• 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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  • 433. Dry tindora shaak/sabji

    September 21, 2014mayurisjikoni

    Simple but delicious    I am posting a traditional recipe after a long time. Dry tindora (tondli, giloda,kovakai) shaak or sabji is a simple but delicious vegetable to prepare. Some prepare it using just dry spices, some add the fresh spices like ginger and some use both. Whichever way you prefer to make it, its important to make a dish that suits the taste of your family. Some find cooking a chore, some find it therapeutic and for some its a passion.     There was a local cookery competition taking place on tv sometime back and while I was watching it I was wondering how you can really judge someone’s cooking? Some like their food a bit more spicy, some like it mild, some like…

     
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  • 274. sweet corn and tindora shaak (vegetable)

    May 24, 2013mayurisjikoni

    I hated tindoras Before going to Sophia High School, Mt Abu, I was not too fussy about my vegetables. I pretty much ate whatever my mum cooked. Living in a large family, one did not have the luxury of being fussy. Whatever was    served, one ate. However, taste buds changed the minute I stepped into the dining hall of the boarding school in Mt Abu. My once favourite vegetable became my enemy. I loved the way my mum made tindora or ivy gourd (indian gherkins) in a simple gujju manner. But at school it was just a mass of boiled tindora with no flavour and just too soft for my palate. So there began a mission to get rid of the tindora as fast…

     
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