• Christmas Tea Bread

    May 13, 2013mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIES_ REDOING OLD POSTS #39 RECIPE: CHRISTMAS TEA BREAD Christmas Tea Bread Are you wondering why would anyone want to make a Christmas Tea Bread when there is a Christmas Cake around? Well, for one this Christmas Tea Bread is so easy to put together and secondly not everyone wants a rich Christmas Cake. This Christmas Tea Bread offers the soaked fruits, the warmth of spices but is so much lighter. This bread can replace the Christmas Cake easily, can be enjoyed for breakfast or even as an accompaniment to your cup of tea or coffee. What is the difference between a cake and tea bread or quick bread? The basic difference is the tin that its baked in. Normally, cakes are baked in…

     
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  • Stuffed Masala Buns

    April 25, 2013mayurisjikoni

    What are Stuffed Masala Buns? Stuffed Masala Buns are simply home baked buns that are filled with a mixture of mixed masala vegetables. The bread dough is stuffed with the masala vegetables and then baked. What Stuffing you can use? I usually add peas, carrot, potatoes, onion. If I have sweet corn, green beans, kidney beans, I add that too. Started added paneer when the use to bake the buns for them. Basically, you can use any vegetables that you like. Memories When the kids were growing up, going to the beach every weekend, going to Nairobi by train during the school holidays was the norm. Every weekend I would take them to the beach, they would swim in the sea, build sand castles, they…

     
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  • Bajri na Dhebra

    April 18, 2013mayurisjikoni

    Bajri Na Dhebra/ Millet Fenugreek Flatbread First Published on 18/04/2013 Updated on 29/01/2021 What is Bajri Na Dhebra/ Millet Fenugreek Flatbread? Bajri na Dhebra/ Millet Fenugreek Flatbread is a famous Gujarati snack prepared from pearl millet flour and loads of fresh fenugreek. Generally enjoyed hot for breakfast or as a snack. Usually Bajri na dhebra are served with some pickle and plain yogurt or masala tea. Bajri na dhebra can be carried as travel food. Long journeys many years ago meant that one had to carry travel food to enjoy on the way. Generally, Bajri na dhebra stay fresh for 2-3 days depending on the weather. However, if prepared as travel food, tamarind pulp is added instead of yogurt. Memories I remember my mum packing…

     
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  • Jamun/ Java Plum Smoothies

    February 1, 2013mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIES_ REDOING OLD POSTS #47 RECIPE: JAMUN/ JAVA PLUM SMOOTHIES Jamun/ Java Plum Smoothies are nutritious, healthy refreshing and delicious.As these plums tend to be sweet, you don’t need to add any sugar to the smoothies. These smoothies are an excellent breakfast or snack option especially during the hot season. What Are Jamun? These Jamuns are not the sweet syrupy balls – Gulab Jamun. Jamun is a blackish purplish fruit that grows on evergreen tropical trees. The scientific name is syzygium cumini. Also known as Black Plum, Jambolan, Jambool, Java Plum, Jambu or Malabar Plum. The wood from the jamun tree is used favored as the common wood to use for railway sleepers or the install motors in wells as after drying, the wood is…

     
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  • banana beetroot smoothie

    July 19, 2012mayurisjikoni

    updated : 01/08/2018 Smoothies are a rage all over the world. Smoothies for breakfast, smoothies for in between meals, smoothies for lunch, smoothies for desserts, the options are endless. What is actually a smoothie? Hadn’t even heard of the word smoothies when I was growing up. Smoothies are drinks that usually are pretty thick in consistency, are cold and very filling. Its like having a meal in a glass. What do you need to make smoothies? a) A liquid like water, milk, yogurt, juice b) fresh fruits or vegetables like spinach, beetroot, pumpkin, carrots to name a few c) sweetener can be sugar, honey, maple syrup, artificial sweeteners, stevia etc d) spices which is optional like cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg etc e) nuts or nut butters…

     
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  • Idli Sambar

    June 25, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Idli Sambar Idli Sambar is a fluffy soft, melt in the mouth fermented and steamed breakfast, served with a delicious, piping hot lentil stew and topped with fresh coconut chutney. Not only is idli sambar a healthy breakfast, but also the fermentation process increases the bioavailability of proteins, and enriches the idli with vitamin B. Low in fat, sometimes its served with a dollop of ghee which is beneficial for healthy joints. What is Idli? Idli or Idly is a popular South Indian savory steamed cake which is usually made from rice and black lentils(urad dal). The batter is allowed to ferment overnight without yeast or other raising agents. Next day its steamed in a idli stand or in small bowls. A popular breakfast dish, its…

     
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  • 97. upma

    June 20, 2012mayurisjikoni

    healthy and nutritious    Upma is a south indian dish usually served as breakfast. Its made from semolina. Non south Indians serve upma anytime, be it for breakfast, lunch, dinner or as a snack. I usually make it either for brunch, as a snack or as a light meal. I prefer to use the coarse semolina as the fine one makes it into one gooey mass. In south India special semolina is available for upma. Its coarse and light brown in colour. Most places serve upma with just a few vegetables that you can actually count or none at all. I prefer to add more vegetables and for a bit of sour taste I add sour yogurt. Very healthy and a satisfying dish.  updated 19/02/2016…

     
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  • Eggless Pancakes

    May 19, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Eggless Pancakes For all who don’t like eggs, there is no reason why you cannot enjoy some American style pancakes. To make Eggless Pancakes is so easy, just need a few ingredients and a hearty breakfast is ready. What are Pancakes? Pancakes are flat, often thin or slightly thick cakes made in a frying pan or griddle using a a batter. Can be either sweet or savory. Traditionally, the batter is made with flour, egg, butter and milk. However, these days there are so many variations of pancakes. Though the description has the word cake, in reality pancakes are one of the oldest forms of bread known to mankind. Memories … The first time I ever tasted the American Pancakes was during our trip to…

     
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  • 45. aloo paratha

    May 12, 2012mayurisjikoni

    potatoes are kaka’s favourite    My kaka (uncle) loves potatoes, be it in the form of shaak, baked, fried, or as aloo parathas or bateta vada. As long as potatoes are the main ingredient. I don’t blame him. Potato is such a versatile vegetable that many dishes can be created from it. I know most of you know how to make aloo parathas or potato stuffed parathas. However, have you ever noticed how you either get left with some stuffing or the dough? After so many years of cooking experience, I still get left with a tablespoon or so of either. It sits in the fridge till one day it says hello to the dustbin. Not any more because I actually measured out all the…

     
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  • Masala Poori/Tikhi Puri

    January 17, 2012mayurisjikoni

    a spicy brunch treat Special Theme: Redo Old Posts BM#78 Week 4 Day 3     Go to any typical Gujarati family for breakfast on weekends and masala puri or tikhi puri with sugary masala tea will surely be served to you. The younger Gujaratis usually do not make them that often as they prefer to shy away from fried stuff, but they do relish them when someone else has made them. My Dad’s favourite…. anytime can be tikhi puri time. If bhabhi makes dosas for the rest of the family, my dad is happy with tikhi puri and a mug of tea. There are 2 versions of the tikhi puri you can make, the soft type or the slightly crunchy type. The soft type is…

     
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