• Spicy Sweet Potato Wraps

    January 27, 2015mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIES_REDOING OLD POSTS Recipe: Spicy Sweet Potato Wraps Spicy Sweet Potato Wraps make a healthy, hearty, delicious lunch or dinner option. Carry the wrap for lunch and warm up in the toaster or a pan. The best part of this easy to make recipe is that one can enjoy the wraps warm or cold. Also they come together in a jiffy if you have tortilla or wraps handy in the pantry. Wraps Are Versatile If you have tortilla at home, you can use leftovers as stuffing. Sometimes just spreading some green chutney on the tortilla and adding leftover methi bateta nu shaak, tastes super duper. Try Sukhi Bhaji and use thick yogurt as a spread. How about using okra stir fry or cauliflower potato…

     
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  • Garlic & Red Chilli Sauce

    October 29, 2014mayurisjikoni

    RECIPE GARLIC & RED CHILLI SAUCE Garlic & Red Chilli Sauce is an easy to make, versatile and fiery hot sauce made from fresh red chillis and garlic. It is my all time favorite as it goes well with anything from pakoras(fritters) to sandwiches. Add a bit to soups, dals or rice.  Smear a bit on parathas, rotis. Its such a versatile chutney. What I like best about this chutney is that it stays for days in the fridge. Simple to make and you can make it according to your taste by by adding less or more chilis (peppers) or even the garlic. I prefer to leaves the seeds of the chilis to make the fiery hot sauce. Feel free to remove them if you…

     
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  • 3 Essential Chutneys

    August 28, 2012mayurisjikoni

    RECIPE: 3 ESSENTIAL CHUTNEYS 3 Essential Chutneys that are common for the Indian Cuisine are the green, date tamarind and garlic chutneys. These 3 chutneys are an essential part of any chaat recipe. Also these chutneys and hot fresh snacks go hand in hand. Often enough chutneys come to the rescue to prepare a lip smacking sandwich or wrap. Chutneys have the unique quality of converting a bland boring dish into a flavourful one. WHAT IS A CHUTNEY? Chutney is a dipping sauce, a condiment. Where Indian Cuisine Chutney is concerned, it is quite different from the chutneys from those prepared by the Western World. As a matter of fact, Chutney originates from the Indian Cuisine. During the British Rule, Great Britain was introduced to…

     
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  • Idli Sambar

    June 25, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Idli Sambar Idli Sambar is a fluffy soft, melt in the mouth fermented and steamed breakfast, served with a delicious, piping hot lentil stew and topped with fresh coconut chutney. Not only is idli sambar a healthy breakfast, but also the fermentation process increases the bioavailability of proteins, and enriches the idli with vitamin B. Low in fat, sometimes its served with a dollop of ghee which is beneficial for healthy joints. What is Idli? Idli or Idly is a popular South Indian savory steamed cake which is usually made from rice and black lentils(urad dal). The batter is allowed to ferment overnight without yeast or other raising agents. Next day its steamed in a idli stand or in small bowls. A popular breakfast dish, its…

     
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  • Banana Cucumber Raita

    June 19, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Recipe: Banana Cucumber Raita Banana Cucumber Raita is a flavourful and cooling side dish which is a little sweetish and tangy too. Enjoy it with biryani or on its own as a salad. What is a Raita? Raita is a yogurt based dish which is usually served as an accompaniment to a main dish. Usually, raitas are made using vegetables like bottle gourd, radish, cucumber, beetroot and fruits like banana, pomegranate, grapes, pineapple, etc. However, that does not mean a raita is limited to those ingredients. These days there are so many different types of raita that are prepared. In fact, the most common raita you will find served with biryanis and pulao is a boondi raita or onion raita. Boondi is fried little pearl…

     
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  • Vatidar Na Bhajia/ Dal Bhajia

    June 17, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Event: Father’s Day Recipe: Vatidar Na Bhajia/ Dal Bhajia What is Vatidar Na Bhajia/ Dal Bhajia? Well, first of all vatidar means ground dal or dar. Dal is the Hindi word for pulses and dar is the Gujarati word. Bhajia are fritters, deep fried in oil. Vatidar na Bhajia is basically bhajia or fritters made from coarsely ground dals or pulses. Vatidar Na Bhajia/ Dal Bhajia is a Coastal Speciality A visit to Mombasa is not complete if you have not had the famous vatidar na bhajia. Every coffee shop, fast food restaurant will serve these famous bhajias. In the evenings, women sit at corners or near their home preparing these hot snacks for hungry passersby. During our visit to Mombasa, a visit to the…

     
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