• 81. banana watermelon smoothie

    June 8, 2012mayurisjikoni

    pinky red Watermelon and banana are poles apart in consistency but together make a great healthy drink. A very cooling treat on a hot day. I had some frozen banana in the freezer so instead of just plain watermelon juice I decided to make something different. Before you liquidize the watermelon, remove as many seeds as you can. Enjoy the lovely pinky red drink. BANANA WATERMELON SMOOTHIE For 2 2 medium bananas, sliced and frozen 2 cups semi frozen watermelon juice ¼ tsp grated fresh ginger 1 tbsp sugar or honey if the watermelon is not sweet Put the frozen banana and watermelon juice in a blender and liquidize it. Add the sugar and ginger. Mix well and serve immediately. Tips : If you don’t…

     
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  • 75. earthy brown delights

    June 5, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Most people love potatoes whether they are fried, boiled or roasted. I love roasted potatoes and they make a great side dish to accompany a pasta dish or pizzas or in place of a salad. Just a few pieces of potatoes and your stomach is full. If I don’t get baby potatoes then I just use normal baking potatoes. In Kenya I use Meru potatoes. When I am in UK I get so confused with the variety that is available, my sister in laws buy them for me. The first time I had roasted potatoes was at my kaki’s place during one of my numerous visits. Ever since then, roasted potatoes are a common feature whenever I make continental dishes. I prefer to roast them…

     
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  • 71. mango orange smoothie

    May 31, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Orange and slushy 2 years ago when our club, Lions Club of Mombasa Bahari had a medical camp in Malindi, the non medical members went to a school in Watamu for a social activity. After handing over the goods and spending time with the girls, we decided to go to Watamu town. Its lunch time, we are thirsty and hungry and there are not many shops in the tiny town. An italian cafe was selling smoothies so we all thought brilliant. A smoothie will take care of the hunger pang, quench our thirst and it will be fresh and filling. Much to our disappointment, the smoothie was like a juice, watery. Smoothies are usually made of fresh fruit with milk, cream or yogurt or chunks…

     
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  • Dahi Vada

    May 29, 2012mayurisjikoni

    What is Dahi Vada? Dahi Vada is a popular chaat originating from the Indian Sub Continent. Chaat is a savory snack that is usually enjoyed as a snack. Most chaat dishes have become popular as street food in the Indian Sub Continent which is enjoyed both by young and the old in the evenings. Dahi means yogurt and vada is basically a fritter. Therefore, it means fritters in yogurt. A bit more Dahi Vada Also known as Dahi Vade, Dahi Bhalla, Thayir Vadai, Perugu Vada, Doi Bora, the recipes will vary a bit from region to region. The Vadas are made from soaked lentils which is ground into a coarse paste and deep fried. The proportion and types of lentils will vary from family to…

     
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  • Vaghareli Bread/Spicy Bread Snack

    May 21, 2012mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIE’S REDOING OLD POSTS Old posts just get lost in the wide wide wide web unless they are very popular. Renu who blog’s at Cook with Renu has started a Facebook Group called Foodies Redoing Old Posts where every two weeks we can redo our old posts and share it on the group. What’s the advantage of doing this? Well, it gives us the opportunity to improve the write up, update photos and get comments. I’ve got so many old posts that need updating especially where the photos are concerned. This group with definitely give me the ‘push’ to prepare the dishes again for better photos. Bread can be toasted, buttered, fried, made into so many things…. sandwiches, breadcrumbs, croutons etc. When my brother…

     
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  • 58. kachri bateta

    May 20, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Street food from Mombasa  Some years ago kachri bateta was a very popular street food in Mombasa. These days we hardly see any of them around in town or at Lighthouse with their little glass covered cart. Now we find sausages and chips in these carts. Whenever we came to Mombasa for a holiday and stayed at Manju aunty’s house in Old Town, kachri bateta was our tea time treat. Back then we were served this on layers of old newspaper. Loved the tangy and crispy dish. The vendors made the potato curry  pretty dry. A few weeks back I read in Coastweek that kachri bateta was also sold outside Naaz Cinema for moviegoers to have as a snack. Nowadays no kachri bateta and even…

     
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  • Eggless Pancakes

    May 19, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Eggless Pancakes For all who don’t like eggs, there is no reason why you cannot enjoy some American style pancakes. To make Eggless Pancakes is so easy, just need a few ingredients and a hearty breakfast is ready. What are Pancakes? Pancakes are flat, often thin or slightly thick cakes made in a frying pan or griddle using a a batter. Can be either sweet or savory. Traditionally, the batter is made with flour, egg, butter and milk. However, these days there are so many variations of pancakes. Though the description has the word cake, in reality pancakes are one of the oldest forms of bread known to mankind. Memories … The first time I ever tasted the American Pancakes was during our trip to…

     
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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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