• Ambode/Masala Vada

    December 2, 2019mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIEMONDAY/BLOGHOP THEME: #223  What are Ambode/Masala Vada? Ambode are masala vada made from chana dal with a few other ingredients added. Also known as Masala Vada or Dal Vada, Ambode is a famous street snack in Karnataka. Ambode is also served as a tea time  snack with filter coffee in many homes. Besides chana dal (chickpea lentil) being the main star of this crunchy, crispy, mouth watering  snack, chopped fresh dill, fresh coriander, onion, curry leaves, rice flour, green chillis, ginger and a bit of coconut is added. All these different ingredients makes them taste so different from Vatidar Bhajia which are quite popular with my family as a tea time snack. I took the liberty of adding a tablespoon of urad dal (split…

     
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  • 650. Potato Stuffed Chilli Bhajias

    May 30, 2017mayurisjikoni

    What is Scoville Heat Unit or Index?    Time is flying! It’s already nearly the end of the month.End of the month usually means a recipe for the Shhh Cooking Secretly group.This group was started by Priya of Priya’s Versatile Recipes. I, along with Amrita of The Food Samaritan help Priya to run it. Ever since I joined the group in 2014, I’ve enjoyed being a part of it. Lots of changes have taken place, some old members have left, new ones have joined. Back then partners gave each other any two random ingredients, my first one being barley and broccoli. Nowadays we give partners two ingredients according to the decided theme. This month the theme was #stuffed.Though we know all participants will have stuffed…

     
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  • 561. Sabudana Vada

    May 17, 2016mayurisjikoni

    a great treat Sabudana vada has been on my ‘to do list’ for a very long time. These days I am trying to avoid fried foods if possible so that when we dine out, I can indulge in whatever I want. However this Ekadashi, I just decided to make a fried snack. I am so glad I made these so crunchy and delicious vadas. A Maharashtrian snack, which is commonly found as street food, its easy to prepare and crispy from the outside and soft inside. Its usually served with sweetened yogurt. I am not a big fan of sweetened yogurt so I decided to make a yogurt coconut chutney. Sabudana vadas are very often made during fasting time. I had these crunchy vadas for…

     
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  • Rice Vada

    March 28, 2016mayurisjikoni

    The week passed by so fast, its already FoodieMonday Bloghop day. Our 33rd theme is #rice. When the theme was decided, I bought the ingredients to make a coconut rice pudding. But during the course of the week the rice was not used for the pudding but for vadas. When family visits, its food, food and more food. Its been really nice to have my dad, kaka, kaki and foi here. In between going out and having long chatting sessions, I try to cook something. I decided to make vadas as I wanted to make a quick but satisfying snack. Accompanied with a coconut chutney, this snack is perfect to take the edge off the nail biting  Twenty 20 cricket matches that are going on…

     
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  • 195. Dakor na gota

    November 7, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Hot hot gotas Gotas are bhajias made from chickpea flour. Its a very easy, quick snack and served as farsan in a gujarati thali. I remember every time my sister and I would go to visit our relatives in the villages in Gujarat, we would  be served gota along with kadhi, rice, vegetables, puri and a sweet dish. I am not a huge fan of the gotas made from cabbage but I love the dakor na gota. People say that the best gotas are from Dakor, home of Ranchodji, next to my grandfather’s village Umreth. I have tasted Dakor na gota and they are very spicy but are great with extra sweet tea. Nowadays ready mix packets of Dakor na gota are available in the…

     
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  • Mhogo Na Bhajia (Cassava Fritters)

    July 27, 2012mayurisjikoni

    What is Mhogo Na Bhajia? Mogo or as correctly known as Mhogo is the Kiswahili word for Cassava, Yuca or Tapioca. Bhajia is a popular snack from the Indian Sub Continent. Also known as bhajji, bhaji, bhajiya is a spicy fried fritter usually enjoyed as a snack on its own with chutney or served as a part of a main meal. Bhajia is one and the plural is bhajias, can be made from flours, vegetables, meat, fish and different grains. A spicy batter is made, a bit of it scooped up with fingers or a spoon and dropped into hot oil for frying. Best enjoyed when hot, any type of bhajia is a very popular snack. A bit more about Mhogo (Cassava) Mhogo grows in…

     
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  • Vatidar Bhajia/Dal Bhajia

    June 17, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Through this post I’d like to wish all the dad’s out there a very Happy Father’s Day. It is true that Father’s Day gets overshadowed by Mother’s Day. However, dads too play an important and vital role in our upbringing. For me my dad has and is always there for me. His advise, his organizational skills, his reasoning ability, his strong family bonding ability and just his love and how his eyes lit up every time I call makes me feel so safe and comfortable. My dad loves any indian farsan or snack, be it samosas, kachoris, bateta vada, arvi pan bhajia etc. In that respect, I am like him as I love these fresh snacks anytime to chevdo, gathia etc. His all time favourite…

     
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