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Chutney prepared from jujube fruit (Kul er ombol)

This preparation is one of the must-have dishes during Saraswati Puja and one of one of my favourite dishes…Kuller ombol (chutney prepared from jujube fruit )…This is how it is prepared Ingredients: 250 grams fruit ½ teaspoon mustard seeds ½ tablespoon mustard oil A pinch of haldi A pinch of salt Sugar to taste Method: Heat the oil Add mustard seeds. When the seeds begin to crackle, add the fruits and stir Add haldi and stir Add approximately two cups of water Add a few spoons of sugar, (according to your taste buds) Cover the preparation with a lid and cook on low flame. Ensure that the water evaporates

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Some of the best beach-side memories

This is a cliff top view at Varkala, a coastal town of Kerala, situated about 50-km from the capital city of Thiruvananthapuram. We had been planning long for our honeymoon. We had gone to various travel agents and tour operators before zeroing in on the destination. After months of discussion and debating we decided that the place was to be Maldives!!! And the image proves that we were not wrong. Manchanabele Dam, 50KM from the city of Bangalore is a nature lover’s paradise. Situated in the remote surrounding, this reservoir is built across the river Arkavathi. A drive through the remote

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Interesting Things to do in Kodaikanal

Cycling !!!! Grab one of these unique cycles and spend time cycling around the lake as long as you want !!!! If you thought Ooty was the only place famous for home made chocolates then think again…Kodai is not far behind with its wide range of home made chocolates….Aaahhh these lip smacking home made chocolates are a must try when in Kodai…. Hop into any shop and you get to see a huge variety of them….You get them almost everywhere, in small shops, restaurants and even in chai shops…… Could not resist myself from the sinful indulgence 😛 Roasted Almond and

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Travel as a traveler not a Tourist…

Be a traveller and not a tourist… To understand the culture of a city you will have to travel though the city as the locals do… Take a bus or train rather than a taxi… Walk through the back lanes and alleys…Talk to the locals… And above all try to take in the essence of  the culture and traditions…. These are pictures of Jalon Alor, which is a food street in Malaysia. Take a walk and eat along the way, it’s like heaven … If heaven were hot and crowded and filled with grilled fish. Loved the food and atmosphere here! 

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A bit of Punjab in my life !!

A bit of Punjab stepped  into my kitchen as I cooked the renowned Sarso Ka Saag… Cooked from the Mustard leaves and spices, this dish does score high on the taste buds of most Indians. I cannot refuse that it failed to impress me too. The simple yet spicy fish is quite a delight to have with its equally renowned counterpart, Makke di Roti. Makke di roti made out of corn flour, adds a dash to the simple dish. But health concious people be aware. This dish could best be relished wit loads of ghee and butter. So a helping

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Exploring Kuala Lumpur economically – II

Try the Hop on and Off City Tour. You could get yourself a 24 Hour or a 48 Hour ticket and visit KL’s most famous tourist destinations. The air conditioned buses would take you round the city and you could spend your time and again hop onto the next bus once you are done. Try the below link to book your bus. http://www.visit-malaysia.com/kl-tours/kl-hop-on.htm Attractions list of the stops 01. MTC (Malaysian Tourism Centre) 16. Central Market 31. Islamic Art Museum 02. KL Tower 17. Sri Mahamariamman Temple 32. National Mosque 03. Aquaria 18. National Palace 33. KL Railway Station 04.

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Exploring Kuala Lumpur economically – I

Planning a  budget trip to Kuala Lumpur and don’t know how to save? Here’s a quick tip. Try using the net of awesome rail system that literally coves the city. Economic yet reliable ans safe. It connects most of the must visit places in KL. Best part you can actually plan your trip on-line and get the best possible route to your destination. Trust me , being a solo traveller I have tried and tested it. Try the following link to get the best possible routes.  

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Deshadan Mountain Resort Review – It’s a Sheer Waste of Money

Being our second visit to Munnar, we wanted to stay far from the maddening crow of the town. Munnar city centre is little crowded and concentrated. Hotels there are cheap but since we wanted so stay a little closer to nature so we chose hotel “Deshadan Mountain Resort” which is a little far from the city centre. Transportation is not an issue as the resort arranges for a  pick up from Munnar Bus stop  at an extra charge of Rs 500. The Resort is the highest resort in Munnar situated at a distance of 7 Km from the main town. The road

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Bombay Duck Fry (Loita Maacher Jhuri Bhaaja)

I came across this recipe when  I was in Malaysia. A true at heart Bengali deprived of all the spices for more than a month, I could hardly wait to get home and try my hands on this so very famous food. Typically belonging to the Bangal (people originating from east Bengal) style of cooking, this food has made its way to most of the Bengali kitchen. Being a Ghoti,married to a Bangal, this dish has often intrigued me. The amalgam of spices liberally used , is a treat to any spice deprived taste bud such as mine. Loita Maacher Jhuri Bhaaja or Bombay Duck

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Dahi Vada – Tangy & Spicy Yogurt Dumpling

Dahi Vada a quintessential street food in most parts of India, is a favourite among all generation of people. Easy to make, this dish makes its way to most household’s festival menu. These are great as a side dish for a formal dinner, appetizer or served as a chaat. ngredient: For Vada: 1/2 Cup Urad daal Salt to taste 1/4 tsp Baking powder 1/2 tsp cumin seeds A pinch of hing (asafoetida) Oil to fry For Dahi : 2 cups Dahi (yogurt) Finely chopped coriander leaves 1-2 green chilies chopped Salt to taste 2 tsp Roasted cumin(jeera)powder Red chili powder to

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