• Thandai Recipe

    June 25, 2012mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIES_ REDOING OLD POSTS #46 RECIPE: THANDAI  What is Thandai? In general, Thandai is a refreshing traditional milk based Indian Drink that is quite popular during the Holi Festival. Made from spices, nuts, seeds and rose petals its not only a cooler but also a nutritious drink. With the beginning of the hot days during Holi festival and also Shivratri, it’s ideal to serve this cooling drink to the guests. Actually, when one says thandai, it refers to the powder or syrup used to make the drink and also to the drink itself. As a matter of fact, in Hindi it means cooling.   There are two forms: The powdered form –  where nuts, poppy seeds, pepper, fennel seeds, cardamom, dried rose petals, saffron,…

     
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  • Eggless Chocolate Cake

    June 21, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Eggless Chocolate Cake This eggless chocolate is my no fail cake recipe and I’ve been baking it for a very long time. I mostly get requests to bake an eggless cake for parties, for religious gatherings and for tea time. Whenever we have guests coming home for tea of dinner, I get requests to bake an eggless cake. I’ve tried the condensed milk one, even ones with flax egg but I prefer to make this recipe with yogurt. The yogurt makes the cake crumb soft and melt in the mouth kind. People cannot believe that this cake is without eggs. A Century – my 100th Recipe Cannot believe that I’ve actually posted 99 recipes. Wow! Most of my family members thought that I would give…

     
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  • Falooda

    June 19, 2012mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIES_ REDOING OLD POSTS #51 RECIPE: FALOODA Falooda is a delicious, refreshing, cooling, summer time dessert that you can sip on and enjoy with a spoon too. This exotic dessert is made using jelly, cooked thin vermicelli, sabja seeds,(basil seeds), milk, syrup, and ice cream. It is the Indian Sub Continent’s version of a sundae. The concoction is a burst of different textures and flavors. The Origin Of Falooda or Faluda Falooda or Faluda is originally a Persian drink dessert brought to the Indian Sub Continent during the Mughal Era. And some say it was brought to the Indian Sub Continent by King Nader Shah, a Persian Ruler. Whichever way it came, it clearly was a dessert drink meant for the Royal Family. Over…

     
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  • Mango Strawberry Smoothie

    June 17, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Recipe: Mango Strawberry Smoothie Mango Strawberry Smoothie is an easy to make, delicious, creamy, healthy and filling as a breakfast, snack or dessert option. This smoothie recipe is a simple recipe with just a few ingredients. The whole idea came about when my 11 year niece requested a simple treat she could make for her dad on Father’s Day. My 11 year old niece has celebral palsy and that limits a lot of daily actions and movements that we take for granted. She is not able to stand on her own and use her right arm effectively. However, she never gets frustrated or disappointed but takes her challenges in her stride. With some help from an adult am sure she will be able to prepare…

     
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  • Biscuit Pudding

    June 1, 2012mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIES_ REDOING OLD POSTS #26 Updated on 29/05/2020 For this event, Foodies_Redoing Old Posts my 26th re done recipe is an all time family favourite – biscuit pudding. What is the group Foodies _Redoing Old Posts all about? Before discussing what the family favourite is, lets me explain a bit about this group. 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. This group allows to stay focused on updating old posts as my previous photos are really bad. I’ve…

     
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  • chocolate pistachio fudge

    May 20, 2012mayurisjikoni

    What is Chocolate Pistachio Fudge? A fudge is a crumbly or chewy sweet made from sugar, milk or cream and butter. They are mixed and cooked over low heat, stirring it all the time till it thickens to a soft ball consistency. When you add chocolate to it is called a chocolate fudge. Chocolate fudge can be plain or with nuts, seeds, dried fruits of your choice. A Chocoholic Alright, finally admitting to the world that I’m a chocoholic. I love all kinds of chocolates, milk, dark or white. Usually lunch or dinner ends with a small piece of chocolate. Normally, I just buy chocolate from the supermarket but once in a while I get in the mood to make chocolate at home. Being a…

     
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  • Egg Free Carrot Muffins

    May 14, 2012mayurisjikoni

    EGG FREE CARROT MUFFINS Egg free Carrot Muffins are so easy to make, soft and delicious with orange flavour. Addition of plain yogurt makes the muffins soft and spongy. No one will believe that these muffins are made without any eggs. Adding fresh orange juice and zest makes them even more tastier. This recipe is pretty versatile where you can replace the flour, fat, flavour, liquid, spice and the raisins to make it into what your family loves. And these muffins are not overtly sweet. Adding the frosting is totally optional. Memories Happy Birthday my dear friend Daxa. I always try and bake a cake, cupcakes or muffins for my bestie’s birthday. She is not much into baking so my baked goodies are always make…

     
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  • Plum Tart

    January 23, 2012mayurisjikoni

    The distance between Palatka and Mombasa cannot be travelled in a day. So Arti and Kamaleshkumar, though we missed the surprise party, we too celebrated your 25th anniversary in our own style. A special treat for a special occasion….. plum tart. We had it with a generous dollop of vanilla ice cream. Warm tart and cold ice cream, just perfect to waken all the taste buds. Heni for you, my first dessert recipe from me. Try it out and enjoy. PLUM TART  I got 6 pieces from this recipe. Oven temperature : 200°C 300g puff pastry 12 medium size plums 2 tbsps melted butter 3 tbsps sugar 1 tbsp milk 3 tbsps almond flakes Preheat the oven at 200°C. Remove the skin from the plums.…

     
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  • Tal Sankari/ Til Chikki

    January 15, 2012mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIES_ REDOING OLD POSTS #41 RECIPE: TAL SANKARI/ TIL CHIKKI Tal Sankari/ Til Chikki, a must have Indian sweet during the Makar Sankranti/ Uttarayan/ Lohri festival. Generally made during the winter season as it provides energy, is nourishing and keeps the body warm. What is Tal Sankari/ Til Chikki? Tal Sankari/ Til Chikki is simply a delicious sweet made from two basic ingredients, sesame seeds and either sugar or jaggery. Some add a bit of ghee or oil, some don’t. There are so many variations of this basic tal sankari/ til chikki. One can add coarse nut powder or roasted split chickpeas ( roasted chana dal). Add flavorings like cardamom, nutmeg, rose essence, etc. All depends on how the family enjoys it. Here, I’ve…

     
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  • Sabudana Kheer/ Tapioca Pearl Pudding

    January 5, 2012mayurisjikoni

    What is Sabudana Kheer? Sabudana Kheer is a creamy, delicious, gluten free and rich pudding enjoyed during fasting days or whenever you feel its kheer time. Sabudana is the Hindi name for tapioca pearls. The starch extracted from the tapioca or cassava root. The starch is then processed to make them into round balls.  Sago on the other hand though looks like tapioca pearls is made from the starch extracted from the spongy pith of various tropical palms. Tapioca used in the Far East to make bubble tea is the same but the sizes, flavour and colour vary. While making the boba or bubbles, color and flavoring is added. Kheer is the Hindi word for a milk pudding. Therefore Sabudana Kheer is simply a milk pudding…

     
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