• 223. Maru bhajia

    February 8, 2013mayurisjikoni

    down memory lane When my siblings and I were young, our parents would usually take us to the City Park in the afternoon, followed by a walk round Kimathi Street and then the best part of the evening…. a plateful of maru bhajias or a whole bag of hot hot chips. We usually preferred the bhajias. There were 2 places we would go to, Maru Cafe or a small cafe opposite the Khoja Mosque  (unfortunately cannot remember the name). The hot bhajias were absolutely yummy and along with the really spicy chutney we would get a whole bottle ( tree top bottle re used) of tamarind chutney. We usually returned an empty bottle to the waiter. It wasn’t a fancy restaurant at all, we would…

     
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  • instant dhokra

    July 23, 2012mayurisjikoni

    EVENT : BLOGGING MARATHON #88  THEME : REDO OLD POSTS -WEEK 4 DAY 2 Updated 25/05/2018 While I mainly wanted to update the photos only for this post, I must bring to your attention that I tried using soda bicarbonate instead of Eno as many followers complained that its not readily available in places they live. However, the brown specks kept on appearing. Finally found the solution, do not add turmeric powder if you’re using soda bicarbonate. A bit of chemistry lesson here. Turmeric contains curcumin. This chemical turns red when it reacts with bases and yellow when it reacts with acids. Soda bicarbonate or baking soda is a base. So when curcumin when it comes in contact with soda bicarbonate it turns red, thus the…

     
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  • kadhi

    May 25, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Kadhi is a regular feature for lunch or dinner in most Gujarati homes. Kadhi is usually made to accompany a rice dish, be it plain rice, pilau or even biryani. Yes, some Gujaratis need kadhi with biryani. The type of kadhi  will vary from area to area. But as the saying goes, no one can make kadhi and tuvar dal like the Patels. When I say Patels it includes the Amins and Desais or to be more specific Gujaratis from Charotar area of Gujarat. My mum always use to tell me that if I didn’t know how to make kadhi then I’m not a true Patel. At that time it did sound scary that perhaps I’d be excommunicated from the community if I didn’t know how…

     
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