• Rotla/Bajra na Rotla

    September 21, 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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  • Bajra Aloo Parathas

    April 29, 2018mayurisjikoni

    The Year is moving too fast. The whole of April passed so fast, in fact the year is just moving at a very quick pace. I got busy trying to post every single day(except for 3 Sundays) breakfast dishes for the Blogging Marathon Group. While some of the members are very well organized some like me are not. By end of Feb I knew what dishes I was going to make except for just a couple. However, I was just not getting the time to make them. I usually don’t want to make anything new in the evening as taking photos becomes impossible. When I had started blogging I would take photos in the evening too and they would come out so horrible. Also I…

     
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  • Pearl Millet and Almond Cookies (Bajra Cookies)

    October 12, 2017mayurisjikoni

    Include Millet In Your Diet Theme: Cookies For Your Sweet Tooth BM#81 Week 2 Day 3 What is Pearl Millet? Even as a kid, I used to love pearl millet flour. Most kids don’t like it, but I used to love the bajri na debra, raab, rotla that my mum would make using this healthy or should I say super healthy grain. Pearl Millet, bajro, bajra, kambu, cattail millet, is a type of millet, which has been grown since prehistoric times in Africa and the Indian SubContinent. Health Benefits of Pearl Millet high in fibre helps to control blood sugar levels reduces cholesterol. Pearl Millet contains phytic acid which is believed to increase cholesterol metabolism It also reduces secretion of bile acids and is linked to a lowered risk of…

     
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  • Raab/Millet Flour Porridge

    January 29, 2015mayurisjikoni

    What is Raab? Raab is like a soup or porridge made from  pearl millet flour (bajri). Incidentally, Ragi(Finger Millet) Raab, Ragi Kanji or Ragi Porridge is very popular in South India. Also its a very popular breakfast in Kenya and is called Uji. In the case of my grandmother, whenever she didn’t feel like eating a normal meal, a bowlful of Raab or Millet Porridge was what she would want.  Lactating mums are given Raab everyday and its also a remedy for sore throats and colds. Also given to people recovering from an illness. In addition to other pureed food, babies are given a tablespoon or two of Raab. Health Benefits of Raab Raab has loads of benefits. Its  comfort food, wards off cold, flu and…

     
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  • 306. bajri methi dhebra (vada)

    August 5, 2013mayurisjikoni

    remembering the children Getting young kids to eat fresh fenugreek and millet flour is not an easy task. When we would make bajri na dhebras (millet flour parathas) my kids would just screw up their nose and make yucky sounds. However, the fried version went down very well. Was it because it was fried or because they were able to fill the puffed up dhebras or vadas with yogurt, I really don’t know. But at least we got them to eat some gujarati food and millet flour. My mother in law came up with the brilliant idea of frying them. the kids loved these dhebras and would sometimes carry them to school to share with their friends. I made these dhebras after a very long…

     
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  • 254. bajri dhebras (millet flour parathas)

    April 18, 2013mayurisjikoni

    Travel food Bajri dhebras (millet parathas) is a common snack for Gujaratis. Train, car, plane, bullock cart or ship, however one travelled, bajri dhebras were carried to have on the way. I remember my mum packing a pile of the dhebras for our train journey to Mombasa. We would take them along for picnics and sometimes instead of handvo had dhebras while watching a movie at the drive-in cinema. The very first time I made bajri dhebras was when I was around 14. My mum had gone to Kericho for a wedding and my grandmother insisted that she wanted to have some dhebras for dinner. I did try and convince her that she could wait till my mum got back but she was pretty adamant.…

     
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  • 224. dhebras

    February 8, 2013mayurisjikoni

    yet another gujju snack   Whenever any of my blog followers want a recipe, they just write to me and I am glad that I get all these requests. It gives me the opportunity to bring out the old recipes and wipe out the cobwebs. Fried snacks are hardly ever made in my house considering we are just 2. Its only when I have guests that I make fried snacks. My cousin requested for the dhebra recipe and sorry it took a while. I had the recipe but had to make it to photo the end product. Now that took a while. In the meantime the maize flour, millet flour were all patiently sitting on my kitchen counter. Finally got down to making them yesterday…

     
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