• 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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  • Drumstick Curry/ Saragva Nu Shaak

    April 24, 2013mayurisjikoni

    What is Drumstick? Drumstick is a long slender and triangular pod that grows from the branches of a tree whose biological name is Moringa Oleifera. Also known as just moringa tree, drumstick tree, horseradish tree (the roots taste like horseradish) or benzolive tree (named so because of the oil from the seeds), these trees are…

     
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  • Bajri na Dhebra

    April 18, 2013mayurisjikoni

    Bajri Na Dhebra/ Millet Fenugreek Flatbread First Published on 18/04/2013 Updated on 29/01/2021 What is Bajri Na Dhebra/ Millet Fenugreek Flatbread? Bajri na Dhebra/ Millet Fenugreek Flatbread is a famous Gujarati snack prepared from pearl millet flour and loads of fresh fenugreek. Generally enjoyed hot for breakfast or as a snack. Usually Bajri na dhebra…

     
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  • 246. pumpkin shaak or sabji

    March 27, 2013mayurisjikoni

    Happy Holi   I got up early today as I wanted to make the batter for malpua. Many communities in India prepare gujiyas on Holi but Gujaratis prefer to make them for Diwali. I decided to make some malpua. I did not manage to get some khoya or mawa so I googled for alternatives. I…

     
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  • 238. khandvi

    March 10, 2013mayurisjikoni

    Happy Mother’s day Today UK celebrates its Mother’s Day. Kenya and India celebrate the US one. I get to know Mother’s Day in UK is approaching when my sister and cousins post it on Facebook. That’s the time I would call to wish my mum and then again ,when we celebrate in May. Though I…

     
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  • 225. Patel version of ugali

    February 12, 2013mayurisjikoni

    Patuda no lot (patuda dough) is another gujarati quick snack prepared in most homes. The Patels are famous for making patuda no lot just as the Shahs are famous for their khichi. I haven’t the foggiest idea as to why its called patuda no lot. Its basically handvo or dokhra flour cooked in spicy water…

     
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  • 224. dhebras

    February 8, 2013mayurisjikoni

    yet another gujju snack   Whenever any of my blog followers want a recipe, they just write to me and I am glad that I get all these requests. It gives me the opportunity to bring out the old recipes and wipe out the cobwebs. Fried snacks are hardly ever made in my house considering…

     
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  • Handvo

    November 28, 2012mayurisjikoni

    What is Handvo? Handvo, is a famous Gujarati savory snack that is baked. Grated bottle gourd, fresh fenugreek and other vegetables are added along with spices to the lentil rice batter. Handvo is mostly enjoyed as a snack but we love to have it for dinner. Traditionally, baked with charcoal or wood fire under and…

     
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  • 202. sweet potato shaak

    November 21, 2012mayurisjikoni

    POWER PACKED TUBER Theme: Redo Old Posts BM#81 Week 4 Day 1    Sweet potatoes are pretty much in season all year round. Bake it, roast it, boil it, puree it. Whichever way you may prefer but have it. Sweet potatoes contain twice the amount of dietary fibers compared to a normal potato. It is…

     
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  • Methi Bateta nu Shaak/ Fenugreek Potato Vegetable)

    November 20, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Weather in Mombasa  Once again the hot season has begun with a vengeance. It has become extremely hot and humid in Mombasa. Every time I go to my favourite green grocer shop, the owner complains about vegetables and fruits not reaching Mombasa on time because of the traffic on the Mombasa Nairobi Highway. Not much…

     
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