• Mango Pico De Gallo

    May 22, 2022mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: SUNDAY FUNDAY THEME: PICNIC RECIPES RECIPE: MANGO PICO DE GALLO Mango Pico De Gallo is an easy to prepare, flavourful kind of salad or salsa. Usually we love to enjoy it with some tortilla chips or with quesadilla and burritos. It is so easy to make Mango Pico De Gallo in bulk for picnics and pot lucks. Whenever I’ve had to prepare a large batch, I chop the vegetables, herbs, spice and fruits the previous night, add the lime juice, toss, cover and leave it in the fridge. Next day just before serving I add salt.   SUNDAY FUNDAY By the way, Sunday Funday is a group of Food Bloggers. Every Sunday we  share some fun, traditional, hearty or easy recipes to make Sunday…

     
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  • Thepla – Gujarati Flatbread

    May 8, 2022mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: SUNDAY FUNDAY THEME: MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH RECIPE: THEPLA – GUJARATI  FLATBREAD Thepla – Gujarati Flatbread is a popular savoury, delicious flatbread that is enjoyed for breakfast, brunch or even as a part of a main meal. Mention thepla to anyone and the first few words they will utter is ‘Gujjus love their theplas.” And yes we do! Thepla is a versatile food item for Gujaratis. Take it for picnics, carry with you as travel food, pack it in lunch boxes or make it to enjoy with some curry instead of normal roti, naan or paratha. Leftover thepla taste equally good even when they are cold. We love them so much that I also make Farali Theplato have during fasting days. These gluten free version…

     
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  • Moroccan Rainbow Carrot Salad

    April 3, 2022mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: SUNDAY FUNDAY THEME: NATIONAL EAT A RAINBOW DAY RECIPE: MOROCCAN RAINBOW CARROT SALAD Moroccan Rainbow Carrot Salad is a colourful, healthy and delicious warm salad using coloured carrots with homemade Moroccan Spice Mix and Fresh Orange Dressing. What Are Coloured Carrots? Also known as Rainbow Carrots, I had the opportunity to use them for the first time during winter. Back in Kenya, we get only the orange variety so imagine the excitement when I was able to buy carrots that are yellow, red, purple, white and of course the orange one all in one pack. It is believed that carrots originate from Afghanistan. And back then carrots were mainly used as medicinal ingredient rather than as food. Also it seems that back then carrots…

     
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  • Fougasse

    March 30, 2022mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: SHHH COOKING SECRETLY THEME: FLATBREADS RECIPE: FOUGASSE Fougasse is a stunning French Flatbread with a crisp crust and a slightly chewy crumb. Easy to make it is pronounced as ‘foogaas’. This flatbread actually quite famous in the Provence region of France. However, it is believed that the it originates from the Rome. Panis focacius the Roman flatbread was cooked in the ashes of a wood burning hearth called focus. What is Fougasse? Fougasse is patted with the hands into a leaf shape and then cuts are made to resemble the veins of a leaf. The open areas actually help the flatbread to bake well to achieve that crispy crust. Intially, I thought that shaping the bread and the recipe must be difficult.. like most…

     
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  • Vegetable Seekh Kababs

    March 27, 2022mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: SUNDAY FUNDAY THEME: SOMETHING ON A STICK RECIPE: VEGETABLE SEEKH KABABS Vegetable Seekh Kababs are so delicious, gluten free and fun starter or snack, loaded with a variety of vegetables, shaped on skewers and grilled. Actually, it is very easy to make vegetable seekh kababs as long as you follow some of the vital tips. Go on read the post to find out what the tips are. Sunday Funday Sunday Funday is a group of Food Bloggers. Every Sunday we  share some fun, traditional, hearty or easy recipes to make Sunday Family Meals a bit more exciting. To join this fun group, visit the Sunday Funday Facebook Page. Request to join in.     Theme -Something On A Stick Monday 28th March is celebrated…

     
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  • Kenyan Style Masala Chips

    March 2, 2022mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: SHHH COOKING SECRETLY THEME: HOMEMADE RESTAURANT STYLE FOOD RECIPE: KENYAN STYLE MASALA CHIPS Kenyan Style Masala Chips also known as chips masala, is a popular dish on most restaurant menus in Kenya. Easy to make, spicy and tasty. It is a must to try out these chips when in Kenya. Here, chips is what the North Americans call French Fries. Being a former British Colony, chips is the word used for french fries and the North American Chips is what we call crisps. How did this popular dish come about? No idea but all I know that the love for Masala Chips started from Exotica Restaurant in Nairobi. At that time the restaurant was very small, so majority of the people ordered food from…

     
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  • Pearl Millet Pancakes|Chamchamiya

    February 27, 2022mayurisjikoni

    EVENTS: SUNDAY FUNDAY THEME: PANCAKE GALORE RECIPE: PEARL MILLET PANCAKES|CHAMCHAMIYA Pearl Millet Pancakes|Chamchamiya is a Gujarati specialty. Pearl Millet flour also known as bajri atta is mixed with fresh fenugreek, spices, yogurt to make these healthy and tasty pancakes, cheela or chamchamiya. A winter specialty, Chamchamiya is usually enjoyed as a hot breakfast with pickles, chutney, hot masala tea or plain yogurt. While hubby loves it with pickles and tea, I go for yogurt with a bit of cumin and red chilli powders added to it. Some households like to add a bit of chickpea flour (besan) while some don’t. I add some as I feel it makes the chamchamiya more crispy. Also besides fresh methi, I like to add fresh spinach and dried fenugreek…

     
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  • Cajun Stuffed Mushrooms

    February 20, 2022mayurisjikoni

    EVENTS: SUNDAY FUNDAY THEME: RECIPES WITH HEARTS RECIPE: CAJUN STUFFED MUSHROOMS Cajun Stuffed Mushrooms, an easy to make and satisfying appetizer or starter dish where the filling has added flavour from homemade cajun seasoning. Sunday Funday Sunday Funday is a group of Food Bloggers. Every Sunday we  share some fun, traditional, hearty or easy recipes to make Sunday Family Meals a bit more exciting. To join this fun group, visit the Sunday Funday Facebook Page. Request to join in. Theme: MARDI GRAS (FAT TUESDAY) This theme suggested is suggested by Sue who blogs at Palatable Pastimes. Truthfully, I nearly gave this theme a skip. I really didn’t know much about the Creole or Cajun food style. But, that led to me doing a bit of…

     
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  • Kung Pao Cauliflower

    January 16, 2022mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: SUNDAY FUNDAY THEME: 2022 IS THE YEAR OF THE TIGER RECIPE: KUNG PAO CAULIFLOWER Kung Pao Cauliflower is a vegetarian/vegan take on the traditional Chinese Kung Pao. Cauliflower is oven roasted instead of deep frying. With a spicy sauce, enjoy it on its own, with some rice or noodles. I know deep frying makes the cauliflower more crispier but oven roast them so hubby and I can enjoy this delicious, spicy dish without any guilt. What Is Kung Pao? Kung Pao, Gong Pao, Kung Po is traditionally a Chinese stir fried dish made from chicken pieces, peanuts, vegetables and chilli peppers. This dish originates from Sichuan Province of China. Sichuan pepper is used to make the sauce spicy. Chicken cubes are coated in flour,…

     
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  • Karachi Biscuits

    December 5, 2021mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: SUNDAY FUNDAY THEME: CHRISTMAS COOKIES AROUND THE WORLD RECIPE: KARACHI BISCUITS Karachi Biscuits are soft and melt in the mouth kind of cookies or biscuits. Easy to make, they are studded with tutti frutti and flavoured with cardamom and rose essence. Generally, these cookies are enjoyed throughout the year with a cup of masala tea. However, I love to make them for Diwali and Christmas. In fact, they are perfect to gift to friends and family. Why Are They Called Karachi Biscuits?  To begin with these biscuits or cookies are not at all from Karachi. They are famous biscuits from Karachi Bakery that is located in the city of Hyderabad, India. As a matter of fact, Khanchand Ramnani, a Sindhi who migrated from Karachi…

     
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