• 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…

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  • 82. Mexican rice

    June 10, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Vegetables and more vegetables I have never had authentic Mexican rice, but have been cooking this one for years. Its an adaptation of a Tarla Dalal recipe. I find its a meal on its own as its loaded with vegetables. Serve it with potato crisps or nachos to add a bit of crunch. Instead of…

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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…

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  • 53. moriyo khichdi

    May 18, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Grass seeds Moriyo, samo or shama millet is used widely to prepare fasting food. It is used to make kheer, khichdi, dokhras, upma, handvo. The uses are endless. I usually make  khichdi as we can have it with potato curry. Moriyo is the seed of a grass called echinochloa colonum. Its grown like rice 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.…

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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…

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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…

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