• Bajri Methi Dhebra (Vada)

    August 5, 2013mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIES_ REDOING OLD POSTS #25 For this event, Foodies_Redoing Old Posts my 25th re done recipe is BAJRI METHI DHEBRA. What is the group Foodies _Redoing Old Posts all about? Before discussing what Dhebra is or are, lets me explain a bit about this group. Updating posts with better photos or better write up…

     
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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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  • 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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  • Handvo

    November 28, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Theme: Redo Old Posts BM#85 Week 4 Day 1  updated 23/02/2018 What is Handvo? The Gujarati Cuisine is well known for its huge variety snack dishes. Dhokla, Khandvi, Muthia, Gota, Idra, Kachori, Samosa, Arvi na paan, thepla, dhebra are some of the most popular snacks or farsan as they are called. These snacks are served…

     
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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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  • Googras or gujiyas

    November 15, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Happy Diwali Blogging has taken a back seat for quite a while as I have been busy and by the end of the day am exhausted. Guests, cleaning the house and preparing goodies for Diwali. Diwali started off on not such a happy note as while exercising I hurt my toe and got a few…

     
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  • savaa ni bhaji (dill and lentils)

    August 25, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Prina my niece, loves savaa ni bhaji with rotli and so does her dada. Savaa, suva or dill leaves are prepared as a vegetable in India either with lentils or potatoes. It is a herb but grows in abundance in India during the rainy season and winter season. Big fat bunches sometimes sell for just…

     
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  • Tuvar Dal, Gujarati Style

    August 24, 2012mayurisjikoni

    What is Tuvar Dal? Tuvar, toor, pigeon pea, tur, arhar, kandhi pappu,thuvara parippa, togari bele is a legume. The peas are dried and can be used whole to make certain curries like the popular Swahili dish Mbaazi. However, split tuvar dal is the most common one used from North to South of India. Used to…

     
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  • Chori Turia nu Shaak

    August 19, 2012mayurisjikoni

    EVENT:  FOODIE’S REDOING OLD POSTS #13 What is Chori Turia Nu Shaak? A simple vegetable side dish or sabji is called shaak in Gujarati. Its usually enjoyed with some rotli or paratha along with a dal and some rice. A typical daily Gujarati meal at my home is one or two shaak, dal or kadhi,…

     
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  • Bhinda Nu Shaak /Stir Fried Okra

    August 6, 2012mayurisjikoni

    What is Bhinda? Bhinda is the Gujarati name for lady fingers, okra, or as more popularly known as bhindi in Hindi, Bendekayi in Kannada, Dhenras in Bengali, Vendai in Tamil. Popularly used in the Caribbean to make gumbo, its prepared in different ways in India. Bhinda or Okra is a very popular vegetable in India…

     
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