• Garlic and Tomato Chutney

    February 28, 2021mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: SHHH COOKING SECRETLY THEME: CHUTNEYS RECIPE: GARLIC AND TOMATO CHUTNEY Garlic and Tomato Chutney, is a simple, spicy, packed with flavors, versatile homemade chutney. It can be enjoyed with any Indian Snack or Farsan as we call it in Gujarati. Or have it with your stuffed parathas, with millet flour flatbread, or as a base for sandwiches.  This Garlic and Tomato Chutney brings back fond memories of my mum. Wondering why I didn’t have this chutney on my blog till now. I guess there is a specific time for everything. My mum loved dhokla and it had to be enjoyed with some garlic and tomato chutney. She learnt how to make this garlicky chutney from her friend Dolly Aunty.    How Long Does The…

     
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  • Mujaddara

    January 24, 2021mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: SUNDAY FUNDAY THEME: ONE POT WONDERS RECIPE: MUJADDARA – LENTIL & RICE PILAF What is Mujaddara? Mujaddara is an inexpensive, gluten free, vegan, healthy, flavorful and filling main dish. The main flavour of this rice dish comes from the caramelized onions. It is usually served with a salad and some yogurt, hummus or tahini sauce. Mujaddara is a lentil and rice preparation or dish that is usually enjoyed as a main meal. Mujaddara in Arabic means “pockmarked” as the pilaf resembles pockmarks. Without meat, it’s considered as a poor man’s meal. Meat was added to the pilaf only during celebrations. Mujaddara is a popular dish all over the Middle East. However, there are variations depending on the area or region. The variations can range…

     
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  • Chocolate Sesame Fudge

    January 12, 2021mayurisjikoni

    Chocolate Sesame Fudge Delectable, chocolatey and soft, Chocolate Sesame Fudge is a vegan take on the famous chocolate barfi or fudge. I replaced the ghee with olive oil. Also I have used homemade sesame seed paste. Not too sweet, Chocolate Sesame Fudge is different kind of sweet to enjoy during the Makar Sankranti festival. Don’t worry, the ‘must have’ sesame seeds and jaggery are included in the fudge. Happy Uttarayan/ Makar Sankranti/ Pongal     Come fly a kite     And watch it sail     Across the sky,     Waving its tail.     By Jean Warren   What is Uttarayan or Makar Sankranti Once again it Uttarayan or Makar Sankranti. Uttarayan is the Gujarati name for the festival celebrated all over…

     
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  • Biryani Masala

    December 28, 2020mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIEMONDAY/BLOGHOP THEME: #278 SPICE MIX SECRETS RECIPE: BIRYANI MASALA   What is Biryani Masala? Biryani Masala is a blend of aromatic spices in varying proportion that are roasted and powdered. Biryani Masala is the spice powder or blend that is commonly used to add to biryani or rice dishes. Masala is the term used in the Indian SubContinent for spice blends or spice powders. To give any biryani dish that spicy, aromatic, exquisite, distinct taste adding Biryani Masala is a must.    Here are some of the Biryanis that I add Homemade Biryani Masala to: Kabuli Chana Biryani/ Chickpea Biryani I add some whenever I prepare Heni’s Paneer Dum Biryani Egg Biryani   Spice Blends, Spice Powders, Masalas, Podi Whatever the name used for…

     
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  • Carrot Bliss Balls

    December 14, 2020mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIEMONDAY/BLOGHOP THEME: #276 KIDS TREATS RECIPE: CARROT BLISS BALLS Carrot Bliss Balls Carrot Bliss Balls with flavors from ginger and cinnamon. Nuts, seeds, coconut, turmeric powder, oats, dates, carrots are added. These balls are not only nutritious but are healthy, full of fiber and free from processed sugar. The natural sweetness comes from the dates. What are Bliss Balls? Also known as energy balls or protein balls, these balls are made with ingredients that provide energy. Most ingredients like dates, nuts, other dried fruits are used. Sometimes other ingredients like seeds, oats, healthy flour, protein powder, healthy powders like maca, spirulina, baobab, ashwagandha, etc are added.  It all depends on what one requires from the energy balls. They make ideal snack option, perfect for…

     
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  • Peas & Potato Pattis – Surti Style

    November 30, 2020mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIEMONDAY/BLOGHOP THEME: #274 WINTER VEGGIES RECIPE: PEAS & POTATO PATTIS – SURTI STYLE What is Peas & Potato Pattis – Surti Style Peas & Potato Pattis – Surti style, is fresh peas stuffed in mashed potato and fried, much like a croquette. The only difference is that the potato covering is not usually coated with breadcrumbs. Surti style as its believed that this snack originates from the city Surat in Gujarat. Undoubtedly, the spices used adds a typical Gujarati flavour. Peas & Potato Pattis can be served as a snack with green chutney or as a part of the main meal.   Winter and Peas Winter in India means you get really fresh peas. That’s the time when one gets tempted to try and…

     
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  • Sabut Moong Dal/ Green Moong Curry

    November 23, 2020mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIEMONDAY/BLOGHOP THEME: #273 MY FAMILY FAV  RECIPE: SABUT MOONG DAL/ GREEN MOONG CURRY What is Sabut Moong Dal/ Green Moong Curry? In brief, Sabut means whole and Moong is known as Green Grams in English. Clearly, every Indian household world over has its own version of Sabut Moong Dal. In fact, its one of the most popular dals or curries that is enjoyed with some rice, roti or paratha.Surprisingly, Sabut Moong Dal has not been featured on my blog as yet. Interestingly, though I cook it at least once a week, I’ve not jotted the recipe down till now. However, as they say, there is a time and place for everything. Perhaps, this recipe was meant for this week’s FoodieMonday theme. But, I’m not…

     
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  • Spicy Rice, Mango and Coconut Salad

    November 15, 2020mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: A- Z RECIPE CHALLENGE THEME : AN INGREDIENT BEGINNING WITH THE LETTER R RECIPE: SPICY RICE, MANGO AND COCONUT SALAD   Spicy Rice, Mango and Coconut Salad So how did I decide to make a salad with a long name like Spicy Rice, Mango and Coconut Salad? Well, whenever I have a bit of plain rice leftover, I like to make what we Gujjus call Vagharelo Bhaat. That simply means tempered rice. Add a bit of onion, a bit garlic, green chillis, fresh coriander, turmeric, red chilli powder, cumin seeds with a dash of salt, lemon juice and vagharelo bhaat is ready. To make it into a filling and healthy meal, I added a few salad ingredients. And there, in a jiffy a tasty…

     
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  • Sev Mumra

    November 9, 2020mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIEMONDAY/BLOGHOP THEME: #272 DIWALI RECIPE: SEV MUMRA What is Sev Mumra? Sev Mumra is basically an Indian Savory Snack that can be stored for at least a month. Generally, this snack is prepared in a large batch. Basically, there are two main parts to Sev Mumra – the Sev and Mumra. Both Sev and Mumra are mixed along with spices and add ons if one prefers to prepare a snack. Its usually enjoyed during tea time. I prefer making sev mumra compared to other fried snacks as only the sev is deep fried. The proportion of sev to mumra totally depends on your preference. We prefer more mumra to sev. What is Sev? Sev is fried noodle like savory prepared from chickpea flour(besan) and spices.…

     
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  • Kue Serabi – Indonesian Pancakes with Coconut

    November 2, 2020mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIEMONDAY/BLOGHOP THEME: #271 ASIAN FOODIE DELIGHTS RECIPE: KUE SERABI – INDONESIAN PANCAKES WITH COCONUT What is Kue Serabi? Kue Serabi is Indonesian Pancakes that are made with coconut milk, sometimes grated coconut is added and rice flour. Usually served with a coconut milk and palm sugar sauce. Traditionally, Kue Serabi are served without any fruit or topping as its sold as street food. However, these days you’ll find kue serabi sold in Warungs (roadside eateries), boutique hotels and at home stay places as a breakfast option with toppings. More About Kue Serabi As I mentioned above generally these Indonesian pancakes are made from rice flour, coconut milk and an optional addition of grated coconut. Also, with that you need yeast, pandan leaves or extract and…

     
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