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I could do with one right now.
Cacti or cupcakes? 🌵🎂 🌺 How pretty are these cacti with flowers the colours of candy! They surely will brighten up tables and corners of your home. I knew cacti flower but didn't realize they could be so pretty. The chocolate coloured one is so unusual, right? These are from my trip to the nursery this weekend. [M M Floritech]. This place which is after Gunjur on Sarjapur Road is plant heaven! I bought some flowering plants like marigolds and chrysanthemums to decorate the home for Diwali. Also stocked up on lemongrass stalks that seem to be dying out in my kitchen garden. Got a LARGE pot to plant the Monstera indoors. So excited! Do you like succulents? Post a photo of your succulents and tag me : )
Like every year, we organized a small tea and snacks party along with a useful gift for 200+ people who work in our community. While we go on a buying spree for ourselves and our family, let us not forget to think of the not-so-privileged people around us and do our bit to bring some cheer into their lives!🔆🔆🔆
Guava flower- nature's own mini sparkler!
Possibly the best job in the world- to be a flower seller and be surrounded by beauty all day 🌹🌼🌸🌻🌺
A productive morning...went to HAL market to shoot some photos and ending up discovering some gems. It was a bit slushy in parts because of the rains, but cleaner than my expectations. There were quite a few people at 8am on a holiday morning shopping for veggies and fruits. These are the most enthusiastic cooks, who will trod into markets on a weekend morning.
The next best thing to growing your own greens is buying them from Towness.com - a loyal customer since 2011 : ) Featured: 🍃Spinach 🌱Dante soppu 🍃Methi 🌱Spring Onions 🍃Coriander
Kicking off a new series on the blog: Exploring Bangalore, the city i now call home. We decided on this family project of exploring the city- food, culture and anything else that it has to offer. Starting off with Church Street- We ate, drank and shopped (for books ). Read my detailed post up on the blog. Swipe up from stories or get the link in bio. What are your favourite hang outs in Bangalore? No malls please : )
The vegetarian thali at Suryawanshi --a place for authentic Maharashtrian food. 🌸Sol Kadi 🌸Bhindi Masala 🌸Vatana curry 🌸Moong Dal 🌸Kadhi 🌸Semia Kheer 🌸PoLi 🌸Thecha 🌸Koshimbir They also served masale bhaat with this thaali. Costs Rs.180 plus taxes. They were happy to serve extra portions of anything I wanted. Update: Please see first comment!
🍛Eating a meal like this in an old school Indian restaurant always brings back memories. We would always go to the same couple of restaurants in Bombay when I was a kid. Regular Punjabi restaurants, no five star hotels and all that jazz. That too once in 6 months or so. It made each restaurant visit so so memorable, even if it wasn't fancy fare. I fondly remember the Malai Kofta at Yogi Restaurant in Sion and the roomali rotis in Pritam Da Dhaba in Dadar. 💭 Eating at Konark brought back to me those childhood memories of the rare restaurant dinner with my parents. 📝 My husband used to frequent the place when he used to work in Bangalore many moons ago and I was happy to let him order his favourites from those times. He was happy and surprised that they were still on the menu, and even more so that they tasted as good now as they did then. 🍴We ordered Methi Paratha, Banarasi Dum Aloo, Hyderabadi Subzi and green salad. We ended the meal with an absolutely delicious basundi split one by two : ) 🌸Lots of you wrote in response to the Dosa post - I understand this has been a very special place to lots of you who grew up in Bangalore. People recommend the Pepper Cheese Dosa, the full lunch thali upstairs, the filter coffee and more! I can't wait to go back. Who wants to come with me? Let's make a plan : )
I make all kinds of fancy salads at home, but we (read the husband ) never fail to order the ubiquitous *green salad* in Indian restaurants : ) For the uninitiated, an old fashioned Indian restaurant green salad is just sliced up raw veggies- mostly cucumber, onion, tomatoes, carrots- sometimes radish (mooli ) too. In this case, even beets and baby corn(!! ). They'll just add a couple of lemon halves so you can squeeze as much or as little lemon as you like and then shower it with some salt and pepper from the handy S-P shakers on the table. I never like to order the green salad. But this one at Konark Vegetarian had really fresh veggies layered so beautifully that I did dig into a few slices. #eattherainbow 🌈 you guys!! TELL ME: Do you like to order this green salad in restaurants?
🍋 Lemon Coconut Loaf Step 3
🍳 Parsis love their eggs and that is a huge understatement. No surprises there that you’ll find some of the best egg recipes in Parsi cuisine. . Poro, is a Parsi style masala omelette that I made for breakfast this morning. It also gave me a chance to update the old (blearghhh🤢 ) photo for this post from 2007 on the blog. . Some recipes ask for addition of onions and raw mangoes in the egg mixture. I had adapted this recipe from Mridula Baljekar’s Curry Lover’s Cookbook back when I blogged it first. As the case with most Indian cooking, I’m sure every family has their tweaks to the recipe. What makes the flavours different from a regular masala omelette are the addition of cumin, garlic, turmeric and red chilli powder, giving it a totally *masaledar* kick. ☕️ Poro+ fresh multigrain bread and sips of lemongrass chai to start the weekend on the right note. LINK TO RECIPE in bio and stories↩️ 🥘 What's your favourite way to make eggs for breakfast?
#tbt Churros and Chocolate sauce at Chinitas . Weekend is almost here 💜💜💜
My son's favourite thing to order at Egg Factory- the classic French toast. The thickly sliced soft bread makes it look so good! He manages to eat only 2/4 pieces though.