• Nuts and Jaggery Brittle

    January 13, 2020mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIEMONDAY/BLOGHOP THEME: #229 SANKRANTI SPECIALS Happy Makar Sankranti to all my friends, followers and family What is Makar Sankranti? Makar Sankranti, Uttarayan, Lohri, Maghi, Bihu, Thai Pongal, Suggi Habba, Makara Sankramana all fall more or less on the same day. These are all harvest festivals celebrated according to each one’s tradition and culture. Makar…

     
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  • Kadha/ Herbal Spicy Tea

    December 23, 2019mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIEMONDAY/BLOGHOP THEME: #226 GRANDMA’S REMEDIES What is Kadha? Kadha is a mixture of herbs and spices boiled in water for about 7-10 minutes. Lemon juice and honey/jaggery are added, mixed and this herb and spice mixture or tea is a remedy for colds, flus and coughs both dry and chesty. Its usually drunk when…

     
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  • Karela Nu Shaak

    November 11, 2019mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIEMONDAY/BLOGHOP THEME: #220 GOURDS ARE BEAUTIFUL What is Karela Nu Shaak? Karela nu shaak is simply a side dish or sabji where chopped karela or bitter gourd is stir fried till done. One can cook it with potatoes or cashew nuts. I chose to prepare it with cashew nuts and raisins. After the karela…

     
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  • Pithlu/Besan ka sabji

    October 14, 2019mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIEMONDAY/BLOGHOP THEME: #217 KHAALI FRIDGE Does the theme title sound absolutely weird? It does but its one that Renu who blogs at Cook With Renu, decided that we should put on our thinking caps. As for me as soon as the theme was chosen, I knew that Pithlu or besan ka sabji is what…

     
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  • Pearl Millet and Almond Cookies (Bajra Cookies)

    October 12, 2017mayurisjikoni

    Include Millet In Your Diet Theme: Cookies For Your Sweet Tooth BM#81 Week 2 Day 3 What is Pearl Millet? Even as a kid, I used to love pearl millet flour. Most kids don’t like it, but I used to love the bajri na debra, raab, rotla that my mum would make using this healthy or should I say…

     
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  • Raab/Millet Flour Porridge

    January 29, 2015mayurisjikoni

    What is Raab? Raab is like a soup or porridge made from  pearl millet flour (bajri). Incidentally, Ragi(Finger Millet) Raab, Ragi Kanji or Ragi Porridge is very popular in South India. Also its a very popular breakfast in Kenya and is called Uji. In the case of my grandmother, whenever she didn’t feel like eating a…

     
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  • Ghee kera

    October 14, 2014mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIES_ REDOING OLD POSTS #16 What is the group all about? Ghee Kera is what my daughter calls kera nu shaak. Its not a savory dish at all but one of the easiest to prepare and so popular among kids. Contributing this recipe to the Group called Foodies_Redoing Old Posts which is Renu’s baby.…

     
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  • Rajgira Halwa/Shiro

    July 9, 2014mayurisjikoni

    What is Devshayani Ekadashi? Once in a while Ekadashi dates confuse all the Hindus. One such Ekadashi is the Devshayani Ekadashi which was on 8th and 9th July this year. Some observed the fasting on 8th and some on the 9th. Shayani literally means sleeping. Its believed that on this Maha Ekadashi ( great eleventh),…

     
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  • Doodh Pak

    November 18, 2013mayurisjikoni

    What is Doodh Pak? Doodh in the Hindi or Gujarati language means milk and pak in Gujarati means…… Doodh Pak is commonly made from milk, a bit of rice, sugar and nuts. These days rose petals and fresh fruits are added to make it more rich. Doodh Pak is different from Basundi. Rice is not…

     
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  • Buttered Masala Sweet Corn

    June 8, 2013mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIES_ REDOING OLD POSTS #17 What is Buttered Masala Sweet Corn? Buttered Masala Sweet Corn is one of the easiest snacks to prepare. Its simply sweet corn that is boiled or steamed mixed with butter and spices. Can you use canned sweet corn to make this snack? Yes you can, just warm it up…

     
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