• Puran Poli/ Ghari Rotli

    June 10, 2017mayurisjikoni

    What is Puran Poli/ Ghari Rotli? Puran Poli/ Ghari Rotli is an Indian Flatbread filled with sweetened cooked lentils and spices. It is usually prepared during festivals and special occasions. Lentils are cooked till soft and then spices and sugar or jaggery are added. This mixture is filled into a wheat or plain flour dough, rolled and roasted. Famous in many parts of India during festivals, weddings, celebrations, etc, the flatbread varies a bit from state to state. Gujarat: We generally use wheat flour dough. The stuffing is made from tuvar dal (split pigeon pea). We usually add sugar or jaggery and cook it with cooked Tuvar dal till it becomes like a thick paste. Spices like cardamom, nutmeg, saffron, fennel seeds are added. Known…

     
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  • Baked Farsi Puri/ Mathri

    June 16, 2014mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIES_ REDOING OLD POSTS #37 RECIPE: BAKED FARSI PURI/ MATHRI What is Baked Farsi Puri/ Mathri Farsi Puri / Mathri is a delicious fried snack that is popular in most parts of the Indian Sub Continent. Generally made from all purpose flour with spices or use salt, its usually served with tea or coffee. Farsi Puri is the Gujarati name for Mathri. The name Mathri is generally used in North India. Comparatively, farsi puri is much thinner than mathri. However, the preparation method is nearly the same. Some add just carom seeds (ajwain) and salt. Some add coarse pepper and salt. Every home has its own version of this delightful snack. Personally, I love both, the thicker mathri and the thinner farsi puri. Its…

     
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  • Vibibi – Swahili Pancakes

    August 2, 2013mayurisjikoni

    GUEST POST FOR GHEZA- E – SHIRIIN RECIPE: VIBIBI – SWAHILI PANCAKES What are Vibibi? In general, Vibibi is a gluten free rice and coconut pancake. A typical East Africa Coastal or Swahili dish. Moreover, these small coconut flavored pancakes are served piping hot on the streets for breakfast. A small cup of kahwa, the Swahili black coffee flavored with ginger and vibibi… that’s truly a breakfast to die for. Unfortunately, these days I see less and less women selling vibibi as street food. However, that does not stop me from making some at home especially for Sunday Brunch. In fact, one pancake is called Kibibi and several are Vibibi. Guest Post Huma who blogs at Gheza -E -Shiriin requested that I share a Ramadan…

     
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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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  • 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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  • Rosemary, Garlic and Olive Focaccia

    January 13, 2012mayurisjikoni

    an easy peasy bread   Focaccia is an Italian olive oil bread. It is flat and can be of any shape – round, square, rectangle or as individual portions. The focaccia dough is much softer than normal bread dough. It has a cake like texture and doesn’t need to be kneaded as much as the normal bread dough. A variety of toppings or fillings can be used to make focaccia. The most important ingredient besides olive oil is herbs. During our visit to Italy we were fortunate enough to taste different varieties of focaccia. Some with toppings of mozzarella and tomatoes, some even with aubergine. First time bakers, go ahead and try your hands at this simple but scrumptious bread. photo courtesy Namrata Patel ROSEMARY,…

     
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