• Muhogo Na Bhajia/ Cassava Fritters

    July 27, 2012mayurisjikoni

    What is Muhogo Na Bhajia/ Cassava Fritters? Muhogo Na Bhajia/ Cassava Fritters is a fried snack made from boiled cassava, grated cassava and soaked tapioca pearls. Usually prepared on Ekadashi Fasting days, it is gluten free and vegan. Enjoy these bhajias or fritters as tea time snack, as an appetizer or as a part of…

     
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  • 115. a wannabe uttapam

    July 16, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Every two weeks ekadashi appears suddenly. Ideally, the ekadashi fasting should be done with minimal consumption of food, but invariably it lands up like a full fledged carbohydrate feast. Carbohydrates, because potatoes seem to be the main ingredient for any dish prepared. I would like to share this farari uttapam recipe with you.Yes, as you…

     
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  • 85. a cool chaat on a hot day

    June 12, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Ekadashi is just round the corner and again its what shall I make for dinner besides the normal sabudana khichdi or moriyo. Perhaps by Friday I will come up with a new idea, but in the meantime let me share this recipe with you. Last Ekadashi I made aloo tikkis which my mum use to…

     
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  • Moriyo Khichdi/Sama Khichdi

    May 18, 2012mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIES_ REDOING OLD POSTS #21 For this event, Foodies_Redoing Old Posts my 21st recipe is Moriyo Khichdi or more popularly known as Sama Chawal or Samo Khichdi.   What is Moriyo? Moriyo, Sama Chawal, Samo, Barnyard Millet, Sama, Samvat, Vari, Varai, Swang, Bhagar,  shyama rice, kuthiravali, udalu are all different names for a grass…

     
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  • 52. sabudana khichdi

    May 18, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Pearly drops of starch  Sabudana, pearl sago or tapioca are widely used in India for preparation of fasting food. Sabudana is the starch extracted from cassava. The starch is commercially prepared into a powder or flour form,coarse flakes or pearly balls. Before using any form it has to be soaked in water to rehydrate it.…

     
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  • 49. strawberry frozen yogurt

    May 16, 2012mayurisjikoni

    happy birthday Rishi I love strawberries but they are very difficult to find in Mombasa. I remember the days when big juicy strawberries were available in the shops and markets on a very regular basis. At that time my favourite and very easy dessert to prepare was strawberries with fresh cream. 2 days ago I…

     
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  • ekadashi/farali theplas

    May 2, 2012mayurisjikoni

    thepla with a difference…. thank you Heni     Last November, my foi Manju aunty invited us to her place just for a change of atmosphere. We all were going through a difficult time after the loss of my mum. Fortunately for me we decided to visit her on Ekadashi day.Unfortunate for my sister in law…

     
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  • Avocado Vinaigrette

    May 1, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Avocado Vinaigrette Avocado Vinaigrette is a classic traditional entrée which is so simple to prepare but a very delicious way to enjoy avocados. The only important factors for this so easy to prepare starter is that the avocado should be just ripe and that the vinaigrette does not taste like acetic acid, too acidic and…

     
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  • Shrikhand – Gujarati Style

    January 9, 2012mayurisjikoni

    What is Shrikhand – Gujarati Style? Shrikhand – Gujarati Style, is a yogurt based sweet or dessert that is very popular especially in the Gujarati Cuisine. Whenever you’re served a Gujarati meal, the sweet dish is served with the main meal. Shrikhand is best served with puri (wheat based fried flatbread). Excess water or whey…

     
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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…

     
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