• 615. Milk Pudding with Jelly

    February 13, 2017mayurisjikoni

    Happy Valentine’s Day To love someone deeply gives you strength and to be loved deeply by someone gives you courage.     This is so true.Its my hubby’s love that gives me courage to do want I want. Loving him gives me the strength to overcome any difficulties. My hubby has never been the flowers, chocolates, teddy bear type of person. Yesterday after watching Raees we went for lunch to a famous Italian restaurant. We were sitting next to the very tempting choices of gelato but he didn’t ask me if I wanted some as Valentine’s Day is around the corner. In all our 34 years of marriage I received only one valentine’s card from him and that too when he was away doing his dermatology…

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  • 594. Gulkand Phirni

    October 28, 2016mayurisjikoni

    Happy Diwali Wishing all my friends and family a very Happy Diwali. Time is just flying by so fast. Its already Diwali but this time round my kitchen is not busy. You all may wonder why? A food blogger and her kitchen is quiet during the festivities. Well, it happens sometimes. I fell sick during my recent visit to Mumbai and its taking me a while to recover and gain enough energy to toil over a stove. Luckily, I had prepared my October shhhh cooking secretly challenge before I left for Delhi and Mumbai. My partner for the October “Diwali theme” was Avin Kohli of The Yellow Daal and she challenged me to make a Diwali treat using condensed milk and gulkand. Do take time to…

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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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  • 578. Dulce de leche and chocolate chip scones

    July 29, 2016mayurisjikoni

    Easy to make This is my second scone recipe. I don’t know why I don’t make them often enough. Maybe just the mental block that they are difficult to make. Trust me they are not. There are two reasons I came up with recipe. Firstly, my partner for Shhh Cooking Secretly, Jolly who has a wonderful blog Homemade Recipes gave me the ingredients condensed milk and plain flour(maida, all purpose flour) for our July theme#MonsoonTreats. Monsoon means hot treats like bhajias, soups, curries. I really couldn’t think what Monsoon treat to make using those ingredients.I narrowed it down to baking something but what was the question. Coming to my second reason.. my brother, bhabhi and niece are here in Mombasa. They’ve come to attend a wedding.…

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  • 517. coconut barfi / coconut fudge

    August 3, 2015mayurisjikoni

    Road frustration Every person driving a car, matatu (local transport mini vans), rickshaw,lorry or riding a bike or scooter or motor cycle thinks that they own the road. Every person thinks that he/she has to get to their destination in a jiffy. Every person thinks that others waiting in the queue in a traffic are either stupid or foolish or not smart. The result is road hogs are born and the bigger the vehicle the more menacing they are. They manage to drive off smaller vehicles off the road. Rickshaws or tuk tuks (as they are called here) drivers steer in and out of lanes not worried about causing jams, scrapping other vehicles or causing one to brake suddenly. Their attitude is “you dare even…

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  • 487.Strawberry oreo cheesecake

    March 25, 2015mayurisjikoni

    very berry yummy       Today was not such a great day for me. From the time I woke up I was on the go and trying to juggle so many chores all together. In all this what did I sacrifice? My exercise. By noon I was feeling a bit relieved that chores were getting ticked off my list. However come evening and again I experienced a general slum in my overall existence. Felt bad that I sacrificed exercise to do other chores. I questioned myself and thought why didn’t I sacrifice my meal time? However, things had to be done so there was no other option. To add to the fight for time, I had to sit at the national id card office…

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