• 537. Farali dhokra

    January 20, 2016mayurisjikoni

    MOTHERHOOD   We live where there are numerous apartments in one compound. So no doubt we have a mixture of cultures and religions.Evening time comes alive as mothers and kids are all out walking, talking playing etc. A few days ago I overheard a conversation between young mums. As usual the talk was on how…

     
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  • 493. rasiya muthia (rasawala muthia)

    April 10, 2015mayurisjikoni

    another Gujarati dish   The first time I had rasiya muthia was when my mother in law (Nunu) made them. I fell in love with the dish. Nunu would make them quite often as even my father in law loved them. The first time she made them in a huge huge pan, I was baffled.…

     
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  • 440. Ghee kera

    October 14, 2014mayurisjikoni

    Nami’s banana nu shaak!   In the Gujarati language there is a saying ‘ena ghar ma ghee keda chhe’, meaning that that person is pretty much well off, wealth wise. When I was growing up, Saturday would be the day of the week that along with the usual full lunch of dal, shaak, rotli and…

     
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  • 437. chakri

    October 3, 2014mayurisjikoni

    Get ready for Diwali Now that Navratri and Dussera is over, its going to be a mad rush to get ready for Diwali. House cleaning, making savouries and sweets, buying gifts and new clothes, getting all the decor out, competitions, rangolis and so much more. How much ever planning we do, it does seem like…

     
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  • 436. Gujarati sambharo

    September 29, 2014mayurisjikoni

    Narendra Modi rocks!        Last night got back from a late show of the movie Equalizer and couldn’t fall asleep immediately. One shouldn’t watch violence before bed time as sleep disappears. I decided to check out my facebook page and the first thing I see was the speech by Indian Prime Minister, Narendra…

     
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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…

     
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  • 408.mooli parathas

    June 29, 2014mayurisjikoni

    Hard work   Esther, the lady who brings vegetables to our doorsteps daily is a petite woman, but very strong. When she started coming to our building last year, to sell vegetables, she was shy, meek and rarely smiled. As time has gone by she has become more confident, strong, smiles and even jokes with…

     
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  • 351. instant pudla (puda, chila)

    December 22, 2013mayurisjikoni

    perk me up snack    Pudlas made from besan (chana) flour are a common feature in most Gujarati homes. Serve it for breakfast, as a snack or a light meal. This dish is so versatile that it can be made to suit any palate be it the young ones or the old ones. Amazingly easy…

     
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  • 344. chundo

    November 29, 2013mayurisjikoni

    chatpata delight My all time favourite pickles are chundo and lemon. Chundo goes well with theplas, parathas, left over rotis, masala puris, plain puris and even as a spread for a sandwich. I find Tarla Dalal’s recipe for chundo absolutely perfect. However, I have made very small changes to by using a raw apple mango.…

     
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  • 342. Gur na ladwa (churma laddoo)

    November 29, 2013mayurisjikoni

    Diwali is incomplete without this Theme : Re Do Old Posts BM #81 Week 4 Day 2 Gur na ladwa is a common sweet made during diwali by most Patel homes. I remember when Nunu was living here in Mombasa, diwali lunch for all our relatives would be at our house and the menu would…

     
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