The one with Burnt Garlic Fried Rice and Malpua

Today I made Malpua and Fried rice. I had guests coming home and I wanted to cook something special for them. Being a foodie, I have eaten fried rice at every possible food joints but I have never cooked it at home. I love smoky and hot fried rice. So, I chose to do that... Continue Reading →


Rainy Evening in Singsar

#Post 3 in NenapinangaLadinda series The smell of Eucalyptus filled the air as I walked back home on moist soil on a rainy evening with Amma and sister. The hissing sound of water on road when vehicles sped away subsided as we took a detour to the cross roads from the highway. My heart skipped... Continue Reading →


Savandurga is a monolithic hill located at 60 kms from Bangalore. It is formedby two hills Karigudda and Biligudda. This easily qualifies as a half day trek. This was a trip with a group of my friends. Our initial plan was to do a night trek at Savandurga. I was super excited because that was... Continue Reading →

Hirekai/Ridge Gourd Tovve

This is one of the simplest recipes out of ridge gourd and also my goto comfort food.IngredientsRidge Gourd- 1Chilli- 1Ginger- 1/2 inchToor Dal- 1/2 cupTurmeric- 1tspSalt- 1 tbspSeasoningGhee- 1 tbspMustard- 1 tspJeera- 1 tspCurry leaves- 3 to 4Hing- 1 tspGarnishLemon - 1Coriander leavesServes 2StepsPressure cook toor dal along with a small pinch of haldi/turmeric.You can... Continue Reading →

Kumta-Gokarna Beach Trek

Kumta-Gokarna Beach TrekIt was since a really long time that I was craving to go to beaches and also to do a small trek around Bangalore. All plans were going in vain due to so many reasons.And just a week ago my good friend and colleague Mamta pinged me asking if I am interested to... Continue Reading →

Tomato Bath

I hope you all had a fantastic time celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi. Here's my monthly post of August 2017. I was talking to my aunt last week and was telling her how lazy I was feeling to cook. She then suggested making this super quick recipe based out of tomato and rice. If you are a bachelor, you... Continue Reading →

Hampta Pass 1/3

This post is about how I prepared for my first high altitude trek. Almost all Himalayan treks fall into high altitude treks in India. I always wanted to do a Himalayan trek after my friend Shruthi showed pictures of her trekking. The places looked nothing less than extraordinary. Growing up in the mountains, I was curious... Continue Reading →


ನನ್ನೂರಿನ ಮಳೆಯ ನೆನಪು.. ಆಗುಂಬೆಯ ನಂತರ ಅತಿ ಹೆಚ್ಚು ಮಳೆ ಬೀಳುವ ಪ್ರದೇಶ ಎನಿಸಿಕೊಂಡಿರುವ ಕುದುರೆಮುಖ ನನ್ನೂರು. ವರ್ಷದಲ್ಲಿ ಆರು ತಿಂಗಳು ಬಿಸಿಲಿದ್ದರೆ, ಇನ್ನಾರು ತಿಂಗಳು ಭೋ ಎಂದು ಸೋನೆ ಮಳೆ ಸುರಿಯುತಿತ್ತು. ಆ ಮಳೆಯ ದಿನಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಶಾಲೆಗೆ ಹೋಗುವುದೇ ಒಂದು ಹರಸಾಹಸ. ಅಪ್ಪನ ಬಜಾಜ್ ಚೇತಕ್ನಲ್ಲಿ ಹಳದಿ ಹಾಗೂ ನೀಲಿ ಬಣ್ಣದ ರೇನ್‌ಕೋಟ್ ಧರಿಸಿ ನಾನು ಮತ್ತು ತಂಗಿ ಶಾಲೆಗೆ ಹೋಗುತ್ತಿದ್ದೆವು. ಆ ರೈನ್ ಕೋಟ್ನಲ್ಲಿ ನಾವು ಪುಟ್ಟ ಪೆಂಗ್ವಿನ್ ಮರಿಗಳಂತೆ ಕಾಣುತ್ತಿದ್ದೆವು. ಸಾಯಂಕಾಲ ನಾವಿಬ್ಬರು... Continue Reading →

TonDekai(Ivy Gourd) Kairasa

TonDekai(Ivy Gourd) Kairasa Kairasa (kayi = coconut rasa = gravy) is a gravy dish based out of coconut. This recipe has ivy gourd as its main ingredient. Different varieties of kairasa's can be made by changing the main ingredient. Other common varieties of kairasa are lady finger kairasa, pineapple kairasa, bitter gourd kairasa, colocasia kairasa. I got this recipe from... Continue Reading →

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