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Lal Bagh Botanical Garden

Lal Bagh Botanical Garden is located in South Bangalore The Lalbagh Botanical Garden is not only one of the largest botanical gardens in India, but also the first of its kind, with planned routes, glasshouses and ornamental flowers growing throughout the property. The garden itself is spread over an area of 240 acres and its…

A Trip to Bangalore

I have always wanted to visit Bangalore, the capital of Karnataka state in India. Bangalore is most well known as the tech hub of India. Today, we visited Bangalore Palace, where construction started in 1874 and completed in 1878 The palace was built in Tudor Revival style architecture with fortified towers, battlements and turrets. The…

Saag Chana (Spinach Black Chickpeas Curry)

Ingredients– 400 gm chopped spinach 2 cups black gram (desi chana) soaked overnight and boiled 1 tsp grated ginger 1 tsp finely chopped garlic 1 finely chopped onion 1 finely chopped tomato 1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds 1/2 tsp mustard seeds 2-3 dry red chillies, roughly torn 1 tsp turmeric powder 1 tsp red chilli powder…

Matar Alu Torkari (Peas and Potato Curry)

Ingredients– 1 cup fresh shelled peas 1 medium potato, cut into small cubes 1 medium tomato, chopped 2 green chillies, chopped 1 tsp cumin seeds 1 tsp grated ginger 1/2 tsp turmeric powder Salt to taste 1 tbsp refined oil Method – Heat oil in a wok Add the cumin seeds Once it sizzles, add…

Chirer Pulao (Flattened Rice Pulao)

Ingredients– 1.5 cups chire (flattened rice) 1 medium sized boiled potato 1 tbsp oil 1/4 tsp cumin seeds 1/4 tsp fennel seeds 1 tbsp peanuts 1 tbsp cashew nuts 1 tsp raisins 1 medium sized onion, chopped finely Salt to taste 1/4 tsp turmeric powder 2 tbsp sugar 1 tbsp ghee Method – Wash the…

Smoked Pork and Potato Curry

Ingredients – 500 gm smoked pork 4 potatoes, cut into halves 1 finely chopped medium onion 2 tsp garlic paste 1/2 tsp ginger paste 2 bay leaves Salt to taste 1/2 tsp turmeric powder 5-6 slit green chillies Finely chopped coriander leaved for garnishing 2 tbsp mustard oil Method – Heat the mustard oil in…

Vanilla Cake

Ingredients– 325 gm all purpose flour (2.5 cups) 350 gm powdered sugar (1 3/4 cups) 2.5 tsp baking powder 3/4 tsp salt 180 gm butter 3 large eggs 3 egg yolks 1 cup milk 2.5 tsp vanilla essence Method – Ensure all the ingredients are at room temperature Preheat the oven to 180°C In a…

Chicken Salad Sandwich

Ingredients – 1.5 cups boiled and shredded chicken 1/3 cup onion, finely chopped 1/4 cup green bell pepper, finely chopped 1/2 cup mayonnaise A few lettuce leaves, torn Salt and pepper to taste 8 slices bread Method – In a medium bowl, mix all the ingredients except bread and lettuce Place the mixed ingredients equally…

Ou Tenga Masor Jhul (Fish Curry with Elephant Apple)

Ingredients– 5 pieces Rohu fish 1 potato, boiled and chopped into medium pieces and lightly mashed 1 tsp ginger garlic paste 1/2 ou Tenga (elephant apple lightly pounded), boiled in 2 cups of water for 2 whistles 1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds 2 green chillies, slit 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper powder (optional) 1 tsp…

Lemon Pepper Chicken

Ingredients– 600-700 gm boneless chicken, cut in strips 1/2 cup yogurt 1 onion, pureed 2 tsp ginger garlic paste 1 tbsp ginger julienned 2 tbsp Cream A small bunch of chopped coriander leaves 4 green chillies 2-3 tbsp fresh lemon juice Salt to taste 2 tsp black pepper powder 1 tsp red chilli powder 1…

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