• 470. 0ats and nuts laddoos

    January 15, 2015mayurisjikoni

    Happy Makar Sankranti                 “Til-gul ghya ani gud gud bola“, which translates to ‘eat these sesame seeds and jaggery and speak sweet words’.  A festival that bonds all communities and encourages us to love all.    Makar Sankranti is the only festival in India which is based on the solar calendar and not the lunar one. That means it falls on 14th January every year and sometimes on 15th. This is another festival celebrated by all in India, just the names vary. Pongal, lohri, uttarayan, makar sankranti, maghi. khichdi. Day and night are equally long on this day.  Eating sesame seeds and jaggery during winter is considered good for health. Some parts of India, kites are flown on this…

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  • beetroot carrot salad

    September 12, 2012mayurisjikoni

    updated 30/08/2018 Since I’ve moved from blogger to WordPress, its been a huge learning experience for me. I find that when I finally figured out blogger, I moved and now it takes me a while to get use to terms like plugins, widgets, etc. I try to figure out as much as I can and when I fail have to call my daughter. These days she too is so busy as she is managing quite a few freelance projects which also includes work for my son and daughter in law’s upcoming boutique hotel project The Elementum.She is also trying to promote her own Type.Social as a content creator. Do take a while to check out both the sites. I cannot believe that my babies are now…

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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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