• 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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  • 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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  • 588. Amiri Khaman/Gujarati Sev Khaman

    September 19, 2016mayurisjikoni

    Angels are often disguised as daughters The week just goes by so quickly. Every day I wake up and say to myself,  2more months, few more weeks before the wedding and so much to do. Yesterday when we were discussing with my future son-in-law and his mum what happens after the wedding ceremony, so it was like bidaai (farewell to the bride) will happen and we take Nami (my daughter) with us. I wanted to burst into tears at the moment, as reality is fast approaching that she will belong to some other family. I had to be really strong and keep a smiling face, but am sure that if hubby dear would have been with me I surely would have burst out crying. As…

     
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  • Keri nu Shaak /Mango Curry

    August 1, 2016mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIEMONDAY/BLOGHOP THEME: #51 CURRIES Updated on 23/05/2020 – I’ve only updated the photos and organized the write up. Recipe remains the same. What is Keri nu Shaak? Shaak in Gujarati refers to a curry or any stir fried vegetable. Such a broad spectrum word! Keri is mango so Keri nu Shaak is Mango Curry. Yes mangoes are not just to be eaten on its own, or used for desserts. Mangoes play a big part in the Indian Cuisine, right from starters to desserts.  Keri nu Shaak is pretty easy to make. All you need is a semi ripe or raw mango which is not too fibrous. The mango is cut into big chunks and cooked using water, spices and jaggery. Every family will have…

     
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  • 576. Mohanthal

    July 25, 2016mayurisjikoni

    Celebration Time I joined the #FoodieMonday#Bloghop group in the month of March when they were on their 31st theme.This week we are on our 50th theme…wow. Its time to celebrate. Celebration is usually with something sweet.The group decided on #Traditional Sweets. I decided to make an authentic Gujarati mithai (dessert), mohanthal. I get a bit nervous when I have to prepare traditional Indian sweets. I would have opted for easier traditional sweets like shiro(sooji halwa), lapsi, shrikhand, basundi, but I’ve already posted those. Had Mohanthal and Magas on my ‘to do list’. I decided on Mohanthal as I prefer that to magas. Before I go into explaining how to make mohanthal, I must tell you a bit about the #FoodieMonday#Bloghop group. Right now we are…

     
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  • 573. Makai no Chevdo (Hot corn snack)

    July 4, 2016mayurisjikoni

    Hot and Spicy It’s very hot in Montreal so when the #FoodieMonday #Bloghop group decided on Monsoon Madness, as our 47th theme, I must admit I was in a dilemma. What do I make that’s apt for the Monsoon season without frying pakodas! For me monsoon season in Bangalore meant hot kheer or raab and dal vadas. I love the hot spicy vadas that are sold in the market areas around Bangalore. Monsoon also reminds me of the hot roasted corn(bhutta) in Mumbai near my sister- in -law’s apartment and Juhu beach. Roasted corn with lemon and red chilli powder is so delicious. A couple of days ago we had bought some fresh corn to boil and have with some butter or lime. The corn…

     
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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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  • 493. rasiya muthia (rasawala muthia)

    April 10, 2015mayurisjikoni

    another Gujarati dish   The first time I had rasiya muthia was when my mother in law (Nunu) made them. I fell in love with the dish. Nunu would make them quite often as even my father in law loved them. The first time she made them in a huge huge pan, I was baffled. I thought why is she making so much. Little did I know till we sat to have our lunch, that rasiya muthia was a family favourite and that everyone enjoyed making a meal out of it. After Nunu left for India I tried the recipe twice but the first time, the muthias all broke up and I was left with one very thick kadhi. The second time round the muthias…

     
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  • Ghee kera

    October 14, 2014mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIES_ REDOING OLD POSTS #16 What is the group all about? Ghee Kera is what my daughter calls kera nu shaak. Its not a savory dish at all but one of the easiest to prepare and so popular among kids. Contributing this recipe to the Group called Foodies_Redoing Old Posts which is Renu’s baby. This group encourages food bloggers to visit their old forgotten posts and breathe a new life into them either by changing the photos, the write up or both. However, the recipes remain the same. If you are a food blogger and need a push to revive your lost posts then this group is just the right one for you. What is Ghee Kera? Kera. keda, is the Gujarati word for…

     
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  • 437. chakri

    October 3, 2014mayurisjikoni

    Get ready for Diwali Now that Navratri and Dussera is over, its going to be a mad rush to get ready for Diwali. House cleaning, making savouries and sweets, buying gifts and new clothes, getting all the decor out, competitions, rangolis and so much more. How much ever planning we do, it does seem like a mad rush towards the finishing line! By next week I need to get the parcels ready to send it off to my kids before Diwali. A parcel each to Bangalore, Dubai and Montreal. My new daughter in law, French by birth but becoming fully ‘Patelized’ as we say, loves chevdo and bhusu…. what she calls Bombay mix. I usually give order for the huge amount of chevdo and bhusu…

     
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