• 55. eggless pancakes

    May 19, 2012mayurisjikoni

     fluffy treats in the morning   The first time ever I had pancakes was when we went to Florida with my family and friends. IHOP is the place where we gorged on those fluffy buttery delights. The non vegetarians were served pancakes with bacon and sausages. The quantity was humungous. That was probably our 3 days breakfast all in one day! Its amazing how big the portions are in USA. When our pancakes arrived, there was a huge pale yellow ball on top of the pile of pancakes. I thought wow they serve ice cream for breakfast and secondly I thought we had to share the pancakes. Immediately realized that the blob was butter and the pancakes were individual portions. The next time I had pancakes…

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  • 54. red tangy sauce

    May 19, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Strawberries feature a lot in desserts. Whole, cut or pureed. The taste of strawberries can range from sweetness to slightly acidic. Orginally grown only in Europe, nowadays strawberries are grown all over the world. Strawberries are an excellent source of Vitamin C. It also contains Vitamin B complex, Vitamin A and minerals like potassium, manganese, copper, iron, fluorine and iodine. When I was in Bangalore in March this year, I couldn’t resist the temptation to buy loads of nice juicy strawberries to eat on its own or for desserts. In India strawberries are mainly grown in Mahabaleshwar. The first time I saw them some years back in the Juhu market I thought they were imported, but the fruit vendor assured me they were very much…

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  • 50. pineapple salsa

    May 16, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Thank you Nami    2 weeks ago my daughter Nami sent me a recipe for pineapple salsa. As soon as I got some sweet fresh pineapple, I had to try out the recipe. It turned out very well, though I had to make a slight change from the original recipe sent to me from the savouryandsweet blog by her. I couldn’t  find any jalapenos so I replaced it with chilli flakes. Try the recipe out and use it as a starter with taco chips or normal potato crisps(chips) or crispy pita bread. Use tinned pineapples if you don’t get fresh ones. The sweetness from the pineapples, chilliness from the chilli flakes and sourness from the lemon will definitely  play music on your tongue. updated 24/02/2016…

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  • 39. mango panna

    May 9, 2012mayurisjikoni

    mangoes and hot season    Mango panna, aam panna or raw mango juice is a cool, refreshing drink made during the summer in India. It prevents heat exhaustion as its loaded with sugar and is rich in pectin, Vitamin B and C. Most aam panna recipes will recommend boiling the mangoes with the peel but nowadays we just can’t be sure what chemicals may be present on it. I prefer peeling the mango before boiling it and I like using the half raw mangoes so that I don’t have to load it with sugar to make it palatable. In India I use the semi ripe alfonso mangoes and in Kenya it has to be the apple mango. If these are not in season as yet,…

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  • 30. coriander garlic chaas

    April 29, 2012mayurisjikoni

      a must have in most indian homes When we were travelling from Gondal to Anand  on Ram navmi day, we stopped at a restaurant just near Anand to have our dinner. It was very very hot that day and I cannot remember the number of cold drinks, mainly nimbu pani and limca we all must have drunk. As we all could not fit on one big table, our family decided to occupy 5 small tables and each table ordered for themselves. On our table, Vibha bhabhi and I decided to stick to the good old water whereas Ajay and Snehalbhai ordered lassi. They both enjoyed the cool drink and Snehalbhai said ‘Vibs we should have this everyday at home.’ Vibs did look at him oddly…

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  • 28. spinach mushroom pies

    April 28, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Ajay’s favourite        Its almost the end of April and I have only blogged 28 recipes.Will my mission of 366 recipes by the end of the year be fulfilled? So many upheavals and events have prevented me from blogging on a regular basis. Two days ago I spent nearly 40 minutes composing, editing, etc a recipe and just as I was about to insert the picture, the computer just freezes. So I lost my work. It was really frustrating but today is a new day, so a fresh start, hoping that there will be no technical gliches today.          Hot flaky pies, be it cheese, chicken or vegetable are everyone’s favourite. Most normal coffee or snack places in Kenya serve…

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  • Vegetable Masala Sandwich

    April 25, 2012mayurisjikoni

    A TREAT FOR DENIS Theme: ReDo Old Posts BM#85 Week 4 Day 3 26/02/2018    Sandwiches in any form make a great snack for a peckish tummy, as a light meal at night or a great brunch treat. Can’t imagine what the world would do without the humble bread. Eat it on its own with tea, layer it butter or fill it with vegetables, leftovers, meat, practically anything. This particular recipe I dedicate to Denis, Namrata’s first friend in Bangalore when she started her textile design course at NIFT. We had just moved into a rented apartment near the college and the kitchen was not fully functional. Denis was coming home to help us settle in and the only thing I could make at that…

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  • 23. Bruschetta

    March 11, 2012mayurisjikoni

    A quick tangy starter Bruschetta(pronounced as brusketta) is an easy and popular italian starter. It has acquired local flavours like addition of chillis, soya sauce and a variety of herbs. Some serve bruschetta on semi soft toasted bread, soft bread or crispy bread. Personally, I prefer crispy crunchy bread. Add the chopped vegetables onto the bread slices just before serving or keep it in a separate bowl and let your guests help themselves. Use ciabatta, french loaf or any bread (not sweet bread) with medium slices.   BRUSCHETTA 10 – 12 pieces 10 – 12 slices of bread 2 large tomatoes 1 small onion 10 olives black or green or mixed 1tsp dried herbs or 2tbsps fresh herbs chopped 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pepper…

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  • 16. lettuce cups/wraps

    January 25, 2012mayurisjikoni

    goodness in  crunchy packets   Fresh, crunchy, sweet, just enough saltiness, tangy, a wee bit chilli, aromatic. Wondering if I am practising my adjectives? Well, you would too if you had these delicious lettuce cups. I first had this delicious treat when my kaki made them at her home. Since then I’ve had them in many Chinese restaurants. They are an exciting starter for vegetarians. Call them cups or wraps, whatever you like.  Let your imagination run riot and add whatever ingredients you want right from vegetables to meat. Lettuce cups are good as  starters or an innovative salad dish too. I prefer to use the iceberg lettuce but feel free to use chinese cabbage if you get some.  You can chop the vegetables and…

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  • beetroot tomato juice

    January 2, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Fresh juices are most welcome when the sun is beating down on you and sweating zaps you of  your energy. Usually we all love juices that are the sweetest….. like passion juice, lemon juice,sugar cane juice. Very cooling but full of sugar. Beetroot helps to lower blood pressure and increase blood flow. No wonder, the vegetables sellers at the market constantly call out to customers to buy the food for blood (chakula ya damu in kiswahili). Research claims that having a beetroot or drinking the juice increases blood flow to the brain and therefore prevents the progress of dementia. Beetroot is a rich source of fibre and helps in combating constipation. The  powerful phytonutrients that gives the beetroot its deep crimson colour helps to ward…

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