• 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 RECIPE: BUCKWHEAT BREAKFAST PUDDING Buckwheat Breakfast Pudding is a quick, healthy, filling, gluten free hot breakfast. So easy to make and make it more delicious by adding spices, fruits, nuts and seeds of your choice.An excellent way to include protein rich buckwheat in your diet. This recipe is very good as fasting food during Ekadashi or Navratri. 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…

     
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  • Rajgira Thalipeeth

    April 1, 2019mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: DESI BLOGGERS CONNECT THEME: FARAL AT DESI BLOGGERS CONNECT RECIPE: RAJGIRA THALIPEETH Rajgira Thalipeeth is a delish gluten free, vegan and healthy flatbread made from amaranth flour, potato and spices. In fact, as no grain flour, onion, garlic is used, this an ideal flatbread to enjoy during Navaratri or Ekadashi Fasting. As a matter of fact, growing up I had known only one Navratri – the one that falls around the months of September/October. That is when we put on our chaniya cholis or saris and spent hours dancing. Mostly, the Gujarati style garba and dandiya. Apparently, it is when I entered the blogging world that I learned that there are four different Navratris observed and celebrated in India. Event: In brief, Few Members…

     
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  • Fig and Amaranth Cookies

    March 10, 2019mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: A- Z RECIPE CHALLENGE THEME : A DISH BEGINNING WITH THE LETTER F RECIPE: FIG AND AMARANTH COOKIES Fig and Amaranth Cookies are gluten free, delicious, melt in the mouth kind of cookies that can be enjoyed on Fasting Days. Amaranth flour, a bit of butter and sugar with chopped dried figs, these cookies are so easy to make. No baking agent is used as I am not sure if baking agents are allowed during Ekadashi, Shivratri and Navratri Fasting Days.   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.  Jolly blogs at Jolly Homemade Recipes.…

     
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  • Til Gud Ke Ladoo

    January 14, 2019mayurisjikoni

    Event: FoodieMonday/Bloghop Theme: 178- Harvest Harmony Recipe: Til Gud Ke Ladoo Til Gud Ke Ladoo is an easy recipe whereby roasted sesame seeds are mixed with powdered jaggery, peanuts, coconut, spices and ghee and rolled into balls. Perfect recipe for the harvest season or Makar Sankranti. The best part of this recipe is that you don’t need to make the jaggery syrup. Making jaggery syrup perfectly can be a challenge.   Festivals In India 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…

     
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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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  • Mango Yogurt Smoothie

    May 20, 2018mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: BLOGGING MARATHON #88 THEME: KID’S DELIGHT – HEALTHY DRINKS – WEEK 3 DAY 3 RECIPE: MANGO YOGURT SMOOTHIE For this theme of healthy drinks I’ve decided to concentrate on healthy smoothies for kids that are not only enjoyable but filling and nutritious too. So here’s a delicious mango yogurt smoothie. The other two kids friendly smoothies I made are: Banana Peanut Butter and Oats Smoothie Strawberry Finger Millet Smoothie   Kids and Meals – a few tips I constantly to get to hear mums complaining about kids not eating. They tend to force feed toddlers and as a result meals becomes a constant battle between the mother and child. Feed the children when they are hungry Your lunch time may not be your child’s…

     
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