• Patuda No lot

    February 12, 2013mayurisjikoni

    Patuda no lot (patuda dough) also known as handva no khatto lot is another gujarati quick snack prepared in most homes. The Patels are famous for making patuda no lot just as the Shahs are famous for their khichi. I haven’t the foggiest idea as to why its called patuda no lot. Its basically handvo…

     
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  • 224. dhebras

    February 8, 2013mayurisjikoni

    yet another gujju snack   Whenever any of my blog followers want a recipe, they just write to me and I am glad that I get all these requests. It gives me the opportunity to bring out the old recipes and wipe out the cobwebs. Fried snacks are hardly ever made in my house considering…

     
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  • 223. Maru bhajia

    February 8, 2013mayurisjikoni

    down memory lane When my siblings and I were young, our parents would usually take us to the City Park in the afternoon, followed by a walk round Kimathi Street and then the best part of the evening…. a plateful of maru bhajias or a whole bag of hot hot chips. We usually preferred the…

     
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  • 218. garlic coconut chutney

    January 30, 2013mayurisjikoni

    adding spice to your life When I made idli sambhar a few days ago, Nami my daughter suggested that I should make a different chutney to the normal coconut coriander, mint one we make. I made the normal one with less chillis for the kids and a garlic coconut one with more chillis. I loved…

     
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  • 217. lemon rice

    January 30, 2013mayurisjikoni

    refreshingly lemony    The first appealing thing about lemon rice is the lovely fresh yellow colour and secondly it definitely the taste. Eat it alone, hot or cold, have it with sambhar or yogurt it tastes yum. A good way to create a new dish with leftover rice. Simple ingredients make it tasty. However, I…

     
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  • Handvo

    November 28, 2012mayurisjikoni

    What is Handvo? Handvo, is a famous Gujarati savory snack that is baked. Grated bottle gourd, fresh fenugreek and other vegetables are added along with spices to the lentil rice batter. Handvo is mostly enjoyed as a snack but we love to have it for dinner. Traditionally, baked with charcoal or wood fire under and…

     
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  • 201. corn paneer parathas

    November 21, 2012mayurisjikoni

    a never fail combination A few weeks ago we were lucky enough to get nice tender fresh white corn. White corn tastes different from the the sweet corn. Before sweet corn made an appearance in the market here, white corn was used for everything right from sabjis to fillings and even boiled to eat with…

     
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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…

     
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  • 177. moong dal pudla or chilas

    September 5, 2012mayurisjikoni

    healthy snack Pudlas, pudas, chilas is basically several names for a very healthy simple snack. Very popular in most gujarati families as a quick snack. Its so similar to the dosas of the south but without the sambhar and vegetable or to the french crepe but full of spices. I prefer to use the non…

     
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  • 173. Arvi paan bhajia

    August 31, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Elephant ears?    Colocasia leaves, colocasia esculenta, arbi, arvi, taro and elephant ears are just a few names of this tropical edible plant. The leaves and tubers are used in various parts of the world. I have grown up eating the wonderful leaves steamed. Yes believe it or not but these leaves taste wonderful once…

     
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