• Clementine Cookies

    December 3, 2021mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: SHHH COOKING SECRETLY THEME: CHRISTMAS BAKES RECIPE: CLEMENTINE COOKIES Clementine Cookies are made from the basic sugar cookie dough. These quick and easy cookies are delicately flavoured with fresh clementine juice and zest. The basic sugar cookie dough is so versatile, add flavours of your choice, roll them into balls and bake, roll them out flat and bake – whatever you prefer. With a slightly soft chewy centre these cookies are quite popular during Christmas. I baked this batch and family visiting us from US loved them. Planning to bake some more soon for Christmas to gift to neighbours and new friends we have made in the small town of Magog, Quebec. Actually, the whole idea of adding clementine juice and zest for these…

     
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  • Kalakand With Cottage Cheese

    October 27, 2021mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: SHHH COOKING SECRETLY THEME: DIWALI DHAMAKA RECIPE: KALAKAND, WITH COTTAGE CHEESE Kalakand, with cottage cheese turns out as good as the one with paneer. Moist, soft, delectable barfi, perfect for Diwali. And the sweet treat comes together within 20-25 minutes. It is allowed to set for 2-3 hours and it is ready to be enjoyed with friends and family. CAN I MAKE IT AHEAD? Yes you can. Make sure you store it in an airtight container and leave it in the fridge. I promise you it stays moist for over a week. WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN COTTAGE CHEESE AND PANEER? While in India we often call paneer as cottage cheese in English, it is not nearly the same. While paneer consistency can depend…

     
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  • Mocha Muffins

    September 26, 2021mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: SUNDAY FUNDAY THEME: IT’S COFFEE TIME RECIPE: MOCHA MUFFINS Mocha Muffins are moist, coffee flavoured, full of walnuts and choco chips with a crusty top. Perfect muffins to enjoy with your morning coffee or as an afternoon snack. SUNDAY FUNDAY Sunday Funday is a group of Food Bloggers. Every Sunday we  share some fun, traditional, hearty or easy recipes to make Sunday Family Meals a bit more exciting. To join this fun group, visit the Sunday Funday Facebook Page. Request to join in.     THEME: IT’S COFFEE TIME This lovely theme is suggested by Renu. She blogs at Cook With Renu and she wanted us to share a recipe where we’ve used coffee. While, I love coffee, I realized that I really don’t…

     
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  • Strawberry Rose Modak

    September 9, 2021mayurisjikoni

    Strawberry Rose Modak, made with semolina,sugar, strawberries, rose syrup is easy to make and a delectable sweet offering to Lord Ganesha during the Ganesh Chaturthi Festival. Basically, traditional kesari is made from semolina, sugar and saffron. Here, I’ve made strawberry kesari using fresh strawberries, rose syrup and a few nuts. As this was for Ganesh Chaturthi, I used the modak mould to shape this delicious kesari into modaks. However, you can offer and serve Strawberry Rose Kesari warm in bowls without shaping it.   What is a Modak? Modak is a traditional Maharashtrian sweet. The dumplings are made from rice flour and stuffed with coconut, jaggery, spices and sometimes nuts. As with other dishes, modak has over time taken on new avatars. In fact, the…

     
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  • Maple Roasted Peaches

    August 29, 2021mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: SUNDAY FUNDAY THEME: JUST PEACHY RECIPE: MAPLE ROASTED PEACHES Maple Roasted Peaches, healthy, flavourful, so easy to make and best part – has no refined sugar. Served with some greek yogurt it makes a fruity summery light dessert. Sprinkle granola and it becomes a delightful fun breakfast. Roasted Peaches can be served with ice cream, but with a diabetic hubby, I wanted to make it without refined sugar. The dark robust maple syrup gifted to me by my son and his girlfriend is perfect for this kind of recipe, not too sweet and very tasty. From start to finish, this dish takes about 35 minutes. So it is a dessert that you can prepare while you’re enjoying your dinner. During the weekend mornings, by…

     
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  • Pineapple Mousse

    July 25, 2021mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: SUNDAY FUNDAY THEME: NO BAKE DESSERTS RECIPE: PINEAPPLE MOUSSE Pineapple Mousse is an easy to prepare, light, creamy, summery, vegan dessert. It is unbelievably delicious and perfect for summer parties. I usually prepare it a day ahead to save on time. You just need a few ingredients to prepare this dessert. You may use fresh pineapple to prepare the mousse but you need to cook the pineapple and cool it down before proceeding to make the mousse. Bromelain present in fresh pineapple is a protein digesting enzyme. This enzyme prevents gelatin or agar agar to set. In cooked or tinned(canned) pineapple the bromelain are de -natured and thus don’t prevent the agar agar or gelatin to set. I use both, cooked and canned pineapples…

     
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  • Badam Kesar Pista Kulfi

    July 18, 2021mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: SUNDAY FUNDAY THEME: LET’S CELEBRATE NATIONAL ICE CREAM DAY RECIPE: BADAM KESAR PISTA KULFI Badam Kesar Pista Kulfi is a creamy, delicious frozen treat flavored with almonds, saffron, pistachio and cardamom. Easy to make, it never fails to impress my family and friends. Homemade kulfi is the best as it has no artificial flavorings or colors. Trust me, all the patience of boiling down the milk to half its quantity is well worth. Here’s a tip: use a wide pan like a wok or kadai to make the process faster.   What is a Kulfi? Kulfi or Qulfi is a traditional ice cream from the Indian Sub Continent. Slightly more dense than the usual ice cream we know. But it is creamy and with…

     
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  • Affogato

    June 29, 2021mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: SHHH COOKING SECRETLY THEME: FEAR NOT THE BITTER RECIPE: AFFOGATO  Affogato looks like a fancy dessert but is so easy to make and delicious. You’ll probably be left craving for some more especially if you’re a coffee lover like me. Affogato is a classy dessert that can easily be served in individual portions during a party. You just need some vanilla ice cream and strong brewed coffee or espresso.   Affogato – Italian Dessert More traditionally known as affogato al caffe, it is a coffee based Italian dessert. Italians prefer to enjoy it as a dessert while many places outside Italy label is as a beverage. Hot espresso or strong brewed coffee is poured over scoops of ice cream. This results in the ice…

     
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  • Beetroot & Chocolate Mini Muffins

    June 20, 2021mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: SUNDAY FUNDAY THEME: MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM PARTY RECIPE: BEETROOT & CHOCOLATE MINI MUFFINS Beetroot & Chocolate Mini Muffins is a fun way to enjoy bite size soft, fudgy chocolate flavored beetroot muffins. Ideal for parties, topped with a cream cheese frosting, the muffins are so delicious. Adding cooked and pureed beetroot is a good way to sneak in this vegetable for kids. Use less of cocoa powder, omit yogurt and you land up with Beetroot Red Velvet Muffins without adding any artificial food coloring. This muffin recipe is without any eggs. We had a very small tea party with some of my neighbours and I baked these mini muffins. Sunday Funday Sunday Funday is a group of Food Bloggers. Every Sunday we  share some…

     
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  • Zucchini Halwa

    June 8, 2021mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: A- Z RECIPE CHALLENGE THEME : AN INGREDIENT BEGINNING WITH THE LETTER Z RECIPE: ZUCCHINI HALWA – VEGAN Zucchini Halwa is dairy free, melt in the mouth, flavorful, aromatic halwa cooked in the Indian style. If you are a fan of doodhi ka halwa or bottle gourd halwa then you’ll surely love this one. My blog follower requested I make an Indian sweet but vegan. Lots of Indian sweets are made from dairy milk, or will have ghee (clarified butter).  Recently, for my online shopping Iist I wrote 1 zucchini and I got 1 kg! That is a lot of zucchini. Used it to make zucchini paneer appe (recipe to follow soon), used some for handvo, added to my baked pasta. That is when…

     
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