• Karela Nu Shaak

    November 11, 2019mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIEMONDAY/BLOGHOP THEME: #220 GOURDS ARE BEAUTIFUL What is Karela Nu Shaak? Karela nu shaak is simply a side dish or sabji where chopped karela or bitter gourd is stir fried till done. One can cook it with potatoes or cashew nuts. I chose to prepare it with cashew nuts and raisins. After the karela are cooked, jaggery is added to make it into a delicious, lip smacking sweet and bitter shaak, sabji or side dish that is usually enjoyed with hot rotlis or phulkas, any other sabji/shaak and tuvar dal. I’ve used the description of karela nu shaak as delicious and lip smacking. These are the words that hubby uses to describe it. He loves karela or bitter gourd and I’m not a fan…

     
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  • Magas/ Chickpea Flour Fudge

    October 21, 2019mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIEMONDAY/BLOGHOP THEME: #218 DIWALI DHAMAKA RECIPE: MAGAS/ CHICKPEA FLOUR FUDGE What is Magas/ Chickpea Flour Fudge? Magas/ Chickpea Flour Fudge is a famous sweet dish or mithai in the Gujarati Cuisine. Its a popular sweet fudge  that is enjoyed by both adults and children. Some kids refer to it as ‘bavo’. Any Patel wedding you attend, or go to their homes during Diwali you will definitely find Magas. During weddings, huge quantities are made by the bride’s family and sent to the groom’s family and also shared with all those who attend the wedding. Made from chickpea flour, ghee, sugar and cardamom, its not a difficult mithai or sweet to make at all. After roasting the flour in ghee, sugar is added and then…

     
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  • Pithlu/Besan ka sabji

    October 14, 2019mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIEMONDAY/BLOGHOP THEME: #217 KHAALI FRIDGE Does the theme title sound absolutely weird? It does but its one that Renu who blogs at Cook With Renu, decided that we should put on our thinking caps. As for me as soon as the theme was chosen, I knew that Pithlu or besan ka sabji is what I’m going to make. So what is the theme all about? Well, Renu wanted us to presume that we have no vegetables in the fridge or pantry and still are suppose to put a simple and yet filling meal on the table. In reality, getting or ordering take away is a much better option. Before I tell you more about the dish I prepared, my friend Renu has a wonderful…

     
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  • Papdi and Zucchini Shaak/Hyacinth Beans and Zucchini Sabji

    July 4, 2019mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: A- Z RECIPE CHALLENGE THEME : A DISH BEGINNING WITH THE LETTER H What is the A- Z Challenge? Well, we’re a Facebook group and every alternate month the participants make a dish with the  relevant letter. The group was started in May 2018 by Jolly Makkar and Vidya Narayan. For the month of July we have to post a recipe using an ingredient that begins with H. This is one challenge where when I’m, making any new dish that’s not for any groups I’m part of then its goes straight into my draft file for later use. Before leaving for Bangalore, I had baked a Honey and Nut Cake. However, I just can’t find the photos and I don’t have time to bake another…

     
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  • Kansar – Patel Style

    June 24, 2019mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIEMONDAY/BLOGHOP THEME: #201 JAMVA CHALO JI RECIPE: KANSAR – PATEL STYLE Kansar – Patel Style is an important, simple and yet very delicious sweet dish that is prepared during important ceremonies and festivals. It just needs four basic ingredients, semolina or coarse wheat flour, ghee, jaggery and powdered sugar.   Importance Of Kansar Any religious or happy occasion like Diwali, weddings, birth of babies, etc begins with kansar in a typical Gujarati home. This dish preparation varies from region to region in Gujarat. As we begin Diwali celebrations kansar is made and offered to the deities. It is also offered to Ganeshji on the day of pre-wedding ceremonies. For many communities in Gujarat kansar is what is offered to the bride and groom to…

     
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  • Methi Muthia Tuvar Nu Shaak

    January 7, 2019mayurisjikoni

    EVENT:FOODIEMONDAY/BLOGHOPTHEME:#177 MAGIC OF FRESH METHI Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas holiday and a wonderful start to  the new Year. As for me, I can’t complain about the start but it hasn’t been exactly very smooth. US visa application took hours to fill, somehow they have not managed to get their online application forms user friendly like the ones for UK or Schengen visa. I so missed the easy and direct Queen’s English on the forms. For me when it says entire transaction  it means the transaction for all the applicants. But they have a different idea..pay individually! Anyway, tomorrow hubby and I will be making our to Nairobi for our visa appointment on Wednesday. I’m a bit excited, no not about entering the heavily…

     
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  • Xtra Flaky Farsi Puri

    September 28, 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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  • Wheat Khakhra

    September 27, 2018mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: MEGA BLOGGING MARATHON#92 THEME: A-Z  FLATBREADS AND MORE – INDIAN FLATBREADS RECIPE: WHEAT KHAKHRA Wheat Khakhra is a Gujarati savoury, thin, crispy flatbread that is usually enjoyed as a snack with some tea or khakhra masala. As little oil or ghee is used to make them, khakhras are very healthy and make a good diet snack item. There are so many different varieties of khakhras. Different spices, flavours, herbs, etc are used. Most common ones are masala ones and fenugreek or methi ones.   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 this marathon we had a choice of 3 themes: A-Z Indian Flatbreads that…

     
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  • Padvari Rotli/Padvali Rotli

    September 19, 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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  • Lemon Chutney

    September 17, 2018mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIEMONDAY/BLOGHOP THEME: #162 LEMON AFFAIR RECIPE: LEMON CHUTNEY Lemon Chutney is a versatile, easy to make, flavourful, spicy Indian style chutney. What I like about this recipe is that if you add enough oil, it stays fresh in the fridge for months. It is actually a much quicker version of the Gujarati lemon pickle or limbu nu athanu. You will always find a jar or lemon chutney in my fridge as it is my favourite. Not only that, it is a versatile chutney. Enjoy it with: theplas parathas leftover roti khichdi cheela bhajia as a spread for sandwiches in wraps bajri na dhebra plain rice with main meal bajra na rotla   EVENT: FOODIEMONDAY/BLOGHOP The popular saying goes “When Life gives you lemons, make…

     
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