Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Hotel Pavithra @Kyatsandra, Tumkur

We had no plans on Independence day and we had a long weekend ahead of us so we decided to visit a few friends at Tumkur. Surrounded with temples and universities Tumkur is always buzzing with activity. What food can you expect at tumkur?  We get to eat many vegetarian meals on a budget the entire travel from Bangalore to Tumkur would just cost 2000.Rs for 2 on a weekend...

Kyatsandra is located 8Kms from Siddaganga University and Hotel Pavithra whips up awesome thatte idli and butter masala dosa on a budget...its healthy fresh and attracts many tourists, students and residents residing in and around...

Must Visit Place Kyatsandra Pavithra Hotel:
Ambiance: 2/5 
Service: 5/5
Value for Money: Yes

Must Eat:
Butter Masala Dosa:4/5

Thatte Idli:4/5
Medhu vada: 2/5

Chutney Unlimited....

Hot Filter Coffee: 5/5

A Click at Bangalore...Tumkur...Toll Gate...Hawker selling Bhel Puri...

Map of the business location

Pavithra Hotel

Parking avaiable, no cards accepted only cash.

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Bengaluru International Wine Festival 2014

The Karnataka Wine Board hosted a wine festival this is an integrated wine event that seeks to promote the business of wines produced in Karnataka. Karnataka is a favourable destination for wine-making with its large availability of land and climate conditions that are well suited for viticulture. Investor-friendly government policies are another attraction in the market, which has seen a constant demand in both local as well as international markets. All these factors contribute to making Karnataka the ideal destination for new wineries to be set up.

The Bengaluru International Wine Festival 2014 was an event where serious wine connoisseurs as well as casual wine drinkers could meet under one roof to discover everything there is to know about wine and have a gala time. Tasters got a chance to sample wide varieties of wine from different wineries. The festival gives guests a chance to enjoy a wide variety of wines, meet industry experts and fellow wine enthusiasts and experience a wine festival of international standards, right in Bengaluru. 

The Bengaluru International Wine Festival 2014 consisted of:
Wine Recognition Awards: Wine-tasting held with an international sommelier in attendance, who awarded the best wine and food pairing from the category of participants. The wine was rated on the parameters of appearance, aroma, taste and after taste.

Wine King of Queen: A random call out by the MC will allow participants to gather and take part in the Wine King and Queen contest. It was based on the individual's knowledge about wine, following which the judges who choose the winner.

Impromptu Wine Games: On-the-spot games that aim at keeping the crowd engaged were conducted. That included games like opening a bottle of wine with just one hand, opening a bottle of wine without a corkscrew, guessing the brand of wine by tasting it and similar activities.

Grape Stomping: is an event that has established itself as a crowd-puller at wine festivals across the globe. People in attendance can enjoy the rare experience of wine-making in a festival atmosphere.

My Clicks From the Festival...

(Govt. of Karnataka undertaking) 
Indira Priyadarshini Building, 
Near Children's Library,
Bangalore - 560 001 
Tel/Fax: 080-22341237 

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Spicy Lentil Dhal Soup

Moms Dhal soup is always a hit among my friends and family we enjoy this yummy soup all monsoon and winter this versatile soup can be served with steaming hot rice, chapati or bread toast...
Video Recipe...

1 Cup Cooked Red Lentils or Split Pigeon Peas
2 Medium Onion (Roughly Chopped)
2 Medium Size Tomatoes (Roughly Chopped)
5 Green Chillies Slit
10 Pods Garlic
1 Tbsp Ginger Garlic Paste

10 Black Pepper Corns
3 Pods Cardamom
2 Inch Stick Cinnamon
4 Cloves

Salt as per taste
2 Tsp Ghee
2 Tbsp Oil

For Garnish, finely chopped mint and coriander 1/2 tsp lime juice..

Dhal soup is a kid friendly diet which is healthy and nourishing when they have cold and cough kids tend to avoid food prepare some dhal soup add few drops of ghee to rice and mix soup with rice and serve...it will be devoured in no time....

  • In a pressure cooker add washed dhal enough water salt and few drops castor oil place a whistle and cook for 4 whistles or until well done.
  • In a wok add ghee and oil add all the spices and allow to crackle a bit add ginger and garlic paste whole garlic pods and fry till raw flavour has gone.
  • Add onion, chillies and tomato fry a bit add salt and fry till oil surfaces.
  • Add dhal and water bring to a boil...once the onion and tomato has cooked its done remove from flame garnish with mint and coriander lime juice and serve hot...Enjoy...:)

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Mixed Vegetable CousCous Upma

I'm revamping an old school recipe(upma) with Mediterranean flavours. The couscous was fluffy packed with cumin flavour and veggies an amazing and wholesome meal on a budget can be served any part of the day. Couscous is good for diabetic patients and weight watchers...

Video Recipe...

200 Grams Couscous
1 Cup Steamed Veggies (Broccoli, Carrots, Beans, Peas and Potato)
1/2 Cup Capsicum
4 to 5 Green Chillies Chopped
2 Onion Roughly Chopped
2 Sprigs Curry Leaves

1 Tsp Mustard
1/2 Tsp Cumin
1/2 Tsp Black Gram
1/4 Tsp Asafoetida

Salt as per taste 
3 Tbsp Oil

1 Tsp Lime Juice and Coriander for Garnish...

Couscous is durum wheat in middle eastern countries they prepare couscous on a regular basis its normally steam cooked and served with meat or vegetable gravy. Do you know in many countries couscous is prepared as dessert with dates honey and milk...Couscous is a wholesome meal for people who tend to fast for religious observations...

I always stem cook veggies in Microwave it saves time and gas add chopped veggies to a micro-safe bowl with 3 tbsp of water and place it to cook for 3 minutes once done check if the veggies are done if not cook it further for a minute or until done it should not take more than 4 minutes to cook once the veggies are steam cooked it can be cooled and stored in the fridge in a airtight container for use... the best part cooking veggies in a microwave it retains colour and texture its not over cooked and veggies dont fall apart. I prepare many recipes using steam cooked veggies from upma to pavbhaji its all done in a jiffy...


  • Follow the Package directions to prepare the couscous in a mixing bowl add the couscous and hot water stir and cover the couscous should soak up all the moisture and will be ready for use.
  • Heat a wok with oil on medium flame add mustard and allow to splutter once mustard splutters add cumin and black gram fry and bit add asafoetida and fry.
  • Add onion and curry leaves fry till transparent add capsicum and chillies fry a bit.
  • Add veggies and fry add salt as required and cook the veggies for a minute
  • Once the couscous is done fluff up a bit using a fork.
  • Add the couscous to the veggies and mix till well combined add lime juice and copped coriander mix well and serve hot...Enjoy...:)

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Bombay Rava Roti

Rava roti recipe is from my neighbour I must thank her for this wonderful recipe its soft fluffy crisp and tasty simple chutney and rava roti is best combo...this awesome recipe is good for diabetic patients.

Video Recipe Demo...

2 Cups Bombay Rava(fine semolina)
1+1/4  Cup Maida (all purpose flour)
Oil as required 
2 Cups Water
Salt as per taste
  • In a heavy bottom pot add water salt and oil bring to a rapid boil.
  • Add semolina and keep stirring till the semolina observes all the moisture.
  • Keep mixing the semolina till there is no lumps remove from heat and allow to cool.
  • Reserve the semolina mixture on a work surface sprinkle a fist full of maida and add 1 tbsp of oil start to knead the semolina till it forms a soft dough format.
  • Allow the dough to rest for an hour.
  • Take golf ball size portions of dough dust it in flour and roll out into roti.
  • Heat a skillet transfer the roti to the skillet and fry each side for a minute add a tsp of oil for both sides and fry both sides for another minute once done serve hot with chutney...Enjoy...:)

For the Coconut Coriander Chutney:
1 Cup Fresh Coconut
3 Green Chillies
Fist Full of Coriander 
4 Tbsp Of roasted Bengal Gram
1 inch Ginger 
Tiny Piece Tamarind
Salt as per taste.

  • Add all the above ingredients to a mixerjar and grind to a smooth paste.
  • Temper with mustard and asafoetida mix and serve.

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Monsoon Delight @Shanti Sagar Bengaluru

I was running a few errands on a overcast day when i was close to shanthi sagar the rain started this was good excuse for me to take a break I and dad were feeling a bit peckish and headed straight to shanthi sagar..

We ordered a rather unusual  meal a plate of chilly paneer and nan king noodles we shared the noodles and paneer the noodles was crisp and hot veggies were crunchy the stir fried noodles was tasty the paneer was spiced perfect and all of those chillies and soft paneer humm yumm...

Nan King Noodles...
Paneer Chilly...
Filter Coffee...

we also ordered hot filter coffee creamy and rich blend of coffee was apt for the weather...
Our Order was under 200rs portion size was awesome, quick service clean and well maintained space...we totally enjoyed our meal on a budget...

New Shanthi Sagar HEBBAL
PHONE: 080 23623588
ADDRESS: 9, 60 Feet Road, G Block, Sahakara Nagar, Hebbal, Bangalore


Parking available, payment cash or cards

Saturday, August 9, 2014

One Pot Beetroot Mutton Curry

It was one of those over cast days, I was in no mood for grocery shopping or cooking...I guess everyone of us face the same issue sometimes left with scanty ingredients in the fridge horrible weather...humm...

Left with 1/2 a beetroot and 1/2 kilo of meat in the fridge I had to come up with a recipe which is tasty and exciting quite challenging aye...well not to worry this is one recipe which will warm your soul and put a smile on your face that's exactly what happen to me was over joyed with the out come of my dish.

overall was happy that i made best use of what ever ingredients I had...prepared some hot rotis , rice and the mutton curry was yum...we totally enjoyed our dinner on a stormy night...

Recipe Video...

500 Grams Mutton
1/2 Beetroot Chopped into Bite Size Chunks

1 Tbsp Chilly powder
1 Tbsp Coriander Powder 
1/4 Tsp Turmeric 

2 Onions 1 Tomato Puréed togeather in a blender
2 Sprigs Coriander 4 Green Chillies 1 inch Ginger and 10 Pods Garlic Grind to a smooth Paste 

Spice blend:
1 Tbsp Whole Pepper corns, 1 Tsp Cumin, 1 Tsp Fennel, Small Piece Nutmeg, 1 small Piece Stone Flower, 5 Cloves, 4 Pods Cardamom, 3 Inch Stick Cinnamon, 2 Bayleafs, 2 Strands Mace, 1 Black Cardamom: Dry roasted all the ingredients on a low flame allow to cool a bit add to a blender and grind to a coarse powder format  we will need 1 Tbsp of the Spice Blend.

2 Tbsp Oil
2 Tbsp Ghee 
Salt as per taste
Lime Juice and Coriander For Garnish...

Adjust the Chilly as per your taste this recipe is really hot and spicy we are used to eating spicy food and enjoy every bit...Food Bloggers Please dont copy and recreate my original recipe if I find my recipe on your blog I will Press Charges For Copyright...


  • On a medium flame place a pressure cooker add oil and ghee once the oil heats up add the ground chilly paste along with chilly powder, coriander powder, turmeric and spice blend fry till oil surfaces.
  • Once the oil surfaces on the chilly masala add the onion and tomato paste fry till the oil surfaces.
  • Once the oil surfaces and the onion has cooked, Add the meat salt as per taste and chopped beets toss and fry till meat releases its moisture measure 1 cup water and add to the meat place the lid and whistle cook for 4 to 5 whistles or until the meat is well done.
  • Add lime juice and chopped coriander give it a good mix and serve hot with steamed rice or roti...Enjoy...:)