• Dal Dhokli/Dhokri

    June 6, 2012mayurisjikoni

    EVENT:  FOODIE’S REDOING OLD POSTS #12 Updated: This post has been updated for the Facebook group called Foodie’s_Redoing Old Posts. Its a group that Renu who blog’s at Cook With Renu, thought out and put into action. We’re on our 12th re-doing old post and I simply love this group. Why? Well, its got me to pay more attention to my much neglected old posts. For this post I have updated the pictures and a bit of the  write up  of the famous Gujarati stew Dal Dhokli/Dhokri but the recipe remains the same. You may want to check out my other posts that I’ve re-done. 1.Vaghareli Bread /Masala Bread 2. Tomato Salsa 3. Strawberries and Cream 4. Coconut Chocolate 5. Cassava in Coconut Milk 6. Baked…

     
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  • Moriyo Khichdi/Sama Khichdi

    May 18, 2012mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIES_ REDOING OLD POSTS #21 For this event, Foodies_Redoing Old Posts my 21st recipe is Moriyo Khichdi or more popularly known as Sama Chawal or Samo Khichdi.   What is Moriyo? Moriyo, Sama Chawal, Samo, Barnyard Millet, Sama, Samvat, Vari, Varai, Swang, Bhagar,  shyama rice, kuthiravali, udalu are all different names for a grass seed. The grass seed from the cultivated crop(grown like rice in paddy fields), Echinochloa Frumentacea is not a grain or legume and therefore very popular during fasting days be it navratri fasting or ekadashi. Its wilder more natural cousin is Echinochloa colona which is also known as Jungle Grass, Deccan Grass or Awnless Barnyard Millet. Health benefits of Including Moriyo or Little Millet in your diet Not only rich in…

     
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  • Sabudana Khichdi

    May 18, 2012mayurisjikoni

    EVENTS: FOODIES_REDOING OLD POSTS RECIPE: SABUDANA KHICHDI Sabudana Khichdi is a popular Indian dish made from tapioca pearls, potatoes, spices and peanuts or other nuts. It is mostly enjoyed as a breakfast dish especially in the State of Maharashtra. However, in many parts of India it is usually prepared on fasting or vrat days. These can be Shivratri, Ram Navmi, Navratri or for Ekadashi fasting or vrat. I usually prepare it for Ekadashi Fasting. I sometimes substitute the peanuts with cashew nuts and raisins for a slight change in taste. FOR MORE FASTING RECIPES CLICK HERE.   WHAT IS SABUDANA? Sabudana is the Hindi name for Tapioca Pearls. Also known as sagu, sagudana, chowwary, javvarisi in other parts of India. Sabudana is made from the…

     
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  • Fresh Pineapple Salsa

    May 16, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Fresh Pineapple Salsa Fresh Pineapple Salsa is a delicious combination of sweet and tangy ingredients with a bit of spiciness. Can be served with any Mexican Dish, as a starter with chips or simply enjoy it on its own as a salad. What is a Salsa? Technically, a salsa is a sauce made with cooked ingredients, the most common being tomato, onion, cilantro, chilis and lemon juice. Salsa Fresca is a fresh sauce. No cooking takes place for the Salsa Fresca. The ingredients are chopped and mixed together. Usually enjoyed with some tortilla chips or on its own as a starter or a salad. This Pineapple Salsa is actually a Salsa Fresca. Memories  I’ve got to thank my daughter for this recipe. I’d barely begun…

     
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  • Aam Panna/ Kairi Panha

    May 9, 2012mayurisjikoni

    RECIPE: AAM PANNA/ KAIRI PANHA Aam Panna/ Kairi Panha also known as aam jhora is a sweet, tangy, cooling summer drink made from raw mangoes. Especially enjoyed during the hot summer months as raw mango has cooling effect on the body. It prevents heat exhaustion as its loaded with sugar and is rich in pectin, Vitamin B and C. It is believed that this recipe originates from West India. Whether that is the truth or not, come summer and every household makes this thirst quenching delicious and cooling drink. I personally sometimes cannot stop at one glass only! I know it full of calories, but who cares about eating food after that…unless it is a chaat dish 😉   My Way Of Making Aam Panna/…

     
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  • Moong Dal Khichdi

    May 2, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Moong Dal Khichdi Moong dal is split moong beans. Generally there are two kinds of moong dal available in the market. One is with the skin and the other one without the skin. Both can be used interchangeably. Both types of dals are used to make khichdi. Moong is a vital source of protein for those following a vegetarian diet. We try and include legumes, lentils, beans in our daily diet. What is Khichdi? Khichdi is a popular preparation in the Indian Sub Continent. Mention khichdi and immediately it brings a smile on most faces, its comfort food and very healthy. Generally, khichdi is a mixture of lentils (dals) and rice cooked together. In fact, some make it plain with just addition of turmeric powder…

     
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  • Phool Kobi ane Bateta Nu Shaak

    May 1, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Phool Kobi ane Bateta Nu Shaak Phool Kobi ane Bateta Nu Shaak is simply stir fried cauliflower and potato side dish, Gujarati style. Actually, it is so easy to make, it gets ready within 10 minutes. This shaak or sabji is usually served with roti and a dal. We love to have it with either Tuvar Dal or sabut moong. What is Cauliflower? Did you know that the name cauliflower originates from the Italian name cavolfiore which means cabbage flower? Belonging to the species Brassica Oleracea, only the head or what is sometimes referred to as the curd (as it looks similar to curd cheese) is eaten. By the way, did you know that cauliflower belongs to the same group as cabbage, broccoli, Brussel sprouts,…

     
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  • Avocado Vinaigrette

    May 1, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Avocado Vinaigrette Avocado Vinaigrette is a classic traditional entrée which is so simple to prepare but a very delicious way to enjoy avocados. The only important factors for this so easy to prepare starter is that the avocado should be just ripe and that the vinaigrette does not taste like acetic acid, too acidic and tangy.   Memories – No anchovies for me please! I remember when some old classic restaurant in Mombasa would serve Avocado Vinaigrette as a starter/entrée. Mostly, there wouldn’t be a suitable vegetarian starter except for Avocado Vinaigrette. Though labelled as vegetarian, it would have anchovies! Most restaurant owners do not understand that when you are a vegetarian it includes no fish! “But fish is vegetarian Ma’am” is the answer I…

     
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  • 17. Plum Salsa salad

    January 26, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Salsa or salad, you decide!    Plums, the dark red Santa Rosa variety are once again in season in Kenya. Compared to the ones I have eaten in UK, these plums are very juicy and sweet and a bit tart at the same time. The skin also tastes a bit tart. One of my favourite fruits but unfortunately the season is very short, just about 3 to 4 weeks. Plums are rich in vitamin C and K, fiber and antioxidants. Dried plums are called prunes.While the season lasts, I have been busy trying out various recipes using plums. A quick and very easy recipe is plum salsa salad. Have it as a salad or as a salsa with tortilla chips. The sweetness from the plums,…

     
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  • Lettuce Cups/ Lettuce Wraps

    January 25, 2012mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIES_ REDOING OLD POSTS #49 RECIPE: LETTUCE CUPS/ LETTUCE WRAPS What are Lettuce Cups/ Lettuce Wraps? Fresh, crunchy, sweet, just enough saltiness, tangy, a wee bit chilli, aromatic. Wondering if I am practising my adjectives? Well, you would too if you had these delicious lettuce cups/ lettuce wraps. Lettuce Cups/ Lettuce Wraps is a great recipe when entertaining. Guests can build up their own lettuce cups or wraps with different fillings. Basically, lettuce leaves are served topped with a dry filling and served with sauces. The lettuce cups or wraps make a healthier option to sandwiches with bread. However, initially they were served as a starter or appetizer mostly at Chinese Restaurants. These days lettuce cups or wraps have taken on different avatars. One…

     
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