• Quinoa Tangerine Salad

    May 29, 2022mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: SUNDAY FUNDAY THEME: QUINOA RECIPE: QUINOA TANGERINE SALAD Quinoa Tangerine Salad is a very colourful, flavourful, protein rich and filling salad. Not difficult at all to make, add ingredients of your choice. Colour, different textures and taste makes any salad appealing for fussy eaters. What I like about this salad is that is can easily be enjoyed as a light meal or for picnics. Easy to make for potluck parties. WHAT IS QUINOA? Quinoa (pronounced as keenwah) is not grain but edible seeds which have originated from the Andean region. Quinoa can be white, red and black. It is also possible to buy the tricolour quinoa. Whenever available, I prefer to use that for salads. Rich in protein, half cup of uncooked quinoa has…

     
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  • Mango Pico De Gallo

    May 22, 2022mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: SUNDAY FUNDAY THEME: PICNIC RECIPES RECIPE: MANGO PICO DE GALLO Mango Pico De Gallo is an easy to prepare, flavourful kind of salad or salsa. Usually we love to enjoy it with some tortilla chips or with quesadilla and burritos. It is so easy to make Mango Pico De Gallo in bulk for picnics and pot lucks. Whenever I’ve had to prepare a large batch, I chop the vegetables, herbs, spice and fruits the previous night, add the lime juice, toss, cover and leave it in the fridge. Next day just before serving I add salt.   SUNDAY FUNDAY By the way, Sunday Funday is a group of Food Bloggers. Every Sunday we  share some fun, traditional, hearty or easy recipes to make Sunday…

     
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  • Doodh Masala | Masala Milk Powder

    April 28, 2022mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: SHHH COOKING SECRETLY THEME: SPICE MIX RECIPE: DOODH MASALA | MASALA MILK POWDER Doodh Masala | Masala Milk Powder is an Indian Spice Mixture made using nuts,seeds and warming spices. This spice mixture, Doodh Masala or Milk Spice Mixture is usually added to hot or warm milk. It is a comforting and nutritious drink to have during the cold season. It also is a beneficial drink for pregnant and lactating mums. Enjoy Masala Doodh or Masala Milk as a healthy dessert, or to fill up your tummy during fasting. Have it in place of coffee or tea in the mornings. Add sugar or enjoy it without it. Sometimes ready made doodh masala are loaded with cheaper nut powders like peanuts or sugar. I don’t…

     
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  • Veggie Niçoise Salad

    April 10, 2022mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: SUNDAY FUNDAY THEME: EASTER SIDE DISHES RECIPE: Veggie Niçoise Salad Veggie Niçoise Salad is a spin on the traditional salad which has tuna. A filling, refreshing and colourful salad, one can enjoy is as a light meal or as a side. Take it along for picnics or garden parties. Vegetarian Vs Ovo Vegetarian Before I have die hard vegetarians up in arms, let me clarify that Vegetarian in the Western World is a bit different from India. In India vegetarian would mean no eggs also. However, in some places in the West, fish and eggs are a part of the Vegetarian diet. But, I follow the ovo vegetarian diet which means that though I don’t consume meat or fish, eggs is fine. My Version…

     
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  • Moroccan Rainbow Carrot Salad

    April 3, 2022mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: SUNDAY FUNDAY THEME: NATIONAL EAT A RAINBOW DAY RECIPE: MOROCCAN RAINBOW CARROT SALAD Moroccan Rainbow Carrot Salad is a colourful, healthy and delicious warm salad using coloured carrots with homemade Moroccan Spice Mix and Fresh Orange Dressing. What Are Coloured Carrots? Also known as Rainbow Carrots, I had the opportunity to use them for the first time during winter. Back in Kenya, we get only the orange variety so imagine the excitement when I was able to buy carrots that are yellow, red, purple, white and of course the orange one all in one pack. It is believed that carrots originate from Afghanistan. And back then carrots were mainly used as medicinal ingredient rather than as food. Also it seems that back then carrots…

     
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  • Vegetable Seekh Kababs

    March 27, 2022mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: SUNDAY FUNDAY THEME: SOMETHING ON A STICK RECIPE: VEGETABLE SEEKH KABABS Vegetable Seekh Kababs are so delicious, gluten free and fun starter or snack, loaded with a variety of vegetables, shaped on skewers and grilled. Actually, it is very easy to make vegetable seekh kababs as long as you follow some of the vital tips. Go on read the post to find out what the tips are. Sunday Funday Sunday Funday is a group of Food Bloggers. Every Sunday we  share some fun, traditional, hearty or easy recipes to make Sunday Family Meals a bit more exciting. To join this fun group, visit the Sunday Funday Facebook Page. Request to join in.     Theme -Something On A Stick Monday 28th March is celebrated…

     
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  • Apple Celery Soup

    March 6, 2022mayurisjikoni

    EVENTS: SUNDAY FUNDAY THEME: C IS FOR CELERY RECIPE: APPLE CELERY SOUP Apple Celery Soup is easy to make, healthy, comforting, delicious home made soup. Ideal way to include celery in your diet. Well at least if you have ‘don’t like celery’ people in your family. While I enjoy tender celery sticks with cream cheese or finely chopped in salads, hubby is not a fan of raw celery. Therefore, the only way to get some celery included in his diet is through soups, in casseroles and occasionally in a juice if paired with fruits. Actually, come to think of it, I will not pick up celery like say we pick up potatoes or mushrooms at the grocery. It is bought if I have a specific…

     
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  • Kenyan Style Masala Chips

    March 2, 2022mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: SHHH COOKING SECRETLY THEME: HOMEMADE RESTAURANT STYLE FOOD RECIPE: KENYAN STYLE MASALA CHIPS Kenyan Style Masala Chips also known as chips masala, is a popular dish on most restaurant menus in Kenya. Easy to make, spicy and tasty. It is a must to try out these chips when in Kenya. Here, chips is what the North Americans call French Fries. Being a former British Colony, chips is the word used for french fries and the North American Chips is what we call crisps. How did this popular dish come about? No idea but all I know that the love for Masala Chips started from Exotica Restaurant in Nairobi. At that time the restaurant was very small, so majority of the people ordered food from…

     
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  • Pearl Millet Pancakes|Chamchamiya

    February 27, 2022mayurisjikoni

    EVENTS: SUNDAY FUNDAY THEME: PANCAKE GALORE RECIPE: PEARL MILLET PANCAKES|CHAMCHAMIYA Pearl Millet Pancakes|Chamchamiya is a Gujarati specialty. Pearl Millet flour also known as bajri atta is mixed with fresh fenugreek, spices, yogurt to make these healthy and tasty pancakes, cheela or chamchamiya. A winter specialty, Chamchamiya is usually enjoyed as a hot breakfast with pickles, chutney, hot masala tea or plain yogurt. While hubby loves it with pickles and tea, I go for yogurt with a bit of cumin and red chilli powders added to it. Some households like to add a bit of chickpea flour (besan) while some don’t. I add some as I feel it makes the chamchamiya more crispy. Also besides fresh methi, I like to add fresh spinach and dried fenugreek…

     
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  • Beetroot Buckwheat Risotto

    February 1, 2022mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: SHHH COOKING SECRETLY THEME: STICK TO SEEDS RECIPE: BEETROOT BUCKWHEAT RISOTTO Beetroot Buckwheat Risotto made in a healthy style, with buckwheat groat and roasted beetroot. Total comfort food which is creamy, full of flavours and easy to make. Have also added beetroot stem and leaves for added nutritional value. Beetroot enriches the risotto with iron and folate and buckwheat is a great source of protein and fibre. First Time I Had Risotto The first time I tasted a lovely creamy and cheesy risotto was at Hilton Dubai The Walk. My son was the manager at one of their dining area, the Pure Sky Lounge. We had dinner once and the vegetarian option was Mushroom Risotto. My son assured me that I would love it.…

     
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