• 344. chundo

    November 29, 2013mayurisjikoni

    chatpata delight My all time favourite pickles are chundo and lemon. Chundo goes well with theplas, parathas, left over rotis, masala puris, plain puris and even as a spread for a sandwich. I find Tarla Dalal’s recipe for chundo absolutely perfect. However, I have made very small changes to by using a raw apple mango. I like using apple mango because firstly its not a stringy mango and because even when it is raw its not overtly sour. This means that I use a little less sugar than required. So whenever the mango season begins (we are lucky to have two seasons in a year), I make chundo. Small quantities remain fresh and I store it in the fridge for freshness. CHUNDO (SWEET MANGO PICKLE)…

     
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  • Homemade Tea Masala

    September 7, 2013mayurisjikoni

    What is Homemade Tea Masala? Tea Masala which is also known as Chai or Chai spice is a mixture of spices which are ground together. Tea Masala is added to the boiling water before adding tea leaves and milk. With sugar added to the tea, Masala Tea or Chai is the most comforting drink on earth. Whenever I make masala or thikhi puri  or Ganthia Jalebi breakfast I love to have a cuppa of good Indian Masala Chai. On cold days you’ll probably find me curled up on the sofa with a hot mug of Masala tea. Exotic Spices and Spice Powders – Homemade Tea Masala I doubt there is any kitchen in the world where one cooks has not got any whole or powdered…

     
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  • Tomato Salsa

    June 18, 2013mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIE’S REDOING OLD POSTS #2 Old posts just get lost in the wide wide wide web unless they are very popular. Renu who blog’s at Cook with Renu has started a Facebook Group called Foodies Redoing Old Posts where every two weeks we can redo our old posts and share it on the group. What’s the advantage of doing this? Well, it gives us the opportunity to improve the write up, update photos and get comments. I’ve got so many old posts that need updating especially where the photos are concerned. This group will definitely give me the ‘push’ to prepare the dishes again for better photos. For the second redo posts I’m sharing my basic tomato salsa recipes with better photos and better…

     
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  • Pomelo Avocado Salad

    May 18, 2013mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIES_ REDOING OLD POSTS #23 For this event, Foodies_Redoing Old Posts my 23rd recipe is an easy Summer Style Pomelo Avocado Salad. What is the group Foodies _Redoing Old Posts all about? Updating posts with better photos or better write up or both is  what the group Foodies_Redoing Old Posts started by Renu allows us to do. The advantage of rewriting the post in a better manner makes it more SEO friendly and good photos is what attracts your fans to check out the recipe. What Is A Salad? Salad is a mixture of vegetables, fruits, sometimes meat, fish, cheese, grains, lentils, beans, etc which is usually in in small pieces. Usually served as a starter, a side dish or as a light meal,…

     
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  • Greek Style Salad

    March 19, 2013mayurisjikoni

    What is a Greek  Salad? A Greek Salad is a salad that is part of the Greek Cuisine. Usually, it comprises of tomatoes, cucumber, onion, olives, some feta cheese and fresh herbs usually oregano. It is also known as a Farmer’s Salad as he/she would have the ingredients at hand. A good healthy salad can be enjoyed as breakfast or as light lunch. These days it common to find variations of this salad where bell peppers, capers, fruits are added.   My Greek Style Salad During the hot season, (okay I know its always hot in Mombasa), I hate spending time in the sweltering kitchen cooking elaborate meals. Sometimes even a simple meal of roti and sabji (veg side dish) becomes a task to cook.…

     
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  • avocado cheese salad

    August 28, 2012mayurisjikoni

    I love adding cheese cubes , crumbled cheese , grated cheese to my salad. The day hubby sees cheese in the salad, he comments ” someone’s favourite is on the menu again!” Not that he wouldn’t eat the cheese, am sure he too loves it. Cheese makes the salad more fun…. can you imagine the mixture of different tastes…. its like music for the tongue. Enjoy this simple and lovely salad. Yes, avocados are still in season and not joking at all but now they are huge, they are actually the size of a hawaiian paw paw.  I am serious.  I’m sure you’ll love this salad as much as I love it. Its filling, different and loaded with all the essential nutrients required. You can…

     
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  • mexican salad

    January 23, 2012mayurisjikoni

    a meal on its own Writing about the virtues of a salad is just not enough. You have got to make it and serve it to believe it. Besides providing you with all the healthy nutrients, its a tummy filler, so you eat less of the main meal, its a perfect light meal on its own, very refreshing on a hot summer day etc etc. I could just carry on and forget to give you the recipe of the salad. What makes salads appealing are the colours. Let your imagination run riot and create art on a platter. Colours, colours and colours and everyone will be asking for more salad. MEXICAN SALAD Serves 4, for 2 as a meal. salad ingredients : 6 lettuce leaves,…

     
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  • Avocado Beetroot Salad

    January 15, 2012mayurisjikoni

    green and red, a wonderful combination      Kenya is well known for its wonderful avocados. Soft, buttery emerald green fruits packed with vitamins E and  B, mono saturated fat and rich in potassium. In India avocado is sold as butter fruit. When I was living in Bangalore, during my first visit to the vegetable shop, I had a tough time asking for avocado. The poor guy just didn’t understand what I wanted. He just shrugged his shoulders and helped me with my basket to the till. In other words he was perhaps trying to tell me ‘please ma’am just leave the shop with what you have found and don’t fry my bheja!’ The following week I went to the super market Big Bazar and…

     
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  • spicy cucumber and carrot salad

    January 11, 2012mayurisjikoni

    five vegetables a day     Ten servings of fruits and vegetables a day is what is recommended as a part of an ideal meal plan. That gets one thinking that if I am suppose to eat all those veggies and fruits then when do I eat the rest? The rest I mean the yummy stuff like breads, rice, cakes, muffins etc. Its pretty simple, have a salad everyday and it will take care of your 5-6 servings of vegetables and fruits. Today this salad recipe does take care of at least five. My blog will feature a lot of salad recipes because that’s a part of our meal everyday. I have included coriander leaves as a vegetable as one should not underestimate its health…

     
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  • Beetroot Orange Salad

    January 2, 2012mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: MY FIRST RECIPE ON THE BLOG With much excitement and a little nervousness here’s my first recipe, Beetroot Orange Salad. Most people make new year resolutions and the commonest one is to become healthy, get healthier or lose some weight. Whatever the resolution might be, I thought that starting on a healthy note is befitting. In order to get the post started, sat at computer wondering how to begin. Then I realized taking a tiny step is the best. Hence, a simple recipe.   MY BLOGGING JOURNEY It has been a tough journey. However, I’m not complaining as I’ve made so many blogger friends, my photography has improved, my writing skills too are honed. Along the way I have also learnt that I really don’t…

     
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