Its hard to resist anything fried till golden, crisp and tempting!!! Moreover it is the season to indulge!!! Festive celebrations are just round the corner. The weather is turning cold and wintry with rains making their appearance every now and then.  Taking in the cool air and winter shades of nature during our drive to office…

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  The monsoon season reminds me of school days. Of carefree days when the day`s strategy was to attend classes, play, eat, some more play, homework and more play! The rains were perhaps the best. We found delight in getting drenched in the rains. The rain drops caressing our cheeks felt like pure joy. All…

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To give a rich red color to your gravies without adding too much chillies, soak 2 dry red chillies after removing their seeds in about half cup water for 30 mins. Then rub the chillies to obtain the color and add this liquid to the gravy.

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She longed to be set free. To fly away to a distant place where the sun always shone down on earth. Where the steady golden rays of the sun penetrated into all places and drove away the darkness. Where even rains did not chase away the sunlight but would fill the sky with rainbow. Flowers…

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There is often a long ‘to-be‘ list. No I don`t mean to-do. It`s a to-be. A list of professions you want to take up when you ‘grow up’. A list of things you would want to do. From a teacher to sports champ, a scientist or an actor. The ‘list’ is now a crumpled piece of…

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Today`s recipe brings in a flood of memories. Memories so warm that they unfreeze my frozen fingers. It is like the warmth one feels when sipping a cup of tea. The early morning rush, the smell of something delicious being cooked and packed into colorful boxes is a sight still so vivid, so touching. Being…

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Cumin or jeera in Hindi; jeerige in Kannada is a spice that is a  native of eastern Mediterranean region. It is now cultivated in India, Morocco, China, Indonesia, Egypt and Argentina.

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Garlic is a native of Central Asia and eastern Mediterranean region. It is widely grown in India, China, Spain, Egypt, Korea, Argentina, U.S.A and Italy. They contain traces of vitamin A, B1, B2, C.   Medicinal Uses- * To eliminate worms – Consume fresh garlic in your diet regularly. This expels intestinal parasites in few…

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  “In the depth of winter I finally learned there was in me an INVINCIBLE summer.” ~Albert Camus The night was cold and seemed to drag on endlessly. The moon had curled up and hidden itself in the darkness of the sky. The cold winter creeping in showed no mercy on her. As she lay on…

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PART 2 –  A TRYST WITH JOLA ROTTI The search for a perfect GIRMIT continues. We make a stop at Dharwad which is about  20 kms from Hubli. It was a hot sunny day. We set about to finish our task and eagerly awaited lunch time. Our driver Manju suggested a hotel nearby for a…

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