• Idiyappam

    April 11, 2018mayurisjikoni

    MEGA BLOGGING MARATHON – APRIL 2018 #87TH BLOGGING MARATHON THEME: EXPLORE THE FLAVORS – INTERNATIONAL BREAKFAST DAY 9 “Breakfast Like a King, Lunch like a Prince and Dine like a Pauper” I’m a little excited and at the same time a bit worried. Pretty soon am moving from Blogger to WordPress. Work is still in progress. I’m keeping all my fingers crossed that the move will be seamless. The new blog was supposed to be ready before I started the Mega Blogging Marathon. Before I posted the first day recipe I was in a dilemma as to should I participate or not. What made me participate is some of the recipes that I had already prepared for the theme. As the saying goes ‘baad mai…

     
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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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  • Madra (Chickpea Curry in Yogurt)

    February 11, 2018mayurisjikoni

    A Himachali Curry Theme: Main Course with Gravy/RiceBM#85 Week 2 Day 2   The whole of India has so many varieties of curries that its really unbelievable. I’m guessing that if we tried out all the curries we’d probably need more than 200 days! Each variety then has a variation from state to state, region to region and home to home. As I keep on visiting other bloggers sites, I come across so many varieties that my bookmarked list is just getting too long.    Recently, for another group (Shhh Cooking Secretly) we had Himachali Cuisine as the theme and that’s where I came across this wonderful curry made from two main ingredients, chickpeas and yogurt. I wanted to make this curry but the ingredients I was…

     
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  • 731. Ragi Temae Tan

    December 4, 2017mayurisjikoni

    Team Love     For the past few days the weather has completely changed in Bangalore…its chilly cold and rainy. It could be due to the cyclone Ockhi that hit Kerala.Unlike homes in the western world, there is no central heating system so one has to wrap up pretty warm. I hate wearing a sweater as I find them too itchy so come evening and I wrapped myself in a shawl and topped with a thick bed sheet. After that didn’t want to budge even a millimeter. Hot water and hot milk becomes one’s best friend. It also meant that I didn’t want to have my usual smoothie for breakfast. I wanted something hot that would warm up the body. What better breakfast treat is…

     
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  • 662. Beetroot Appe

    June 26, 2017mayurisjikoni

    Love this recipe    Its Monday and yes you’ve guessed right.. its #FoodieMonday #Bloghop day. Our #98th theme was chosen by Saswati who blogs at Delish Potpourri. Saswati’s got a beautiful blog full of travel stories, a variety of recipes from different parts of the world and I love her desserts. She suggested #CWFB which means Cooking with a fellow blogger. For this theme we had a choose any recipe from a fellow blogger in our group. I have so many recipes bookmarked from all these members, it was difficult to choose which one to cook.    Sticking to my healthy cooking as far as possible, I narrowed it down to 2 recipes that I’ve tried and made again and again. One is rava kara…

     
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  • 437. chakri

    October 3, 2014mayurisjikoni

    Get ready for Diwali Now that Navratri and Dussera is over, its going to be a mad rush to get ready for Diwali. House cleaning, making savouries and sweets, buying gifts and new clothes, getting all the decor out, competitions, rangolis and so much more. How much ever planning we do, it does seem like a mad rush towards the finishing line! By next week I need to get the parcels ready to send it off to my kids before Diwali. A parcel each to Bangalore, Dubai and Montreal. My new daughter in law, French by birth but becoming fully ‘Patelized’ as we say, loves chevdo and bhusu…. what she calls Bombay mix. I usually give order for the huge amount of chevdo and bhusu…

     
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  • 423. Green chilli bhajia/bajji

    July 28, 2014mayurisjikoni

     The more that you read, the more things you will know.  The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go. Dr. Suess    I cannot claim to be a voracious reader, but I do love reading. I love reading fiction, and usually read books recommended by friends or family. I love reading stories based on true life but am open to reading thrillers, science fiction, romance etc. I tend to read at my own pace, sometimes just a couple of pages sometimes an entire chapter, depends on how interesting I find the story. Stories have a tendency to transport one to another world, re kindle your fantasy, create imagination and above all know a bit more about cultures, the world, different people etc. Recently…

     
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  • Spinach and Baby Corn Soup

    June 5, 2013mayurisjikoni

    Have you ever jotted down recipes from a book, magazine, internet, etc thinking that you will make it like yesterday and never got down to it? I have and not just a few recipes, but loads of them which tend to disappear among the many pages of my recipe book or are used as book markers. Jotting down the recipes is not a bad thing you might think, but what if you have not noted down the method? While going through the recipe, I had not noted down the method, thinking that oh I know how its done and I am going to make it soon. The method may remain fresh in you head for a few days but not years! One such recipe is…

     
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  • papdi no lot (steamed rice flour dough)/khichu

    May 9, 2012mayurisjikoni

    A tribute to my bhabhi Sonal bhabhi, my late sister in law immediately took me under her wing from the first day I met her. Always smiling, friendly and motherly she taught and advised me whenever I needed her help. Whenever we visited Nairobi, meals were not an elaborate affair at her place. Simple but tasty dishes were prepared in no time to feed us and her family. What I learnt from her was a foolproof recipe to make the perfect papdi no lot(steamed rice flour dough). If you follow the measurements and tips given below, then papdi no lot or khichu turns out not too hard and not too soft. I have tried out this recipe with rice flour from India, Kenya , UK and…

     
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