• 538. Crunchy Sweet Pepper and Cauliflower Bites

    February 8, 2016mayurisjikoni

    Thinking healthy For the January Shhh Cooking Secretly challenge, my partner Veena Krishna Kumar of Veg Nation challenged me to cook with bell pepper (sweet pepper) and poppy seeds. I nearly asked her change the bell pepper. No don’t get me wrong, bell peppers are so versatile that one can make anything with them. The only…

     
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  • 528.Lemongrass and ginger infused pineapple coconut ice cream

    October 16, 2015mayurisjikoni

    salvaged    The Shhhh cooking secretly challenge was on break for a few months.The group was revived this month and I am glad. I enjoy cooking with the secret ingredients given by a selected partner. So how does it work? Well every month you are paired with a fellow member. We give each other 2…

     
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  • 498. Fruit tartlets

    April 19, 2015mayurisjikoni

    Happy 50th Birthday Little Sister April in our huge family is a busy month, birthdays and birthdays and birthdays and an anniversary.  Imagine my sister turning 50. Its funny how you think that all those who are younger to you are probably not getting older. I just spoke to my niece and its her birthday…

     
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  • Punjabi Kadhi Pakora

    March 23, 2015mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: SHHH COOKING SECRETLY RECIPE: PUNJABI KADHI PAKORA Punjabi Kadhi Pakora or Punjabi Pakora Kadhi is a popular North Indian dish with pakora or fritters in a creamy, flavourful and delicious  yogurt curry. In fact, the flavours of the chickpea fritters, the spicy yogurt curry all come together to produce a finger licking, satisfying dish.…

     
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  • 481. Ravioli dolci with strawberry sauce

    March 10, 2015mayurisjikoni

    a special treat for a special person    What is ravioli? Its small pasta envelopes that contain a filling and is served with a sauce. We all are familiar with the savoury variety filled with meat, fish, cheese or vegetables and served with tomato, cheese or creamy sauce. Or just drizzled with loads of olive…

     
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  • 472. wholewheat jaggery and ginger cookies

    January 18, 2015mayurisjikoni

    I love these secret ingredients Challenges come in our lives for a reason. They teach us, make us stronger and wiser. Some challenges can be pleasant and some very difficult. However we all have to face them and get through them. Our cooking challenges are not scary or difficult to face. They are fun and…

     
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  • 463. spicy christmas muffins

    December 16, 2014mayurisjikoni

    Leave the innocent children alone Time and again we are facing with news and reports of cruelty towards innocent children. Forced labour, ill treatment, child trafficking, children soldiers and now the shootout at Peshawar. A few days ago a video went viral online showing a Ugandan maid force feeding a toddler, and when the poor…

     
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  • 453. vegetable handvo

    November 17, 2014mayurisjikoni

    full of vegetables    The recipe for vegetable handvo has been in my recipe book (followers may recall that all my recipes since I started cooking, are jotted in a big diary given to me by my dad) even before I got married. My friend’s mum use to make this very often as a snack…

     
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  • 442. Spinach paneer balls with tagliatelline

    October 16, 2014mayurisjikoni

    I have come a long way       I remember whenever I would try out a new recipe on my own or with my friends or kaki, we would follow the recipe word to word. But that was when we were learning. Now its getting the main ingredients and the method correct and then…

     
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  • 432. mini taco salad cups

    September 16, 2014mayurisjikoni

    I missed my salads My dream holiday to Italy was worth ever penny. I cannot thank hubby dear enough for organizing the trip. It was the first time we booked the whole tour through Cosmos, and what a wonderful experience. Organized tours have advantages and disadvantages, but the advantages definitely outweigh the disadvantages as age…

     
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