• 543. Farali rotli (roti)

    March 4, 2016mayurisjikoni

    Making fasting a bit more healthy Usually when we all fast, I think we land up eating more than normal. I always find that the food we prepare for fasting is so much tastier even though we don’t use many spices. Most of what we prepare during fasting is full of carbohydrates. However these are…

     
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  • 537. Farali dhokra

    January 20, 2016mayurisjikoni

    MOTHERHOOD   We live where there are numerous apartments in one compound. So no doubt we have a mixture of cultures and religions.Evening time comes alive as mothers and kids are all out walking, talking playing etc. A few days ago I overheard a conversation between young mums. As usual the talk was on how…

     
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  • 535.Buckwheat savoury pancakes/uttapams

    January 12, 2016mayurisjikoni

    Buckwheat savoury pancakes#Bread Bakers Starting a healthy year The Bread Bakers theme for January is Ancient Grains hosted by Robin Beck of A Shaggy Dough Story. I’ll be honest, had a slight idea about ancient grains but never actually paid much attention to it. I have used some of them not knowing that they are classed…

     
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  • FRESH COCONUT BARFI

    November 4, 2015mayurisjikoni

    FRESH COCONUT BARFI Moist, soft, delectable fresh coconut barfi that is made from freshly grated coconut, sugar, milk and khoya. A bit of cardamom and saffron is added and a delish sweet is ready. Although, it takes a little longer than the quick barfi version this one is so much more tastier. In fact, you…

     
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  • Sweet Potato Tikki/ Patties

    October 15, 2015mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIES_ REDOING OLD POSTS #36 RECIPE: SWEET POTATO TIKKI/ PATTIES What is Sweet Potato Tikki/ Patties? Sweet Potato Tikki/ Patties is an Indian Snack made using boiled or roasted sweet potatoes. Spices are added according to one’s taste. After that, the mixture is rolled into balls or discs. Finally, Sweet Potato Tikki/ Patties are…

     
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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…

     
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  • 449. raw banana and paneer kofta curry

    November 3, 2014mayurisjikoni

    raw banana, sweet plantain, plantains My mum use to make raw banana or plantain bhajias or fritters for Ekadashi. No measurements, she would just mix grated banana with mashed potatoes and spices. Simple and yummy. However, I was yearning for some kofta curry. Ekadashi and kofta curry. Well that is possible. I made them with…

     
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  • 438.peanut ladoos (jugu ladoo)

    October 6, 2014mayurisjikoni

    For my eldest Foi My eldest Foi, my dad’s older sister, turned 85 this year. She is still strong and independent. A woman with talent, she has instilled a few values in me, like how to keep a home spic and span. At 85 she still goes around the house with a duster and hates…

     
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  • Rajgira Halwa/Shiro

    July 9, 2014mayurisjikoni

    What is Devshayani Ekadashi? Once in a while Ekadashi dates confuse all the Hindus. One such Ekadashi is the Devshayani Ekadashi which was on 8th and 9th July this year. Some observed the fasting on 8th and some on the 9th. Shayani literally means sleeping. Its believed that on this Maha Ekadashi ( great eleventh),…

     
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  • 414.samo and potato pattis

    July 8, 2014mayurisjikoni

    where are the rains?     It’s quite hot in Mombasa and it seems the cold weather had disappeared early. The rains have disappeared.  It rained a lot two weeks back and the Loreto Convent School ground, just next to our building got filled with huge puddles of water. A light drizzle didn’t affect the…

     
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