Category Archives: Drinks & Beverages

Kanne-kudi Katne or Chinese weed soup

Chinese weed or Kanne-kudi as it is known in the western ghat region of Karnataka, is an uncultivated plant, found in abundance across the region. The English name for the same seems to me an extreme misnomer, as there is … Continue reading

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Strawberry – Agua Fresca

I believe strawberries are one of the most beautiful creation of mother nature.  Dark red skin laced with golden dots, contrasting green leaves and a drop like shape, there is hardly anyone, who won’t get inspired by strawberries. This inviting … Continue reading

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Lemon and lime rasam – lemon, lime and lentil soup – the simple comfort food from South

I have an incredible love for the  monsoon, it always inspires me to look around the world I live in with a new eye. The beauty of the nature, which suddenly seems to be at it’s best.  With the weather … Continue reading

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Spiced Kokum Juice, spiced garcinia juice – goodness of nature in a glass #GarciniaIndica

I feel a lot privileged and blessed, being in this tiny town tucked in western ghats. With most of the modern amenities of the city are at feet, this town is still retaining the warmth and charming of the old … Continue reading

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Sapodilla or sapota milk shake with basil seeds – summer cooler

Sapota is one of the native and commonly available tropical fruits. With simple sugars in it, consumption of sapota replenishes the energy instantly. It’s antioxidant properties and minerals provide further reasons for the sapota intake. This is one of the quick, easy … Continue reading

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Maavinakayi Tambli/ Raw Mango and coconut soup – summer cooler

Most awaited fruit of the season, king of Indian fruits, magoes have started arriving in the market.  What it means to my kitchen is… various raw mango preparations. This tambli – a unique soup like preparation in Havyaka cuisine, with … Continue reading

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Brahmi health shake/ Brahmi tambli – An ancient recipe for health and wellbeing.

Brahmi / Bacopa monnieri, is one of the revered herb which mainly grows in the marshy areas of South India. Native South Indian folks make the best use of this weed/herb in their cuisine. Because of its innumerable medicinal properties, cooling … Continue reading

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Spiced butter milk, curd rice and some sisterly story

There are more than 300 celebrating days…capuccino day, women’s day, mother’s day, earth day, pink day, friendship day…oophs, is there a day to celebrate the sister? I don’t know..probably yes/no. As I strongly feel there should be an year to … Continue reading

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