• 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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  • Jam Thumbprint Cookies

    December 6, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Event: Foodies_Redoing Old Posts Recipe: Jam Thumbprint Cookies – Egg Free Jam Thumbprint Cookies are made from the basic shortbread recipe, indented and filled with a jam of your choice. These cookies are so easy to make, egg free, attractive and super delicious. Watch the video for the vegan version. The ingredients remain the same…

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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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  • 170. ragda patties

    August 30, 2012mayurisjikoni

    street food  I remember my mum and Nunu would make ragda pattis using dry peas or vatana. In India most street food sellers and in most fast food restaurants, the ragda is made from white chickpeas. I prefer the one made from  peas and I like the home version as its not extremely spicy. I…

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  • 168. kachoris

    August 29, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Garam, garam nashto! Kachoris are an indian snack. In Rajasthan it is filled with green gram lentils and spices and is usually round and flattish. The kachoris that a lot of gujaratis make, are filled with green gram lentils, fresh peas, fresh pigeon peas or a combination of either. They are round much like a…

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  • 3 Essential Chutneys

    August 28, 2012mayurisjikoni

    RECIPE: 3 ESSENTIAL CHUTNEYS 3 Essential Chutneys that are common for the Indian Cuisine are the green, date tamarind and garlic chutneys. These 3 chutneys are an essential part of any chaat recipe. Also these chutneys and hot fresh snacks go hand in hand. Often enough chutneys come to the rescue to prepare a lip…

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