• Til Gud ke Ladoo

    January 14, 2019mayurisjikoni

    EVENT:FOODIEMONDAY/BLOGHOP THEME:#178 HARVEST HARMONY Festivals are always a memorable part of my travels to India. Last year we missed celebrating Makar Sankranti, Lohri and Pongal in India as we left before the 14th of January. However, what I remember is that whichever market area we passed by in Mumbai, the whole scene was a feast for the eyes. Colorful kites of all sizes, heaps of sesame seeds, varieties of gur or jaggery, ready made til gud sweets dotted the whole lane. We even got an opportunity to sample til gud chocolate barfi. At the moment I’m in Nairobi trying to get our visas for US and Thailand. After all the tonnes of papers we carried from Mombasa incase they ask for some proof or the…

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  • Coconut Laddoos/ Coconut Fudge Balls

    October 20, 2018mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: DESI BLOGGERS CONNECT THEME: DIWALI DHAMAKA Desi Bloggers Connect is a Facebook Group where members support each other by sharing and commenting on each others post. Through this group I’ve got to know quite a few new bloggers. For this Diwali Festival, the admins decided that we should prepare a sweet and savory or either dish to share for the theme. When I volunteered to take part in this event, I had jotted down a few options, of which one was a recipe that my mother in law use to make often during Diwali. However, its a bit time consuming and it will have to wait for another time. After I got back from India, wasn’t keeping well because of a very bad viral infection.…

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  • Boondi Laddoo

    July 30, 2018mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIEMONDAY/BLOGHOP THEME: #154 FILMI FOODIES Whenever Mallika who blogs at A Foodie Housewife suggests a theme for our weekly FoodieMonday group, she comes up with unique ideas. The #154th theme suggested by her was Filmi Foodies. So what does that mean? Well, either you make a dish that your favorite actor (note that these days there is no gender differentiation) loves, or any dish/dishes that an actor suggests or makes for the masses to follow their diet and nutritional plan or make a dish that has featured in a movie. The first foodie movie that I watched was Cheeni Kum. However, being a vegetarian I didn’t want to go into the whole procedure of creating a Hyderbadi Zafrani Pulao without meat. After that I watched…

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  • 470. 0ats and nuts laddoos

    January 15, 2015mayurisjikoni

    Happy Makar Sankranti                 “Til-gul ghya ani gud gud bola“, which translates to ‘eat these sesame seeds and jaggery and speak sweet words’.  A festival that bonds all communities and encourages us to love all.    Makar Sankranti is the only festival in India which is based on the solar calendar and not the lunar one. That means it falls on 14th January every year and sometimes on 15th. This is another festival celebrated by all in India, just the names vary. Pongal, lohri, uttarayan, makar sankranti, maghi. khichdi. Day and night are equally long on this day.  Eating sesame seeds and jaggery during winter is considered good for health. Some parts of India, kites are flown on this…

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  • 353. Tal and Mixed Nut Laddoos – SFC # 4

    January 21, 2014mayurisjikoni

    Uttarayan – a colourful festival The Sweet Fantasy Club’s number 4 challenge (started by Preeti of simply tadka) was til ladoos and churros. Til laddoos, very easy I thought. However, for Makar Sankranti or Uttarayan as Gujaratis call it, I usually make the mixture and let it set in a tray. So easy, as you just cut the mixture into squares or diamond shapes. However, making these laddoos was a challenge. Rolling the hot mixture was no joke. I made it a bit difficult because I wanted small laddoos. Well I did manage the task and my hubby has asked me to make them again! I used my own recipe of tal sankari but made slight changes to the recipe. I added more of mixed nuts…

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  • 342. Gur na ladwa (churma laddoo)

    November 29, 2013mayurisjikoni

    Diwali is incomplete without this Theme : Re Do Old Posts BM #81 Week 4 Day 2 Gur na ladwa is a common sweet made during diwali by most Patel homes. I remember when Nunu was living here in Mombasa, diwali lunch for all our relatives would be at our house and the menu would be gur na ladwa, tuvar dal, rice, a green vegetable, chana nu shaak and some sort of farsan. I use to help Nunu make the ladwas but after she started spending Diwali in Vrindavan, I didn’t have the courage to make them on my own. 2 years back, when I called my mum on Diwali, she asked me whether I had made ladwas. When I told her that I haven’t…

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  • 111. Bapuji’s laddoos

    July 2, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Very tasty and easy Everyone remembers some special moments they shared with their grandparents. I was not fortunate enought to spend a lot of time with my maternal grandparents but was lucky to live with my paternal grandparents. My grandfather or bapuji as we called him, would love feeding us special dishes. No he never stepped into the kitchen to prepare anything, but simple ingredients were put together at the table while he would be waiting to be served with his main meal. I didn’t particularly like the hot milk and jalebi recipe of his so would run away from the table whenever he made that. What I loved were the yummy laddoos he made with rotli. I don’t know if Shruti and Shreena were…

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