• Googra/ Gujiya

    November 15, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Updated : 03/11/2020 Must have Gujarati Goodies during Diwali – Googra/ Gujiya For most Gujarati homes,Diwali is incomplete without Googra/ Gujiya. Other must have are: Magas(chickpea flour fudge) Gur na Ladwa Doodh Pak Chevdo (savory mixture potato crisps, fried chana dal, moong and poha). When my mother in law was here in Mombasa, we would…

     
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  • Savaa Ni Bhaji/ Dill and Moong Dal Curry

    August 25, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Savaa Ni Bhaji/ Dill and Moong Dal Curry Savaa Ni Bhaji/ Dill and Moong Dal Curry is an aromatic, flavourful curry or side dish that is usually served with hot roti, phulka, paratha or even rice. Usually prepared when dill or savaa is available in abundance. Actually, one can also prepare this healthy side dish…

     
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  • Tuvar Dal, Gujarati Style

    August 24, 2012mayurisjikoni

    What is Tuvar Dal? Tuvar, toor, pigeon pea, tur, arhar, kandhi pappu,thuvara parippa, togari bele is a legume. The peas are dried and can be used whole to make certain curries like the popular Swahili dish Mbaazi. However, split tuvar dal is the most common one used from North to South of India. Used to…

     
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  • Chori Turia nu Shaak

    August 19, 2012mayurisjikoni

    EVENT:  FOODIE’S REDOING OLD POSTS #13 What is Chori Turia Nu Shaak? A simple vegetable side dish or sabji is called shaak in Gujarati. Its usually enjoyed with some rotli or paratha along with a dal and some rice. A typical daily Gujarati meal at my home is one or two shaak, dal or kadhi,…

     
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  • Beetroot Halwa

    August 10, 2012mayurisjikoni

    EVENT:  FOODIE’S REDOING OLD POSTS #11 RECIPE: BEETROOT HALWA Beetroot Halwa is a colourful, tasty and easy to make halwa using fresh beetroot, milk, cream, spices and nuts. It can be served hot or cold. We prefer to have it hot. Go on if you still haven’t planned anything for Janmashtami, make this halwa as…

     
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  • Urad Dal /Split Black Gram Curry

    August 8, 2012mayurisjikoni

    What is Urad Dal? Urad is known by several names – black gram, urad bean, vigna mungo, mungo bean or black matpe bean. Grown widely in the Indian Sub Continent it is used not only for curries but for so many other dishes. Urad dal, whole or split is a vital ingredient in preparing fermented batter…

     
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  • Valor Nu Shaak

    July 26, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Valor Nu Shaak An easy to make, delicious with simple spices, Valor Nu Shaak is a Gujarati style vegetable side dish. Its generally served with rotli (wheat flatbread), a lentil curry and rice as a part of the daily meal. What is Valor? There are so many varieties of beans in the world. Each has…

     
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  • Bhinda Ni Kadhi/Okra Yogurt Curry

    July 11, 2012mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIES_ REDOING OLD POSTS #29 Updated on 10/07/2020 I have so many old posts that need a new look. However, when I cook the regular dishes like Bhinda ni Kadhi I tend to forget to take new clicks. I’ve now got sticky labels on my kitchen wall depending on what veggies or fruits I…

     
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  • Thandai Recipe

    June 25, 2012mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIES_ REDOING OLD POSTS #46 RECIPE: THANDAI  What is Thandai? In general, Thandai is a refreshing traditional milk based Indian Drink that is quite popular during the Holi Festival. Made from spices, nuts, seeds and rose petals its not only a cooler but also a nutritious drink. With the beginning of the hot days…

     
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  • Idli Sambar

    June 25, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Idli Sambar Idli Sambar is a fluffy soft, melt in the mouth fermented and steamed breakfast, served with a delicious, piping hot lentil stew and topped with fresh coconut chutney. Not only is idli sambar a healthy breakfast, but also the fermentation process increases the bioavailability of proteins, and enriches the idli with vitamin B. Low…

     
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