• 709. Besan Nankhatai (Chickpea Flour Cookies)

    September 30, 2017mayurisjikoni

    MEGA BLOGGING MARATHON -SEPT 2017 #80TH BLOGGING MARATHON THEME: PROTEIN RICH DISHES DAY:26      Today is the last day of the Mega Blogging Marathon and what an experience it has been for me. Planning, researching, deciding, drafting and commenting. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed this marathon. I’ve made new blogger friends, learnt so much about different regional cuisines from them and we have nearly 442 protein rich dishes between 17 bloggers. That certainly takes care of protein intake from starters to desserts. At this juncture I must thank fellow blogger Veena of Veena’s Vegnation. She casually asked me why I was not taking part in the Mega Marathon and I replied I don’t think I can post a recipe for every day for a month with only Sunday…

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  • 706. Sattu ke Parathe

    September 27, 2017mayurisjikoni

    MEGA BLOGGING MARATHON -SEPT 2017 #80TH BLOGGING MARATHON   THEME: PROTEIN RICH DISHES DAY:23 It is believed that there is no super food in the Indian cuisine like sattu. What is sattu? Sattu is simply flour made from roasted chickpeas (brown ones) or chana as we know it. Its different from besan atta. Besan atta is made from raw chana dal whereas sattu is made from roasted ones. When protein powders were not available or made, olden time wrestlers, soldiers and body builders would have a glass of sattu mixed in water. Sattu is very rich in protein, calcium, iron, manganese, magnesium and a good source of carbohydrates too. Sattu drink is famous during the hot summer days as it not only refreshes the body…

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  • 698. Lentil and Carrot Kebabs

    September 18, 2017mayurisjikoni

    Foodiemonday/bloghop & MEGA BLOGGING MARATHON -SEPT 2017 #80TH BLOGGING MARATHON THEME: PROTEIN RICH DISHES/LENTILS DAY:15 While writing this post, I was feeling a bit uncomfortable presenting 2 events together. And then I thought why not as my recipe takes care of both. So let me talk about both the events. The FoodieMonday/Bloghop is a close knit group of 15 who take turns to decide on a weekly theme. We prepare the dish accordingly and our posts go live every Monday. We also post it on our Facebook page tagging all the members.Simple and straight forward. The initiator of this group is Waagmi who blogs at Cooking is Funn.  This week Alka who blogs at Culinary Xpress chose lentils as our #110 theme. It was apt that…

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  • 597.Colocasia Root(Taro root) Flatbread /Arbi ke Paranthe#BreadBakers

    November 8, 2016mayurisjikoni

    Colocasia Root(Taro root) Flatbread/Arbi ke Paranthe#BreadBakers When Karen Kerr of Karen’s Kitchen Stories set the November theme to use any root vegetable in our bake I thought “oh no just baked with potatoes last month!” What now?? Thought of carrots and couldn’t think beyond that. Thrice a week a vendor comes to our apartment complex to sell fruits and vegetables. He brings colocasia roots every time and I just tend to pass by them and pick up other vegetables. So this week, I actually stopped to buy the colocasia roots as now my mind had progressed from carrots to something different. By the way, if you want to learn how to use sourdough and make exotic and different kinds of breads then make sure you…

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  • 588. Amiri Khaman/Gujarati Sev Khaman

    September 19, 2016mayurisjikoni

    Angels are often disguised as daughters The week just goes by so quickly. Every day I wake up and say to myself,  2more months, few more weeks before the wedding and so much to do. Yesterday when we were discussing with my future son-in-law and his mum what happens after the wedding ceremony, so it was like bidaai (farewell to the bride) will happen and we take Nami (my daughter) with us. I wanted to burst into tears at the moment, as reality is fast approaching that she will belong to some other family. I had to be really strong and keep a smiling face, but am sure that if hubby dear would have been with me I surely would have burst out crying. As…

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  • 576. Mohanthal

    July 25, 2016mayurisjikoni

    Celebration Time I joined the #FoodieMonday#Bloghop group in the month of March when they were on their 31st theme.This week we are on our 50th theme…wow. Its time to celebrate. Celebration is usually with something sweet.The group decided on #Traditional Sweets. I decided to make an authentic Gujarati mithai (dessert), mohanthal. I get a bit nervous when I have to prepare traditional Indian sweets. I would have opted for easier traditional sweets like shiro(sooji halwa), lapsi, shrikhand, basundi, but I’ve already posted those. Had Mohanthal and Magas on my ‘to do list’. I decided on Mohanthal as I prefer that to magas. Before I go into explaining how to make mohanthal, I must tell you a bit about the #FoodieMonday#Bloghop group. Right now we are…

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  • 515. Chickpea flour savoury pancake

    July 23, 2015mayurisjikoni

      sweet memories   The food blogger world for is getting bigger and bigger. Getting to know more bloggers, following many regularly and commenting too. Its amazing how some recipes reminds one of their childhood. It can be a whole recipe, a method or just a single ingredient that can trigger the memory.  One such recipe I came across was zucchini pancake by Shobha of Shobha’s Food Mazaa. As I read the recipe, I immediately thought of my mum. She would make pudlas (chilas) and sweet pudlas often for dinner for the huge family. She would have two tawas on the cooker, and would spread out perfect round pudlas for all of us. My cousin would usually ask her to add an egg in his…

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  • 173. Arvi paan bhajia

    August 31, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Elephant ears?    Colocasia leaves, colocasia esculenta, arbi, arvi, taro and elephant ears are just a few names of this tropical edible plant. The leaves and tubers are used in various parts of the world. I have grown up eating the wonderful leaves steamed. Yes believe it or not but these leaves taste wonderful once cooked in the typical gujarati style. We know it as paan bhajia, but it goes by the name arbi or arvi in India. My all time favourite, these plants grow easily so we had loads of them growing in our garden. Had to have many leaves, considering the size of the family.           However, now I have to buy them as I cannot grow them in my…

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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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