• 110.grape beetroot salad

    July 2, 2012mayurisjikoni

    sweet and tangy Colours play such  an important role in determining the quality of a dish presented to your guests or family. I love my salads to appear colourful. A boiled beetroot and a handful of grapes left in the fridge, turned into a delightful salad. You can use your choice of dressing for the salad… french, mayonnaise, thousand island etc. I prepared mine with my famous simple oil and lemon dressing. Mix the grapes, or use one colour. I have not used a sweetener for the dressing as both the beetroot and grapes are sweet.   GRAPE BEETROOT SALAD 2 Servings 1 cup green salad leaves or baby spinach 1 medium beetroot 2 tbsps crumbled feta cheese 2 tbsps chopped chives or spring onions 12…

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  • 72. Papaya Salad

    May 31, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Fruit or a Salad –or what? Have you ever spent your precious time and money trying to buy just the right papaya or paw paw? I have and still do. I always turn them  around to check if it will be the right one, try to weigh them in my palm to see if its heavy or light, whether it will ripen well or not etc etc.  Some say if the papaya is heavy then its good, if it is oval shape then it will be sweet. You can buy any shape and its all  like a pot luck. Some are extremely sweet and some can be unbearably spongy and bland. Now if you folks living in UK have spent pounds buying the precious tropical fruit…

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  • 64. avocado, tomato and feta salad

    May 24, 2012mayurisjikoni

       It’s Feta Cheese Time               Feta cheese is a Greek cheese usually made from sheep or goats’ milk. It is then brined or pickled to give the salty, tangy taste and crumbly consistency. Modern commercially made feta is made from cow’s milk. However Greece and Bulgaria still prepare is mostly from sheep or goats’ milk. A single serving is about 38g. If you find the feta too salty soak it in water for 5 minutes to remove the saltiness. It is very difficult to find feta cheese in the normal grocery stores in India. To make paneer taste like feta, I would usually marinate it in salt and lemon for 2 to 3 hours. Though it doesn’t taste exactly…

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  • Watermelon, Feta and Spinach Salad

    March 13, 2012mayurisjikoni

    What is a Salad? Salad is simply a mixture of raw or cooked vegetables and fruits served with or without a dressing. It may also contain other ingredients like meat, chicken, fish, grains, lentils, legumes etc to make it into a wholesome and healthy meal. Salads can be served as a starter or as a side with the main meal. These days one can enjoy a hearty salad on its own as a meal. I prefer serving watermelon, feta and spinach salad as a starter. However, that doesn’t stop me from enjoying it a light meal especially during the hot summer months. A Cool Treat Whenever the watermelon season begins in India or Kenya, I love to make Watermelon, Feta and Spinach Salad. Each spoonful…

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