• 684.Savory Millet Pancakes

    September 4, 2017mayurisjikoni

    Millet is not just for birds Millet, an ancient grain is the least popular of all the other ancient grains in spite of having so many nutritional benefits. Millet is not actually a grain but its a grass seed. In ancient times millet was more widely used then rice in Asia and Africa. Slowly this ancient grain got replaced by other grains. Millet actually does not require that much water and can be grown in semi arid areas too. No wonder places like semi arid Rajasthan have bajra rotla as a part of their staple diet. Why you should include millet in your diet: Its gluten free It is alkaline Digests easily Helps lower the effects of Diabetes 2 Its rich in magnesium and potassium,…

     
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  • 550. Farali uttapams

    April 5, 2016mayurisjikoni

    Beautiful Nature   This evening just as the sun was setting, the sky was just so beautiful. Blue sky as though its daytime. I was busy in the kitchen when hubby shouted out “come quickly, look out of the window.” I had to reach out for my iphone and take a photo. Nature is amazing and pleasures us with so many different colours in all shades imaginable. Its important that we take time to observe and enjoy nature. Its brings immense joy and peace to our mind and soul. When you don’t stop to admire nature you miss out on the wonders of world. Today’s recipe is Farali Uttapams.  My partner Ramya of Lemon Kurry gave me the ingredients little millet and yogurt. Our theme for…

     
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  • 537. Farali dhokra

    January 20, 2016mayurisjikoni

    MOTHERHOOD   We live where there are numerous apartments in one compound. So no doubt we have a mixture of cultures and religions.Evening time comes alive as mothers and kids are all out walking, talking playing etc. A few days ago I overheard a conversation between young mums. As usual the talk was on how each one’s child is performing in school, their manners, what they eat etc. What I noticed was that the conversation was turning into a competition as to whose child was better. On my way to the apartment I couldn’t help thinking why these mums and their kids think they are in sort of a race. As our children grow up, we really don’t remember if they did better than their…

     
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  • 414.samo and potato pattis

    July 8, 2014mayurisjikoni

    where are the rains?     It’s quite hot in Mombasa and it seems the cold weather had disappeared early. The rains have disappeared.  It rained a lot two weeks back and the Loreto Convent School ground, just next to our building got filled with huge puddles of water. A light drizzle didn’t affect the children. It was fun watching them play in the rain. Little kids love to jump in the puddle oblivious of the consequences… wet shoes, socks, clothes. Its the gleeful laughter that is music to the ears. The trees all around appear lush green, the sea is all grey with a curtain of mist over it. I remember how we use to play in the rain during the monsoon. Our school,…

     
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  • 318. samo/moriyo kheer

    August 29, 2013mayurisjikoni

    this tastes good when it is hot Mangoes have disappeared for now and the pawpaws available are not nice. So I was wondering what fruit to add to the humble banana to make a nice yummy fruit salad. Nothing much was available besides apples and grapes. I had no choice but to make nice hot kheer for hubby dear as he too fasted for Janamashtami yesterday. We both like sabudana kheer nice and cold and I had forgotten to make it the previous day. Very early in the morning I remembered having samo kheer as prasadam on Ekadashi day from the Juhu ISKCON temple. Hot kheer with just a touch of cardamom and lots of cashew nuts. So I made samo or moriyo kheer and…

     
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  • 167.farari kadhi

    August 28, 2012mayurisjikoni

    one more kadhi This Ekadashi I made some kadhi using moriyo as I didn’t have any of those fancy farari flours. Usually its made from rajgira flour. I remembered that the ISKCON temple in Mumbai makes kadhi from moriyo and it goes well with moriyo itself or sabudana khichdi or even the farari theplas.  Easy to make and something different to have when you are fasting. FARARI KADHI 4 servings 1 cup yogurt 4 cups water ½ cup moriyo, samo pinch of turmeric powder (haldi) ½ to 1 tsp green chilli paste 1 tsp ginger paste 1½ tsp salt 1 tsp grated jaggery (gur) or sugar 1 tsp cumin seeds ( jeera) 8 curry leaves (limbdi) 1 inch cinnamon stick 4 cloves 6 peppercorns 2 tbsps…

     
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  • 53. moriyo khichdi

    May 18, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Grass seeds Moriyo, samo or shama millet is used widely to prepare fasting food. It is used to make kheer, khichdi, dokhras, upma, handvo. The uses are endless. I usually make  khichdi as we can have it with potato curry. Moriyo is the seed of a grass called echinochloa colonum. Its grown like rice in paddy fields. Its rich in zinc and iron. Samo is readily available in the indian shops.       MORIYO KHICHDI Yields 4 servings   1 cup moriyo 3 cups water 1 tbsp ghee 1 tsp cumin seeds 1 tbsp sesame seeds 1 tsp chilli paste or one chilli finely chopped 1 tsp ginger paste or finely chopped 12 -14 cashew nuts, cut into half 10 -12 raisins 6 cloves…

     
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