• 342. Gur na ladwa (churma laddoo)

    November 29, 2013mayurisjikoni

    Diwali is incomplete without this Theme : Re Do Old Posts BM #81 Week 4 Day 2 Gur na ladwa is a common sweet made during diwali by most Patel homes. I remember when Nunu was living here in Mombasa, diwali lunch for all our relatives would be at our house and the menu would be gur na ladwa, tuvar dal, rice, a green vegetable, chana nu shaak and some sort of farsan. I use to help Nunu make the ladwas but after she started spending Diwali in Vrindavan, I didn’t have the courage to make them on my own. 2 years back, when I called my mum on Diwali, she asked me whether I had made ladwas. When I told her that I haven’t…

     
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  • 35. eggless coconut cupcakes

    May 7, 2012mayurisjikoni

    for coconut lovers  The first time I realized that cupcakes can be eggless was when I helped Nunu to make the coconut cupcakes. In a houseful of guests and little kids, we used to bake loads of these cupcakes. Dunked in tea,coffee or milk they taste amazing. We have baked these cakes for various occasions right from birthdays to offerings at the temple or religious gatherings. They tend to taste much better the next day. Nunu baked them with me twice and after that, it was my job to bake the cupcakes and she would take care of lunch or dinner. Baking these delightful cupcakes for a religious occasion is a joy, a sense of happiness during birthday parties and something different for festivals.   …

     
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  • 29. Nunu’s biryani

    April 29, 2012mayurisjikoni

    For my Nunu   As I have mentioned before, I have learnt to cook from my mum, kaki, other women in my life and most of all from Nunu. Nunu is my mother in law. The patience that my mum didn’t have with me, Nunu had in abundance. Lots of dinners, lunches, parties was the norm when I entered the V.V. Patel household as a new bride. To top it up my sister in law Arti too was under training…. learning how to cook. At breakfast time Nunu would explain to her how to make a particular dish and at that time I didn’t have just a pair of ears but perhaps 2 or 3 pairs open ready to pick up new recipes, ideas, tips…

     
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