• Chocolate Coated Banana

    August 27, 2023mayurisjikoni

    Recipe: Chocolate Coated Banana Chocolate Coated Banana is a fun, easy to make, healthy treat and so delicious. This is one dessert little helpers will have fun making during summer. Cut the banana into bite size pieces or cut them into halves. Whichever you prefer. If you dip half cut bananas in the melted chocolate then you will need to insert a popsicle stick. Memories I’d not tasted chocolate coated bananas before. Had the opportunity to taste it for the first time during one of my trips to Montreal years ago. During a hot summer day my son decided to take us to the Old Port area. It was bustling with people, many food trucks were around selling food, and stalls selling hats, sunglasses, souvenirs,…

     
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  • Paneer Kundan Kaliyan

    August 25, 2023mayurisjikoni

    Recipe: Paneer Kundan Kaliyan Paneer Kundan Kaliyan is a luscious, aromatic and flavourful vegetarian delicacy from the Awadhi Cuisine. Paneer Cubes are cooked in a subtly spiced gravy made of yogurt, cream and tomatoes. Dried rose petals, rose water and saffron add a delicate fragrance and taste. Kundan Kaliya/kaliyan translates as golden meat. Kaliya refers to mutton. Sharing This Recipe With Foodies_Redoing Old Posts I am now losing count of how many posts I have been able to update or redo because of this group. It definitely must be around 95 or so. For the 108th one, I decided to redo Paneer Kundan Kaliyan. Specifically because the festival season has begun in India. And thought it would be a good time to share this exotic…

     
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  • Tricolour Mini Rava Idlis

    August 14, 2023mayurisjikoni

    Recipe: Tricolour Mini Rava Idlis Want to celebrate India’s Independence in style? Try out this easy instant tricolour mini rava idlis where I have not used any artificial colours. For orange idlis I added cooked carrot puree and for the green ones cooked spinach puree. Rava idli batter is white. Healthy, easy to make and a satisfying breakfast or brunch with coconut chutney, tomato chutney, sambar or podi masala. The choice is yours. What Is Rava Idli? Rava is semolina in hindi. Generally, idli is made from fermented rice and lentil batter. But for a faster and quicker idli, semolina is used. Semolina is allowed to soak in water and plain yogurt for 30 minutes. This process helps the semolina grains to become a bit…

     
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  • Caprese Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

    August 11, 2023mayurisjikoni

    Recipe: Caprese Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms Caprese Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms is piled with the key ingredients from a caprese salad on top of  garlicky buttery mushroom caps and broiled. It serves as an excellent side dish. It also makes a satisfying, delicious main meal for vegetarians. Basic caprese ingredients – tomatoes, mozzarella and basil are used for this dish. Depending on the size of mushrooms I get, usually 1 or 2 or enough as a main meal served with a bit of pasta or quinoa. What Are Portobello Mushrooms? Known as Portobello, Portabella, Portabella, or Portabello, these mushrooms are basically the larger relatives of the white button and crimini. The cap can range in size from 3 inches to 6 inches. Portabella mushrooms have a rich,…

     
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  • Summer Avocado Salad

    August 9, 2023mayurisjikoni

    Recipe: Summer Avocado Salad Summer Avocado Salad is an easy, healthy, filling, nutritious salad. With two summer fruits, avocado and juicy fresh tomatoes, I like to enjoy this salad as a light meal.  Add some roasted nuts and seeds and in no time a delicious summery salad is ready. As a matter of fact, I love both avocado and tomatoes a lot so they tend to find their way into most of my salad recipes. I had first published this recipe on 28/08/2012. Republishing it with new photos and better write up. What Type Of Salad Dressing To Use? Well, any of your choice. Use ready made ones or make the dressing at home. It is very easy to make vinaigrette. For this summer avocado…

     
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  • Vellarikka Kichadi

    August 2, 2023mayurisjikoni

    Recipe: Vellarikka Kichadi Vellarikka Kichadi or Cucumber Raita Kerala Style is a refreshing and cooling side dish that is a part of the Onam Sadhya.Vellarikka here refers to cucumber. Kichadi is not a rice dish but a yogurt based side dish. Usually,the large yellowish cucumbers are used for this recipe. One can, however, use the green ones as well. What Is Onam Sadhya? Onam Sadhya is a traditional meal that is enjoyed during the Onam Festival. A full Onam Sadhya is a delightful sight. It consists of a minimum of 26 food items all served on a banana leaf. Note the word minimum, as the number of food items can go up to 64! Sadya or Sadhya actually means banquet. A trove of colours and…

     
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  • Mexican Rice

    July 16, 2023mayurisjikoni

    What is Mexican Rice? As such traditional Mexican Cuisine didn’t feature rice on their menu. Corn was the staple at that time till the Spanish Colonizers introduced rice in Mexico around the 1520s.  It was prepared in a similar way to the Spanish Rice but instead of saffron, cumin and red chili were used. Thus the main difference in the rice is the colour, while Spanish rice is yellow, Mexican rice is orange reddish. These days Mexican rice is served as a side dish with tacos, enchiladas, quesadilla, chili con carne, as stuffing for burritos, with soups,etc. Main ingredients for a Mexican rice are onion, garlic and tomatoes. This rice dish that I have prepared is more from the Tex-Mex Cuisine. Popularly known as red…

     
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  • Raspberry Mousse

    July 9, 2023mayurisjikoni

    Recipe: Raspberry Mousse Raspberry Mousse is so light, fluffy and easy to make. Super delicious, it is gelatin and agar agar free. Perfect gluten free dessert to enjoy and did I mention quick to put together. Hubby is not too fond of raspberries because of bite from the seeds. He sometimes finds them a bit tart but I love the combined sweet and tart taste. Actually, I had made raspberry mousse bang in the coldest month of the year….February! I had got some fresh raspberries from the supermarket and decided to make the mousse to celebrate my 60th birthday with my family. Back then, somehow the recipe didn’t get to the blog. I kept pushing it, today, tomorrow, etc till the whole passed by. When…

     
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  • Mango Strawberry Salad

    June 28, 2023mayurisjikoni

    Recipe: Mango Strawberry Salad Mango Strawberry Salad is a refreshing, delicious, colourful summer time salad. Easy to make, it can be served as a side dish or as a light meal. We enjoy this salad as a light lunch option as I add mozzarella which makes it filling. As for the dressing, add any of your choice. Natural sweetness from the fruits, bite from the roasted almond, refreshing flavour from the mint and protein rich with those grassy slightly tangy mozzarella balls. I prefer to use a vinaigrette. I’m actually quite gullible when it comes to salads with fruits, can eat a huge bowlful of it. No wonder most of my salads feature some sort of fruit. Sharing This Recipe With Shhh Cooking Secretly Group…

     
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  • Githeri

    June 18, 2023mayurisjikoni

    Recipe: Githeri Githeri is a one pot traditional Kikuyu dish that is made from beans and white maize (corn). It is a delicious, easy to prepare, protein rich dish which can be enjoyed on its own, with Ugali or Kenyan Chapati. A Bit About Githeri Pronounced as guh theory, Githeri is a typical Kikuyu dish. Both the beans and maize used can be fresh or dry. Nowadays some add curry powder, garlic and other spices. Traditionally, both are boiled in water till well done and the water has evaporated. Add salt and oil or fat just before serving. Here, my reference to the maize is the white variety and not sweet corn. Originally from Central Kenya, it is now a popular dish all over Kenya.…

     
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