• 513. Sheer Khurma

    July 19, 2015mayurisjikoni

    A happy and peaceful Eid    The month long fasting period is over and its time to celebrate Eid. Fasting for a whole month without water and carrying on with ones work and routine is not easy. Hot weather makes fasting that much more harder and I feel bad for the ones fasting in the Western countries. For them the fasting period lasts longer. During the month of Ramadhan, loads of street food is sold for Iftar, samosas, kebabs, juices, mamri, kaimatis, dates etc etc.    One cannot help but get into the festive mood in Mombasa. Shops and malls are decorated, shops are busy and open till late. Delicious food is sent home by Muslim friends and tempting aromas waft through from neighbours homes.…

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  • 273.sweet sev or vermicelli

    May 24, 2013mayurisjikoni

    satisfying my craving Yesterday while I was waiting for hubby dear to get back home for lunch, I suddenly had a craving for something sweet. No chocolates, muffins, ice creams, candies but a craving for some Indian sweet. I think what they say about letting oneself get so hungry that you start craving for sugar is so true. Ajay got stuck with some patients and I was flicking through channels and thinking of some Indian sweet. Shiro, seviyan….no it would take too long to make them. Actually those two do not take up much time but remember I am on a craving high… so anything that would take more than 5 minutes seemed like forever. Suddenly the sugar starved brain flashed,blinked, sweet sev, sweet sev,…

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  • Seviyan

    August 18, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Joy in everyones heart, smiles on their faces, a kaleidoscope of colors, festivities everywhere, homes spic and span, neighbors, friends and families exchanging gifts, the glowing warmth of the fairy or diya lights, a frenzy and chaotic kitchen making trays full and bowls full of food. Be it Diwali, Eid, Christmas or any festival, celebrations is equated with the most scrumptious dishes. Each festival has its own unique dishes that people make. For Eid celebration I made some seviyan. Seviyan, semiya payasam, vermicelli kheer, pudding or mithi sev as most Gujaratis call it, is prepared in different ways. Some roast the nuts and vermicelli , boil the milk and then add the roasted mixture. Some just add the vermicelli into the boiling milk and let it cook.…

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