• Mango Kulfi

    June 10, 2013mayurisjikoni

    Mango Kulfi  Mango Kulfi is an Indian frozen dessert which is a bit more dense and less creamier than an ice cream. Addition of cardamom and fresh mango pulp makes it a must have dessert during the mango season or summer. Easy to make, it is free from any artificial colouring or flavourings. This kulfi recipe is a quicker version from the way traditional kulfi is made. Condensed milk, milk powder and fresh cream help to get the correct consistency for the kulfi in a matter of under 20 minutes. What is Kulfi? Kulfi or Qulfi is a frozen dessert that is very popular all over the Indian Sub Continent. Its the traditional ice cream for that region. However, there is a difference between ice…

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  • 256. kalakand

    April 21, 2013mayurisjikoni

    Celebrating Ram Navmi I was suppose to blog yesterday, because it was Ram Navmi but power cuts made this impossible.Ram Navmi is the birthday of Lord Ram, the seventh incarnation of  Lord Vishnu. Ram Navmi is celebrated widely in India and by Hindus all over the world. Different regions of India celebrate it in different ways. Most north Indian states celebrate for 9 days with fasting, Akhand Paath followed by arti and prasad on the final day. Lord Ram is placed in a cot on these days. In the south it is celebrated as the wedding anniversary of Lord Ram and Sita. Swaminarayans celebrate this day as the birthday of Lord Swaminarayan. Whatever the reason, it a festive time for all. The temples in Mombasa…

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  • 202. sweet potato shaak

    November 21, 2012mayurisjikoni

    POWER PACKED TUBER Theme: Redo Old Posts BM#81 Week 4 Day 1    Sweet potatoes are pretty much in season all year round. Bake it, roast it, boil it, puree it. Whichever way you may prefer but have it. Sweet potatoes contain twice the amount of dietary fibers compared to a normal potato. It is rich in beta carotene, contains large amounts of Vitamin B6 which is beneficial in breaking down homocysteine (which contributes in  hardening the arteries and blood vessels). It contains a great amount of manganese and also is rich in Vitamin C and E. This humble, staple root is easy to cook and tastes great with a drizzle of lemon, salt, pepper or chilli powder.     My injured foot has stopped my…

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  • Santra Basundi/ Tangerine Kheer

    November 15, 2012mayurisjikoni

    RECIPE: SANTRA BASUNDI/ TANGERINE KHEER Santra Basundi is a spin on the traditional basundi recipe where fresh tangerine or santra is added to the cooled mixture. Makes it a delicious mithai or sweet to enjoy during the festivals. What is Basundi? Basundi is a sweet thickened milk which is generally flavored with cardamom, nutmeg and sometimes saffron. Chopped nuts usually like almonds, cashew nuts, pistachios and charoli are added. In fact, this sweetened milk is quite popular in the western states of India. I always thought that is a Gujarati dish but it is popular in Maharashtra and in some parts of Karnataka. Traditionally, full fat milk was boiled with sugar till it became thick and creamy. These days we tend to added milk solids…

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  • Sukhi Bhaji/Farali Bateta Nu Shaak

    September 12, 2012mayurisjikoni

    updated on 02/01/2019 What is Sukhi Bhaji? Sukhi Bhaji or Farali Bateta nu Shaak is a simple vegetable side dish made from potatoes, spices, nuts and sometimes raisins are added. Bhaji is a Marathi word and Shaak a Gujarati word for any vegetable side dish prepared to serve with rotis, parathas or rice. Sukhi means dry. Here potatoes are stir fried and cooked till done. Sukhi bhaji is not only popular during fasting days like Ekadashi or Navratri but can be served any time for lunch or dinner. What is Farali? Farali, farari means any food that is served during fasting days. According to the Hindu custom fasting can be without any food or omitting certain groups of food. It all depends on individuals. For…

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  • Pineapple Paleta

    August 30, 2012mayurisjikoni

    RECIPE: PINEAPPLE PALETA Pineapple Paleta is a delicious, cooling, refreshing summer time treat. And the best part is that it is made without refined sugar, is vegan and super easy to make. WHAT IS A PALETA? Though Paleta or Paletas may look like what we usually know as ice lollies or popsicles, they are so different. Usually commercially available ice lollies or popsicles are loaded with sugar, artificial colouring and flavours. However, Paletas are mostly made with fresh ingredients. That is, real fresh fruit juices are used. Sometimes fresh fruit bits are added. Usually a milk product like milk, cream, yogurt, condensed milk, etc is added. Even coconut milk or cream is used. In short, paleta is the name given to  Mexican Ice lollies. Fresh…

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  • 169. banana fig apricot smoothie

    August 29, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Healthy and filling    A few dry figs (anjeer) along with some dry apricots (alu, khubani) and a banana. Now that’s a lot of fiber and anti oxidants all served in a glass along with calcium and potassium. What am I talking about? It’s a smoothie. If constipation is a problem, have this smoothie as its full of fiber. It’s also a good start to the day when you have to fast. Good for patients recovering from an illness as it provides a lot of energy and vital nutrients. updated 6/01/2016     BANANA FIG APRICOT SMOOTHIE For 2 1 frozen banana  6 dried figs 8 dried apricots 10 to 12 almonds 2 cups chilled milk ½ cup water Wash the figs and apricots to remove…

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  • Farali Kadhi/ Moriyo Ni Kadhi

    August 28, 2012mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIES_ REDOING OLD POSTS #35 RECIPE: FARALI KADHI/ MORIYO NI KADHI What is Farali Kadhi/ Moriyo ni Kadhi? Farali Kadhi/ Moriyo ni Kadhi is made from moriyo. Let me explain in detail. First of all kadhi is a yogurt and flour based curry that is served with rice. Usually the flour of choice is chickpea flour. However during Fasting Months, one is not allowed to consume grains, cereals, beans and certain vegetables. But, one can prepare dishes using amaranth(rajgira), barnyard millet(samo), water chestnut(singhada), buckwheat(kuttu), tapioca pearls and quinoa. During fasting chickpea flour used for making kadhi can be replaced by samo or moriyo flour, amaranth flour or water chestnut flour. I like making farali kadhi/ moriyo ni kadhi, just as the name suggests, using…

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  • 163. Deepa’s quick pedas

    August 27, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Deepa your recipe with a slight change A few days ago my cousin Tinu requested for a quick peda or penda making recipe. To be honest I always thought that making pedas was a laborious task till I started researching the net. Got to learn two important facts :  1. Pedas are easy to make whether its the quick recipe or the normal way. 2. Many ready made pedas may contain besan (chickpea flour) or cornflour. They use that for the colour factor and to thicken the mixture quickly. So clearly we cannot have them when we are fasting. Anyway, today being Ekadashi, I decided to try out the recipe for the quick method sent by my cousin Deepa. She made the pedas to take…

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  • Beetroot Halwa

    August 10, 2012mayurisjikoni

    RECIPE: BEETROOT HALWA Beetroot Halwa is a colourful, tasty and easy to make halwa using fresh beetroot, milk, cream, spices and nuts. It can be served hot or cold. We prefer to have it hot. If you still haven’t planned anything for Janmashtami go on, make this halwa as it gets ready with 30 minutes. Sharing This Recipe With The Group Foodies_Redoing Old Posts The Group Foodies_Redoing Old Posts, started by Renu who blogs at Cook With Renu, helps the members to make an effort to update old posts. We’re on our 11th re-doing post and I simply love this group. Why? Well, its got me to pay more attention to my much neglected old posts. For this post I have updated the pictures and…

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