• White Dhokra/ Idra/Idada

    March 28, 2018mayurisjikoni

    Kemcho? Avo maare gher. ( How are you? Welcome to my home)    March was when the Shhh Cooking Secretly group (started by Priya of Priya’s Versatile Recipes) ventured out to cook some Gujju (Gujarati) food. The general misconception is that Gujarati food is sweet. Yes we do use sugar and jaggery but it has to be a balance of both sweet and sour. Modern times with much health awareness, many Gujarati homes do not use sugar or jaggery in their daily cooking.     The land of Lions and Legends has countless varieties of dishes. As a Gujarati I can make out from which region the food has originated. For example kadhi made by Patel Community maybe so different in taste and texture from the…

     
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  • 734. Amla Pickle – Gujarati Style

    December 18, 2017mayurisjikoni

    Merry Berries Berries in true sense are not the berries we all know… strawberries, mulberries, raspberries, blackberries etc. These in the botanical world are known as aggregate fruits. Berries are fruits produced from a single ovary. So in botanical sense tomatoes, cucumber, eggplants, bananas, pumpkins, melons are berries. Did you know that grapes too are berries? Yes they are.    However for our FoodieMonday/Bloghop #123rd theme, Berries we meant berries that we normally know. We had to prepare something using berries. Berries are small pulpy and often edible fruits. Before food was cultivated, berries were gathered by primitive men as a source of food, many animals feed on berries. It’s probably presumed that during prehistoric time men may have sampled berries that animals consumed to…

     
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  • Masala Farsi Puri

    October 16, 2017mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIEMONDAY/BLOGHOP THEME: #114 DIWALI What is FoodieMonday/Bloghop Group all about? Its a group of like minded food bloggers who challenge each to come up with some innovative or traditional dishes based on the theme decided. As Diwali is just round the corner, we decided on the Diwali theme. As you’ll know no festival world wide is complete without food. I decided to make my all time favourite masala farsi puri. A bit more later on about this delicious crispy snack.   What is Diwali? Diwali is the most important festival which is celebrated all over India. Popularly known as the Festival of Lights, it is a festival that stretches over 5-6 days for most communities. Also known as Deepawali, Dipavali it is celebrated by…

     
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  • Quinoa Lapsi

    September 15, 2017mayurisjikoni

    MEGA BLOGGING MARATHON -SEPT 2017 #80TH BLOGGING MARATHON THEME: PROTEIN RICH DISHES – DAY:13 RECIPE: QUINOA LAPSI Quinoa Lapsi is a gluten free version of the traditional Gujarati sweet dish, lapsi. It is not only rich in protein but healthy with the addition of nuts, dried fruits and jaggery. This lapsi is totally suitable for those who follow a gluten free diet or if you want to create a new kind of dessert for your guests. Best enjoyed warm. Memories As many of you know my blog is not just for recipes but also where I put down my thoughts, events, celebrations, etc. So writing about plastic ban had to be done. Plastic and The World Plastic is becoming a mega concern world over as the land and…

     
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  • 683. Moong and Spinach Muthia

    September 4, 2017mayurisjikoni

    MEGA BLOGGING MARATHON -SEPT 2017 #80TH BLOGGING MARATHON THEME: PROTEIN RICH DISHES DAY:3    The whole world jokes about how Gujaratis need to carry their food wherever they travel  in the world. Some joke that one would probably find theplas, dokhlas, muthias, fafda, patra, etc even on the moon if a Gujju lived there. Well, okay I don’t carry these things with me when I travel but I do take the handvo flour to Canada or Bangalore. This time round I forgot to carry some handvo flour  to Montreal. Soaking the rice and lentils overnight and then making handvo is easy. But coming to muthia, I required just a small amount and I really didn’t want to go through the whole process of soaking the rice and dal,…

     
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  • 677. Cabbage and Spinach Muthia (muthiya)

    July 31, 2017mayurisjikoni

    Steamed and Healthy     Last weekend was my second visit to Niagara Falls and I thought I will not be as impressed with this natural wonder as I was the first time. However, I was so wrong. It was as though I was watching the mighty falls for the first time. I guess that the feeling of awe will never cease no matter how many times I may get an opportunity to visit the Niagara Falls. Its one of my favourite places on this Earth.     We took my dad who is visiting Canada for the first time, to Niagara Falls. We booked him into a falls view room and boy was it spectacular. My niece from Atlanta paid us a surprise visit(my son…

     
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  • Puran Poli/ Ghari Rotli

    June 10, 2017mayurisjikoni

    What is Puran Poli/ Ghari Rotli? Puran Poli/ Ghari Rotli is an Indian Flatbread filled with sweetened cooked lentils and spices. It is usually prepared during festivals and special occasions. Lentils are cooked till soft and then spices and sugar or jaggery are added. This mixture is filled into a wheat or plain flour dough, rolled and roasted. Famous in many parts of India during festivals, weddings, celebrations, etc, the flatbread varies a bit from state to state. Gujarat: We generally use wheat flour dough. The stuffing is made from tuvar dal (split pigeon pea). We usually add sugar or jaggery and cook it with cooked Tuvar dal till it becomes like a thick paste. Spices like cardamom, nutmeg, saffron, fennel seeds are added. Known…

     
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  • Mum’s Matar Kachori/Gujarati Peas Kachori

    May 12, 2017mayurisjikoni

    MOTHER’S DAY RECIPE: MUM’S MATAR KACHORI/GUJARATI PEAS KACHORI Mum’s Matar Kachori/Gujarati Peas Kachori  is a deep fried snack with a filling of spicy fresh peas in a flaky and crispy pastry. Mum’s matar kachori is so delicious and she made them perfectly. She didn’t use garam masala. Simply spiced with fresh green chilis and ginger with a bit of sugar and lemon juice. Mum’s love is never ending People say that time heals the wound, the pain. But it really doesn’t. One is never too old to need a mum. We all go on with our lives but not a single day goes by when I don’t remember my mum. Missed you tonnes when my children got married, miss you when its Mother’s Day, miss…

     
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  • 607. Moong dal and Spinach Handvo (Green Gram and Spinach bake)

    January 16, 2017mayurisjikoni

    Time is flying   Imagine, we’re into the the 3rd week of  the new year. Time flies. We barely breathe a sigh of relief over the weekend and Monday arrives. #FoodieMonday #Bloghop group decided on #Bitesizefood as the 75th theme. It’s a pretty versatile theme as we could make any bite size food right from breakfast to dinner. We normally associate bite size food with appetizers or  starters. But did you know that its a fun way to serve you normal breakfast, lunch, tea time snack or dinner in small sizes? It also in a way helps you control portions if your are dieting. Mini pizzas, mini tacos, mini burgers or sliders as they call them these days, mini vada pavs, mini uttapams, mini pav bhajis,…

     
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  • Amiri Khaman/Gujarati Sev Khaman

    September 19, 2016mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIEMONDAY/BLOGHOP THEME: #58 TEA TIME SAVOURIES RECIPE: AMIRI KHAMAN/GUJARATI SEV KHAMAN What is Amiri Khaman/Gujarati Sev Khaman?   Amiri Khaman/Gujarati Sev Khaman is an easy recipe. You can also prepare this using ready made dhoklas(dhokras) or make the dhoklas at home. The recipe for khaman dokhla(dhokras) is easy.I prepared the dhokla at home. What I love about this recipe is that if you are fighting for time, make the dhoklas whenever you have time, store it in the fridge and use it whenever you want. It also does not require any chutneys. Having said that, we still prefer to serve it with chutney. I prefer using half besan flour(chickpea flour) and half semolina as that make the crumb much better. Check out my Instant…

     
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