• Sabut Moong Dal/ Green Moong Curry

    November 23, 2020mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIEMONDAY/BLOGHOP THEME: #273 MY FAMILY FAV  RECIPE: SABUT MOONG DAL/ GREEN MOONG CURRY What is Sabut Moong Dal/ Green Moong Curry? In brief, Sabut means whole and Moong is known as Green Grams in English. Clearly, every Indian household world over has its own version of Sabut Moong Dal. In fact, its one of the most popular dals or curries that is enjoyed with some rice, roti or paratha.Surprisingly, Sabut Moong Dal has not been featured on my blog as yet. Interestingly, though I cook it at least once a week, I’ve not jotted the recipe down till now. However, as they say, there is a time and place for everything. Perhaps, this recipe was meant for this week’s FoodieMonday theme. But, I’m not…

     
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  • Luchi

    September 14, 2018mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: MEGA BLOGGING MARATHON#92 THEME: A-Z  FLATBREADS AND MORE – INDIAN FLATBREADS What is Mega Blogging Marathon? Well, its a group of bloggers who get together to post a dish for 26 days according to the chosen theme. For more details check out the initiator Srivalli’s page here. For this theme we had a choice of 3: 1. A-Z Indian Flatbreads that are not made using batter e.g. like rotis 2. A-Z Indian Flatbreads using batters e.g. dosa 3. A-Z International Flatbreads. I decided to opt for option number 1. India has such a huge variety of flatbreads to offer that are made on the stove top, in the tandoor, in the oven, under the grill or fried. Its going to be a challenge to…

     
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  • Dalma

    September 3, 2018mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIEMONDAY/BLOGHOP THEME: #160 DAALS OF INDIA What is a dal/daal/dhal? Basically made from split lentils like chickpea, cowpeas. green grams, black grams, Puy lentils, pigeon pea, dried peas, whole lentils or beans, its a spicy soup like or stew like preparation which is usually eaten with some rice or roti, parathas. Dals can be thick or watery, they can have added vegetables or meat too or can be plain. Its a great way to incorporate some protein in your diet especially if you’re a vegetarian. Before I had begun blogging I would prepare tuvar dal, moong dal, dal makhani and kadhi on a regular basis – at least 5 times a week. We knew which dal would be made on which day. Its only…

     
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  • Mysuru Saaru/Mysore Rasam

    August 31, 2018mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: SHHH COOKING SECRETLY THEME: KARNATAKA CUISINE For the month of August the theme was Karnataka cuisine and I realized that though I lived in Bangalore, what’s now called Bengaluru for 4 years, I didn’t get to experience so many dishes that are famous in Karnataka. As a non South Indian I usually stick to the more comfortable dosas, idlis, vadas, sambhars. My neighbor on occasions would share with me crispy maddur vadas. I’ve tasted bisi bele bath once. Next visit to Bangalore, I’m definitely going to try out more of the local cuisine. For this month my partner was the friendly and humble Aruna who blogs at ãhãram. I love her blog because its got quite a few traditional recipes especially from the Andhra…

     
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  • 490. Andhra style palak dal

    April 1, 2015mayurisjikoni

    Amazing dal         Visits to India means eating out. While I still have to acquire a taste for most of the fusion food, like chinese dosa, served with sweet and sour sauce and all that, I do love eating the more traditional food and street food. My daughter’s friend suggested we go to Nagarjuna, an Andhra restaurant in Bangalore. Kobe, a sizzler place directly opposite sounded a better option. However, I am so glad we went to Nagarjuna. The food was so delicious and its the first time I had a meal on a banana leaf. I’ve had food on the dried leaf plates and bowls but not on a fresh green banana leaf. I went for the traditional south indian thali.…

     
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  • 401.cowpea coconut curry

    June 13, 2014mayurisjikoni

    kunde na nazi    Besides red kidney beans(maragwe), red cowpeas (kunde) are cooked often by the local people of Kenya. In the coastal region it is usually cooked in coconut milk (nazi). I love the nutty flavour of cow peas or what Gujaratis commonly call it.. chora. I wanted to make a different curry a few days ago. Rachael suggested coconut. However, I did add my own flavours to it as the one made by local people here is not spicy. They use onion, ginger and green chillis only. If they can afford then a bit of garlic is added. However, garlic is pretty pricey! Just a coconut base may make the curry a bit watery so to thicken it up a bit I added…

     
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  • 313. Rajma masala

    August 20, 2013mayurisjikoni

    I am getting there  My eldest son had been asking for rajma since he got here. Basically, I was avoiding making them as usually the way I cook them, it does not turn out nice. I remember I made some rajma for Nami’s friends(mostly from North India) in Bangalore and I hardly got any reviews, comments or praises. Here I was trying to compete with North Indian mums for whom making rajma is not a big deal. Nami’s friend’s mum makes yummy rajma and whenever I would ask her how she made them… she would say arre Mayuri, there is nothing special about making them, stir fry onions,garlic, ginger etc etc etc and there your rajma is ready.   So this time, since my son was…

     
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  • 263. panchmel/mixed dal (mixed lentils)

    May 11, 2013mayurisjikoni

    getting high on protein     Finally the rains have decided to pay us a visit and the temperatures have dropped, it’s cool but a bit humid and the evenings are very pleasant. A rainy day calls for pakoras, soup or some delicious hot dal (lentil curry). I decided to make mixed dal with rice. I love making mixed dal because it does taste different from the other dals. This dal is also known as panchmel, panchratna or panchkuti dal. This simply means a mixture of five different dals or lentils. Don’t need to soak any of the lentils overnight. Different regions of India make mixed dal in different ways. Some add more onions or more tomatoes. Some make it really spicy. Some make it…

     
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  • Farali Kadhi/ Moriyo Ni Kadhi

    August 28, 2012mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIES_ REDOING OLD POSTS #35 RECIPE: FARALI KADHI/ MORIYO NI KADHI What is Farali Kadhi/ Moriyo ni Kadhi? Farali Kadhi/ Moriyo ni Kadhi is made from moriyo. Let me explain in detail. First of all kadhi is a yogurt and flour based curry that is served with rice. Usually the flour of choice is chickpea flour. However during Fasting Months, one is not allowed to consume grains, cereals, beans and certain vegetables. But, one can prepare dishes using amaranth(rajgira), barnyard millet(samo), water chestnut(singhada), buckwheat(kuttu), tapioca pearls and quinoa. During fasting chickpea flour used for making kadhi can be replaced by samo or moriyo flour, amaranth flour or water chestnut flour. I like making farali kadhi/ moriyo ni kadhi, just as the name suggests, using…

     
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  • Tuvar Dal, Gujarati Style

    August 24, 2012mayurisjikoni

    What is Tuvar Dal? Tuvar, toor, pigeon pea, tur, arhar, kandhi pappu,thuvara parippa, togari bele is a legume. The peas are dried and can be used whole to make certain curries like the popular Swahili dish Mbaazi. However, split tuvar dal is the most common one used from North to South of India. Used to make curries, a staple in most homes, the method will vary from state to state. Some add vegetables like the sambhar made in the South, some add onion and garlic, some make with spices. Whichever way it is made, its usually served with rice or roti. Dalma a curry from Odiya Cuisine, is a simple to make and yet very flavorful dal. Andhra Style Palak Dal is such a good…

     
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