• Pithlu/Besan ka sabji

    October 14, 2019mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIEMONDAY/BLOGHOP THEME: #217 KHAALI FRIDGE Does the theme title sound absolutely weird? It does but its one that Renu who blogs at Cook With Renu, decided that we should put on our thinking caps. As for me as soon as the theme was chosen, I knew that Pithlu or besan ka sabji is what I’m going to make. So what is the theme all about? Well, Renu wanted us to presume that we have no vegetables in the fridge or pantry and still are suppose to put a simple and yet filling meal on the table. In reality, getting or ordering take away is a much better option. Before I tell you more about the dish I prepared, my friend Renu has a wonderful…

     
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  • Instant Ivy Gourd Pickle/Tindora Achaar

    September 11, 2019mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: A- Z RECIPE CHALLENGE THEME : A DISH BEGINNING WITH THE LETTER I What is the A- Z Challenge? Well, we’re a Facebook group and every alternate month the participants make a dish with the  relevant letter. The group was started in May 2018 by Jolly Makkar and Vidya Narayan. This month we’ve got to think of an ingredient which begins with I, and it has to be the English name. Now that seriously doesn’t give anyone much choice, does it? A lot of discussion on the group took place about how to tackle this issue. Unfortunately, I was not able to participate actively in the discussion as I was traveling. This letter wise cooking sometimes allows one to think ahead, like I had the…

     
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  • Juar Jo Dhodho/Sindhi Jowar Roti

    September 12, 2018mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: MEGA BLOGGING MARATHON#92 THEME: A-Z  FLATBREADS AND MORE – INDIAN FLATBREADS What is Mega Blogging Marathon? Well, its a group of bloggers who get together to post a dish for 26 days according to the chosen theme. For more details check out the initiator Srivalli’s page here. For this theme we had a choice of 3: 1. A-Z Indian Flatbreads that are not made using batter e.g. like rotis 2. A-Z Indian Flatbreads using batters e.g. dosa 3. A-Z International Flatbreads. I decided to opt for option number 1. India has such a huge variety of flatbreads to offer that are made on the stove top, in the tandoor, in the oven, under the grill or fried. Its going to be a challenge to…

     
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  • Masala Farsi Puri

    October 16, 2017mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIEMONDAY/BLOGHOP THEME: #114 DIWALI What is FoodieMonday/Bloghop Group all about? Its a group of like minded food bloggers who challenge each to come up with some innovative or traditional dishes based on the theme decided. As Diwali is just round the corner, we decided on the Diwali theme. As you’ll know no festival world wide is complete without food. I decided to make my all time favourite masala farsi puri. A bit more later on about this delicious crispy snack.   What is Diwali? Diwali is the most important festival which is celebrated all over India. Popularly known as the Festival of Lights, it is a festival that stretches over 5-6 days for most communities. Also known as Deepawali, Dipavali it is celebrated by…

     
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  • 676. Green Apple and Spring Onion Chutney

    July 28, 2017mayurisjikoni

    It’s different    For the month of July, The Shhh Cooking Secretly group decided on #Chutneys as the theme. The chutneys I’ve seen so far by the participants are so varied. But then why not as many regions of India have their own chutneys to boast about. We make them from herbs, dals, vegetables, fruits, dairy products, basically anything. I remember my grandmother would not allow us to throw away the peel of cucumber. She would instruct me how to make that into a chutney. Back then we didn’t have any fancy electrical gadgets. She would make me pound the cucumber peels, coriander, ginger and chilli using a mortar and pestle. And a delicious chutney would be ready in no time to dip our bhajias into…

     
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  • 650. Potato Stuffed Chilli Bhajias

    May 30, 2017mayurisjikoni

    What is Scoville Heat Unit or Index?    Time is flying! It’s already nearly the end of the month.End of the month usually means a recipe for the Shhh Cooking Secretly group.This group was started by Priya of Priya’s Versatile Recipes. I, along with Amrita of The Food Samaritan help Priya to run it. Ever since I joined the group in 2014, I’ve enjoyed being a part of it. Lots of changes have taken place, some old members have left, new ones have joined. Back then partners gave each other any two random ingredients, my first one being barley and broccoli. Nowadays we give partners two ingredients according to the decided theme. This month the theme was #stuffed.Though we know all participants will have stuffed…

     
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  • 597.Colocasia Root(Taro root) Flatbread /Arbi ke Paranthe#BreadBakers

    November 8, 2016mayurisjikoni

    Colocasia Root(Taro root) Flatbread/Arbi ke Paranthe#BreadBakers When Karen Kerr of Karen’s Kitchen Stories set the November theme to use any root vegetable in our bake I thought “oh no just baked with potatoes last month!” What now?? Thought of carrots and couldn’t think beyond that. Thrice a week a vendor comes to our apartment complex to sell fruits and vegetables. He brings colocasia roots every time and I just tend to pass by them and pick up other vegetables. So this week, I actually stopped to buy the colocasia roots as now my mind had progressed from carrots to something different. By the way, if you want to learn how to use sourdough and make exotic and different kinds of breads then make sure you…

     
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  • 593. Chilli and Cheddar Potato Rolls#BreadBakers

    October 11, 2016mayurisjikoni

    Chilli and Cheddar Potato Rolls#BreadBakers Happy Dussehra Today is Dussehra. What is Dussehra? Dussehra is a festival celebrated by Hindus all over the world. Usually, no Hindu festival is celebrated for just one reason. The word Dussehra comes from the sanskrit word Dasa hara, meaning defeat of Ravan. Ravan was an evil demon King ruling over what is present day Sri Lanka. Ravan was enthralled by Sita’s beauty and wanted her. Sita was married to Lord Ram(the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu). Ravan abducted her and took her back to Lanka. Thus began the war between Ram and Ravan. The day Ram killed Ravan is celebrated as Dussehra, signifying victory over evil. The second reason Dussehra is celebrated is because its on this day Goddess…

     
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  • 569.Mini Garlic and Chilli Pull Apart Bread

    June 20, 2016mayurisjikoni

    Belated Happy Father’s Day     In between airports and rushing around like zombies with red shot eyes, I didn’t get to wish my dad on Father’s Day. I belong to the generation that takes hours to figure out how to access the free wifi at airports and by the time I do, its time to board the flight. There was a lot drama involved in catching our flight to Montreal. Our flight was on Friday 17 June to Doha and from there to Montreal. So the whole schedule was stuck in my head as leaving Friday night and reaching Montreal on Sat afternoon. By Thur night we are packed, planned Friday lunch in such a way that I would use up the last bits…

     
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  • 514. bean sprout and radish salad

    July 20, 2015mayurisjikoni

      Times have changed I enjoyed reading Femina magazine for many years. I found it covered all areas – housekeeping tips, food, recipes, health, children, fashion, make up … basically anything that women identified with. It was not entirely a housewife’s magazine. It also covered modern issues, balancing home and work, career options, finance and so many other worldly happenings. Then slowly the magazine began to change. More pages on fashion and brands started to appear. Now I find it is like any other fashion magazine and not as a whole package to cater for women from all walks of life and different interests. I have tried many recipes from Femina magazine, picked up numerous tips and drooled over food photos. A salad recipe I…

     
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