Monday 29 June 2020

Makai no Dano or Makai no Chevdo Recipe

Makai no Dano or Makai no Chevdo Recipe

This recipe of Makai no Dano or Makai no Chevdo is a recipe I discovered while chatting  about food and what to cook with my co sister Ms Meena Parikh. She is a member of my extended  Gujarati family as my daughter is married into that household. 

Makai Ni Dano

This is Gujarati snack  or dish made for a meal too. It is made from desi corn or white corn as I was told. This specific recipe is from south Gujarat from the  Panch Mahal Jilah.  However now sweet corn is the best available option. In some part of Gujarat, it is known as Makai khichdi.

The taste of makai no dano is a perfect blend of spiciness and   sweetness.  The heat  comes from ground garam masala ( cloves, peppercorns and cinnamon) and green chilies. The sweetness comes from the corn and added sugar that Gujaratis love to add to any dish they cook. 

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Serves: 2

Sweet corn


1 cup sweet corn
1 tsp ghee
1 cup milk
2 tbsp fresh cream 
1 piece grated ginger
2 finely chopped green chillies
1 tsp sugar
Few cloves, peppercorns and one cinnamon stick(grind to a powder)
5 sprigs of coriander leaves
Salt to taste 


1. Roughly grind the sweet corn in a mixer grinder jar.

2.  Heat the ghee in a non-stick pan.

3. Add the ginger paste and chillies to the pan. Saute for a minute.

4. Add the Corn  paste  to the pan now and mix it well.

5. Slow cook for 2 minutes stirring occasionally. You can cover pan and cook to avoid a splatter.

6. Now add one cup milk and cook further for 5 minutes.

7. Add salt, sugar, ground garam masala, and mix it well. Cover the pan and cook for 5 minutes. Stir in between to prevent sticking.

8. Lastly keep the frame on low and add the fresh cream. Switch off the gas.

9. Uncover the lid and add chopped coriander leaves at the end.

10. Now serve it like a snack or baste. Or at mealtime with roti.

Makai no Dano or Makai no Chevdo Recipe

Enjoy the Makai no Dano while it hot. Trust me if you cook it once, you will get so addicted to the taste that it will remain on your family menu forever.

Friday 12 June 2020

3 Ingredient Prawn Shezwan Stir Fry.

Prawn Shezwan Stir Fry.-  3 ingredient recipe?

Prawn Shezwan Stir Fry.

How is it even possible? You ask me. And what if I told you to check the hashtag #3ingredientrecipe on TikTok. You will be surprised at the super scrumptious and delicious recipes you can cook up.

For starters, main course, and even desserts.  My daughter Zenia Irani took up the three-ingredient challenge to make the most delicious mouthwatering ore truffles.

Here is the three ingredients recipe I tried that was quite successful and delicious too.


1 cup deveined and shelled prawns
1/2 cup of Shezwan sauce
3-4 spring onions


1. Wash the prawns thoroughly and chop the onions and greens. Keep separate for use.

2. Take a pan and add the Shezwan sauce and chopped onions. Saute for two to three minutes on medium flame. The Shezwan sauce contains oil and salt so there is no need to add extra.

3. Now to in the prawns and stir it in the mixture. Cover the pan with a lid and cook till prawns are done.

4. You can now open the lid and add the spring onion greens and serve the dish piping hot.

5. It serves as a great appetizer or side dish with pot rice.

Here is a video to explain the entire recipe.


A friend of mine tried a similar recipe with a twist. She added garlic butter, and Thai sweet chili sauce. Amazing looking isn't it. And yes. It was a 3 ingredients recipe as well.

Bon Appetit!!

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