• 527. sweet potato tikkis/pattis

    October 15, 2015mayurisjikoni

    Its time for garbas and dandiyas      Navratri is back and will be over before we know it. Its time for fasting, prayers and dancing (garbas and dandiyas). Many   Hindu families abstain from meat and alcohol during this period. Some fast by having only one meal without garlic or onions. Some fast omitting pulses and grains from their diet. Some have only milk and fruit. I don’t fast all 9 days but do fast on the 8th day of Navratri. Nav means nine and ratri means night. During these 9 nights and 10 days the Hindus worship the nine forms of Goddess Durga. The nine forms are Durga, Bhadrakali, Amba, Annapurna, Sarvamangala,Bhairavi, Chandika, Lalita and Bhavani. Different states of India celebrate Navratri in…

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  • 414.samo and potato pattis

    July 8, 2014mayurisjikoni

    where are the rains?     It’s quite hot in Mombasa and it seems the cold weather had disappeared early. The rains have disappeared.  It rained a lot two weeks back and the Loreto Convent School ground, just next to our building got filled with huge puddles of water. A light drizzle didn’t affect the children. It was fun watching them play in the rain. Little kids love to jump in the puddle oblivious of the consequences… wet shoes, socks, clothes. Its the gleeful laughter that is music to the ears. The trees all around appear lush green, the sea is all grey with a curtain of mist over it. I remember how we use to play in the rain during the monsoon. Our school,…

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  • 347.cucumber coconut pattis

    December 3, 2013mayurisjikoni

    Another Ekadashi delight    It always baffles me how for an Ekadashi fasting we tend to make so much variety of food. Well, I really am not complaining as I love Ekadashi or farali food. No wonder, I find it difficult to fast on just fruits. But perhaps one day I will be able to. Perhaps I should make the farali food the previous day and have it so on the actual day temptation is not playing havoc in my mind.     I recently made some pattis that Nunu use to make for Ekadashi. The filling is made from grated cucumber and fresh grated coconut. Unlikely combination but the patties is a delight to have with any chutney of your choice. Filling the potato outer…

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  • 312. Raw banana paneer pattis

    August 18, 2013mayurisjikoni

    On Ekadashi Day It has been a while since I have blogged any exciting recipes specially for Ekadashi day. The usual fare is samo (moriyo) and a potato shaak (curry). I saw that raw bananas are in abundance at the market and decided to try out this recipe which I had noted down from can’t remember where but left untried for eons. As they say there is a right place and right time for everything so perhaps I was meant to try out the recipe yesterday. I am glad I did and we had a filling, yummy dinner. I don’t use raw bananas in my cooking so I was really surprised at how easily they get boiled and don’t taste bad at all. These pattis…

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