• Vegetarian Taco Boats

    September 10, 2023mayurisjikoni

    Recipe: Vegetarian Taco Boats Vegetarian Taco Boats are easy to make, delicious and excellent as a meal for Taco Nights or as appetizer or starter option for any get together parties. What I like about this recipe is that it comes together in a matter of few minutes as the boat shells are ready. Make the filling with canned beans and corn and ready salsa or homemade one. Memories I had first shared this recipe with the group FoodieMonday/Bloghop. The theme was Mexican Food. At that time I was in Montreal visiting my son. Hubby and I went to the local supermarket Metro to buy some tortilla. The plan was to make enchiladas. I put a packet of tortilla in the cart. As I walked…

     
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  • Tricolour Mini Rava Idlis

    August 14, 2023mayurisjikoni

    Recipe: Tricolour Mini Rava Idlis Want to celebrate India’s Independence in style? Try out this easy instant tricolour mini rava idlis where I have not used any artificial colours. For orange idlis I added cooked carrot puree and for the green ones cooked spinach puree. Rava idli batter is white. Healthy, easy to make and a satisfying breakfast or brunch with coconut chutney, tomato chutney, sambar or podi masala. The choice is yours. What Is Rava Idli? Rava is semolina in hindi. Generally, idli is made from fermented rice and lentil batter. But for a faster and quicker idli, semolina is used. Semolina is allowed to soak in water and plain yogurt for 30 minutes. This process helps the semolina grains to become a bit…

     
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  • Caprese Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

    August 11, 2023mayurisjikoni

    Recipe: Caprese Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms Caprese Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms is piled with the key ingredients from a caprese salad on top of  garlicky buttery mushroom caps and broiled. It serves as an excellent side dish. It also makes a satisfying, delicious main meal for vegetarians. Basic caprese ingredients – tomatoes, mozzarella and basil are used for this dish. Depending on the size of mushrooms I get, usually 1 or 2 or enough as a main meal served with a bit of pasta or quinoa. What Are Portobello Mushrooms? Known as Portobello, Portabella, Portabella, or Portabello, these mushrooms are basically the larger relatives of the white button and crimini. The cap can range in size from 3 inches to 6 inches. Portabella mushrooms have a rich,…

     
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  • Vegetarian Flammkuchen | German Pizza

    September 18, 2022mayurisjikoni

    Event: Sunday Funday Theme: Oktoberfest Recipes Recipe: Vegetarian Flammkuchen | German Pizza Vegetarian Flammkuchen is a crispy, thin flatbread that is topped with creme fraiche, onion and some cheese. Usually bacon is added also but to make a vegetarian version I left it out. I used creme fraiche, onion, sliced mushrooms and olive slices. Also added some cheese. A Bit About Flammkuchen | German Pizza Also known as German Pizza, flammekueche or as tarte flambée in French, you’ve got to try out this delicious crispy pizza. Flammkuchen literally translates as ‘flame cake’. Bakers would roll out a thin piece of dough and put in their wood fired ovens. The dough was a test to indicate whether the correct temperature had reached so that the baker…

     
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  • Chana Chaat | Chickpea Chaat

    August 28, 2022mayurisjikoni

    Recipe: Chana Chaat | Chickpea Chaat Chana Chaat | Chickpea Chaat is a lip smacking, tasty, snack with  flavours that are sweet, salty and tangy all present in one dish. It is popular as street food, especially in North India. If you have cooked or boiled chickpeas, then this dish is very easy to put together. And best part is that it is a healthy snack as besides the sev nothing else is deep fried. Is Chana Chaat | Chickpea Chaat  A Salad? Not really, as for salads we either add a salad dressing or use only salt, pepper and lemon juice. Chana Chaat has many more flavours and ingredients added to it. But yes, you can enjoy this dish like a salad, a light…

     
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  • Chettinad Urulai Roast | Potato Roast

    July 28, 2022mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: SHHH COOKING SECRETLY THEME: CHETTINAD CUISINE RECIPE: CHETTINAD URULAI ROAST | POTATO ROAST Chettinad Urulai Roast | Potato Roast is simply baby potatoes roasted in a pan with freshly ground Chettinad Masala or Spice Mixture. It easily can be enjoyed as a starter dish, a snack or as a side dish which is usually served with rice or roti and a lentil curry. Hubby and I decided to enjoy it as a starter. Actually, it was more like a meal for us. Just recovering from Covid, Furthermore, I didn’t have the energy to cook meals that took too long. Made the masala and boiled the potatoes the previous day. Put away the potatoes in the fridge as I got tired and went to sleep.…

     
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  • Caprese Skewers

    June 26, 2022mayurisjikoni

    Event: Sunday Funday Theme: Fresh Garden Harvest Recipes Recipe: Caprese Skewers Caprese Skewers make a fantastic, easy to make, healthy and super delicious starter or appetizer recipe. With syrupy balsamic vinegar drizzled over it, caprese skewers are simply irresistible. They are so easy to put together. Just make sure you use fresh mozzarella for the best taste. Memories My first introduction to caprese was years ago in London. My son at that time was studying at McGill University, Montreal and we had deiced to meet up in London to visit my family. On the day he was suppose to fly back to Montreal, he was not allowed on the flight. Though he had a student permit, he still required visa to re-enter Canada. So next…

     
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  • 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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  • 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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