• Sukhi Bhaji/Farali Bateta Nu Shaak

    September 12, 2012mayurisjikoni

    updated on 02/01/2019 What is Sukhi Bhaji? Sukhi Bhaji or Farali Bateta nu Shaak is a simple vegetable side dish made from potatoes, spices, nuts and sometimes raisins are added. Bhaji is a Marathi word and Shaak a Gujarati word for any vegetable side dish prepared to serve with rotis, parathas or rice. Sukhi means…

     
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  • butternut squash soup

    September 4, 2012mayurisjikoni

    photos updated: 28/12/2018 Soup is becoming a common feature in our home especially during dinner time. I find making the creamy or pureed version quick and easy. A few days ago I was shopping at Nakumatt when I saw this young mother loading her trolley with the packet soups where you add the powdered stuff…

     
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  • Savaa Ni Bhaji/ Dill and Moong Dal Curry

    August 25, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Savaa Ni Bhaji/ Dill and Moong Dal Curry Savaa Ni Bhaji/ Dill and Moong Dal Curry is an aromatic, flavourful curry or side dish that is usually served with hot roti, phulka, paratha or even rice. Usually prepared when dill or savaa is available in abundance. Actually, one can also prepare this healthy side dish…

     
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  • Tuvar Dal, Gujarati Style

    August 24, 2012mayurisjikoni

    What is Tuvar Dal? Tuvar, toor, pigeon pea, tur, arhar, kandhi pappu,thuvara parippa, togari bele is a legume. The peas are dried and can be used whole to make certain curries like the popular Swahili dish Mbaazi. However, split tuvar dal is the most common one used from North to South of India. Used to…

     
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  • Chori Turia nu Shaak

    August 19, 2012mayurisjikoni

    EVENT:  FOODIE’S REDOING OLD POSTS #13 What is Chori Turia Nu Shaak? A simple vegetable side dish or sabji is called shaak in Gujarati. Its usually enjoyed with some rotli or paratha along with a dal and some rice. A typical daily Gujarati meal at my home is one or two shaak, dal or kadhi,…

     
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  • Bhinda Nu Shaak /Stir Fried Okra

    August 6, 2012mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIES_REDOING OLD POSTS RECIPE: BHINDA NU SHAAK/ STIR FRIED OKRA Bhinda Nu Shaak/ Stir fried okra is a simple and yet very flavourful side dish which is usually enjoyed with some roti and dal (lentil curry). Generally, every day Gujarati style shaak or sabji tend to have simple spices and are easy to make.…

     
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  • Chickpea Curry/ Chana nu Shaak)

    July 28, 2012mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIES_ REDOING OLD POSTS #18 Get Your Protein Chana, bengal gram, Egyptian beans, garbanzo beans, chickpeas,whatever you know them as are very healthy. Nunu always says  ‘eat chana and become strong like a horse’. Red, brown or black chickpeas are suppose to be a dieter’s delight. Half a cup of these chickpeas contains nearly…

     
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  • Muhogo Na Bhajia/ Cassava Fritters

    July 27, 2012mayurisjikoni

    What is Muhogo Na Bhajia/ Cassava Fritters? Muhogo Na Bhajia/ Cassava Fritters is a fried snack made from boiled cassava, grated cassava and soaked tapioca pearls. Usually prepared on Ekadashi Fasting days, it is gluten free and vegan. Enjoy these bhajias or fritters as tea time snack, as an appetizer or as a part of…

     
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  • Valor Nu Shaak

    July 26, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Valor Nu Shaak An easy to make, delicious with simple spices, Valor Nu Shaak is a Gujarati style vegetable side dish. Its generally served with rotli (wheat flatbread), a lentil curry and rice as a part of the daily meal. What is Valor? There are so many varieties of beans in the world. Each has…

     
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  • Idli Sambar

    June 25, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Idli Sambar Idli Sambar is a fluffy soft, melt in the mouth fermented and steamed breakfast, served with a delicious, piping hot lentil stew and topped with fresh coconut chutney. Not only is idli sambar a healthy breakfast, but also the fermentation process increases the bioavailability of proteins, and enriches the idli with vitamin B. Low…

     
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