• 298. Steamed muthias

    July 11, 2013mayurisjikoni

    healthy gujarati snack I simply love all gujarati snacks. Whenever my grandfather brought loads of doodhi (lauki) from his friend’s farm or some grew in our garden, my mum would make either handvo or muthias. Muthias taste lovely with a  cup of hot spicy tea or milk. I love dunking  muthias in milk. The reason…

     
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  • 295. Paan turia nu shaak

    July 1, 2013mayurisjikoni

    No one makes it like Nunu My sister in law sent me some huge arvi paan (taro, colocasia, elephant ears, arbi leaves) a few days ago. I made normal arvi paan bhajia with some and left 2 huge leaves to make a long forgotten shaak (curry). My mother in law Nunu, would make it whenever…

     
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  • Fresh Tuvar/Lilva Kachori

    June 17, 2013mayurisjikoni

    Updated 13th June 2020 Happy Father’s Day Dad June – 2016 Though Father’s Day is celebrated on different dates by different countries, the one that is commonly celebrated by most people is the Sunday that falls during the third week of June. I cannot remember the last time I celebrated Father’s Day with my Dad…

     
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  • Moong Dal Dhokla

    June 13, 2013mayurisjikoni

    Updated Post Re-doing Moong Dal Dhokla but the recipe still remains the same. I’ve updated the write up as I get people asking me the difference between dhokla and khaman. Also, being my favorite snack, I was totally appalled at the first photos I’d taken! What is Dhokla? Dhokla, Dhokra is a famous snack from…

     
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  • Matar Turia Nu Shaak

    May 31, 2013mayurisjikoni

    What is Matar Turia Nu Shaak? Matar is the Hindi/ Gujarati word for peas and Turia is Ridge Gourd. Matar Turia Nu Shaak is simply a mixture of both stir fried together with simple spices. This stir fry, sabji, sabzi or shaak is usually enjoyed as a part of a meal. The meal can consist…

     
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  • 278.sun dried vadi onion shaak

    May 30, 2013mayurisjikoni

    An exotic dish I made vadi and onion vegetable a few days ago. Ajay got excited and commented that I made an exotic dish. It has been eons since I last make vadi doongri nu shaak. I remember helping my mum to make huge quantities of vadis. In India and Kenya, vadis are traditionally made…

     
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  • 276. brinjal potato shaak/vegetable

    May 28, 2013mayurisjikoni

    a very common shaak At the moment most of the green vegetables or rather the indian vegetables are priced sky high. Nothing costs less than Ksh 200 and it does get a bit frustating especially even after paying so much, the freshness of the vegetable is missing. The greengrocers complain that they have no choice…

     
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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…

     
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  • Meethi Sev/Sweet Vermicelli

    May 24, 2013mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIES_ REDOING OLD POSTS #34 RECIPE: MEETHI SEV/SWEET VERMICELLI What is Meethi Sev/Sweet Vermicelli ? As the name indicates meethi sev/sweet vermicelli is vermicelli that is sweet. This is one of the easiest ever sweet dish or mithai (mishtaan) to prepare. Boil some vermicelli as per the instructions on the packet. Drain out the…

     
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  • 266. dabeli

    May 16, 2013mayurisjikoni

    kutch street food Dabeli which actually means pressed in Gujarati, is a simple but tasty dish which originates from Mandvi in the Kutch area of Gujarat. It goes by the name of Kutchi dabeli, desi burger, kutchi burger and has become  very popular as street food in many parts of India. Its simply spicy mashed…

     
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