• Peach Cardamom Lassi

    July 13, 2020mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIEMONDAY/BLOGHOP THEME: #255 DAHI DELIGHTS DISH: PEACH CARDAMOM LASSI This Week’s Theme on FoodieMonday/Bloghop Group: This week’s theme Dahi Delights  has been suggested by Poonam who blogs at Annapurna. Poonam’s suggestion was to try and use dahi as a main ingredient, for any dish be it a drink, starter, main or dessert. Before I go into explaining what is dahi, I have to mention that Poonam’s crisp, clear and colourful photos of all her dishes is a treat for the eyes. Her blog is a a wonderful balance of vegetarian dishes from India and International. What is Dahi? Dahi is the Hindi/Gujarati word for yogurt. The word yogurt is also referred to curd in India. If you ask a shopkeeper for yogurt, he probably…

     
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  • Samo Tikki/ Barnyard Millet Pattis

    July 6, 2020mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIEMONDAY/BLOGHOP THEME: #254 FARALI FARMAISH DISH: SAMO TIKKI/BARNYARD MILLET PATTIS This Week’s Theme on FoodieMonday/Bloghop Group: This week’s theme FARALI FARMAISH  has been suggested by Kalyani who blogs at Sizzling Tastebuds. Kalyani’s guideline for the theme is pretty simple –  prepare a dish that our family enjoys during any fasting day. And let me tell you if you were to go from north to south, east to west in India, you’d probably land up fasting everyday as there are so many fasting days. Kalyani’s blog largely focuses on vegan and healthy dishes. Having said that, it doesn’t mean she doesn’t have recipes for desserts, bakes and Indian sweets. For this week’s theme I made Samo Tikki or Barnyard Millet Pattis. A good way to…

     
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  • Thandai Makhana Phirni

    March 9, 2020mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIEMONDAY/BLOGHOP THEME: #237 HOLI ON MY PLATE RECIPE: THANDAI MAKHANA PHIRNI What is Thandai Makhana Phirni? Thandai Makhana Phirni is a creamy, delish, cool Indian dessert that can be served during the Festival of Colour, Holi. However, having said that, one can enjoy this easy to make and delectable dessert any time of the year. Thandai is a powder or spice mixture of nuts, seeds, spices and rose petals. Makhana is is fox nut which are roasted till they become crunchy and then crushed. Traditionally, phirni is a rice pudding made from coarse rice powder. Here, I have replaced the rice powder with makhana of fox nut powder. What is Holi? Like most festivals in India, Holi, the festival of colours  celebrates good over…

     
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  • Buckwheat Breakfast Pudding

    February 17, 2020mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIEMONDAY/BLOGHOP THEME: #234 SUPER NUTS AND SEEDS FoodieMonday/Bloghop Group FoodieMonday is a group of 12 enthusiastic food blogger who prepare a dish for every Monday based on a chosen theme. Through this group, not only have I learnt a lot more about different regional cuisines from the members but we tend to hold productive discussions about ingredients, cooking methods, recipes and in this manner share cooking related knowledge with each other. Theme Suggestion Using seeds or nuts or both is this week’s theme. You may think, that’s a pretty easy theme. However, it was not as easy as one may presume. Did you know that almonds, pistachios, cashew nuts, pine nuts, walnuts are not true nuts but seeds? Pecans, chestnuts are true nuts. Swaty suggested…

     
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  • Rajgira Thalipeeth

    April 1, 2019mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: DESI BLOGGERS CONNECT THEME: FARALATDESIBLOGGERSCONNECT Growing up I had known only one Navratri the one that falls around the months of September/October. Its when we put on our chaniya chilis or saris and spent hours dancing, usually the garba and dandiya. It was when I entered the blogging world that I learnt that there are four different Navratris observed and celebrated in India. What is Navaratri? Nav means nine and ratri means nights. Nine nights are are celebrated in the name of Goddess Durga. During these 9 nines and 10 days many devotees of Durga Ma observe fasting. During the fasts some consume only one meal of fruits and milk only, some have no salt, some observe the fast by not consuming grains, beans…

     
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  • Fig and Amaranth Cookies

    March 10, 2019mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: A- Z RECIPE CHALLENGE THEME : A DISH BEGINNING WITH THE LETTER F What is the A- Z Challenge? Well, we’re a Facebook group and every alternate month the participants make a dish with the  relevant letter. The group was started in May 2018 by Jolly Makkar and Vidya Narayan.  For the month of March we have to post a recipe using an ingredient that begins with F. Choosing an ingredient with letter F is not difficult at all as we have fennel, fenugreek, feta, fruits, farro, foxtail millet, finger millet, ummm does Ferraro Rocher count??? Usually, I choose the ingredient and prepare the dish. This time round however, the ingredient chose me 🙂 I was clearing out my refrigerator and pantry as the whole…

     
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  • Nduma Patties/Taro Root Patties

    October 22, 2018mayurisjikoni

    EVENT:FOODIEMONDAY/BLOGHOP THEME: #167 ROOTING FOR ROOTS Mondays come so fast and disappear equally fast. Imagine we’re over and done with Navratri, soon Diwali will be knocking on our doors and we’ll have barely just finished our Diwali celebrations and Christmas will be round the corner. And then the year ends. As fast as it came it will disappear just as fast and will only then be mentioned as history. What will I remember this year for? Well, so far its been an exciting year of meeting up with family and enjoying short holidays with them. In March had a great beach holiday with my side of the family, my dad, kaka, kaki, my fois, my brothers, bhabhis, niece. Then came the amazing albeit short holiday…

     
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  • Coconut Laddoos/ Coconut Fudge Balls

    October 20, 2018mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: DESI BLOGGERS CONNECT THEME: DIWALI DHAMAKA The Group Desi Bloggers Connect: My contribution for this theme is Coconut Laddoos/ Coconut Fudge Balls. Bloggers Connect is a Facebook Group where members support each other by sharing and commenting on each others post. I’ve met many food bloggers though this group.  For this Diwali Festival, the admins decided that we should prepare a sweet and savory or either dish to share for the theme. My Story: When I volunteered to take part in this event, I had jotted down a few options. 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…

     
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  • Farali Kuttu Khichdi/ Buckwheat Khichdi

    October 8, 2018mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIEMONDAY/BLOGHOP THEME: #165 NAVRATRI SPECIAL RECIPE: FARALI KUTTU  KHICHDI/ BUCKWHEAT KHICHDI What is Farali Kuttu Khichdi/ Buckwheat Khichdi For Farali Kuttu Khichdi/ Buckwheat Khichdi, legumes are not used but buckwheat is cooked with potatoes, herbs, spices and nuts. According to the Hindu culture, the word farali refers to any food that is can be used during Fasting Days. Besides the Ekadashi fasting that comes twice a month, Navratri fasting is another one where many communities follow the rule of not consuming grains, pulses, legumes, cereals and certain vegetables.By the way, Kuttu is the Hindi word for Buckwheat. Since buckwheat is not a grain it is a farali ingredient. Usually, khichdi is a dish where any legume and rice are cooked together. What is Navratri? Nav…

     
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  • Ekadashi/Upvas Thalipeeth

    September 6, 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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