• Santra Basundi

    November 15, 2012mayurisjikoni

     RECIPE: SANTRA BASUNDI/ TANGERINE KHEER What is Santra Basundi/ Tangerine Kheer? Basundi is a sweet thickened milk which is generally flavored with cardamom, nutmeg and sometimes saffron. Chopped nuts usually like almonds, cashew nuts, pistachios and charoli are added. In fact, this sweetened milk is quite popular in the western states of India. Traditionally, full…

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  • Googra/ Gujiya

    November 15, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Updated : 03/11/2020 Must have Gujarati Goodies during Diwali – Googra/ Gujiya For most Gujarati homes,Diwali is incomplete without Googra/ Gujiya. Other must have are: Magas(chickpea flour fudge) Gur na Ladwa Doodh Pak Chevdo (savory mixture potato crisps, fried chana dal, moong and poha). When my mother in law was here in Mombasa, we would…

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  • 195. Dakor na gota

    November 7, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Hot hot gotas Gotas are bhajias made from chickpea flour. Its a very easy, quick snack and served as farsan in a gujarati thali. I remember every time my sister and I would go to visit our relatives in the villages in Gujarat, we would  be served gota along with kadhi, rice, vegetables, puri and…

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  • 194. chooti mung in dar (dry moong dal)

    October 25, 2012mayurisjikoni

    lovely accompaniment Split yellow moong dal can be made in different manners to suit your palate. It’s a very versatile grain used in curries, to make khichdi, as a filling for indian snacks, cooked with vegetables or on its own. I love making dry moong dal to go with kadhi and rice. Usually there is…

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  • 190. Sukhadi (Golpapdi)

    October 24, 2012mayurisjikoni

      Happy Navratri       It has been ages since I have blogged any of my recipes. I have been very busy entertaining my dad and a guest. Dad is already in Dubai and hopefully enjoying his stay there. I have been very busy in the kitchen and loads of recipes are waiting to be…

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  • 189. raiwala marcha (chillis with mustard powder)

    October 10, 2012mayurisjikoni

    chilli hot I am not a fan of chillis in any form. As I have mentioned before I do not like really chilli food as it just masks the taste of the other ingredients and spices. However, with my dad coming to my home after nearly 10 years, I wanted to make his stay as…

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  • Sukhi Bhaji/Farali Bateta Nu Shaak

    September 12, 2012mayurisjikoni

    updated on 02/01/2019 What is Sukhi Bhaji? Sukhi Bhaji or Farali Bateta nu Shaak is a simple vegetable side dish made from potatoes, spices, nuts and sometimes raisins are added. Bhaji is a Marathi word and Shaak a Gujarati word for any vegetable side dish prepared to serve with rotis, parathas or rice. Sukhi means…

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  • 177. moong dal pudla or chilas

    September 5, 2012mayurisjikoni

    healthy snack Pudlas, pudas, chilas is basically several names for a very healthy simple snack. Very popular in most gujarati families as a quick snack. Its so similar to the dosas of the south but without the sambhar and vegetable or to the french crepe but full of spices. I prefer to use the non…

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  • 173. Arvi paan bhajia

    August 31, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Elephant ears?    Colocasia leaves, colocasia esculenta, arbi, arvi, taro and elephant ears are just a few names of this tropical edible plant. The leaves and tubers are used in various parts of the world. I have grown up eating the wonderful leaves steamed. Yes believe it or not but these leaves taste wonderful once…

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  • 168. kachoris

    August 29, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Garam, garam nashto! Kachoris are an indian snack. In Rajasthan it is filled with green gram lentils and spices and is usually round and flattish. The kachoris that a lot of gujaratis make, are filled with green gram lentils, fresh peas, fresh pigeon peas or a combination of either. They are round much like a…

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