• Ram Ladoo

    May 18, 2020mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIEMONDAY/BLOGHOP THEME: #247 IT’S CHAAT TIME Summer time in India equates to not only mangoes but also Chaats and loads of it. This is the time when most kitchens are closed especially in the evenings and families venture out to sample lip smacking street food and chaats. However, this year I’m sure its a totally different scenario with everyone cooped up at home. However, that doesn’t mean that one cannot enjoy Chaats from the comforts of their homes. FoodieMonday/Bloghop Theme Here in Kenya, we don’t get Chaats as street food, as it has its own street food specials like Mahamari, Fried Mogo, Kebabs, Chicken Tikka, Kachri Bateta, Viazi Karai, etc. If we want to enjoy some Chaats we either have to make them at…

     
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  • Moong Dal Shorba/Moong Dal Soup

    May 9, 2019mayurisjikoni

    The word Shorba originates from the word chorba, sorpa, shurpa. This soup is widely enjoyed in the Middle Eastern Countries, some parts of Europe, Asia and Africa. It is believed that the soup originates from Persia. Hot salted water with added meats, vegetables made this a versatile dish that even travelers could make. No wonder popularity of this healthy and easy to make dish spread far and wide. India was introduced to Shorba during the Mughal Era. Vegetarians then came up with their version of shorba. My favorite  is a tomato shorba anytime, which I tend to make so often. When I made some Qubani Naan, I wanted to pair it with a curry. However, hubby insisted that I make a soup and before I…

     
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  • Kodo Millet Pongal

    January 28, 2019mayurisjikoni

    EVENT:FOODIEMONDAY/BLOGHOP THEME:#180 LOW CALORIE FOOD At the beginning of every new year most people (women more so) make a resolution to lose weight, eat sensibly and all the promises that go into making that resolution. I too have consistently made that resolution, gone gungho into the whole new diet exercise regime and have not lasted till February. Many articles in magazines, on the internet all claim that if you give up certain foods or drinks, you’ll automatically lose weight or if your drink hot lemon water, have lots of chia seeds, add cinnamon or black pepper to your water etc etc. There are so many different kinds of  diet tips. There are so many different types of diets out there… South Beach Diet, Vegan diet,…

     
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  • Dalpuri

    September 5, 2018mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: MEGA BLOGGING MARATHON#92 THEME: A-Z  FLATBREADS AND MORE – INDIAN FLATBREADS I had just about finished typing out some of the other posts for the BM and was about to go to bed when I see a message from Priya Suresh that my dalpuri recipe is missing. I check on my mobile and true, there was no recipe or nothing written. Quick I switch on the computer to recheck and same, not a word except for one picture and the title…that’s all. Disappointment, anger and sleep disappearance all rolled in one. Disappointment because this was one recipe I had typed out a week ago, angry because I should have left the spelling error. Was trying to rectify that when the internet disappeared and my…

     
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  • Moong Dal Dhokla

    June 13, 2013mayurisjikoni

    Updated Post Re-doing Moong Dal Dhokla but the recipe still remains the same. I’ve updated the write up as I get people asking me the difference between dhokla and khaman. Also, being my favorite snack, I was totally appalled at the first photos I’d taken! What is Dhokla? Dhokla, Dhokra is a famous snack from the state of Gujarat. Usually a flavored batter of rice and chickpea lentils (chana dal) is fermented and them steamed. Commonly served as a snack on its own as a part of breakfast or tea time meal, it also is served as a part of the Thali meal which includes shaaks (vegetables side dishes), curry (khadi, dal, moong, etc), flatbreads (poori, rotli, rotla), rice, farsan (that’s what snacks are called…

     
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  • Handvo

    November 28, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Theme: Redo Old Posts BM#85 Week 4 Day 1  updated 23/02/2018 What is Handvo? The Gujarati Cuisine is well known for its huge variety snack dishes. Dhokla, Khandvi, Muthia, Gota, Idra, Kachori, Samosa, Arvi na paan, thepla, dhebra are some of the most popular snacks or farsan as they are called. These snacks are served as a light meal or along with the main meal. Every Gujarati household will have their version of handvo. Some add only bottle gourd(doodhi) and fresh fenugreek. Some love it extra chili and sweet. Some love it with more oil. Handvo is one snack that is made when one is traveling, going for picnics or as a light meal or snack to be enjoyed any time of the day. Some like their handvo soft…

     
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  • savaa ni bhaji (dill and lentils)

    August 25, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Prina my niece, loves savaa ni bhaji with rotli and so does her dada. Savaa, suva or dill leaves are prepared as a vegetable in India either with lentils or potatoes. It is a herb but grows in abundance in India during the rainy season and winter season. Big fat bunches sometimes sell for just under 10 rupees. My visit to the Mombasa market this week was a delight as I saw only one seller with a few bunches of the bhaji. I quickly grabbed a few and made the vegetable on the same day. This herb does not stay for too long as the leaves start to turn yellow within a day or two. I love savaa ni bhaji with the lentils but Ajay…

     
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  • Dahi Vada

    May 29, 2012mayurisjikoni

    What is Dahi Vada? Dahi Vada is a popular chaat originating from the Indian Sub Continent. Chaat is a savory snack that is usually enjoyed as a snack. Most chaat dishes have become popular as street food in the Indian Sub Continent which is enjoyed both by young and the old in the evenings. Dahi means yogurt and vada is basically a fritter. Therefore, it means fritters in yogurt. A bit more Dahi Vada Also known as Dahi Vade, Dahi Bhalla, Thayir Vadai, Perugu Vada, Doi Bora, the recipes will vary a bit from region to region. The Vadas are made from soaked lentils which is ground into a coarse paste and deep fried. The proportion and types of lentils will vary from family to…

     
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