• Moong and Celery Leaves Soup

    January 12, 2019mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: HEALTHY WELLTHY CUISINES THEME: 59 HWCG #WINTER DELIGHTS AT HW Having a hearty bowl of hot piping soup is the most comforting food one can during winter to ward off the cold. As I have mentioned before, I per say do not experience winter where I live. However at the moment I’m in Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya. Usually Dec to March is suppose to hot but the weather here is cold, though the sun comes out. My brother in law was teaching me how to make a sourdough bread(previous attempts have failed as the dough became too soft!) where handling the dough is much easier and the does not require too much kneading. He also has after much experimentation made the dough…

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  • Tomato and Garlic Focaccia

    November 28, 2018mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: GUEST POST FOR EVERGREEN DISHES Sometime back Jayashree, who blogs at EverGreen Dishes asked me to be a guest on her blog. I promised her that as soon as I got back from my trip to India I would make something for her blog. However, time just flew, with me falling sick and then with Navratri and now Diwali preparations. However, I feel bad when I’ve made a commitment and cannot see it through. Jayashree is quite a busy body, she not only has 3 ebooks published but also runs a popular Facebook Group called Desi Bloggers Connect. I got to know her through some food blogger groups that we both are a part of. Her blog is full of  South Indian recipes, a variety…

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  • 151.rosemary sunflower seed bread

    August 16, 2012mayurisjikoni

    soft and seedy When you bake a bread at home and it turns out nice, it is a very satisfying feeling. Though it takes a lot of arm muscles to knead the dough for nearly 10 -15 minutes, I just feel so glad and happy when the bread is baked. Yes, I do need to invest in a dough kneading machine, but till then arm muscles will have to do. When you knead the dough, do not make the mistake of trying to pull the dough and tearing it. This will break up the gluten structure and the bread will not have a nice soft texture. Knead the dough with the heel of your hand, turn a quarter circle, knead and fold, so on and…

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