• Christmas Gifts from my Kitchen – Hot Chocolate Spicy Mix

    December 16, 2019mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIEMONDAY/BLOGHOP THEME: #225 CHRISTMAS TREATS FOODIEMONDAY/BLOGHOP THEME With Christmas approaching, I was hoping that my friends from this group would choose Christmas Gifts from your kitchen as opposed to the second option which was Curry Leaves. Don’t get me wrong, curry leaves too is a good theme but perhaps for a later time. For now wanted to jump onto the Christmas preparation bandwagon. Nowadays, Christmas is a festival celebrated by almost everyone even if they are not Christians. My family in UK tend to celebrate Christmas with the same fervor as Diwali or perhaps even more. You just cannot help but get into the joyous celebration mood because of the decorations, carol singing, festival deals in the shops etc.  CHRISTMAS GIFTS FROM MY KITCHEN…

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  • 725. Buckwheat and Brown Rice Khichdi

    November 13, 2017mayurisjikoni

    So comforting On 4th Nov 918 kg of khichdi sets Guinness World Record. 125kg rice, 45kg moong dal, 6.5kg salt, and several kgs of millet and barley was used to make this khichdi at the World Food Event in New Delhi cooked by Chef Sanjeev Kapoor with the help of a 50 member team. Check details here. Khichdi very much originates from the Indian Sub Continent. Its basically a mixture of rice and lentils cooked in water with salt and turmeric powder. That’s the basic khichdi that most households cook whether they are poor or rich. Its considered one of the most healthiest food, filling, comforting and nutritious. Depending on the regions khichdi is made with a mixture of different kinds of lentils, rice and…

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  • 710. Bajri and Moong Dal Khichdi

    October 2, 2017mayurisjikoni

    Super Healthy    Navratri and Dussera are over, all the feasting is over..for now. After all the rich snacks and desserts, Saturday meal was a simple khichdi made using bajri (bajra, pearl millet) and moong dal.        The 112th theme for FoodieMonday/Bloghop suggested by Amrita who blogs at The Food Samaritan, was #1Tsp Oil. This theme couldn’t have come at a better time. Saturday meal was definitely light on the stomach and yet full of nutrition. Thanks Amrita for encouraging us to cook with little or no oil.     On my ‘to do list’ was this bajra khichdi ever since Sapana of Cooking with Sapana posted the recipe for the protein rich dishes theme. Sapana thank you so much, the khichdi turned out really delicious.  …

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  • Badshahi Khichdi

    June 13, 2016mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIEMONDAY/BLOGHOP THEME: #44 INDIAN SPICES SORTED Badshahi Khichdi is a humble khichdi that is turned into a more satisfying and delicious dish that is fit for a king. Not that the simple khichdi is not tasty. Basically this khichdi is made using split pigeon pea (toor, tuvar dal) and rice. The khichdi has some added vegetables mainly potatoes and brinjals(eggplants) and is tempered using onion, garlic, ginger, chillis and spices. However, I made this khichdi my way. I have tried to give it a more ‘royal’ appeal by stuffing the potatoes and brinjals with spices, chickpea flour and peanuts. This khichdi is usually served with spiced up yogurt, but since my preparation already has quite a few spices, I decided to serve it with…

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  • 277. Tuvar dal khichdi

    May 29, 2013mayurisjikoni

    Not Like Patel Samaj Patel Samaj in Mombasa is very famous for its Khichdi, kadhi and shaak. The shaak or vegetable is made of potatoes and brinjals. The khichdi is made of rice and tuvar dal (split pigeon pea lentils). Its the most yummiest I have ever tasted. 30 years in Mombasa and the khichdi still tastes the same. Food cooked for the community always tastes the best. The whole meal is usually made by the men. Patel Samaj does have at least 4 to 6 khichdi programs every year. It usually takes place on a Sunday at lunch time. After the heavy meal, one wants to just take a siesta. Good way to spend a Sunday. The khichdi is usually a bit gooey with…

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  • 65. Vrindavan khichdi

    May 25, 2012mayurisjikoni

    all in one meal Every time dada would go to Vrindavan, he couldn’t stop praising the khichdi that was served there,everyday to the devotees as breakfast. I use to think what is so special about the khichdi. Like other temples it must be just plain rice and moong khichdi. I realised the difference when Nunu started making a version of the khichdi at home either for lunch or dinner. Obviously she added a lot more variety of vegetables than the temple does. I took it a bit further and added onions and garlic to it to make it more tastier. Basically you can make it the way you want but it is definitely a filling dish. Great for post pregnancy, just recovering patients and a…

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  • Moriyo Khichdi/Sama Khichdi

    May 18, 2012mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIES_ REDOING OLD POSTS #21 For this event, Foodies_Redoing Old Posts my 21st recipe is Moriyo Khichdi or more popularly known as Sama Chawal or Samo Khichdi.   What is Moriyo? Moriyo, Sama Chawal, Samo, Barnyard Millet, Sama, Samvat, Vari, Varai, Swang, Bhagar,  shyama rice, kuthiravali, udalu are all different names for a grass seed. The grass seed from the cultivated crop(grown like rice in paddy fields), Echinochloa Frumentacea is not a grain or legume and therefore very popular during fasting days be it navratri fasting or ekadashi. Its wilder more natural cousin is Echinochloa colona which is also known as Jungle Grass, Deccan Grass or Awnless Barnyard Millet. Health benefits of Including Moriyo or Little Millet in your diet Not only rich in…

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  • 52. sabudana khichdi

    May 18, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Pearly drops of starch  Sabudana, pearl sago or tapioca are widely used in India for preparation of fasting food. Sabudana is the starch extracted from cassava. The starch is commercially prepared into a powder or flour form,coarse flakes or pearly balls. Before using any form it has to be soaked in water to rehydrate it. Sabudana or sago as its called in India is widely used for desserts, kheers and as a binder in various recipes. Sabudana khichdi is one of the dishes widely prepared during Ekadashi or other fastings. Simple to make and a filling dish as its full of carbohydrate. In India various sizes of sabudana are sold, but I prefer using the medium size sago. Sabudana is available in most indian grocery…

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  • 34. Moong khichdi

    May 2, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Neel, this is for you Khichdi is simply a mixture of rice and lentils cooked together. It is a very popular dish in India, especially the northern part. There are a variety of khichdis that can be made, either just plain or by adding vegetables to it. Its a great comfort food on a cold day, good remedy for bad stomachs and basically very easy to make. Neel probably misses khichdi in Canada as that’s what he asked me to make for him when he arrived in India to be with the family in March. Well Neel, khichdi is not difficult to make once you have the ingredients at home.You don’t have to have all the ingredients. You just need the rice, lentil and salt.…

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