• 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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  • 718. 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      Today has been such a horrible day for me. I wait till 9a.m. for the maid to turn up. I had planned so many Diwali cooking and baking items but didn’t get even one done. She turns up after 9 and goes and sits down. I was a bit annoyed so didn’t say anything. After a few minutes I hear long sighs… what a brilliant way to attract attention. I go to her and she tells me she is sick. So I tell her to go back home and rest and come back when she is well. She continues to sit there. The softie me asks her if she needs a cup of…

     
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  • 477. Raab (millet flour porridge)

    January 29, 2015mayurisjikoni

    very nutritious – grandmother’s remedy          What is raab? Raab is like a soup or porridge made from millet flour. I remember my grandmother having this when she would not feel like eating a normal meal. Lactating mums are given raab everyday, its a remedy for sore throats and colds. Its given to people recovering from an illness. Its a filling dish for elderly people who don’t feel like eating a normal meal or cannot eat spicy food. Raab has loads of benefits. Its a comfort food and wards off cold. Prepare it when you feel like having something sweet and hot. Its nutritious so you can sip through it without any guilt.I love raab and find any excuse to make it.…

     
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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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