• Vegetable Seekh Kababs

    March 27, 2022mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: SUNDAY FUNDAY THEME: SOMETHING ON A STICK RECIPE: VEGETABLE SEEKH KABABS Vegetable Seekh Kababs are so delicious, gluten free and fun starter or snack, loaded with a variety of vegetables, shaped on skewers and grilled. Actually, it is very easy to make vegetable seekh kababs as long as you follow some of the vital tips. Go on read the post to find out what the tips are. Sunday Funday Sunday Funday is a group of Food Bloggers. Every Sunday we  share some fun, traditional, hearty or easy recipes to make Sunday Family Meals a bit more exciting. To join this fun group, visit the Sunday Funday Facebook Page. Request to join in.     Theme -Something On A Stick Monday 28th March is celebrated…

     
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  • Pearl Millet Pancakes|Chamchamiya

    February 27, 2022mayurisjikoni

    EVENTS: SUNDAY FUNDAY THEME: PANCAKE GALORE RECIPE: PEARL MILLET PANCAKES|CHAMCHAMIYA Pearl Millet Pancakes|Chamchamiya is a Gujarati specialty. Pearl Millet flour also known as bajri atta is mixed with fresh fenugreek, spices, yogurt to make these healthy and tasty pancakes, cheela or chamchamiya. A winter specialty, Chamchamiya is usually enjoyed as a hot breakfast with pickles, chutney, hot masala tea or plain yogurt. While hubby loves it with pickles and tea, I go for yogurt with a bit of cumin and red chilli powders added to it. Some households like to add a bit of chickpea flour (besan) while some don’t. I add some as I feel it makes the chamchamiya more crispy. Also besides fresh methi, I like to add fresh spinach and dried fenugreek…

     
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  • Egg Bhurji/ Anda Bhurji

    February 6, 2022mayurisjikoni

    EVENTS: SUNDAY FUNDAY THEME: HOT BREAKFAST RECIPE: EGG BHURJI/ ANDA BHURJI Egg Bhurji/ Anda Bhurji is scrambled eggs with spices. Tomatoes, onion, garlic, ginger, chilli and spices transforms  plain scrambled eggs into a hot breakfast treat that can be enjoyed with some bread, roti or paratha. Famous as street food in the Indian Subcontinent, this piping hot breakfast will keep your tummy full till lunch time or beyond. Hubby and I love to have it as brunch. Doesn’t take a long time to prepare and we sometimes have it with leftover roti. In Hindi anda means eggs and bhurji means scrambled. Very similar to the Parsi Akuri Recipe. The difference is that for Akuri fresh cream is added to the whisked eggs. Towards the end,…

     
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  • Karachi Biscuits

    December 5, 2021mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: SUNDAY FUNDAY THEME: CHRISTMAS COOKIES AROUND THE WORLD RECIPE: KARACHI BISCUITS Karachi Biscuits are soft and melt in the mouth kind of cookies or biscuits. Easy to make, they are studded with tutti frutti and flavoured with cardamom and rose essence. Generally, these cookies are enjoyed throughout the year with a cup of masala tea. However, I love to make them for Diwali and Christmas. In fact, they are perfect to gift to friends and family. Why Are They Called Karachi Biscuits?  To begin with these biscuits or cookies are not at all from Karachi. They are famous biscuits from Karachi Bakery that is located in the city of Hyderabad, India. As a matter of fact, Khanchand Ramnani, a Sindhi who migrated from Karachi…

     
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  • Mughlai Egg Curry

    November 21, 2021mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: SUNDAY FUNDAY THEME: HOLIDAY DINNERS THAT ARE NOT TURKEY OR HAM RECIPE: MUGHLAI EGG CURRY Mughlai Egg Curry is an aromatic, rich, creamy, delectable curry that one can proudly serve during any festival or holiday. Spices, nuts, dried fruit makes this so different from the normal onion tomato curry based versions. What is Mughlai Style Curry? Mughlai Style of cooking or cuisine as it is more popularly known as, makes use of nuts, dry fruit, a variety of spices, dairy products to prepare food. Though a variety of spices are used, the overall flavour of the mixture is aromatic, delicate and not chilli hot. Curries or sauces tend to be thick and creamy. Mughlai Cuisine and India Northern India was ruled by the Mughal…

     
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  • Kalakand With Cottage Cheese

    October 27, 2021mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: SHHH COOKING SECRETLY THEME: DIWALI DHAMAKA RECIPE: KALAKAND, WITH COTTAGE CHEESE Kalakand, with cottage cheese turns out as good as the one with paneer. Moist, soft, delectable barfi, perfect for Diwali. And the sweet treat comes together within 20-25 minutes. It is allowed to set for 2-3 hours and it is ready to be enjoyed with friends and family. CAN I MAKE IT AHEAD? Yes you can. Make sure you store it in an airtight container and leave it in the fridge. I promise you it stays moist for over a week. WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN COTTAGE CHEESE AND PANEER? While in India we often call paneer as cottage cheese in English, it is not nearly the same. While paneer consistency can depend…

     
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  • Ginger & Lemongrass Tea

    September 12, 2021mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: SUNDAY FUNDAY THEME: GORGEOUS GINGER RECIPE: GINGER & LEMONGRASS TEA Ginger & Lemongrass Tea is a soothing, comforting, invigorating and delicious way to enjoy tea. Aromatic and healthy, making this tea is so easy. With the cold season just round the corner, it is time to buy some fresh ginger and add to your tea. HEALTH BENEFITS OF GINGER & LEMONGRASS TEA Enjoying at least one cup or mug of Ginger & Lemongrass Tea a day has many health benefits: aids digestion relieves tummy cramps prevents nausea remedy for cols and coughs prevents bloating anti inflammatory properties WHAT IS GINGER? Ginger is not a new ingredient for me as it is widely used in the Indian Cuisine. In fact I use it on a…

     
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  • Strawberry Rose Modak

    September 9, 2021mayurisjikoni

    Strawberry Rose Modak, made with semolina,sugar, strawberries, rose syrup is easy to make and a delectable sweet offering to Lord Ganesha during the Ganesh Chaturthi Festival. Basically, traditional kesari is made from semolina, sugar and saffron. Here, I’ve made strawberry kesari using fresh strawberries, rose syrup and a few nuts. As this was for Ganesh Chaturthi, I used the modak mould to shape this delicious kesari into modaks. However, you can offer and serve Strawberry Rose Kesari warm in bowls without shaping it.   What is a Modak? Modak is a traditional Maharashtrian sweet. The dumplings are made from rice flour and stuffed with coconut, jaggery, spices and sometimes nuts. As with other dishes, modak has over time taken on new avatars. In fact, the…

     
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  • Tawa Bread Pakora

    September 5, 2021mayurisjikoni

     EVENT: SUNDAY FUNDAY THEME: RECIPES WITH CHICKPEA FLOUR RECIPE: TAWA BREAD PAKORA Tawa Bread Pakora is a healthier version of the famous deep fried bread pakora. Bread pakora is a snack where stuffing is added between two slices of bread, dipped in chickpea flour batter and deep fried. In fact, my tawa bread pakora is a healthier version as instead of deep frying I allowed the bread pakoras to cook in little oil on a tawa or skillet. The smell of chickpea batter being deep fried is pretty irresistible. As a matter of interest, Bread Pakoras are commonly sold as street food in India along with a million other varieties. Okay, not a million but enough to make you salivate. Psss… it’s barely two months…

     
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  • Bajra Methi Muthiya

    August 4, 2021mayurisjikoni

    Recipe: Bajra Methi Muthiya/ Bajri Methi Na Muthiya Bajra Methi Muthiya is a healthy and steamed Gujarati snack. More popularly known as Bajri Methi Na Muthiya, they are easy to make and delicious. Especially when stir fried with garlic and served with a drizzle of lemon juice.  What is Muthiya? The name actually comes from the word muthi which in Gujarati means fist. The dough is shaped by making a fist before the muthiya or muthia are steamed or fried. Usually fried muthiya are shaped into small ovals or balls and added to a vegetable or shaak. Like for example when you make undhiyu or you can to a valor shaak. I love making methi muthia tuvar nu shaak.   Steamed, Deep Fried or Stir…

     
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