• Apple Crumble Cheesecake

    May 13, 2018mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: A-Z RECIPE CHALLENGE First of all let me wish all you wonderful Mothers out there a very Happy Mothers Day. Its a day of mixed feelings for me as I miss my mum so much and at the same appreciate the fact that she touched my life in uncountable way. Last year a few blogger friends of mine and I got together to create this wonderful tribute to our mums through recipes that we prepared for our mums, what we learnt from them or their favorite food.  Please click on the link to check out the recipes. https://mayuris-jikoni.com/2017/05/13/644-mothers-day/ This year another blogger friend, Sandhya decided to honor mums through memorable recipes. Check out her blog for some heartfelt write ups on mums. http://mycookingjourney.com/a-tribute-to-our-mothers To…

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  • Welsh Rarebit – Veggie Style

    April 27, 2018mayurisjikoni

      MEGA BLOGGING MARATHON -APRIL 2018 #87TH BLOGGING MARATHON THEME: EXPLORE THE FLAVORS – INTERNATIONAL BREAKFAST DAY 23 “Breakfast like a King, Lunch like Prince and Dine like a Pauper” When I was doing my research for W, waffles kept on popping in my head. I love waffles but surprisingly I still don’t own a waffle machine. A note to self “next buy a waffle machine”. I do come across various gadgets being sold on the local online sites but have been a bit skeptical to purchase anything online in Kenya. Whenever I’m in India I just love shopping online, Amazon and Big Basket mainly. When we were setting up our Bangalore home, most of the light fittings and furniture was bought online by my…

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  • Apple Aebleskiver

    April 2, 2018mayurisjikoni

    MEGA BLOGGING MARATHON – APRIL 2018 #87TH BLOGGING MARATHON THEME: EXPLORE THE FLAVORS – INTERNATIONAL BREAKFAST DAY 1 “Breakfast like a King, Lunch like a Prince and Dine like a Pauper”goes a famous saying. Why am I talking about breakfast? The reason is that the Blogging Marathon group participates in the Mega Blogging Marathon twice a year. I participated in my first one last September where we made 26 protein rich dishes. For the #87th the theme is Explore the Flavors where one has the option of participating in the breakfast, street food,  Indian sweets, lunch box dishes for elders, kids lunchbox, no refined sugar or refined flour, no onion no garlic and wholegrain. The participants can choose one theme and make 26 dishes using…

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  • Scandinavian Apple Charlotte

    March 12, 2018mayurisjikoni

    Dusting The Cobwebs Off The Cookbooks   When Poonam, who blogs at Annapurna suggested Cook from a Cook Book as our #135 theme for FoodieMonday/Bloghop group, it was definitely time to get those books off the shelf. As fellow member Amrita commented, it gives us the opportunity to do some serious reading. I have so many cookbooks but majority are by Tarla Dalal. I was so tempted to just open one of the books and cook from her collection.However, I had to deviate from my comfort zone.    As I was going through the books, I came across Hamlyn All Colour Cook Book. How could I forget this book? It was one of the first cookbooks I had  from my family which had International dishes. At 18…

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  • 676. Green Apple and Spring Onion Chutney

    July 28, 2017mayurisjikoni

    It’s different    For the month of July, The Shhh Cooking Secretly group decided on #Chutneys as the theme. The chutneys I’ve seen so far by the participants are so varied. But then why not as many regions of India have their own chutneys to boast about. We make them from herbs, dals, vegetables, fruits, dairy products, basically anything. I remember my grandmother would not allow us to throw away the peel of cucumber. She would instruct me how to make that into a chutney. Back then we didn’t have any fancy electrical gadgets. She would make me pound the cucumber peels, coriander, ginger and chilli using a mortar and pestle. And a delicious chutney would be ready in no time to dip our bhajias into…

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  • 671. Apple Crumble Parfait

    July 18, 2017mayurisjikoni

    Easy dessert Theme: No Bake Desserts BM#78 Week 3 Day 1     I love making easy desserts. It usually means I get to serve it in a glass and its just a matter of putting a few ingredients together to make a satisfying dessert. Srivalli, the starter of Blogging Marathon suggested that for this theme we make desserts that normally we would bake but instead to beat the heat, make them in such a manner that we don’t have to bake them in a convectional oven.      When I decided to choose the theme, the first baked dessert that came to my mind was apple crumble or as its known apple crisp. Basically, chopped apples mixed with a bit of butter, sugar and…

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  • 608. Vegetable Mulligatawny Soup

    January 23, 2017mayurisjikoni

    Happy Republic Day When one thinks of English food, usually fish and chips, shepherd pies with mushy peas or a roast with yorkshire pudding comes to the mind.But England’s most popular food are not chips, scones, crumpets or yorkshire pudding but its chicken tikka masala. British food scene changed ever since the East India Company touched the shores of the Indian Subcontinent in the mid 18th Century. Everything from cocktails to soups to main dishes and desserts changed. Not only did the British assimilate a lot of the local spices and methods of cooking but they in turn introduced a variety of dishes to the locals which got adopted and changed to suit their taste buds. Curry houses became fashionable during the Victorian era as…

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  • 595. Apple Squares

    October 31, 2016mayurisjikoni

    Nutan Varsh Abhinandan ( Happy New Year) Today it’s New Year for the Gujarati community. Its also Govardhan Puja day. Back in Mombasa its the day when we dress up in new clothes and go temple hopping… yes you read right not bar hopping but temple hopping. We visit all the Hindu temples in Mombasa, meet friends, relatives and acquaintances. After that it’s lunch at Ajay’s foi’s house. It usually is very hot around that time of the year so after a heavy lunch we need to take a nap. In the evenings we get ready and go to Patel Samaj to meet and greet our community people. Its also the day when I prepare some prasadam for the ISKCON temple in Mombasa. Its the…

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  • 559. Bulochki (Russian sweet yeast rolls)

    May 10, 2016mayurisjikoni

    BULOCHKI#BREADBAKERS  Appetite comes at mealtime – Russian Proverb      #Breadbakers theme for the month of May 2016 was decided by Deepti of Baking Yummies. She suggested that we bake rolls. It took me a whole week to decide whether I wanted to bake some sweet or savoury rolls. My sweet tooth ruled and I decided to bake sweet rolls, Bulochki. While most bakeries use the term rolls and buns as they wish, the general rule is that rolls are usually stuffed or rolled with a sweet or savoury filling whereas buns are generally plain and not filled. However, there are no strict rules. Hard crusted breads are included in rolls like French rolls or Kaiser rolls whereas Hot Cross Buns are classified as buns.…

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  • 509. Butternut squash and apple salad

    May 28, 2015mayurisjikoni

    Salad days are back I usually go through these mood phases, wanting to eat junk food, only pasta or chatpata chaats etc. I cannot for some odd reason stick to eating the same type of food every single day. So I am back to my ‘want to eat salad’ mood. But that doesn’t mean I am satisfied with just a tomato. cucumber and carrot chopped and mixed with lettuce. It has to be different. I also don’t like the ready salad dressings so make my own. What are the advantages of eating salad? You may say they are healthy. Yes they are but along with that there are so many other advantages.Salads are nutritious, help you adopt a healthier lifestyle, helps you eat several servings…

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