• 658. Shorbat Adas (Middle Eastern Lentil Soup)

    June 19, 2017mayurisjikoni

      A Healthy Ramadan The holy month of Ramadan is observed by Muslims all over the world.It is the ninth month of the Islamic Lunar calendar.Its the month when the Holy Quran was revealed to the Prophet Muhammed. During this month the Muslims fast for the whole month from sunrise to sunset. The holy month of Ramadan is much more about purifying the soul, focusing attention on God and about self discipline and sacrifice rather than focusing on food and drink. After sunset the fast is broken by taking a few sips of water and a few dates during Iftar or the evening meal. Suhoor is the meal served before sunrise. This meal is usually hearty and healthy meal to provide one with energy. Keeping in mind my…

     
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  • Pesto Roasted Potato Salad

    April 30, 2017mayurisjikoni

     EVENT: SHHH COOKING SECRETLY THEME: SUMMER SALADS RECIPE : PESTO ROASTED POTATO SALAD A bit about the group: Members of this group give their partners two secret ingredients according to the theme decided and prepare a dish. Once the dish is ready we add the photo only and other members try and guess the secret ingredients. Towards the end of the month the secret is revealed when we share the recipe link. This month’s theme is SUMMER SALAD. My Partner My partner for this theme Shobana Vijay, blogs at Shoba’s Delight. Shobana gave me potato and any herbs.With these ingredients in mind I decided to prepare Pesto Roasted Potato Salad.  With the ingredients I gave her, pasta and mango, Shobana prepared a delicious Mango Avocado…

     
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  • Salads 2

    April 17, 2017mayurisjikoni

    Healthy and filling Salads Salads don’t have to be boring. You can make a wholesome and filling meal by adding your choice of vegetables, fruits, nuts, rice, pasta, quinoa, bulgur wheat or whatever you like. The final combination should look colourful and appetizing. Here are a few salads you can make as a light meal for dinner or even as packed lunch. Just pack the dressing separately in a little jar or bottle.   Click on the salad names for the recipe In order from top left to right : Sweet Potato and Pasta Salad Peanut and Fruit Salad Rice Salad Mango and Curried Chickpea Salad In order from bottom left to right: Moroccan Couscous Salad Burrito Bowl Salad Cucumber and Orange Salad Mango Avocado…

     
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  • 627. Sweet Potato and Pasta Salad

    March 20, 2017mayurisjikoni

    Drought–A national disaster 2016 did not bring enough rains to many parts of Kenya. Fast forward to 2017 and out of 47 counties 23 which are arid or semi arid parts of Kenya are facing drought. Rivers have dried up, animals and humans are dying without food. A National and International appeal has been sent out to help these areas with food and water. NGOs, Charity organisations, Private companies all have sent out foodstuff, but that is not enough. If the long rains do not arrive by April, then many more will die without food. Nakumatt has put a huge box near its exit if anyone would wish to buy some foodstuff to be donated. Every time I pass the box its empty! People cannot…

     
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  • Peanut and Fruit Salad/ Chaat

    March 15, 2017mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: PEANUT AND FRUIT SALAD /CHAAT #FANTASTICAL FOOD FIGHT What is a Peanut and Fruit Chaat? While everyone knows what a salad is, for some chaat is a new word. Basically Chaat is an Indian Sub Continent word that is used to describe any dish that has a mixture of ingredients like fried chickpea flour noodles(sev), boiled lentils, chopped vegetables and fruits served with a hot chutney, a sweet date tamarind one or simply drizzled with lemon juice. There are just too many variations of chaat. Trying to Eat Healthy When you’re a food blogger and food is your passion, its pretty difficult to stay away from all those tempting recipes out there in the cyber world and cook books. I get tempted to try…

     
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  • 620. Rice Salad

    February 27, 2017mayurisjikoni

    Blank mind    Today is one of those days when I have no idea what I want to write about. Usually before I go into the recipe, I have something to write about, family events, news, thoughts etc. There is a lot happening in this world but I have no inclination to write about it.        So today I’ll just straight go to the recipe. #FoodieMonday #Bloghop team decided on a hot or cold rice recipe as our 81st theme. Taking rice as the main ingredient, we were suppose to make a piping hot dish or a cold dish. I didn’t want to make anything piping hot as its just too hot here in Mombasa. So for cold I had options of kheer, phirni,…

     
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  • 618. Mango and Curried Chickpea Salad

    February 20, 2017mayurisjikoni

    Cooking from a cookbook The 80th theme for #FoodieMonday #Bloghop is Cookbook Cooking. Now I certainly do not have a shortage of cookery books, they line a whole shelf in the kitchen. I’ve left some in Bangalore and have a few in Montreal. So when my friends from FoodieMonday decided on cookbook cooking, I didn’t know which one to choose. I could have played it safe and selected my favourite Tarla Dalal. However,I remembered the cookbook that my son and daughter in law had given to me as a Christmas present 2 years ago. I’d drooled over the pictures and wowed all the recipes, closed it and put it on the shelf. So I thought its time to dust it and actually make something from…

     
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  • 608. Vegetable Mulligatawny Soup

    January 23, 2017mayurisjikoni

    Happy Republic Day When one thinks of English food, usually fish and chips, shepherd pies with mushy peas or a roast with yorkshire pudding comes to the mind.But England’s most popular food are not chips, scones, crumpets or yorkshire pudding but its chicken tikka masala. British food scene changed ever since the East India Company touched the shores of the Indian Subcontinent in the mid 18th Century. Everything from cocktails to soups to main dishes and desserts changed. Not only did the British assimilate a lot of the local spices and methods of cooking but they in turn introduced a variety of dishes to the locals which got adopted and changed to suit their taste buds. Curry houses became fashionable during the Victorian era as…

     
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  • Moroccan Vegetable Soup

    November 7, 2016mayurisjikoni

    After all the festivities… Navratri followed by Diwali, its time to avoid all the sweet stuff, the fired goodies and its time to get back to a normal, healthy diet. After the festivities and over indulgence ( I must admit I had quite a bit of chips with yogurt dip and fried wedges) our #FoodieMonday#Bloghop team decided that our #65theme should be #soups. I love soups, not so much the ready made ones but  the home made ones. Soups can be smooth and creamy, light and a bit watery or wholesome. I decided to prepare a wholesome soup, full of vegetables and lentils and with a hint of spiciness. You can literally make wholesome soups your meal. Just add the veggies, proteins and serve with…

     
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  • 589.Moroccan Couscous Salad

    September 23, 2016mayurisjikoni

    A different taste The August theme for Shhh Cooking Secretly was exciting. Participating pairs travelled to different parts of the world. We’re going to be able to see dishes that are prepared in Indonesia, Brazil, Morocco, Sri Lanka, France and Mediterranean. I’m eagerly waiting to see what they all prepare. My partner for this month is the talented and friendly Shobha Keshwani. Her blog Shobha’s Food Mazaa has different types of recipes ranging from simple chutneys to complex breads.If you’re ever looking for some authentic Sindhi recipes then be sure to check out her blog. Shobha and I got Moroccan cuisine. She gave me couscous and olives as the ingredients to prepare some Moroccan dish and I gave her lentils and tomatoes.Must admit that though…

     
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