• Rose and Saffron Yogurt Mousse

    February 12, 2018mayurisjikoni

    Happy Valentine’s Day    What is Valentine’s Day without roses, chocolates and all things cute? Hope hubby is reading this and gets a hint;). People could be selling Valentine’s paraphernalia right under his nose and he’d still not get the hint. Sighhhh! Perhaps I should treat myself to roses.     Getting down to today’s theme for FoodieMonday/Bloghop group, we unanimously decided on Valentine Rose as our 131st theme. For this theme one could either prepare something that has rose flavor or which is in the shape of a rose. I really love rose flavor so I chose to make a healthy but romantic dessert. Though I served to hubby dear a few days before Valentine’s, he thoroughly enjoyed the early treat. That means I will…

     
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  • 516. Chocolate date mousse

    July 30, 2015mayurisjikoni

    It’s an Honour    Last Saturday was an exciting day for me. I was installed as the 19th President of my very hardworking and active Club, Lions Club of Mombasa Bahari. Since the Club was chartered, I have been a part of it. First as a spouse and then as a Lion. The best part was that one of my good friend Lion Tasneem Dar, performed the ceremony of installing me along with my board members. My best friend Daxa and Jitu were there to share the milestone in my life along with my brother in law and sister in law. The surprise moment was when my hubby Ajay, sang a song for me. I was feeling shy, happy and loved all at the same…

     
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  • 400. thandai mousse

    June 10, 2014mayurisjikoni

    my 400th recipe Hot weather means cold treats. Celebration time means sweet treat. Pamper me time means indulgence. Usually one cannot indulge in a curry or roti or rice. It usually means a sweet treat…. chocolates, ice cream, dessert etc. Whatever the reason, sweets and desserts are always a welcome treat. This recipe didn’t get blogged when it was suppose to but better late than never. I made the mousse when I was writing out the wedding invitations. Instead of a typical indian sweet treat like ladoos, barfi etc I decided to make a mousse with a bit of all the goodness of typical Indian spices.This gave me the opportunity to try the recipe I had bookmarked for ages, Tarla Dalal’s thandai mousse. There definitely was…

     
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  • 332.watermelon mousse

    November 12, 2013mayurisjikoni

    light and refreshing    The weather is pretty weird at the moment, sometimes rain, sometimes hot and most times very humid. However, I should not complain too much as this weather is nothing compared the Typhoon Haiyan that has hit Philippines. People are pleading for basic needs and that is water and food.     I was entertaining family over the weekend for lunch and wanted to make a light dessert. I decided to fish through my ‘to try recipes’ file and it seemed that the watermelon was blinking, flashing, popping …whatever you call it in front of my eyes. Watermelons are available in abundance and are naturally sweet. I was somewhat pleased with the result. Next time perhaps I will add mint or fresh ginger…

     
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  • 292. Pina colada mousse

    June 26, 2013mayurisjikoni

    Pina colada in Spanish means strained pineapple. Pina colada is a cocktail made from pineapple juice, coconut cream and rum. Pina Colada is very famous in Puerto Rico. After the famous cocktail many versions have been formulated in the form of a drink, dessert, salad or cake. I am not going to blog the recipe for the cocktail but a dessert.  My nephew came down from Nairobi on Sunday and I wanted to make some dessert for him. I really didn’t want to wait in the long queue at Nakumatt for the ingredients so decided to figure out if I could make something from the ingredients I already had in my kitchen. So out came a tin of pineapple titbits, coconut milk and jelly. That…

     
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  • 291. pomegranate mousse

    June 20, 2013mayurisjikoni

    a pink treat I got tempted to buy some pomegranate last week but they were not sweet and the inner part of all those nice dark red pearls was a bit hard. Hubby dear refused to have it with his cereal in the mornings as he said the hard bit was getting stuck in between his teeth. So there was no question of using it up in salads too. I juiced the seeds thinking that I will mix it with something else to make a nice smoothie. The smoothie never happened but instead I made a nice refreshing mousse. So when will I get another batch of sour and hard pomegranates? An excellent dessert for pure vegetarians as I have used agar agar instead of…

     
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  • 109. Mango mousse

    June 26, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Neel its celebration time 🙂 Neel its celebration time. You got to make this dessert for Michelle and Sean. Double celebration. Instead of mangoes you can use any other fresh fruit of your choice. We are celebrating tonight with this dessert. This mousse recipe is originally a Tarla Dalal recipe, mousse without eggs. Since the first time I made it following the recipe, I have over the years made it with various fresh fruits and its very easy and a sure hit with the guests. Serve it with a dollop of fresh cream, chopped fresh fruits or sprinkle grated chocolate or chopped nuts. Let your imagination run wild. MANGO MOUSSE Serves 8 1 packet of mango or orange jelly (85-100g ) 2 cups fresh chopped…

     
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