• Round up of A-Z Breakfast Dishes

    May 4, 2018mayurisjikoni

    The Mega Blogging Marathon theme for April 2018 was Explore the Flavors. This time we could choose from a number of given themes. Follow one theme for all 26 days or choose a weekly theme. The themes were as follows: Kids Lunchbox Street Food Indian Sweets Lunch Box Dishes (Elders) Breakfasts (International or Indian) No Refined Sugar or Refined Flour (only baked or typical dishes that are made with alternatives) No Onion No Garlic Whole Grain I chose to do the International Breakfast theme and this time I didn’t post the dishes randomly but followed the alphabet and also tried not to repeat the country. Overall a challenging task but feel really great as I got to discover so many different breakfast dishes from world…

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  • Oladushki – Russian Pancakes

    April 18, 2018mayurisjikoni

    MEGA BLOGGING MARATHON – APRIL 2018 #87 BLOGGING MARATHON THEME: EXPLORE THE FLAVORS  – INTERNATIONAL BREAKFAST DAY 15 “Breakfast like a King, Lunch like a Prince and Dine like a Pauper”    Today hubby took me out for lunch to a Chinese Restaurant which is at what all Kenyans know as Lighthouse. Its like recreational place by the sea. Looking over from the cliff, you can see the blue sea, watch ships passing by, enjoy roasted cassava, roasted sweet potatoes, roasted corn, fried cassava, cassava chips, coconut water, ice creams and lately boiled eggs, sodas, potato chips have been added. This is one place that no body leaves Mombasa without visiting. As you enter the famous Mama Ngina Drive as the road is called, from…

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  • Dutch Baby Pancakes

    April 5, 2018mayurisjikoni

    MEGA BLOGGING MARATHON – APRIL 2018 #87TH BLOGGING MARATHON THEME: EXPLORE THE FLAVORS – INTERNATIONAL BREAKFAST DAY 4 “Breakfast like a King, Lunch like a Prince and Dine like a Pauper.”    Today for breakfast is D for Dutch Baby Pancakes. Before we go to the recipe, let me assure you it has nothing to do with the country Netherlands or the Dutch. These pancakes, also called German pancakes, A Bismarck or even Dutch puffs were made first by Victor Manca in his cafe in Seattle, North America. His daughter named them Dutch Baby Pancakes where perhaps her pronunciation of Deutsch sounded more like Dutch. The confusion now is whether they originate from USA or Germany. Either way, its my contribution for an International Breakfast…

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  • Baghrir

    April 3, 2018mayurisjikoni

    MEGA BLOGGING MARATHON – APRIL 2018 #87TH BLOGGING MARATHON THEME: EXPLORE THE FLAVORS – INTERNATIONAL BREAKFAST DAY 2 “Breakfast like a King, Lunch like a Prince and Dine like a Pauper” Before I venture into today’s recipe, I would like to show off a bit of the azure blue skies and sea that lines the east coast of Africa. We in Mombasa are so lucky to have the beautiful Indian Ocean. Hubby and I spent the Easter holiday at the Bamburi Beach and every day it was a delight to walk on the beach. Though at time of the year the beach is strewn with seaweeds, believe me when I tell you that its a sign of a healthy sea eco system. When the tides…

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  • Koiloreo/ Kuilodde/ Koilori (Goan Pancakes)

    February 28, 2018mayurisjikoni

    The Holiday State    February is when Shhh Cooking Secretly group (started by Priya of Priya’s Versatile Recipes) had a virtual tour of Goa. Its been over 30 years since I’ve visited Goa. I remember when we were passing the town centre, there was a huge crowd of people. We asked the taxi driver what was going on and he replied “koi naya actor ki shooting chal rahi hai, aap ko dekhna hai?” he asked. We asked if he knew the actor and he said no so we didn’t stop to watch. Who was the new actor? None other than Shakrukh Khan shooting for the movie Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa!   I remember we were staying at some hotel in town and would go to the…

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  • Hoppers (Sri Lankan pancake)#BreadBakers

    February 13, 2018mayurisjikoni

    Today is Pancake DayTheme : Pancakes      Imagine a whole day dedicated to pancakes. Most people love pancakes. When I say pancakes there’s such a huge variety out there that its unbelievable. Right from fermented batter to quick batters. I could eat pancakes everyday, but have to control myself because of all the butter and honey or maple syrup. Pancakes without butter taste dry. However, what I’ve made for this theme, hoppers can be eaten without any guilt as they are gluten free and hardly have any sugar in it.    For Christians Shrove Tuesday marks the last day before Lent. Lent is the 40 day period of fasting before Easter. Usually ingredients like sugar, fat, flour and eggs had to be used up before…

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  • 724. Cachapas

    November 6, 2017mayurisjikoni

    Different kinda pancakes I love making pancakes. They can be healthy, sinful, comfort food, easy to make and most of all truly delicious. What are pancakes? Sometimes known as griddle cakes, hotcakes or flapjacks they are round, often thin flat cakes made using a starchy batter which may have added milk, butter, eggs, fruits, vegetables etc. There are many varieties of pancakes the world over right from the Indian uttapam to Dutch Baby, crepes, dosas, Chinese Scallions, Crumpets, Johnny cakes, Blini and so many more. Pancakes are served at different meals, depending on where it originates from. Some are served as breakfast, some along with stews, curries or meat/fish and vegetable preparations. Like Injera from Ethiopia is usually served with a variety of stews. Why…

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  • 690. Mini Pancake Stacks

    September 11, 2017mayurisjikoni

    Food on Sticks is fun The 109th theme for FoodieMonday, Bloghop is On A Stick decided by the initiator of this group Waagmi who blogs at Cooking is Funn. Just a few days ago my daughter in law posted some photos of their visit to Kuala Lumpur. She showed us food stalls serving all kinds of food on sticks or skewers. While most appeared to be meat and fish based, I could make out a few sticks of veggie stuff. Serving food on sticks or skewers is fast becoming popular at Bars, Lounges, Dinner Parties, Cocktails,as Street Food as people don’t want to get their fingers dirty and food on sticks or skewers does look pretty, colorful and tempting. Just a few days ago I…

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  • 684.Savory Millet Pancakes

    September 4, 2017mayurisjikoni

    Millet is not just for birds Millet, an ancient grain is the least popular of all the other ancient grains in spite of having so many nutritional benefits. Millet is not actually a grain but its a grass seed. In ancient times millet was more widely used then rice in Asia and Africa. Slowly this ancient grain got replaced by other grains. Millet actually does not require that much water and can be grown in semi arid areas too. No wonder places like semi arid Rajasthan have bajra rotla as a part of their staple diet. Why you should include millet in your diet: Its gluten free It is alkaline Digests easily Helps lower the effects of Diabetes 2 Its rich in magnesium and potassium,…

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  • 669. Pikelets

    July 12, 2017mayurisjikoni

    Poor Man’s Crumpets Theme : Oceanic Cuisine BM#78 Week 2 Day 3 Pikelets (pronounced piek-lets) are known as the poor man’s crumpets. Its believed that they didn’t have crumpet rings to make perfect round crumpets. Instead, they dropped small amounts of batter on the griddle to resemble crumpets. Pikelets are mini pancakes, famous in Australia and New Zealand usually made for breakfast. They are eaten with butter, jam, honey, fresh cream, peanut butter, Nutella(modern toppings), fruits or even topped with cold cut meats. They can be eaten hot or cold. Its believed that pikelets were packed into kids lunch boxes too. With this recipe of pikelets, I’m taking you to Australia as my 3rd recipe for the theme Oceanic Cuisine. For this theme we were…

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