• 150. spinach zucchini soup

    August 16, 2012mayurisjikoni

    healthy option Zucchini, baby marrow or courgettes can be cooked, eaten raw, baked, stir fried or pureed. I previously had tried just zucchini soup and it didn’t turn out that great. The end result was a pale colour soup and hardly any taste. However, next time round added a few more ingredients to make the colour and taste more appealing. The soup turned out just fine. What really beckons us to eat something besides the aroma is the colour. The eyes love what it sees and sends hunger signals to the brain. Anyway hope you like this recipe. SPINACH ZUCCHINI SOUP 4 servings 2 cups of chopped zucchini 2 cups chopped spinach ½ cup cubed potato ½ cup finely chopped  fresh coriander 2 tbsps olive…

     
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  • Mhogo Na Bhajia (Cassava Fritters)

    July 27, 2012mayurisjikoni

    What is Mhogo Na Bhajia? Mogo or as correctly known as Mhogo is the Kiswahili word for Cassava, Yuca or Tapioca. Bhajia is a popular snack from the Indian Sub Continent. Also known as bhajji, bhaji, bhajiya is a spicy fried fritter usually enjoyed as a snack on its own with chutney or served as a part of a main meal. Bhajia is one and the plural is bhajias, can be made from flours, vegetables, meat, fish and different grains. A spicy batter is made, a bit of it scooped up with fingers or a spoon and dropped into hot oil for frying. Best enjoyed when hot, any type of bhajia is a very popular snack. A bit more about Mhogo (Cassava) Mhogo grows in…

     
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  • broccoli soup

    June 24, 2012mayurisjikoni

    A bit of a drizzle and most of us in Mombasa presume that the cold season has begun. Its time to have hot bhajias, hot soup, any hot comfort food. On a serious note it never gets that cold in Mombasa to have those kind of urges. That does not mean we do not make soups and bhajias. We just set the air conditioner on a lower setting to feel cold! Fresh green broccoli is what I got from the market this week.  Broccoli is considered a superfood as its packed with many healthy benefits. Packed with natural soluble fiber it helps to control cholesterol. Its rich in Omega 3 fatty acids which act as anti inflammatory. Broccoli is said to help in reducing estrogen…

     
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  • 102. garlic rolls

    June 23, 2012mayurisjikoni

    comfort food on a rainy day Theme: Redo Old Posts BM#85  Week 4 Day 2      25/02/2018    When I look back at my old posts, I sometimes think ‘really did I take those pictures?’ Not that I’m any better now as there’s still so much to learn about photography and styling. However, I do want to give myself a pat on my back as I certainly have made improvements. Some may think redoing a post is easy but seriously it is not. There are some I consciously make an effort to make again, remember to take photos and go back and re write the write up, add new photos make corrections to grammatical mistakes etc etc. And then there is the sharing bit on all social…

     
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  • Carrot Soup

    June 5, 2012mayurisjikoni

    EVENT:  FOODIES_ REDOING OLD POSTS #14 Carrot Soup is what I had the opportunity recently to update as the weather is getting cold in Bangalore. Evenings call for  something comforting and nutritious. Contributing this recipe for the Group called Foodies_Redoing Old Posts which is Renu’s baby. This group encourages food bloggers to visit their old forgotten posts and breathe a new life into them either by changing the photos, the write up or both. However, the recipes remain the same. If you are a food blogger and need a push to revive your lost posts then this group is just the right one for you.  What is a Soup? Soup is a liquid food which is usually made by boiling meat, fish and/or vegetables in…

     
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  • Dahi Vada

    May 29, 2012mayurisjikoni

    What is Dahi Vada? Dahi Vada is a popular chaat originating from the Indian Sub Continent. Chaat is a savory snack that is usually enjoyed as a snack. Most chaat dishes have become popular as street food in the Indian Sub Continent which is enjoyed both by young and the old in the evenings. Dahi means yogurt and vada is basically a fritter. Therefore, it means fritters in yogurt. A bit more Dahi Vada Also known as Dahi Vade, Dahi Bhalla, Thayir Vadai, Perugu Vada, Doi Bora, the recipes will vary a bit from region to region. The Vadas are made from soaked lentils which is ground into a coarse paste and deep fried. The proportion and types of lentils will vary from family to…

     
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  • 67. mango avocado and bean salad

    May 25, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Very tropical   The temperatures are soaring, its just too hot to have heavy meals. I just want to make a quick salad and be out of the kitchen in a jiffy. For today’s salad, I mixed avocado, mango with beans. You would think that avocado and mango would be a weird combination but when I made this salad it actually tasted really great. If you are a lover of both avocado and mango then this salad is just right for you. I did not add any form of sweetness as the mango was sweet. This salad has to be prepared just before serving as both the avocado and mango tend to turn black if kept cut for a while. Adding fruits, seeds, nuts and herbs…

     
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  • 50. pineapple salsa

    May 16, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Thank you Nami    2 weeks ago my daughter Nami sent me a recipe for pineapple salsa. As soon as I got some sweet fresh pineapple, I had to try out the recipe. It turned out very well, though I had to make a slight change from the original recipe sent to me from the savouryandsweet blog by her. I couldn’t  find any jalapenos so I replaced it with chilli flakes. Try the recipe out and use it as a starter with taco chips or normal potato crisps(chips) or crispy pita bread. Use tinned pineapples if you don’t get fresh ones. The sweetness from the pineapples, chilliness from the chilli flakes and sourness from the lemon will definitely  play music on your tongue. updated 24/02/2016…

     
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  • ekadashi/farali theplas

    May 2, 2012mayurisjikoni

    thepla with a difference…. thank you Heni     Last November, my foi Manju aunty invited us to her place just for a change of atmosphere. We all were going through a difficult time after the loss of my mum. Fortunately for me we decided to visit her on Ekadashi day.Unfortunate for my sister in law Heni, as she had to make dishes with potatoes and more potatoes. On Ekadashi fasting which comes every 15 days, one is not allowed to consume grains and pulses and any vegetable that falls under the pulses category like peas, beans, brinjals etc. There are not many options left except for potatoes, sweet potatoes, cassava, yam etc. We were suppose to have  lunch at her place. There are not many…

     
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  • Coriander Garlic Chaas

    April 29, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Updated on 19/06/2020 What is Coriander Garlic Chaas? Chaas also known as chaach is a popular yogurt based drink that is widely served during meals or enjoyed on its own all over the Indian Sub Continent. It can be just plain yogurt, water and salt all whisked together or it may have some spices, herbs  and flavorings. All depends. Advantages of including Chaas in your daily diet The most important reason is that it rehydrates the body and thus its popularity during the hot summer months. Its usually made in earthen pots or clay pots and allowed to rest for hours so that it becomes cool. Its usually served with a meal as it helps to calm the stomach after a spicy meal. Acting as…

     
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