• Scandinavian Apple Charlotte

    March 12, 2018mayurisjikoni

    Dusting The Cobwebs Off The Cookbooks   When Poonam, who blogs at Annapurna suggested Cook from a Cook Book as our #135 theme for FoodieMonday/Bloghop group, it was definitely time to get those books off the shelf. As fellow member Amrita commented, it gives us the opportunity to do some serious reading. I have so many cookbooks but majority are by Tarla Dalal. I was so tempted to just open one of the books and cook from her collection.However, I had to deviate from my comfort zone.    As I was going through the books, I came across Hamlyn All Colour Cook Book. How could I forget this book? It was one of the first cookbooks I had  from my family which had International dishes. At 18…

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  • Pasta Sauces Collage

    March 10, 2018mayurisjikoni

    A simple dish of boiled pasta can be made into a tasty, delicious, satisfying meal with the addition of different sauces. FoodieMonday/Bloghop group members made 9 different lip smacking pasta sauces for the their #134th theme which was PASTA SAUCES. Click on the name of the pasta sauce and it will take you directly to the recipe. Spinach Sauce  Spinach Basil Almond Pesto Basil Pumpkin Seed Pesto and Tomato Sauce Roasted Pepper Sauce Three Cheese Sauce Lentil Bolognese Coriander Mint and Cashew Nut Pesto Marinara Sauce Alfredo Sauce

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  • 638. Methi and Spinach Potato Curry (Fenugreek and Spinach Potato Curry)

    April 27, 2017mayurisjikoni

    Guest No.9        My guest this week is my sister in law Arti. She is my hubby’s sister and the youngest.Yes we have two Arti’s in the family… my brother’s wife and my hubby’s sister. When I got married, Arti was very thin.I thought that if somebody huffed and puffed and blew her away, she would probably fly away.  Her friends became my friends as I didn’t know anyone in Mombasa(except for my aunt’s family). At social gatherings she would make sure that I was not left alone. We didn’t spend that many years together as after my marriage she went off to UK to complete her beautician course. She came back and that’s when her training in the kitchen began under my…

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  • 617.Tangy Creamy Potato Curry

    February 16, 2017mayurisjikoni

    GUEST NO.3 ON THE BLOG            My 3rd guest on the blog is my middle foi (fupi, paternal aunt) Manjulaben. I was really surprised when her daughter in law Heni said ‘mum’s going to send a recipe for your blog.’ When I heard that I was surprised because I thought the old generation would not really bother to measure the ingredients and do all the writing. Ok she got her daughter in law to write down the recipe as she narrated it to her. After the surprised moment, I was grinning from ear to ear because my foi or Manju aunty as we all call her is such a sport.            My memories about her…well when she…

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  • 609. Kesar Sooji Phirni with Mango Jelly

    January 30, 2017mayurisjikoni

    Vasant Panchami/Basant Panchami/ Saraswati Puja Om Hreem Saraswatyai Namah Saraswati Ma.(source Google) It is believed that the celebration of this auspicious day which falls on the 5th day of the Magh month (Gregorian calendar month of February) marks the beginning of spring season. Punjab region celebrates this festival by flying kites.The mustard plants begins to flower during this time, creating stretches of fields into bright yellow carpets.The blooming mustard plants symbolise youth, freshness, procreation,love, change and life itself. Its a day when people wear yellow clothes and celebrate with sweets that are yellow in colour. In Uttarkashi, its a farmers festival. Doors of homes are decorated with yellow flowers to welcome spring and the sowing season. In Bihar people wears yellow clothes and yellow tilaks…

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  • 599. Shahi Mushroom Korma

    November 21, 2016mayurisjikoni

    A rich cuisine Every week my blogging scene is a bit like the following – try and prepare and write out the post before or on Monday. I wait impatiently to see what the rest of the #FoodieMonday #Bloghop members have made pertaining to the chosen theme, then I visit the posts and comment on them. Tuesday the group whatsapp goes all haywire as we try and decide on the theme. So basically we get 5 days to prepare the dish. But 5 days just fly and by Sunday I’m thinking “oh dear my dish is not ready”. Then its like a storm in the kitchen. Well that’s the scene nowadays till my daughter gets married. When I’m in Mombasa I usually have the dish…

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  • 584. Dulce de leche baked yogurt(Bhapa Doi)

    August 22, 2016mayurisjikoni

    Hey anand umang bhayo, jai ho Nandlal ki,Nand ke anand bhayo, jai Kanhiya lal ki Hindus all over the world will celebrate Janmashtami, Gokulashtami, Krishna Jayanti, Ashtami Rohini as its known on Thursday 25th August this year. What is Janmashtami? Janmashtami is the birthday of Lord Krishna. Lord Krishna is the eighth avatar(incarnation) of Lord Vishnu. He took the human form and came to this earth over 5000years ago, 5243 to be exact to vanquish evil and bring back faith in religion. Its believed that Lord Krishna was born at midnight. He was the eighth son of Devaki and Vasudev(of the Yadava dynasty) from Mathura. His maternal uncle Kansa (Devaki’s brother) ascended the throne by imprisoning his father King Ugrasena.King Kansa was a tyrant. After…

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  • 564. Baked Doughnuts

    May 30, 2016mayurisjikoni

    Doughnuts or Donuts? Which of the above two spellings is correct? Doughnut appears as the official spelling in the dictionaries but donuts is the contracted word of the original mostly used by Americans.What is a doughnut? A doughnut is a small fried cake made from a sweet dough. Its either in the shape of a ball or a ring. The ball shaped doughnuts are usually filled with fresh cream, jam or custard. The ring ones are glazed with icing, chocolate or fresh cream. If they are not glazed then the warm doughnuts are coated with sugar and cinnamon or other flavourings or spices. It is believed that during the mid 19th Century the Dutch were making olykoeks or oil cakes. These were fried in pork…

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  • 545. Thandai Kulfi (Ice cream)

    March 14, 2016mayurisjikoni

    Bura na mano holi hai    Its a bit early to post Holi recipes but I’ve just join a new  group #Foodiemonday #bloghop. Every Monday we post a recipe based on the chosen theme. The 31st theme is #Fusionthandairecipes. Its really really hot in Mombasa and the only thing I could think of was something extra extra cold. I decided to make kulfi with my thandai masala. Taking photos was not easy as the kulfi was melting too fast. Holi, a festival of colors is celebrated by Hindus worldwide. In India its mainly celebrated by throwing, applying, drenching friends and families with different colour powders and coloured water. The true reason for celebrating is lost in all the colour throwing, drinking and partying. In reality,…

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  • 541.Strawberry Mousse (eggless)

    February 29, 2016mayurisjikoni

    A refreshing treat When I came across the shhh cooking secretly, I wanted to be a part of the group immediately. Firstly, because it would challenge me to cook with  two complimentary ingredients or not so compatible ingredients. Secondly, it would give me the opportunity to get to know other food bloggers and become their blogging friends. Thirdly, it would give me the opportunity to go through my never ending jotted or bookmarked recipes. Its like you try out one and 2-3 get added! And lastly, which eventually we all want is an exposure of our blogs to the rest of the ever so competitive blogging world. I joined the group in July 2014 and have enjoyed being a part of it ever since. For…

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