• Warm Mexican Corn Salad

    July 28, 2021mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: SHHH COOKING SECRETLY THEME: MONSOON TREATS RECIPE: WARM MEXICAN CORN SALAD/ ESQUITES Warm Mexican Corn Salad, also known as Esquites is a tangy and spicy salad that I love to have not as a side dish but as a light delicious meal. What I like about this salad that it is versatile in several ways. Which Corn Is Best For This Salad? Though fresh sweet corn is the best, frozen or tinned corn can be used. How to Cook the Corn Grill, roast or simply sauté in a pan. If you’re going to grill the corn on the BBQ grill then soak them with the covering for 1-2 hours. Grill or roast for about 5-10 minutes. The soaked covering prevents the corn from burning.…

     
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  • Snap Peas and Avocado Salad

    March 7, 2021mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: SUNDAY FUNDAY THEME: STAY HEALTHY WITH SALADS RECIPE: SNAP PEAS AND AVOCADO SALAD Snap Peas and Avocado Salad is a healthy, filling and simply delicious salad. Its got the crunch, the crispiness, tanginess and above all it is nutritious. For Snap Peas and Avocado Salad I’ve sautéed the snap peas in a bit of olive oil and garlic paste. After it cooled down added avocado, mint, feta, salt, pepper and lemon. This is one salad that doesn’t really require a dressing. However, if you want to add a dressing, you can use a creamy Italian Salad Dressing, a Yogurt Dressing. Trust me, it tastes awesome without any dressing. Salads As An Accompaniment Or A Light Meal I enjoy salads and have them practically every…

     
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  • Spicy Rice, Mango and Coconut Salad

    November 15, 2020mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: A- Z RECIPE CHALLENGE THEME : AN INGREDIENT BEGINNING WITH THE LETTER R RECIPE: SPICY RICE, MANGO AND COCONUT SALAD   Spicy Rice, Mango and Coconut Salad So how did I decide to make a salad with a long name like Spicy Rice, Mango and Coconut Salad? Well, whenever I have a bit of plain rice leftover, I like to make what we Gujjus call Vagharelo Bhaat. That simply means tempered rice. Add a bit of onion, a bit garlic, green chillis, fresh coriander, turmeric, red chilli powder, cumin seeds with a dash of salt, lemon juice and vagharelo bhaat is ready. To make it into a filling and healthy meal, I added a few salad ingredients. And there, in a jiffy a tasty…

     
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  • Apple Avocado Quinoa Salad

    October 7, 2020mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: A- Z RECIPE CHALLENGE THEME : AN INGREDIENT BEGINNING WITH THE LETTER Q Apple Avocado Quinoa Salad I love how filling and delicious quinoa salads are and apple avocado quinoa salad is no less. The charming thing about quinoa is that it can be paired with practically any ingredient to make a filling, healthy and enjoyable dish. For the Apple Avocado Quinoa Salad, it was not a planned salad at all. I knew that I wanted to make a quinoa salad but the ingredients just sort of popped up when I opened my fridge. I am so glad that it turned really well.   What is Quinoa? Quinoa(pronounced as Keen -Wah) is not a grain but is classed as a pseudo cereal. It actually…

     
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  • Traditional Mexican Mollete

    September 30, 2020mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: SHHH COOKING SECRETLY THEME: MEXICAN FOOD RECIPE: MEXICAN MOLLETE What is Mexican Mollete? Before we go into any other details let’s get the explanation of what is a Mexican Mollete out of the way. Basically, we all know that Mexico was colonized by the Spanish. So technically the word Mollete is Spanish word for a type of bread. However, in the Mexican Cuisine its an open faced sandwich. As we all know that the Spanish do not pronounce ‘LL’ as we do in ball. Double LL becomes Y. Therefore Mollete is pronounced as Mo – ya -te. Traditional Mexican Cuisine Authentic Mexican Cuisine followed by the Mayan Indians was healthy and nutritious as they believed in living off the land. Using naturally found ingredients…

     
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  • Persimmon Salsa Fresca

    September 9, 2020mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: A- Z RECIPE CHALLENGE THEME : AN INGREDIENT BEGINNING WITH THE LETTER P Persimmon Salsa   A different flavored salsa that can be enjoyed with some tortilla chips or simply relish it as a refreshing salad. What is Persimmon? Persimmon also known as Sharon Fruit, this tomato shaped fruit is actually a berry. Yes, a huge berry. Mostly persimmon is an autumn fruit. There are two varieties of persimmon – the more astringent one hachiya variety and the non astringent fuyu. The hachiya variety you need to wait till it ripens fully to enjoy the sweetness of the pulp or jelly like flesh. The fuyu one can be eaten like an apple and the flesh is a bit more firm.   What is a Salsa?…

     
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  • Rainbow Salad Bowl

    June 30, 2020mayurisjikoni

     EVENT: SHHH COOKING SECRETLY THEME: SUMMER SALAD RAINBOW SALAD BOWL 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 SUMMER SALAD was suggested by Kalyani. Kalyani’s blog has a variety of recipes right from South Indian Dishes to other world cuisines. My Partners For this theme I had two partners,  Seema who blogs at Mildly Indian and Shobha who blogs at Shobha’s Food Mazaa. Seema’s blog is full of recipes tried out…

     
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  • Watermelon Rind Salad

    February 24, 2020mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIEMONDAY/BLOGHOP THEME: #235 BEST FROM WASTE RECIPE: WATERMELON RIND SALAD Watermelon Rind Salad is a crunchy, super healthy salad. It is a good way to include the white rind part of the watermelon in your diet as it is very nutritious.   Best from Waste: Indeed, a much required but hardly ever discussed topic. How can we reduce kitchen waste? Our Grandmothers and Mothers are/were a frugal lot, hardly ever passing off anything as waste when it comes to kitchen waste. What do we mean by kitchen waste? It is not all the wrappings that come with your food but green waste. For instance, watch any cookery show and you will see chefs peeling away thick layers from a fruit and vegetable and throwing…

     
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  • Kiwi Cucumber Salsa

    January 7, 2020mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: A- Z RECIPE CHALLENGE THEME : A DISH BEGINNING WITH THE LETTER K RECIPE: KIWI CUCUMBER SALSA Kiwi Cucumber Salsa is a perfect accompaniment to any Mexican Dish. Not only does it look bright and refreshing but is also very healthy. Enjoy it on its own as salad during the summer months. A BIT ABOUT KIWI FRUIT We all normally presume that Kiwi fruit or Chinese Gooseberry originates from New Zealand. However, it actually grew in the wild in China. It is believed that a school teacher returning from China in 1904 introduced the fruit to New Zealand and had brought some seeds too. They named the fruit after their national bird kiwi. Kiwi is a rich source of Vitamin C, along with serotonin…

     
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  • Greek Salad/Horiatiki

    September 9, 2019mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIEMONDAY/BLOGHOP THEME: #212 SALAD STORIES  RECIPE: GREEK SALAD/HORIATIKI What is Greek Salad/Horiatiki? Greek Salad/Horiatiki is a simple refreshing salad with simple ingredients and a dressing. When garden tomatoes ripen a simple Greek Salad or Horiatiki is prepared to enjoy everyday. Also known as Horiatiki Salata, horio means village. So horiatiki means village or peasant salad. Probably the origin of this salad is from the rural areas. It is a popular salad made all over Greece during summer time. Just as the Greek don’t get tired of eating this salad, I too don’t get tired of it. Whenever, I’m able to get feta and baby tomatoes, the first thing I think of is Greek Salad/Horiatiki. What are Salads? Salads, what are salads? Salads are a combination…

     
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