• Coconut Rice Kheer

    January 30, 2023mayurisjikoni

    Recipe: Coconut Rice Kheer Coconut Rice Kheer is a creamy, tasty vegan kheer or rice pudding that is made with fresh coconut, rice and coconut milk. Add a bit of cardamom or cinnamon powder for that spice flavour and some chopped nuts for a bit of crunch. Actually, this gluten free kheer is so easy to make and perfect for those who follow a vegan diet. However, it is a delicious alternate for those who don’t follow a vegan diet. What Is Kheer? Kheer is the Indian way of preparing a rice pudding. Basmati rice or short grain rice is allowed to cook in milk till it is done and appears thick and creamy. Spices, nuts and dried fruits are added and served hot or…

     
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  • Thandai Rava Cake

    December 27, 2022mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: SHHH COOKING SECRETLY THEME: FESTIVE THEME RECIPE: THANDAI RAVA CAKE Thandai Rava Cake is so soft, egg free and with amazing flavours of thandai spices,rose and saffron. A perfect bake for the Holi Festival. Who doesn’t love cakes, whatever the festival maybe. What Is Thandai Rava Cake? Thandai is a spice mixture that is quite popular during the Holi festival. Besides making thandai drink, it can be used for several other festive dishes like kulfi, mousse, cookies, muffins, chia pudding, malpua, etc. Rava is the hindi word for semolina. Semolina cakes turn out so soft and are easily to bake. Add a sugar syrup on top to keep it moist or don’t. The choice is yours. A Bit About The Group This group brings…

     
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  • Chocolate Kalakand

    October 23, 2022mayurisjikoni

    Event: Sunday Funday Theme: Diwali Party On 23rd Oct Recipe: Chocolate Kalakand Chocolate Kalakand takes the ordinary traditional kalakand to a new level. With the addition of grated chocolate and unsweetened cocoa powder, this kalakand is much loved by kids and chocolate lovers. To hasten the process of making this time consuming sweet dish or Indian mithai, I have used ready made paneer, milk powder and sweetened condensed milk. Is Kalakand Same As Barfi? No it not. While barfi or burfi sets well on cooling, kalakand as such does not set well. It remains soft. Also one cannot store kalakand at room temperature for days as it contains fresh paneer. It must be stored in the fridge in a container. Chilled kalakand tastes delicious. It…

     
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  • Cashew Curry | Kaju Maluwa

    August 27, 2022mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: SHHH COOKING SECRETLY THEME: SRI LANKAN RECIPES RECIPE: CASHEW CURRY | KAJU MALUWA Cashew Curry | Kaju Maluwa is a mild, vegan coconut based Sri Lankan curry where generous amount of cashew nuts are used to prepare this dish. Usually prepared for special occasions, it is served with plain rice. And it is both gluten free and vegan. In fact, this curry is very easy to make. I think for me the hardest part was to remember to the soak the cashew nuts overnight! Kept on forgetting for three consecutive days. Finally, left the cashew nut container out on the kitchen counter near my sink so I remember when I clear up after dinner. Though I added homemade Sri Lankan curry spice, the curry…

     
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  • Raspberry Lemon Pound Cake

    July 31, 2022mayurisjikoni

    Event: Sunday Funday Theme: National Raspberry Cake Day Recipe: Raspberry Lemon Pound Cake Raspberry Lemon Pound Cake is a light but moist cake with a soft crumb. The lemon flavour, fresh raspberries and sour cream makes this cake a perfect summer time dessert. Enjoy it on its own, with some whipped cream or Greek Yogurt. We couldn’t resist enjoying it with a cup of coffee. What Is A Pound Cake? Traditionally, a pound cake gets its name from the fact that a pound each of flour, sugar, butter and eggs were used to make the cake. And usually a pound cake is baked in a loaf or bundt pan.  However, nowadays there are several variations of pound cake. What remains the signature of a pound…

     
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  • Lemon Yogurt Cake -Eggless

    June 19, 2022mayurisjikoni

    Event: Sunday Funday Theme: Yogurt Recipe: Lemon Yogurt Cake – Eggless Lemon Yogurt Cake – Eggless is so easy to make, moist with a soft crumb and refreshingly delicious. Slightly tangy, the addition of black poppy seeds adds a delightful texture to the overall flavour.   A Bit About Lemon Yogurt Cake – Eggless The first time I baked a lemon yogurt cake, with eggs I simply fell in love with the flavour and soft texture. My friend tasted the cake and asked if I could bake one without eggs. I just increased the amount of yogurt and voilà it worked. Subsequently, baked it several times without eggs. I just cannot resist the lemons we get here in the grocery stores. So different from the…

     
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  • Strawberries And Cream

    June 12, 2022mayurisjikoni

    Event: Sunday Funday Theme: Desserts Recipe: Strawberries And Cream Strawberries And Cream, is a simple but absolutely tasty way of enjoying fresh succulent strawberries when in season. Just 4 ingredients and this dessert comes together in a jiffy. It is the ultimate summertime dessert.   History Behind Strawberries And Cream Strawberries and Cream is not only the ideal combination but a classic dessert or pudding as the British like to call it. Strawberries have existed for years but how did this combination of fruit and cream become so famous? The story goes that Cardinal Thomas Wolsey was a powerful figure in the court of King Henry VIII. He began building Hampton Court which had the largest kitchen during the Tudor era. It is believed that…

     
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  • Thepla – Gujarati Flatbread

    May 8, 2022mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: SUNDAY FUNDAY THEME: MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH RECIPE: THEPLA – GUJARATI  FLATBREAD Thepla – Gujarati Flatbread is a popular savoury, delicious flatbread that is enjoyed for breakfast, brunch or even as a part of a main meal. Mention thepla to anyone and the first few words they will utter is ‘Gujjus love their theplas.” And yes we do! Thepla is a versatile food item for Gujaratis. Take it for picnics, carry with you as travel food, pack it in lunch boxes or make it to enjoy with some curry instead of normal roti, naan or paratha. Leftover thepla taste equally good even when they are cold. We love them so much that I also make Farali Theplato have during fasting days. These gluten free version…

     
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  • Roasted Pineapple Cheesecake

    April 23, 2022mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: CELEBRATING ONE YEAR OF MAYURI’S JIKONI YOUTUBE CHANNEL RECIPE: ROASTED PINEAPPLE CHEESECAKE Roasted Pineapple Cheesecake made with fresh pineapple is creamy, delicious and so easy to make. Paired with ginger cookie crumbs, it offers a burst of flavours. Perfect dessert to celebrate a milestone with.   MAKING FOOD VIDEO CHALLENGES I remember quite often my family would ask me why I don’t make videos. The truth is that I had a fear. A fear that I would not be able to do it, taking shots, editing, putting the whole thing together. It has been a huge learning experience. I am still not comfortable doing the voice over videos. But now more than a scary experience, I actually enjoy making the videos. Since I posted…

     
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  • Irish Potato Farls

    March 13, 2022mayurisjikoni

    EVENTS: SUNDAY FUNDAY THEME: ST.PATRICK’S DAY RECIPE: IRISH POTATO FARLS/ IRISH POTATO CAKES Irish Potato Farls also known as potato bread or cakes, are so easy to make. Egg free, rustic, so tasty, crispy on the outside and soft inside. Enjoy them on their own, with beans, eggs or a stew. With just a few ingredients a classic Irish breakfast is ready. Irish Potato Farls are also served as a part of the famos Ulster Fry, a popular North Ireland breakfast. The meal consists of bacon, sausages, fried soda bread, potato farls, mushrooms, roasted tomato, eggs and black pudding. Sunday Funday Sunday Funday is a group of Food Bloggers. Every Sunday we  share some fun, traditional, hearty or easy recipes to make Sunday Family Meals…

     
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