Golbari Style Kosha Mangsho / Mutton Curry

    Durga Puja Special 2017 – Bengali Mishti Pulao & Kosha Mangsho / Mutton It is that time of the year again. When the autumn sky is painted in deep azure blue, the air is mildly scented with the fragrance of shiuli flowers that beautifully carpets the surrounding green grass, like fresh morning dew drops… …the kaash flowers swaying in gentle breeze, telling tales of traditions that is seeped so deep in every bengali’s heart, the hypnotic resonance of dhaaker  taal, […]

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  • Indian Thali Series – South Indian Lunch Menu Day 5 of Kannada Cuisine We are concluding our culinary journey through the wonderful state of Karnataka with this grand finale – an ode to Udupi cuisine. Though officially the district Udupi has been carved out as late as 1997 but this temple town was famous worldwide for its much celebrated cuisine – Udupi cuisine which strictly adhere to the sattvik tradition of Indian vegetarian cuisine, without use of onions and garlic. […]

    Udupdi Veg / Sattvik Thali – South Indian Meal Series

    Indian Thali Series – South Indian Lunch Menu Day 5 of Kannada Cuisine We are concluding our culinary journey through the wonderful state of Karnataka with this grand finale – an ode to Udupi cuisine. Though officially the district Udupi has been carved out as late as 1997 but this temple town was famous worldwide for its much celebrated cuisine – Udupi cuisine which strictly adhere to the sattvik tradition of Indian vegetarian cuisine, without use of onions and garlic. […]

  • Day 4 of Kannada Cuisine Neer Dosa – I was first introduced to neer dosa some 12 years back at a old style Manglorean restaurant in Bangalore.  The menu was neer dosa and kori gassi (manglorean style chicken curry), mutton sukka and Manglorean style fish fry on side. The food was scrumptious, finger licking and bit spicy to our palate but the mildly sweet neer dosa perfectly balanced out the flavours. Food conjures memories and even after so many years, […]

    Manglorean Neer Dosa with Mutton Gassi – Kannada Cuisine

    Day 4 of Kannada Cuisine Neer Dosa – I was first introduced to neer dosa some 12 years back at a old style Manglorean restaurant in Bangalore.  The menu was neer dosa and kori gassi (manglorean style chicken curry), mutton sukka and Manglorean style fish fry on side. The food was scrumptious, finger licking and bit spicy to our palate but the mildly sweet neer dosa perfectly balanced out the flavours. Food conjures memories and even after so many years, […]

  • South Indian Lunch Menu Series Day 3 of Kannada Cuisine Continuing with my culinary adventures in Kannada cuisine and on my quest to explore more and more of this simple and beautiful cuisine, I dig deeper through the books, blogs and articles. And off course though my own memories that is still warm and fresh, the beautiful days we had spent in the countryside of Karnataka, the hills, the rain forest of Western Ghats, and the plantation life. Each time […]

    How to prepare Ugadi lunch menu at home – Karnataka Style

    South Indian Lunch Menu Series Day 3 of Kannada Cuisine Continuing with my culinary adventures in Kannada cuisine and on my quest to explore more and more of this simple and beautiful cuisine, I dig deeper through the books, blogs and articles. And off course though my own memories that is still warm and fresh, the beautiful days we had spent in the countryside of Karnataka, the hills, the rain forest of Western Ghats, and the plantation life. Each time […]

  • Indian thali series – Day 2 of Kannada cuisine Multitude of flavours, kaleidoscope of vivid colorful spread neatly arranged in a particular fashion and a comprehensive platter of all six tastes – sweet, salt, spicy, bitter, sour and astringent to stimulate your senses – Indian thali meals brings perfect balance and harmony to one’s palate. Join me as I am on a mission to discover the regional cuisines of India, one state at a time and if you are following […]

    Karnataka Veg Thali {Kannadiga Oota} – South Indian Meal Series

    Indian thali series – Day 2 of Kannada cuisine Multitude of flavours, kaleidoscope of vivid colorful spread neatly arranged in a particular fashion and a comprehensive platter of all six tastes – sweet, salt, spicy, bitter, sour and astringent to stimulate your senses – Indian thali meals brings perfect balance and harmony to one’s palate. Join me as I am on a mission to discover the regional cuisines of India, one state at a time and if you are following […]

  • I have heard so much about akki roti that on both occasions of my short vacations at Coorg and Chikmagalur, I made it sure to stay at home-stays so that we can enjoy the authentic cuisine of Karnataka. Something that is so difficult to find in cosmopolitan Bangalore. And in both places, my quest for true home cooked Karnataka cuisine has been satiated in more ways than one. Living in coffee plantations has its own charm and in both the […]

    Akki Roti and Chicken Saru {nati koli saru} – Karnataka special Gowda style

    I have heard so much about akki roti that on both occasions of my short vacations at Coorg and Chikmagalur, I made it sure to stay at home-stays so that we can enjoy the authentic cuisine of Karnataka. Something that is so difficult to find in cosmopolitan Bangalore. And in both places, my quest for true home cooked Karnataka cuisine has been satiated in more ways than one. Living in coffee plantations has its own charm and in both the […]

  • Vanilla & Orange Chia Popsicle Smoothie – A great summer smoothie option, this recipe is fruity and refreshing (like all summer drinks should be) while having a creamy layer that sets it apart from its counterparts. The tangy oranges combined with the subtle vanilla creates a healthy and delicious smoothie combination  for standing around the BBQ. Benefits The key fats in chia seeds help to lock in the nutrients and stop them from going mouldy which means they will last […]

    {Guest Post} Vanilla & Orange Chia Popsicle Smoothie

    Vanilla & Orange Chia Popsicle Smoothie – A great summer smoothie option, this recipe is fruity and refreshing (like all summer drinks should be) while having a creamy layer that sets it apart from its counterparts. The tangy oranges combined with the subtle vanilla creates a healthy and delicious smoothie combination  for standing around the BBQ. Benefits The key fats in chia seeds help to lock in the nutrients and stop them from going mouldy which means they will last […]

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  • “Om Sai Ram” There are virtuous and kind people who did exceptional work for humanity and then there are people with exceptional degree of holiness whose life, philosophy had touched human lives in a new way, who had successfully lead us to the righteous path of dharma and moksha.  Sai Baba of Shirdi was one of them, the holy saint who championed the idea of One God – Sabka Maalik Ek (There is only one GOD who governs all)”  and […]

    Spiritual escape to Shirdi Sai Baba and my initiation into street photography

    “Om Sai Ram” There are virtuous and kind people who did exceptional work for humanity and then there are people with exceptional degree of holiness whose life, philosophy had touched human lives in a new way, who had successfully lead us to the righteous path of dharma and moksha.  Sai Baba of Shirdi was one of them, the holy saint who championed the idea of One God – Sabka Maalik Ek (There is only one GOD who governs all)”  and […]

  • “Sullen clouds are gathering fast over the black fringe of the forest. O child, do not go out! The palm trees in a row by the lake are smiting their heads against the dismal sky; the crows with their dragged wings are silent on the tamarind branches, and the eastern bank of the river is haunted by a deepening gloom.”   ~ Tagore …and as I sat down to pen my wistful memories of rain soaked days spent in the lushful […]

    Best and top monsoon destinations in India – rain, rain come again

    “Sullen clouds are gathering fast over the black fringe of the forest. O child, do not go out! The palm trees in a row by the lake are smiting their heads against the dismal sky; the crows with their dragged wings are silent on the tamarind branches, and the eastern bank of the river is haunted by a deepening gloom.”   ~ Tagore …and as I sat down to pen my wistful memories of rain soaked days spent in the lushful […]

  • This will be my concluding post on Yellowstone national park and before we venture onto our new destination, here is a quick roundup of what you can do in Yellowstone national park. Yellowstone is world’s first and most significant national park, and it’s rich and varied topography, landscapes and flora-fauna has something for everyone. From off-beat hiking trails to geyser gazing sights, or chasing the herds of bison or one-to-one interaction with wolves and bears, fishing, camping and rafting you […]

    Top 8 attractions or things to do in Yellowstone national park

    This will be my concluding post on Yellowstone national park and before we venture onto our new destination, here is a quick roundup of what you can do in Yellowstone national park. Yellowstone is world’s first and most significant national park, and it’s rich and varied topography, landscapes and flora-fauna has something for everyone. From off-beat hiking trails to geyser gazing sights, or chasing the herds of bison or one-to-one interaction with wolves and bears, fishing, camping and rafting you […]

  • Of all the trail loops in Yellowstone National Park, Fountain Paint Pot trail is one of the most interesting trail of Yellowstone park. It lies in the Lower Geyser basin which is scattered over wide expanse of area and is characteristically marked by all the geothermal features like geysers, fumaroles, mud pots and hot springs. This unique feature made this part of the Yellowstone stand apart from the rest. Celestine Pool at a distant. While none of the geysers here […]

    Fountain paint pot nature trail – Yellowstone National Park part III

    Of all the trail loops in Yellowstone National Park, Fountain Paint Pot trail is one of the most interesting trail of Yellowstone park. It lies in the Lower Geyser basin which is scattered over wide expanse of area and is characteristically marked by all the geothermal features like geysers, fumaroles, mud pots and hot springs. This unique feature made this part of the Yellowstone stand apart from the rest. Celestine Pool at a distant. While none of the geysers here […]

  • Continuing from my previous post on canyons and wild life of Yellowstone, here we will take you through the most interesting features of Yellowstone – geothermal hot springs. Geothermal, geysers and hot springs are the centerpiece of attraction in Yellowstone park.  They are concentrated primarily into two areas – Norris Geyser basin and Upper geyser basin. So if you are touring the lower loop of Yellowstone park, you have to skip Norris Geyser basin. The Lower Loop highlights include the […]

    Old Faithful and Upper geyser basin trail – Yellowstone National Park part II

    Continuing from my previous post on canyons and wild life of Yellowstone, here we will take you through the most interesting features of Yellowstone – geothermal hot springs. Geothermal, geysers and hot springs are the centerpiece of attraction in Yellowstone park.  They are concentrated primarily into two areas – Norris Geyser basin and Upper geyser basin. So if you are touring the lower loop of Yellowstone park, you have to skip Norris Geyser basin. The Lower Loop highlights include the […]

  • The scent of damp earth, the whiff of fresh air, the wind on my face, slight nip in the air, the silent gurgling of the water, tiny fishes playing around my ankle soaked in pristine crystal clear lake water, sound of birds chirping nearby and under the big sky Montana as I began to pen down my thoughts on my travel notebook, time traveled backwards…twenty years back, for the love of travel I chose to become a geologist . … […]

    Yellowstone national park – canyons & Hayden valley part I-

    The scent of damp earth, the whiff of fresh air, the wind on my face, slight nip in the air, the silent gurgling of the water, tiny fishes playing around my ankle soaked in pristine crystal clear lake water, sound of birds chirping nearby and under the big sky Montana as I began to pen down my thoughts on my travel notebook, time traveled backwards…twenty years back, for the love of travel I chose to become a geologist . … […]