• 211. beetroot rice

    December 7, 2012mayurisjikoni

    A very pink treat Special Theme: Redo old posts BM#78 Week 4 Day 1    Who doesn’t love a bowlful of delicious slightly spicy rice? I love adding all sorts of veggies to rice to make it into a wholesome meal. Whenever, I run out of ideas what to make, rice comes to the rescue. I simply love this beetroot rice as its filling and any excuse to have some French fries!    Beetroot is so versatile. Juice it, cook it, soup it, add to salads, add to muffins, cakes and breads. Amazing the number of dishes one can make using beetroot. Either cooked or raw, I love beetroot. My sister in law Shreya makes yummy rice with beetroot. I didn’t get the exact recipe…

     
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  • Handvo

    November 28, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Theme: Redo Old Posts BM#85 Week 4 Day 1  updated 23/02/2018 What is Handvo? The Gujarati Cuisine is well known for its huge variety snack dishes. Dhokla, Khandvi, Muthia, Gota, Idra, Kachori, Samosa, Arvi na paan, thepla, dhebra are some of the most popular snacks or farsan as they are called. These snacks are served as a light meal or along with the main meal. Every Gujarati household will have their version of handvo. Some add only bottle gourd(doodhi) and fresh fenugreek. Some love it extra chili and sweet. Some love it with more oil. Handvo is one snack that is made when one is traveling, going for picnics or as a light meal or snack to be enjoyed any time of the day. Some like their handvo soft…

     
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  • 106. idli sambhar

    June 25, 2012mayurisjikoni

    fluffy and soft  The first time I ever tasted idlis was when I was studying in Mt. Abu. We had them at a restaurant just at the beginning of the road towards the lake. Unfortunately cannot remember the name of the restaurant. My mum loved idlis and thats what she had day and night when she came to drop my sister and me to school. I never really asked her why she didn’t learn how to make them if she loved idlis so much. When Vibha bhabhi came into our household, she learnt how to make them and that was fine for my mum. The first time I had home made idlis was when Nunu made them. I was flabbergasted  at that time as I thought…

     
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  • theplas

    June 22, 2012mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: BLOGGING MARATHON #88  THEME : REDO OLD POSTS  WEEK 4 DAY 3 Updated26/05/2018 My regular followers may think but she has already blogged one thepla recipe. Has she forgotten, has she run out of recipes? Nothing like that my friends. These are normal theplas. The one I had blogged earlier were farari theplas  to have on days of fasting or Ekadashi. Wherever there are Gujaratis, theplas are there. Theplas is such a versatile kind of flatbread, paratha, whatever you want to call it. Some are slightly thick, some are thin, some are plain, some have added vegetables. The variation depends family to family. There is no one fixed recipe for theplas. Gujaratis enjoy theplas for breakfast, for lunch or dinner with some curries. My favourite…

     
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  • Mexican Rice

    June 10, 2012mayurisjikoni

    What is Mexican Rice? As such traditional Mexican Cuisine didn’t feature rice on their menu. Corn was the staple at that time till the Spanish Colonizers introduced rice in Mexico around the 1520s. It was prepared in a similar way to the Spanish Rice but instead of saffron, cumin and red chili was used. Thus the main difference in the rice is the colour, while Spanish rice is yellow, Mexican rice is orange reddish. These days Mexican rice is served as a side dish with tacos, enchiladas, quesadilla, chili con carne, as stuffing for burritos, etc. Main ingredients for a Mexican rice are onion, garlic and tomatoes. Memories….. So when was the first time I ever tasted Mexican Rice? Well, when I was around 16…

     
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  • 29. Nunu’s biryani

    April 29, 2012mayurisjikoni

    For my Nunu   As I have mentioned before, I have learnt to cook from my mum, kaki, other women in my life and most of all from Nunu. Nunu is my mother in law. The patience that my mum didn’t have with me, Nunu had in abundance. Lots of dinners, lunches, parties was the norm when I entered the V.V. Patel household as a new bride. To top it up my sister in law Arti too was under training…. learning how to cook. At breakfast time Nunu would explain to her how to make a particular dish and at that time I didn’t have just a pair of ears but perhaps 2 or 3 pairs open ready to pick up new recipes, ideas, tips…

     
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  • 25. khatti kanki (curd rice gujarati style)

    April 24, 2012mayurisjikoni

    All time family favourite   Rice plain or with other ingredients is a very filling dish. Easy to prepare with almost any vegetable, yogurt, stock, leftovers etc. Rice is comfort food for most people. I haven’t come across anyone as yet who doesn’t like rice.Did you know that uncooked white rice has a shelf life of 8-10 years if stored in a cool place. Did you know that rice is used during pujas to symbolize longevity, prosperity and fertility.    This particular recipe is a family favourite. We tend to make khatti kanki ever so often. I think the children loved it not so much because of the rice but more because of  the nice crispy crunchy chips (french fries) that we make with it.The first…

     
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