• Karela Nu Shaak

    November 11, 2019mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIEMONDAY/BLOGHOP THEME: #220 GOURDS ARE BEAUTIFUL What is Karela Nu Shaak? Karela nu shaak is simply a side dish or sabji where chopped karela or bitter gourd is stir fried till done. One can cook it with potatoes or cashew nuts. I chose to prepare it with cashew nuts and raisins. After the karela are cooked, jaggery is added to make it into a delicious, lip smacking sweet and bitter shaak, sabji or side dish that is usually enjoyed with hot rotlis or phulkas, any other sabji/shaak and tuvar dal. I’ve used the description of karela nu shaak as delicious and lip smacking. These are the words that hubby uses to describe it. He loves karela or bitter gourd and I’m not a fan…

     
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  • Moong Dal Shorba/Moong Dal Soup

    May 9, 2019mayurisjikoni

    The word Shorba originates from the word chorba, sorpa, shurpa. This soup is widely enjoyed in the Middle Eastern Countries, some parts of Europe, Asia and Africa. It is believed that the soup originates from Persia. Hot salted water with added meats, vegetables made this a versatile dish that even travelers could make. No wonder popularity of this healthy and easy to make dish spread far and wide. India was introduced to Shorba during the Mughal Era. Vegetarians then came up with their version of shorba. My favorite  is a tomato shorba anytime, which I tend to make so often. When I made some Qubani Naan, I wanted to pair it with a curry. However, hubby insisted that I make a soup and before I…

     
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  • Yogurt Roti

    September 29, 2018mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: MEGA BLOGGING MARATHON#92 THEME: A-Z  FLATBREADS AND MORE – INDIAN FLATBREADS What is Mega Blogging Marathon? Well, its a group of bloggers who get together to post a dish for 26 days according to the chosen theme. For more details check out the initiator Srivalli’s page here. For this theme we had a choice of 3: 1. A-Z Indian Flatbreads that are not made using batter e.g. like rotis 2. A-Z Indian Flatbreads using batters e.g. dosa 3. A-Z International Flatbreads. I decided to opt for option number 1. India has such a huge variety of flatbreads to offer that are made on the stove top, in the tandoor, in the oven, under the grill or fried. Its going to be a challenge to…

     
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  • Xtra Flaky Farsi Puri

    September 28, 2018mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: MEGA BLOGGING MARATHON#92 THEME: A-Z  FLATBREADS AND MORE – INDIAN FLATBREADS What is Mega Blogging Marathon? Well, its a group of bloggers who get together to post a dish for 26 days according to the chosen theme. For more details check out the initiator Srivalli’s page here. For this theme we had a choice of 3: 1. A-Z Indian Flatbreads that are not made using batter e.g. like rotis 2. A-Z Indian Flatbreads using batters e.g. dosa 3. A-Z International Flatbreads. I decided to opt for option number 1. India has such a huge variety of flatbreads to offer that are made on the stove top, in the tandoor, in the oven, under the grill or fried. Its going to be a challenge to…

     
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  • Vastad Roti

    September 26, 2018mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: MEGA BLOGGING MARATHON#92 THEME: A-Z  FLATBREADS AND MORE – INDIAN FLATBREADS What is Mega Blogging Marathon? Well, its a group of bloggers who get together to post a dish for 26 days according to the chosen theme. For more details check out the initiator Srivalli’s page here. For this theme we had a choice of 3: 1. A-Z Indian Flatbreads that are not made using batter e.g. like rotis 2. A-Z Indian Flatbreads using batters e.g. dosa 3. A-Z International Flatbreads. I decided to opt for option number 1. India has such a huge variety of flatbreads to offer that are made on the stove top, in the tandoor, in the oven, under the grill or fried. Its going to be a challenge to…

     
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  • Masala Farsi Puri

    October 16, 2017mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIEMONDAY/BLOGHOP THEME: #114 DIWALI What is FoodieMonday/Bloghop Group all about? Its a group of like minded food bloggers who challenge each to come up with some innovative or traditional dishes based on the theme decided. As Diwali is just round the corner, we decided on the Diwali theme. As you’ll know no festival world wide is complete without food. I decided to make my all time favourite masala farsi puri. A bit more later on about this delicious crispy snack.   What is Diwali? Diwali is the most important festival which is celebrated all over India. Popularly known as the Festival of Lights, it is a festival that stretches over 5-6 days for most communities. Also known as Deepawali, Dipavali it is celebrated by…

     
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  • 693.Rozky (Slovak Bread Rolls)#BreadBakers

    September 12, 2017mayurisjikoni

    Let’s break bread internationally What is bread? Bread is basically flour and water mixed together and then either baked, roasted or fried. Different parts of the world use different flours and different ingredients are added to make it soft, with crumbs, with flavor and to give it a required texture. Most part of the world considers some form of bread as their staple diet except for East Asia where the stable is rice and some African countries where the staple is cornmeal cooked into a porridge like consistency. We have the more famous brioche, baguettes, rye breads,naans, parathas to less heard of breads like dorayaki, kaya,lahoh. The list of different breads all over the world is endless. For the month of September, our host Wendy who blogs at A Day in the Life…

     
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  • 658. Shorbat Adas (Middle Eastern Lentil Soup)

    June 19, 2017mayurisjikoni

      A Healthy Ramadan The holy month of Ramadan is observed by Muslims all over the world.It is the ninth month of the Islamic Lunar calendar.Its the month when the Holy Quran was revealed to the Prophet Muhammed. During this month the Muslims fast for the whole month from sunrise to sunset. The holy month of Ramadan is much more about purifying the soul, focusing attention on God and about self discipline and sacrifice rather than focusing on food and drink. After sunset the fast is broken by taking a few sips of water and a few dates during Iftar or the evening meal. Suhoor is the meal served before sunrise. This meal is usually hearty and healthy meal to provide one with energy. Keeping in mind my…

     
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  • 558.Mum’s Maida na parotha

    May 9, 2016mayurisjikoni

    Happy Mother’s Day It’s Monday (don’t they come fast) and our 39th theme for      #FoodieMonday#Bloghop is #MothersDaySpecial. For this theme we were allowed to make something special for our mums or prepare one of their recipes. I chose to prepare one of my mum’s all time famous and popular dish, her maida parothas. She would make these simple and yet so so so delicious parothas for breakfast. She always prepared hot ones for all of us. It was an absolute treat to have these parothas with masala tea and pickle. When she became too sick to cook, I had on occasions prepared these parothas for her and she enjoyed them.My mum mostly made Gujarati style food. Her secret was to keep it simple,…

     
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  • 406.komaj

    June 24, 2014mayurisjikoni

    A Persian bread I recently joined the group We Knead to Bake. Komaj (#18) was the bread given by the Aparna of My Diverse Kitchen, the initiator of the group. Komaj is a Persian sweet savoury bread from south east Iran where cumin grows in abundance. No wonder this bread has cumin and turmeric as one of its main ingredients. When Aparna posted the recipe for the members to bake, I was initially intrigued by the combination of cumin, turmeric, dates and cardamom. I was wondering how the combination of all four would taste. I baked the bread a few days ago and it was a big challenge. No don’t get me wrong, the bread is pretty easy to make… the challenge was the continuous…

     
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