• Clementine Cookies

    December 3, 2021mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: SHHH COOKING SECRETLY THEME: CHRISTMAS BAKES RECIPE: CLEMENTINE COOKIES Clementine Cookies are made from the basic sugar cookie dough. These quick and easy cookies are delicately flavoured with fresh clementine juice and zest. The basic sugar cookie dough is so versatile, add flavours of your choice, roll them into balls and bake, roll them out flat and bake – whatever you prefer. With a slightly soft chewy centre these cookies are quite popular during Christmas. I baked this batch and family visiting us from US loved them. Planning to bake some more soon for Christmas to gift to neighbours and new friends we have made in the small town of Magog, Quebec. Actually, the whole idea of adding clementine juice and zest for these…

     
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  • Vegetarian Tortilla Soup

    October 31, 2021mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: SUNDAY FUNDAY THEME: Día de los Muertos
 RECIPE: VEGETARIAN TORTILLA SOUP
 Vegetarian Tortilla Soup is a healthy, flavourful, comforting and quick to make soup.  Also known as Sopa Azteca or Aztec Soup, it is a tomato chili broth that is served with  fried or baked tortilla strips or chips.In fact, you will find variations of the basic soup, mostly shredded chicken is added, some add vegetables. I have decided to make a totally vegetarian version of the tortilla soup. Specifically, to make it more filling and a meal on its own kind of soup, I’ve added beans and corn. Indeed, the soup has to have a bit of heat from the chili/chilli you use. Interestingly, there are so many Mexican chillis available, use any…

     
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  • Avocado Pesto Sandwich

    September 19, 2021mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: SUNDAY FUNDAY THEME: PERFECT PESTO RECIPES RECIPE: AVOCADO PESTO SANDWICH Avocado Pesto Sandwich is a more tasty and creamy version of the classic grilled cheese sandwiches. Adding mashed avocado with pesto and our favourite cheese, this sandwich is comfort food for hubby and me. Served either with a salad or some soup, it makes a some what healthy and filling meal. 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: PERFECT PESTO RECIPES When Sue who blogs at Palatable Pastimes, suggested this theme months ago I was excited…

     
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  • Tawa Bread Pakora

    September 5, 2021mayurisjikoni

     EVENT: SUNDAY FUNDAY THEME: RECIPES WITH CHICKPEA FLOUR RECIPE: TAWA BREAD PAKORA Tawa Bread Pakora is a healthier version of the famous deep fried bread pakora. Bread pakora is a snack where stuffing is added between two slices of bread, dipped in chickpea flour batter and deep fried. In fact, my tawa bread pakora is a healthier version as instead of deep frying I allowed the bread pakoras to cook in little oil on a tawa or skillet. The smell of chickpea batter being deep fried is pretty irresistible. As a matter of interest, Bread Pakoras are commonly sold as street food in India along with a million other varieties. Okay, not a million but enough to make you salivate. Psss… it’s barely two months…

     
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  • Baked Lentil Kebabs

    September 1, 2021mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: SHHH COOKING SECRETLY THEME: KABAB TIME RECIPE: BAKED LENTIL KEBABS Baked Lentil Kebabs with flavours from the Middle East and the Indian Sub Continent are soft, delectable and easy to make. In brief, these kebabs make a wonderful starter and are easy to make. Also nutritious and best part is that they are gluten free and vegan. Serve them with any chutney or dip of your choice. What Are Kebabs? In fact, Kebabs are known by several different names all sounding the same – kebaps, kababs, kebob, kabobs.  Indeed, Kebabs originate from the Middle East where chunks of marinated meat and vegetables are strung on skewers and cooked over charcoal grills. As a matter of fact, the word kebab in Arabic means grilled or…

     
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  • Cherry Tomato & Avocado Salad

    August 22, 2021mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: SUNDAY FUNDAY THEME: MAIN COURSE ACCOMPANIMENTS RECIPE: CHERRY TOMATO & AVOCADO SALAD   Cherry Tomato & Avocado Salad is a very easy, healthy and flavourful salad that comes together in a matter of minutes. A versatile salad, you can use any dressing of your choice. Also can use salad leaves of your choice and add other ingredients. Recently, at a supermarket I frequent, both baby tomatoes and avocados were on offer. Yes, here in Canada am learning to look out for offers and some of them are pretty good.. get 2 for the price of one, 2 or 3 will cost less than if you buy one at a time. Such offers are a rarity in Kenya. With heat warnings and hot summers, I…

     
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  • Bajra Methi Muthiya

    August 4, 2021mayurisjikoni

    Recipe: Bajra Methi Muthiya/ Bajri Methi Na Muthiya Bajra Methi Muthiya is a healthy and steamed Gujarati snack. More popularly known as Bajri Methi Na Muthiya, they are easy to make and delicious. Especially when stir fried with garlic and served with a drizzle of lemon juice.  What is Muthiya? The name actually comes from the word muthi which in Gujarati means fist. The dough is shaped by making a fist before the muthiya or muthia are steamed or fried. Usually fried muthiya are shaped into small ovals or balls and added to a vegetable or shaak. Like for example when you make undhiyu or you can to a valor shaak. I love making methi muthia tuvar nu shaak.   Steamed, Deep Fried or Stir…

     
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  • Falafel Pita Sandwich

    August 1, 2021mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: SUNDAY FUNDAY THEME: SANDWICHES RECIPE: FALAFEL PITA SANDWICH Falafel Pita Sandwich is a quintessential sandwich from the Middle Eastern Cuisine. Falafel along with tomato, cucumber, salad are stuffed in pita pockets and served with either hummus or tahini sauce. Though is has many components or ingredients it is quite easy to put this sandwich together. These days it is easy to find pita bread, falafel, hummus or tahini in most supermarkets. What is a Sandwich? Sandwich is a food item whereby cheese, meat, other fillings are placed between two slices of bread. Having said that, these days sandwiches don’t necessarily come between two slices of bread. One can use wraps, buns, rotis, naans, pita, basically any kind of bread. Fillings vary from vegetables, cheese,…

     
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  • 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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  • Gunpowder Aloo Dahi Chaat

    July 9, 2021mayurisjikoni

    RECIPE: GUNPOWDER ALOO DAHI CHAAT Gunpowder Aloo Dahi Chaat is a lip smacking, bursting with different flavors, and healthy snack made with spicy roasted potatoes topped with brown chickpeas, onions, yogurt and chutneys. Aloo Chaat is a famous street food from the Indian Sub Continent. The potatoes are either boiled or deep fried and served with chutneys. There are so many different variations of Aloo Chaat. Each state, each vendor will have a slightly different recipe. What I love about this recipe that it is a versatile recipe. Add ingredients you wish like boiled chickpeas, sprouts, pomegranate, boiled peanuts, chopped vegetables or fruits, etc. Serve with chutneys of your choice from green chutney to tamarind to garlic chutneys. My Gunpowder Aloo Dahi Chaat Sometime back…

     
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