• 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 normal meal, a bowlful of Raab/ Millet Porridge was what she would want.  Lactating mums are given Raab everyday for the nutritional values. Its also a remedy for sore throats and colds. Also, its given to people recovering from an illness. In addition to other food, toddlers are given a tablespoon or two of Raab. Health Benefits of Raab Raab has loads of benefits. Its  comfort food, wards off cold,…

     
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  • 384.blueberries and grapes smoothie

    May 15, 2014mayurisjikoni

    a cool breakfast Woke up a bit late after tossing and turning half the night as it was pretty humid. Suddenly it has become very hot in Montreal. After doing a bit of housework, it was time for breakfast. Didn’t want to have toast, cereal or anything hot. Out came the yogurt and fruit. Instead of having everything on its own I made a nice cool smoothie. Filling, cooling, satisfying and delicious. I love using Neel’s Gordan Ramsey 3 in one hand blender. Within seconds had the smoothie ready. Its a powerful blender. Try out  a smoothie with all sorts of fruit and yogurt. Blueberries contain anthocyanin antioxidants, are an excellent source of  manganese and Vitamin C. Low in fat, and are said to help…

     
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  • Vibibi – Kiswahili Pancakes

    August 2, 2013mayurisjikoni

    GUEST POST FOR GHEZA- E – SHIRIIN RECIPE: VIBIBI – KISWAHILI PANCAKES What are Vibibi? In general, Vibibi is a gluten free rice and coconut pancake. A typical East Africa Coastal or Kiswahili dish. Moreover, these small coconut flavored pancakes are served piping hot on the streets for breakfast. A small cup of kahwa, the Kiswahili black coffee flavored with ginger and vibibi… that’s truly a breakfast to die for. Unfortunately, these days I see less and less women selling vibibi as street food. However, that does not stop me from making some at home especially for Sunday Brunch. In fact, one pancake is called Kibibi and several are Vibibi. Guest Post Huma who blogs at Gheza -E -Shiriin requested that I share a Ramadan…

     
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  • Christmas Tea Bread

    May 13, 2013mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIES_ REDOING OLD POSTS #39 RECIPE: CHRISTMAS TEA BREAD Christmas Tea Bread Are you wondering why would anyone want to make a Christmas Tea Bread when there is a Christmas Cake around? Well, for one this Christmas Tea Bread is so easy to put together and secondly not everyone wants a rich Christmas Cake. This Christmas Tea Bread offers the soaked fruits, the warmth of spices but is so much lighter. This bread can replace the Christmas Cake easily, can be enjoyed for breakfast or even as an accompaniment to your cup of tea or coffee. What is the difference between a cake and tea bread or quick bread? The basic difference is the tin that its baked in. Normally, cakes are baked in…

     
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  • Stuffed Masala Buns

    April 25, 2013mayurisjikoni

    What are Stuffed Masala Buns? Stuffed Masala Buns are simply home baked buns that are filled with a mixture of mixed masala vegetables. The bread dough is stuffed with the masala vegetables and then baked. What Stuffing you can use? I usually add peas, carrot, potatoes, onion. If I have sweet corn, green beans, kidney beans, I add that too. Started added paneer when the use to bake the buns for them. Basically, you can use any vegetables that you like. Memories When the kids were growing up, going to the beach every weekend, going to Nairobi by train during the school holidays was the norm. Every weekend I would take them to the beach, they would swim in the sea, build sand castles, they…

     
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  • banana beetroot smoothie

    July 19, 2012mayurisjikoni

    updated : 01/08/2018 Smoothies are a rage all over the world. Smoothies for breakfast, smoothies for in between meals, smoothies for lunch, smoothies for desserts, the options are endless. What is actually a smoothie? Hadn’t even heard of the word smoothies when I was growing up. Smoothies are drinks that usually are pretty thick in consistency, are cold and very filling. Its like having a meal in a glass. What do you need to make smoothies? a) A liquid like water, milk, yogurt, juice b) fresh fruits or vegetables like spinach, beetroot, pumpkin, carrots to name a few c) sweetener can be sugar, honey, maple syrup, artificial sweeteners, stevia etc d) spices which is optional like cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg etc e) nuts or nut butters…

     
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  • 97. upma

    June 20, 2012mayurisjikoni

    healthy and nutritious    Upma is a south indian dish usually served as breakfast. Its made from semolina. Non south Indians serve upma anytime, be it for breakfast, lunch, dinner or as a snack. I usually make it either for brunch, as a snack or as a light meal. I prefer to use the coarse semolina as the fine one makes it into one gooey mass. In south India special semolina is available for upma. Its coarse and light brown in colour. Most places serve upma with just a few vegetables that you can actually count or none at all. I prefer to add more vegetables and for a bit of sour taste I add sour yogurt. Very healthy and a satisfying dish.  updated 19/02/2016…

     
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  • Eggless Pancakes

    May 19, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Eggless Pancakes For all who don’t like eggs, there is no reason why you cannot enjoy some American style pancakes. To make Eggless Pancakes is so easy, just need a few ingredients and a hearty breakfast is ready. What are Pancakes? Pancakes are flat, often thin or slightly thick cakes made in a frying pan or griddle using a a batter. Can be either sweet or savory. Traditionally, the batter is made with flour, egg, butter and milk. However, these days there are so many variations of pancakes. Though the description has the word cake, in reality pancakes are one of the oldest forms of bread known to mankind. Memories … The first time I ever tasted the American Pancakes was during our trip to…

     
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  • 45. aloo paratha

    May 12, 2012mayurisjikoni

    potatoes are kaka’s favourite    My kaka (uncle) loves potatoes, be it in the form of shaak, baked, fried, or as aloo parathas or bateta vada. As long as potatoes are the main ingredient. I don’t blame him. Potato is such a versatile vegetable that many dishes can be created from it. I know most of you know how to make aloo parathas or potato stuffed parathas. However, have you ever noticed how you either get left with some stuffing or the dough? After so many years of cooking experience, I still get left with a tablespoon or so of either. It sits in the fridge till one day it says hello to the dustbin. Not any more because I actually measured out all the…

     
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  • Masala Poori/Tikhi Puri

    January 17, 2012mayurisjikoni

    a spicy brunch treat Special Theme: Redo Old Posts BM#78 Week 4 Day 3     Go to any typical Gujarati family for breakfast on weekends and masala puri or tikhi puri with sugary masala tea will surely be served to you. The younger Gujaratis usually do not make them that often as they prefer to shy away from fried stuff, but they do relish them when someone else has made them. My Dad’s favourite…. anytime can be tikhi puri time. If bhabhi makes dosas for the rest of the family, my dad is happy with tikhi puri and a mug of tea. There are 2 versions of the tikhi puri you can make, the soft type or the slightly crunchy type. The soft type is…

     
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