• Marble Barfi

    August 27, 2013mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIES_ REDOING OLD POSTS #10 What is the advantage of this theme? For the 10th week on Foodies_Redoing Old Posts, marble barfi got a new look.Old posts just get lost in the wide wide wide web unless they are very popular. Renu who blog’s at Cook with Renu has started a Facebook Group called Foodies_ Redoing Old Posts where every two weeks we can redo our old posts and share it on the group. What’s the advantage of doing this? Well, it gives us the opportunity to improve the write up, update photos and get comments. I’ve got so many old posts that need updating especially where the photos are concerned. This group definitely gives me the ‘push’ to prepare the dishes again for better…

     
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  • Meethi Sev/Sweet Vermicelli

    May 24, 2013mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIES_ REDOING OLD POSTS #34 RECIPE: MEETHI SEV/SWEET VERMICELLI What is Meethi Sev/Sweet Vermicelli ? As the name indicates meethi sev/sweet vermicelli is vermicelli that is sweet. This is one of the easiest ever sweet dish or mithai (mishtaan) to prepare. Boil some vermicelli as per the instructions on the packet. Drain out the water. Mix powdered sugar and ghee (clarified butter) and hey presto its ready. One can add cardamom powder, chopped nuts for that extra flavour. What is Vermicelli? Vermicelli is a type of pasta which is much thinner than spaghetti. The word vermicelli comes from the Italian word for little worms. And worms are not used to make vermicelli. Incidentally, these days vermicelli also refers to the thin rice noodles that…

     
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  • Santra Basundi

    November 15, 2012mayurisjikoni

     RECIPE: SANTRA BASUNDI/ TANGERINE KHEER What is Santra Basundi/ Tangerine Kheer? Basundi is a sweet thickened milk which is generally flavored with cardamom, nutmeg and sometimes saffron. Chopped nuts usually like almonds, cashew nuts, pistachios and charoli are added. In fact, this sweetened milk is quite popular in the western states of India. Traditionally, full fat milk was boiled with sugar till it became thick and creamy. These days we tend to added milk solids – mawa or khoya or condensed milk to hasten the process. Nowadays to make it even more exotic, fresh fruits are added. Santra Basundi/ Tangerine Kheer is one such example. Memories Santra Basundi was the sweet dish served to guests during my Wedding. Aug 1982 a coup d’état attempt failed. As…

     
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  • 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 make a huge quantity of chevdo. Its actually takes about 1-2 hours to make it. Mathias (usually made from sprouted moth and urad dal). This was another savory that we made at home. But nowadays I don’t make chevdo or mathia at home. I buy the ready made chevdo, and ready rolled out mathia. I fry them at home. A good way to support small businesses as it actually helps…

     
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  • Shrikhand – Gujarati Style

    January 9, 2012mayurisjikoni

    What is Shrikhand – Gujarati Style? Shrikhand – Gujarati Style, is a yogurt based sweet or dessert that is very popular especially in the Gujarati Cuisine. Whenever you’re served a Gujarati meal, the sweet dish is served with the main meal. Shrikhand is best served with puri (wheat based fried flatbread). Excess water or whey is removed from plain yogurt to make it thick and creamy. Sugar and spices like cardamom, nutmeg and saffron are added along with chopped nuts which usually are almonds, pistachios and charoli if you get some. Charoli is Buchanania lanzan, a seed that tastes a bit like almonds. Fresh chopped fruits or their puree can be added for different flavored shrikhand. The most popular is Mango Shrikhand.   Memories It…

     
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  • Sabudana Kheer/ Tapioca Pearl Pudding

    January 5, 2012mayurisjikoni

    What is Sabudana Kheer? Sabudana is the Hindi name for tapioca pearls. The starch extracted from the tapioca or cassava root. The starch is then processed to make them into round balls.  Sago on the other hand though looks like tapioca pearls is made from the starch extracted from the spongy pith of various tropical palms. Tapioca used in the Far East to make bubble tea is the same but the sizes, flavour and colour vary. While making the boba or bubbles, color and flavoring is added. Kheer is the Hindi word for a milk pudding. Therefore Sabudana Kheer is simply a milk pudding made with tapioca pearls. I like to make sabudana kheer during Ekadashi. What is Ekadashi? Ekadashi is the eleventh day of…

     
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