• A-Z Indian Flatbreads

    October 9, 2018mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: MEGA BLOGGING MARATHON#92 THEME: A-Z  FLATBREADS AND MORE – INDIAN FLATBREADS – ROUND UP India has a huge variety of flatbreads – rotis, puris, parathas, bhakris, dosas, chilas, batti, litti etc. Most of these are consumed in every household either for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Some states prefer flatbreads to rice while some need both. It is believed that the humble roti may have originated from Persia where it was made using refined flour. The wheat version was started in the state of Awadh. A more coarser flour was used back then and shaped into a katori or bowl to hold the curry. It was considered a poor man’s diet, not needing an utensil to hold the curry. Yet old texts do mention roti…

     
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  • Indian Flatbreads

    September 1, 2018mayurisjikoni

    INDIAN FLATBREADS – BEGINNING THE SEPTEMBER 2018 MEGA BLOGGING MARATHON India and the rest of the sub-continent has a huge variety of flatbreads both traditional and modern, right from bajri na rotla to chinese stuffed parathas. The options are endless. What are Flatbreads? Flatbreads are basically flat breads that are generally not leavened but a few are to some extend like naans, pizza, pita bread etc. Flatbreads are usually made from flour which can range from wheat to millet flours. Flatbreads can be simple and basic like roti or chapati where the dough is made by using flour and water. Some can be stuffed with vegetables, fruits, meats or cheese. Parathas are pretty simple, the dough is made using flour, water and sometimes salt is…

     
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  • Round up of A-Z Breakfast Dishes

    May 4, 2018mayurisjikoni

    The Mega Blogging Marathon theme for April 2018 was Explore the Flavors. This time we could choose from a number of given themes. Follow one theme for all 26 days or choose a weekly theme. The themes were as follows: Kids Lunchbox Street Food Indian Sweets Lunch Box Dishes (Elders) Breakfasts (International or Indian) No Refined Sugar or Refined Flour (only baked or typical dishes that are made with alternatives) No Onion No Garlic Whole Grain I chose to do the International Breakfast theme and this time I didn’t post the dishes randomly but followed the alphabet and also tried not to repeat the country. Overall a challenging task but feel really great as I got to discover so many different breakfast dishes from world…

     
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  • Main Course with Gravy or Rice

    March 11, 2018mayurisjikoni

    BM#85 MAIN COURSE WITH GRAVY OR RICE       What constantly baffles me is when people who usually prepare meat and fish dishes cannot think beyond simple potato curry for vegetarian options or a simple pea pulao for rice options. I’m seriously hoping that all die hard non vegetarians will think of vegetarian world beyond potatoes.   When you’re a member of a group like Blogging Marathon, there can never be a shortage of new dishes, new ideas or a twist to any dish. For the BM#85 one of the themes that members could choose was MAIN COURSE WITH GRAVY OR RICE. Indian Cuisine definitely does not have a shortage of how many types or styles of gravies or curries one can serve to Vegetarians. Simple…

     
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  • Pasta Sauces Collage

    March 10, 2018mayurisjikoni

    A simple dish of boiled pasta can be made into a tasty, delicious, satisfying meal with the addition of different sauces. FoodieMonday/Bloghop group members made 9 different lip smacking pasta sauces for the their #134th theme which was PASTA SAUCES. Click on the name of the pasta sauce and it will take you directly to the recipe. Spinach Sauce  Spinach Basil Almond Pesto Basil Pumpkin Seed Pesto and Tomato Sauce Roasted Pepper Sauce Three Cheese Sauce Lentil Bolognese Coriander Mint and Cashew Nut Pesto Marinara Sauce Alfredo Sauce  

     
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  • Protein Rich Dishes Collage

    October 2, 2017mayurisjikoni

    Can’t stop thinking of Proteins! Finally, the Mega Blogging Marathon is over with all the Protein Rich Dishes. Being a vegetarian I had to think of plant based and dairy products that are rich in Protein. Surprising there’s so much choice out there. Yes, most do not provide the complete protein as animal or meat/fish do but a combination of plant based and dairy products does take care of your daily protein intake. A typical Indian meal usually consists of vegetables, lentils or beans in the form of dals and curries, grains in the form of rice or rotis, parathas, puris and most meals are incomplete without a glass of cold chaas/lassi (yogurt drink) or a raita (yogurt based salad). A complete protein is a…

     
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  • 100th theme celebration – FoodieMonday Group

    July 10, 2017mayurisjikoni

    100th Theme Celebration The FoodieMonday/Bloghop Group celebrates its 100th theme this week. Its been a journey where I personally have made some good blogging friends, learnt a lot about other Indian cuisines, oogled at how some of the members style and photograph their dishes, learnt how to be more aware of healthiness in a recipe, how to think out of the box and it also has made me more aware and respectful for the people and families of the armed forces of India. Not only have I learnt new recipes and new cooking techniques but the journey so far has taught me to grow stronger as a person.  My journey with the group began on 14/3/2016. I was introduced to the group by a former…

     
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  • 644.Mother’s Day

    May 13, 2017mayurisjikoni

    Happy Mother’s Day A few weeks back, I was thinking of my mum and obviously missing her tonnes. I wanted the approaching Mother’s Day to be less painful. Now don’t get me wrong my kids (from 3 now I have 5 🙂 ) all shower me with lots of love. I thought why not get some of my blogger friends to celebrate this day with me. Its amazing how much closer we all have become and most of us poured our hearts out and each ones recipe is somehow, somewhere connected to their mothers. I approached 25 and 19 responded with enthusiasm and sent heartfelt messages. So here’s what each of them shared for Mother’s Day.  Mayuri Patel: My mum loved her Gujarati snacks like handvo,…

     
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  • Salads 2

    April 17, 2017mayurisjikoni

    Healthy and filling Salads Salads don’t have to be boring. You can make a wholesome and filling meal by adding your choice of vegetables, fruits, nuts, rice, pasta, quinoa, bulgur wheat or whatever you like. The final combination should look colourful and appetizing. Here are a few salads you can make as a light meal for dinner or even as packed lunch. Just pack the dressing separately in a little jar or bottle.   Click on the salad names for the recipe In order from top left to right : Sweet Potato and Pasta Salad Peanut and Fruit Salad Rice Salad Mango and Curried Chickpea Salad In order from bottom left to right: Moroccan Couscous Salad Burrito Bowl Salad Cucumber and Orange Salad Mango Avocado…

     
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  • 76th Foodie Monday Bloghop theme

    January 25, 2017mayurisjikoni

    Celebrating India’s 68th Republic Day It’s with much pride and joy that Indians all over the world will celebrate the 68th Republic Day on 26th January. The world’s largest democracy has progressed by leaps and bounds since 1947.The Indian Constitution came into being on 26th January 1950. The chief architect of the Constitution was Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar. January 26th 1930 was declared as the Purna Swaraj Day or Independence Day. Since 15th Aug was the actual Independence Day, 26th January was set as the Republic Day, the day when India became a Republic. Republic Day in India is celebrated with the same fanfare as Independence Day with grand parades by the Indian army, air force, navy, artists and performers not only in Delhi but…

     
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