• 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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  • Farali Rotli/Gluten Free Roti

    March 4, 2016mayurisjikoni

    FARALI ROTLI/GLUTEN FREE ROTI Farali Rotli/Gluten Free Roti is unbelievably soft and easy to roll. Perfect for fasting days like Ekadashi or Navratri. Or include it in your daily diet especially if you cannot consume any gluten products. Why Farali Rotli For Fasting Days? Mainly because for Ekadashi Fasting one is not allowed any cereal, grains, beans, onions, garlic, etc. Some of us even follow the same rule for Navratri Fasting. So daily ingredients like wheat, rice, legumes, beans are not allowed. Instead we can use amaranth, barnyard millet, buckwheat, tapioca pearls,water chestnut, etc. The flours of the products mentioned are very useful to make different dishes for fasting. Usually when my family and I fast, I think we land up eating more than normal.…

     
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  • Buckwheat Savoury Pancakes

    January 12, 2016mayurisjikoni

    EVENT:BREAD BAKERS |FOODIES_REDOING OLD POSTS THEME: ANCIENT GRAINS RECIPE: BUCKWHEAT SAVOURY PANCAKES Buckwheat Savoury Pancakes or Farali Kuttu Ka Cheela is healthy, easy to make and delicious. Usually enjoyed as a hot breakfast options, these gluten free pancakes are loaded with vegetables. Often, I make these pancakes or cheela when I am fasting for Ekadashi. Best enjoyed with some plain yogurt and green chutney. Sometimes I make them as an accompaniment to a simple potato curry. What Vegetables Can I Add? Well, any which you prefer. Spinach, boiled peas, boiled and finely chopped french beans, cooked corn, onion, etc are some suggestions. However, if you are making them for Ekadashi Fasting, then omit vegetables that are not allowed during the fast. I usually like to…

     
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  • Dahi Papdi Chaat

    December 10, 2014mayurisjikoni

    What is Dahi Papdi Chaat? Dahi Papdi Chaat is a crisp, tangy, sweet, flavorful, lip smacking, street food that is very common in the Indian Sub Continent. In fact, simple ingredients are put together to create this delicious food.  By the way, Dahi means yogurt, papdi here is like a fried cracker, a crispy flat puri. Actually, chaat is  the name of the savory dish that is served as a snack or hors d’oeuvre. What is Papdi Chaat/ Papri Chaat? Basically the only difference is that papdi chaat is served without the yogurt, making it a vegan friendly chaat. The rest of the ingredients remain the same. Variety Of Chaats There are so many varieties of Chaat available and new ones keep coming up.  As…

     
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  • Bean & Corn Quesadilla

    July 21, 2014mayurisjikoni

    Recipe: Bean & Corn Quesadilla Quesadillas! Who doesn’t go mad over crispy tortillas stuffed with cheesy goodness? A versatile dish, one can stuff it with meat, seafood or vegetables. Serve it with guacamole, salsa or any dip or sauce of your choice. The possibilities are endless. Bean & Corn Quesadilla is a vegetarian option, filling and tasty. What Is Quesadilla? It is a Mexican dish where tortilla is filled with cheese and cooked on a griddle or skillet. Fillings like chicken, meat, beans, vegetables, etc are added to the filling to make it more wholesome. Traditionally corn tortilla is used but these days wheat or plain flour tortilla are commonly used. Queso means cheese in Spanish. Quesadilla date back to the 16th Century where corn…

     
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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

    RECIPE : Bajri Na Dhebra/ Millet Fenugreek Flatbread 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 a pile of the dhebra…

     
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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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  • Aloo Paratha

    May 12, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Aloo Paratha Aloo Paratha also known as bateta ni rotli is an Indian Flatbread stuffed with spicy mashed potato. It is usually enjoyed piping hot with some yogurt and pickle and sometimes topped with butter as breakfast. Personally, I’m a huge fan of aloo paratha and can have it practically every day. Updated: 07/12/2017 Potatoes Are Versatile My kaka (uncle) loves potatoes, be it in the form of shaak, baked, fried, or as aloo parathas or bateta vada. As long as potatoes are the main ingredient. I don’t blame him. Potato is such a versatile vegetable that many dishes can be created from it. Potatoes are used in dishes right from soups and starters to desserts. Yes you heard right desserts. I’ve enjoyed aloo halwa especially during Ekadashi,…

     
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