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Pappalikai poriyal, unripe papaya poriyal recipe

Pappalikai poriyal recipe, south Indian accompaniment for rice is made with green papaya (unripe) and other simple ingredients. I have never tasted pappalikai in my life. Couple of years back only realized we can cook as accompaniment in south Indian menu. I don’t know why we have never cooked unripe papaya though we almost always had papaya tree in our backyard. So wanted to try it out, though I had doubt what happens to the paal, would it be bad for us (the milk like thing that leaks when we cut). I peeled the skin, discarded the seeds, cut...

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Richard Collett, Travel Tramp – Lonely Planet’s travel blog

Richard exploring an abandoned hotel in Bali © Richard Collett With overtourism becoming an ever increasing issue in the travelsphere, this month we were drawn to Richard Collett’s brilliant blog travel-tramp.com, which is dedicated to exploring lesser-known locales around the planet. Tell us about your blog… My blog is all about getting off the beaten track and encouraging others to do the same. I love to travel to what you would call more ‘unusual’ destinations. I’m more at home searching out weird stories about sunken cemeteries in the Philippines or investigating breakaway territories in the Caucasus than I am...

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How to Take Care of Your Face!

Taking care of your face is very essential. The skin on your face needs more attention than the rest of your body because it has more oil glands. The forehead, eye, nose and chin area need extra care because of the extra oil glands. You need to perform a brief morning and a longer evening regimen everyday, whether you think you need to or not. After you have your own facial regimen, cleaning your face will take only five to ten minutes a day. Your morning facial care should take place in a shower or at a sink. You...

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Tips for Shooting Out of Focus Cityscape Bokeh Images at Blue Hour

You have probably seen out of focus cityscape bokeh photos with pleasing lights, like the photo below. The term “bokeh” comes from the Japanese word “boke”, which can be translated as “blur”. You should be familiar with bokeh effect that is typically seen in portrait photography where a shallow depth of field is used to purposefully throw the background out of focus (i.e. bokeh) and draw attention solely to the subject. Unlike portrait photography, everything is thrown out of focus for cityscape bokeh photos that we’re trying here. It makes colourful light orbs appear prominently in the image and...

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Matar With Spicy Gravy (Green Peas Masala Curry) – Manjula’s Kitchen

Add the cumin seeds, and asafetida, after cumin seeds crack add the besan ( besan gives the light aroma and thickness to the gravy) and stir for few seconds. Add all the ingredients except green peas, tomatoes, ginger, green chili, red chili, coriander, turmeric, and salt. Cook stirring until spices start leaving the oil this should take about 3-4 minute. Created by: Article...

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