• Manakeesh#BreadBakers

    October 9, 2018mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: BREAD BAKERS THEME : MIDDLE EASTERN BREADS I find that Middle Eastern Breads are so different from the other breads and I love them. So when Karen who blogs at Karen’s Kitchen Stories suggested Middle Eastern Breads, I knew I’d take part. However time was running out for me as I had to travel in September and I also had committed to doing 26 Indian Flatbreads. So it was like my kitchen was full of breads..though flat, but it was screaming ‘make something different like rice’ and I had to reassure it that soon all this flour work would be over. I had a few days left before the travel date approached and was in a dilemma, should I participate, shouldn’t I! The pull…

     
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  • Taftan

    August 20, 2018mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIEMONDAY/BLOGHOP THEME: #158 INDIAN FLATBREAD Sometimes taking a break from blogging and commenting is required. I took a small break last week and though I had carried my computer to Nairobi, I didn’t open it for 5 whole days, not even to check what’s happening on Facebook, Pinterest… ok had to admit couldn’t keep away from Instagram but promise I did not post anything 🙂 Poonam who blogs at Annapurna, suggested the above theme. In a few weeks I’ll be doing a Mega Blogging Marathon on Flatbreads for the Blogging Marathon group. But lets get back on track to this group. Poonam’s blog is full of traditional and not so traditional recipes. She has so much patience to click photos of every step. As…

     
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  • Pan de Yuca/ Yuca Bread#BreadBakers

    July 10, 2018mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: BREAD BAKERS THEME: GLUTEN FREE BREAD This pan de yuca or yuca bread or cassava bread recipe has been in my recipe book for over a year. I had once bought some cassava flour to try out some traditional African recipe. Lost the recipe, couldn’t remember the name, left with a bag of flour. When I cleaning out the fridge, the flour came out from some hidden corner. Googled for recipes to use up the flour and came across the recipe for pan de yuca. I jotted it down and decided to check out other similar recipes. What got me so confused was the different oven temperatures used, the amount of cheese used. I got confused and thought I’ll get back to the recipe…

     
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  • Corn Cornbread

    July 2, 2018mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIEMONDAY/BLOGHOP THEME: #151 CORN The whole of today was spent indoor as right now Montreal is going through a heatwave. We thought that the night time would be cooler so went for a long walk with hubby. However, the heat was unbearable. The last time I experienced a blast of hot air like this was years ago when I first went to Amdavad before I joined school in Mt.Abu. Mombasa is a hot and humid place but we don’t get dry hot air. Tomorrow too is going to be hot and people have been advised to drink lots of water. Luckily the football matches for the World Cup are going on so for better half of the day watched the matches. I cannot sit…

     
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  • Turmeric and Garlic Pull Apart Bread#BreadBakers

    June 12, 2018mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: BREAD BAKERS THEME: NATURALLY COLORFUL BREADS When Mireille who blogs at Schizo Chef suggested the above theme, I couldn’t see beyond  beetroot. I wanted to bake a bread with beetroot puree. However, that didn’t happen as twice during my trip to the market I forgot to buy beetroots. Staying in Mombasa has its few perks amongst the many disadvantages, one of them being that vegetable and fruit sellers come to my doorstep. Two wonderful ladies who balance heavy plastic basins filled with vegetables and fruits on their heads, have a medium size basin full, tucked in between the arm and chest and a full kikapu (baskets made from dried palm leaves) carried in their other hand come practically everyday. They both sell seasonal fruits…

     
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  • Atta ke Bhature

    May 30, 2018mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: SHHH COOKING SECRETLY THEME: HIMACHAL PRADESH CUISINE Himachal Pradesh is a northern state in the Himalayas with snowy peaks and plunging river valleys. Its neighbors are Jammu and Kashmir to the north, Punjab to the west, Haryana to the southwest and Uttarakhand to the southeast and Tibet to the east. ‘Him’ in Sanskrit means snow and achal means land, therefore the name snow laden land. Famous for scenic hill stations like Shimla, Dalhousie,Manali, Dharamashala, Kullu to name a few, it’s also famous for many pilgrimage places and the Hindus call it “Dev Bhoomi’ abode of the Gods. Coming to the cuisine of Himachal Pradesh, it is influenced by Punjab and Tibet.  The state is blessed with a range native fruits, vegetables, herbs, dairy products…

     
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  • Bread Rolls

    May 28, 2018mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIEMONDAY/BLOGHOP  THEME:146TH BREAD RECIPES Breads have become such an important part of our daily diet, be it for breakfast with some butter, jam, eggs, as a sandwich for lunch, with our soups and sometimes some curries. As a snack we enjoy freshly baked rolls, buns, or snacks made out of bread. Bread is a versatile food. There have been several controversies out there indicating that bread is bad for health. I guess its only bad if you’re overeating. A couple of slices is fine. Today’s theme chosen by Kriti who blogs at Krispy Kadhai, is bread. Sometimes I like how members think. So Priya asked as to whether we have to bake a bread or make anything using bread? So that opened up a…

     
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  • Fennel and Poppy Seed Rolls#BreadBakers

    May 8, 2018mayurisjikoni

    Its disheartening at times that some bakeries sell seeded breads that are expensive only to find the seeds only on top and none inside the loaf. Seriously, its like me getting a plain bread and sprinkling some seeds on top. Here in Mombasa, there is only one ‘the bread place’ and its a bit pricey. Occasional indulgence in the variety they offer is allowed. Sometime back we tried out their seeded bread and it was absolutely delicious,with seeds inside and outside the loaf.  I like that slight bite you get from the seeds with each morsel of bread. When I suggested the theme bread with seeds, I had so many recipes in mind that I wanted to bake. However, the one that stole my heart…

     
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  • Round up of A-Z Breakfast Dishes

    May 4, 2018mayurisjikoni

    The Mega Blogging Marathon theme for April 2018 was Explore the Flavors. This time we could choose from a number of given themes. Follow one theme for all 26 days or choose a weekly theme. The themes were as follows: Kids Lunchbox Street Food Indian Sweets Lunch Box Dishes (Elders) Breakfasts (International or Indian) No Refined Sugar or Refined Flour (only baked or typical dishes that are made with alternatives) No Onion No Garlic Whole Grain I chose to do the International Breakfast theme and this time I didn’t post the dishes randomly but followed the alphabet and also tried not to repeat the country. Overall a challenging task but feel really great as I got to discover so many different breakfast dishes from world…

     
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  • Pandesal

    April 20, 2018mayurisjikoni

    MEGA BLOGGING MARATHON – APRIL 2018 #87 BLOGGING MARATHON THEME: EXPLORE THE FLAVORS  – INTERNATIONAL BREAKFAST DAY 16 “Breakfast like a King, Lunch like a Prince and Dine like a Pauper”   As we’re fast approaching towards the end, a few of my recipes are not ready and am fighting for time to make them. I had an idea what I wanted to make but some got left undone as I went away on a family holiday. Now with daily routine, water issues, inviting guests over for dinners and tomorrow have to make idli sambhar for my Lions Club dinner (nearly 20 people), I’m yet to make my breakfast dish with Q.  The only way I can see myself making that tomorrow in between steaming idlis and simmering…

     
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