• 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 or dokhra flour cooked in spicy water with yogurt till you get a mass of dough very much like ugali. Its the quickest and yummiest snack. Very famous in UK as its made for lunch, unexpected guests, as a snack…. basically anytime. The tricky part of making this dish is to avoid the flour from getting all lumpy. Over the years I tried out many tricks told to me by…

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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 we are just 2. Its only when I have guests that I make fried snacks. My cousin requested for the dhebra recipe and sorry it took a while. I had the recipe but had to make it to photo the end product. Now that took a while. In the meantime the maize flour, millet flour were all patiently sitting on my kitchen counter. Finally got down to making them yesterday…

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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 bhajias. There were 2 places we would go to, Maru Cafe or a small cafe opposite the Khoja Mosque  (unfortunately cannot remember the name). The hot bhajias were absolutely yummy and along with the really spicy chutney we would get a whole bottle ( tree top bottle re used) of tamarind chutney. We usually returned an empty bottle to the waiter. It wasn’t a fancy restaurant at all, we would…

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  • Jamun/ Java Plum Smoothies

    February 1, 2013mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIES_ REDOING OLD POSTS #47 RECIPE: JAMUN/ JAVA PLUM SMOOTHIES Jamun/ Java Plum Smoothies are nutritious, healthy refreshing and delicious.As these plums tend to be sweet, you don’t need to add any sugar to the smoothies. These smoothies are an excellent breakfast or snack option especially during the hot season. What Are Jamun? These Jamuns are not the sweet syrupy balls – Gulab Jamun. Jamun is a blackish purplish fruit that grows on evergreen tropical trees. The scientific name is syzygium cumini. Also known as Black Plum, Jambolan, Jambool, Java Plum, Jambu or Malabar Plum. The wood from the jamun tree is used favored as the common wood to use for railway sleepers or the install motors in wells as after drying, the wood is…

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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 the chutney and realised that it can be used with anything. Have with a paratha or leftover roti, add it to left over rice, sprinkle it on a khakhra or use it to make a sandwich. The dry version will stay at least for a week in the fridge. GARLIC COCONUT CHUTNEY Makes about a cup 1 cup fresh grated coconut ¼ cup split chickpea lentils (chana dal) 2 tbsp…

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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 except that I have replaced the butter with vegan Becel or Flora. A Sweet Treat When I was staying in Bangalore with my daughter, we were hooked onto the JimJam cookies for a while. Though sickly sweet, it was like a treat for us. Just as well they made small packages otherwise can’t imagine how many we would have gobbled. A little bit of jam appeared on top of the…

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  • Gujarati Handvo

    November 28, 2012mayurisjikoni

    What is Gujarati 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 on top, these days it is so much easier to bake in the oven. Gujarati Snacks The Gujarati Cuisine is well known for its huge variety snack dishes. Some of the most popular snacks or farsan as they are called are as below. These snacks are served as a light meal or along with the main meal. Dhokla Khandvi Muthia Gota Idra Kachori Samosa Arvi na paan thepla dhebra  …

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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 nice melted butter. I decided to use the corn to make parathas. The recipe has been in my book for years but never got down to trying it out. Instead of the usual pickles or raitas to go with the paratha, I made some tomato chutney. Replace it with sweet corn if you don’t find any white one. CORN PANEER PARATHAS Makes 6 For the dough : 2 cups wheat…

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  • Eggless Banana Walnut Bread

    November 20, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Recipe: Eggless Banana Walnut Bread Eggless Banana Walnut Bread is so easy to make and an excellent way to use up over ripe bananas. Besides that, the eggless version turns out super soft just like the one with eggs. I bake banana bread often as I can make it slightly different every time. Changes the nuts, add other dry fruits like raisins, cranberries, blueberries. Skip chocolate chips or add more. Add some cocoa powder to the batter.   A Bit About Eggless Banana Walnut Bread An easy peasy recipe, it is all about mixing the wet and dry ingredients and baking it. Sometimes I use plain flour but mostly prefer using wheat flour. Did you know that mashed banana especially the ripe ones are a…

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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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