Sunday, 22 July 2018

Everyday Gujarati Thali

How to make Everyday Gujarati Thali | Everyday Gujarati Thali is a quintessential example of what a balanced meal looks like. A right serving of carbohydrates to the right amount of protein and fibre. A typical Gujarati thali offers a nutritious yet delicious and satisfying food with no frills.

Everyday Gujarati Thali is a quintessential example of what a balanced meal looks like. A right serving of carbohydrates to the right amount of protein and fibre. A typical Gujarati thali offers a nutritious yet delicious and satisfying food with no frills.


Wish I was making my thali every day like this one, I don’t remember when I prepared proper Gujarati thali - ( thali means plate ) that has each and every item is pure Gujarati. In everyday Gujarati thali, you don't serve any farsan (savoury dish) such as Dhokla or Bhajiya OR Mishtaan (Sweets or pudding) such as Shrikhand or Churama Na Ladoo.


Usually, Gujarati thali is served in a stainless steel plate, and bowls, also water or buttermilk ( chaas) served in a steel glass too. Here in my Gujarati thali consisting of a little portion of various Gujarati dishes such as 
  • Gujarati Kadhi ( Chickpea flour and Yogurt soup) recipe here
  • Mug Ni Chutti Daal ( Dried Yellow Moong Daal Sabji ) when there is a Kadhi on the menu Mug ni Daal had to be there too. Recipe coming soon
  • Cabbage and Green Peas Sabji - Recipe here ( I have added green peas instead of potatoes as we are trying to cut down on potatoes)
  • Sambhariya Bhinda ( Dry Okra Sabji ) recipe here.
  • Gajar No Sambharo ( Shredded Carrot Stir-fry) recipe here.
  • Rotli ( wholemeal flour chapatti hence brown in colour) Most of the Brit-Asians use wholemeal flour for making roti. It’s healthy and full of fibre. 
  • Kachumber ( Lightly spiced salad ) 
  • Boondi Nu Raitu ( Gram flout pealrs Raita ) and last but not least mixed vegetable pickle ( which I never touch while I eat a thali like this 🙈) as everything else is enough spicy for me. BTW according to our grandmas actually pickle is good for our metabolism. 
  • Plain boiled rice
  • Roasted papad not in the pics as I totally forgot to put 🙈🙈🙈
In Gujarati thali we serve every dish at the same time, even dessert and farsan ( Savoury snacks) and eat all at the same time. Gujarati thali is full of pure vegetarian and vegan dishes, you can omit dairy products and make suits for vegans too!
Gujarati thali has everything that our body needs for a day. You can get all the necessary nutrition from this thali.
Kadhi and Mug ni Daal provides protein
Sabji, Stir fry and salad lends all the vitamins and minerals
Roti and rice gives you enough carb for the day
Yogurt is full of calcium and protein! 

Friday, 20 July 2018

Corn and Rajma Pulao Rice

How to make Corn and Rajma Pulao Rice | Corn and Rajma Pulao Rice is a one-pot flavourful and vegan dish that can be served with any type of raita, salad and roasted papad for a well-balanced meal. It's a clear winner for those who love spicy and delicious rice dishes.

Corn and Rajma Pulao Rice is a one-pot flavourful and vegan dish that can be served with any type of raita, salad and roasted papad for a well-balanced meal. It's a clear winner for those who love spicy and delicious rice dishes.


This hearty and comforting pulao rice is prepared with pre-cooked rajma/red kidney beans, frozen corn, rice and aromatic spices. It can be done under 30 minutes if red kidney beans are pre-cooked. This dish can be an ideal for lunch box too.

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Fajeto - Spiced Gujarati Mango Beverage

How to make Fajeto | Fajeto is an authentic Gujarati beverage that is prepared with ripe mango pulp, yogurt and topped with an aromatic tempering.

Fajeto is an authentic Gujarati beverage that is prepared with ripe mango pulp, yogurt and topped with an aromatic tempering.


Usually, Fajeto is prepared during the summer season and served the end of a meal to help calm down the stomach after a spicy meal in a Gujarati household. Basically, this recipe was invented to save the waste anything from the mango as mango is an expensive fruit so really you want to make sure that you don't waste any part of it.

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Dahi Vada Gujarati Style

How to make Dahi Vada | Dahi Vada or Dahi Bhalla is a popular Indian dish. In this dish, deep fried lentil fritters are doused in lightly sweetened yogurt and topped with various types of sweet, spicy and tangy chutneys and sensational Dahi Vada Masala.

Dahi Vada or Dahi Bhalla is a popular Indian dish. In this dish, deep fried lentil fritters are doused in lightly sweetened yogurt and topped with various types of sweet, spicy and tangy chutneys and sensational Dahi Vada Masala.


Although throughout India, Dahi Vada/Bada or Bhalla is considered as a snack as chaat dish, you'll be surprised to know that in Gujarat Dahi Vada is served as a Farsan and is considered as a savoury treat for a complete Gujarati thali. Melt in your mouth vada served with crunchy boondi create riots of colour and texture. I only prepare this recipe during warmer weather but it can be prepared any time, for parties or any other festivals such as Diwali, Holi, Raksha Bandhan or Sitla Satam ( for satam prepare vada previous day )

Sunday, 8 July 2018

Avocado Gelato

How to make Avocado Gelato | Avocado Gelato is a perfect summer dessert and treat that is bursting with flavours of avocado. It is eggless, rich and deliciously ultra smooth. It is so easy to make, with minimal ingredients. Well, you might want to call it AVOLATO!

Avocado Gelato is a perfect summer dessert that bursting with intense flavours of avocado. It is eggless, rich and deliciously ultra smooth and creamy that is so easy to make with a few ingredients.

This year we are facing HOTTEST summer ever, and I'm telling you this heat is ridiculous. For any Brits, 30C on holiday is amazing, 30C in UK is unbearable, us British we're not built for this weather. Since beast from the east left us, temperatures keep rising. As soon as I wake up and feel the heat, or put my foot in the garden feels like I am in Italy, not in London. For me it is far too hot to do anything, except just relaxing on the sofa with the fan on and indulging in some chilled or frozen treats!

Friday, 6 July 2018

Tofu Dum Kali Mirch Tofuture - Product Review

How to make Tofu Dum Kali Mirch | Tofu Dum Kali Mirch is a lip-smacking vegan curry that is packed with flavours and so easy to make that can be done in a few tics. This fragrant, flavoursome and creamy Tofu Dum Kali Mirch curry is perfect as a main course. Just mop it up with hot roti or naan.

Tofu dum kali mirch is a lip smacking curry which is vegan and easy to make. In this recipe tofu is simmered in a sensational spiced gravy. Perfect with Naan or roti.

In this Tofu Dum Kali Mirch, tofu is simmered in a sensational gravy which is prepared with browned onion, aromatic and exotic spices, coconut milk and a generous amount of black pepper. As the name suggests this dish has a good amount of Kali Mirch ( black pepper ) in the gravy. Then the whole dish is cooked with the Dum method (steam can't escape) so the flavours of all the black pepper infuse so well and all the flavours are retained in the curry.

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Mango and Chilli Hummus/Houmous

How to make Mango and Chilli Hummus | Mango and Chilli Hummus is a modern exotic twist to a traditional recipe of hummus. This delicious and vegan hummus dip is prepared with fresh mango and red chilli, and sure to please your taste buds if you like sweet but little spicy.

Mango and Chilli Hummus is a modern exotic twist to a traditional recipe of hummus. This delicious and vegan hummus dip is prepared with fresh mango and red chilli, and sure to please your taste buds if you like sweet but little spicy.


This healthy and easy hummus recipe is sure for this summer which is prepared with real mango pieces and to add some fiery kick there is a fresh red chilli thrown in it too. This fruity hummus can be eaten with fruit as a healthy snack or just indulge in with some tortilla crisps.


Monday, 25 June 2018

Froothie Optimum Vac2 Air Vacuum Blender- Product Review

A real cook can never have enough gadgets in the kitchen. Since my teenage days, I always pestered my Mum to buy a mixer and a fridge-freezer for us. Once I got married I would be on the lookout for something new for my own kitchen. Every visit to the shopping centre or even when on holiday, my eyes are on the prowl for culinary gadgets, whether big or small. I always feel so safe when I have these gadgets sat on my kitchen worktop, I know I can cook anything without worrying about time constraints.



For me to cook a perfect and delicious meal, my secret weapon is a blender or a mixer, a gadget that can make smoothies, milkshakes, sauces, chutneys, nut butter, batters and so much more.

Sunday, 24 June 2018

Rose and Strawberry Fool

Rose and Strawberry Fool | How to make Rose and Strawberry Fool, a sublime and delicious English summer dessert.

Rose and Strawberry fool, is a sublime and delicious English summer dessert that is so easy to make and you won't required many ingredients.


This dessert comes together in no time, and you won't require many ingredients. Even a young child can put it together without much effort - a fun task over the summer holidays. Perfect for any occasion or enjoyed after any type of meal.

Friday, 1 June 2018

Announcing My Legume Love Affair MLLA #120

My Legume Love Affair MLLA #120

It has been ages since I have hosted an event on JCO, and I am excited and honoured to host the most popular event in the food blogger world - My Legume Love Affair for the June 2018. As known as MLLA, this event which spotlights on Legume has been running since 2008, created by Susan of The Well-Seasoned Cook.  Currently, this event is successfully running by Lisa of Lisa's Kitchen and for the month of June, I am thrilled to host the 120th edition.




As we all know, this event centered upon Legume, and that can be beans, pulses, lentils, tofu or chickpea flour. There are a variety of types of lentils and beans used and different styles they are made in. So, let's start our love affair for Legume and start cooking with them. To make this event successful JCO needs your help and support, I am inviting you to take part in this event. 

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Mambazha Pulissery Kerala Style

Mambazha Pulissery Kerala Style | How to make Mambazha Pulissery, this utterly delicious an authentic Kerala style ripe Mango Curry is prepared using ripe mangoes, fresh coconut and yogurt and topped with an aromatic tempering. 

This not so powerful curry dish is mildly spiced, sweet and tangy that pairs so well with steamy rice. Basically, this curry can be done in a few tics, the first step is to cook ripe mango pieces with basic spices and water, then simmered in coconut and yogurt gravy and lastly topped with aromatic tempering.

Mambazha Pulissery Kerala Style, prepared with ripe mangoes with basic spices and simmered in yogurt and coconut gravy.

So, today I am posting this month's last recipe, sadly this month I have only posted six recipe posts, I had planned many but all this GDPR and many other commitments got in the way. Ah never mind, but I am so thrilled to post a really tasty Mambazha Pulissery Kerala Style curry on my blog. I belong to a facebook food group where every other month all the participants have the opportunity to be paired up with fellow food bloggers for a recipe swap.

Monday, 28 May 2018

Chocolate and Passion Fruit Semolina Cake -All Things Baked - Product Review

Chocolate and Passion Fruit Semolina cake | How to make chocolate and passion fruit semolina cake, basically heaven on a plate and each crumb of this cake tastes divine! The rich and decadent chocolate cake, dressed up with vegan smooth and silky dark chocolate ganache and it's top dripping with juicy and exotic passion fruit coulis which creates a 'self-saucing' element. This delicious and indulgence cake is totally dairy and egg free thus it's suitable for vegan. 


Chocolate cake is tasty as it is, but you can make it even more scrumptious by the addition of a layer of passion fruit puree to undercut the richness and it also balances the sweetness. Finish your next family get together or a special occasion such as Father's day with this ultimate dessert, and just be warned this sumptuous-looking dessert will make you and your guests swoon over and maybe one slice is never enough.


Thursday, 24 May 2018

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