• Pav Bhaji

    April 16, 2023mayurisjikoni

    Recipe: Pav Bhaji Pav Bhaji is a popular Indian Street Food which originates from Mumbai. Thick, spicy, mashed vegetables is served with bread rolls. Pav means bread in Marathi and Bhaji refers to vegetables. Bhaji is what the western world refers to as curry. It is one of the most popular street food in the India. Origins Of Pav Bhaji The soft, fluffy pav travelled all the way from Portugal to Goa. The Portuguese introduced ‘pão’ to India. In Marathi pao also refers to quarter, as in quarter of a loaf. Pav Bhaji is believed to have originated in Mumbai in the 1850s. Textile workers in Mumbai had a very short lunch break and also heavy manual work called for lighter meals. The need to…

     
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  • Ugandan Rolex

    December 2, 2022mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: SHHH COOKING SECRETLY THEME: WORLD STREET FOOD RECIPE: UGANDAN ROLEX Ugandan Rolex has nothing to do with the famous watch brand Rolex. On the contrary it is a popular street food in Uganda which has a vegetable loaded omelette rolled up in a chapati or flatbread. The word rolex comes from rolled eggs. Enjoy Ugandan Rolex for breakfast, dinner, lunch or even as a snack. It is easy to make, cheap, filling, nourishing and best part is that it is a handheld food item. Roll up the Rolex in an old newspaper and serve it. Some may offer it in a brown paper bag. Best enjoyed while it is hot. Generally, the eggs are whisked with the chopped vegetables and seasoning in a plastic…

     
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  • Bread Egg Kottu | Bread Kotthu

    November 13, 2022mayurisjikoni

    Event: Sunday Funday Theme: Thanksgiving Breakfast Recipe: Bread Egg Kottu | Bread Kotthu Bread Egg Kottu | Bread Kotthu is a quick, easy to make, delicious and versatile breakfast dish. All you need is some bread slices, eggs, a few vegetables or some leftover curry, meat or fish. Kottu is traditionally a popular Sri Lankan dish. What I have read is that it is easily available as street food, morning and evening. Homes make it with leftover curries. Usually, roti or flatbread is used but bread is becoming a popular option. In India a similar dish is prepared and goes by the name Bread Egg Upma. How Has Bread Egg Kottu | Bread Kotthu Become A Popular Breakfast Dish For Us I’d not heard of…

     
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  • Chana Chaat | Chickpea Chaat

    August 28, 2022mayurisjikoni

    Event: Sunday Funday Theme: Chickpeas 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…

     
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  • Vegetable Seekh Kababs

    March 27, 2022mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: SUNDAY FUNDAY THEME: SOMETHING ON A STICK RECIPE: VEGETABLE SEEKH KABABS Vegetable Seekh Kababs are so delicious, gluten free and fun starter or snack, loaded with a variety of vegetables, shaped on skewers and grilled. Actually, it is very easy to make vegetable seekh kababs as long as you follow some of the vital tips. Go on read the post to find out what the tips are. 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 -Something On A Stick Monday 28th March is celebrated…

     
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  • Egg Bhurji/ Anda Bhurji

    February 6, 2022mayurisjikoni

    EVENTS: SUNDAY FUNDAY THEME: HOT BREAKFAST RECIPE: EGG BHURJI/ ANDA BHURJI Egg Bhurji/ Anda Bhurji is scrambled eggs with spices. Tomatoes, onion, garlic, ginger, chilli and spices transforms  plain scrambled eggs into a hot breakfast treat that can be enjoyed with some bread, roti or paratha. Famous as street food in the Indian Subcontinent, this piping hot breakfast will keep your tummy full till lunch time or beyond. Hubby and I love to have it as brunch. Doesn’t take a long time to prepare and we sometimes have it with leftover roti. In Hindi anda means eggs and bhurji means scrambled. Very similar to the Parsi Akuri Recipe. The difference is that for Akuri fresh cream is added to the whisked eggs. Towards the end,…

     
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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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  • 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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  • Mahamri

    June 22, 2021mayurisjikoni

    Mahamri, breakfast from the Kenyan Coastal Region Basically, mahamri is like a doughnut but it is flavoured with coconut and cardamom powder. Doughnuts are ring shaped and more sweet but Mahamri is usually triangular in shape or sometimes round. Generally mahamri is enjoyed as a breakfast item on its own with tea or coffee or with mbaazi (pronounced as mmmbaaazi). Mbaazi is soaked pigeon peas cooked in coconut milk. Though Mahamri is popular as a breakfast option, it is also served along with stews and curries as part of a main meal. We sometimes love to have mahamri with eggs in the morning. Feel a bit hungry, reach out for a mahamri as a snack. There is not enough evidence or proof as to how mahamari, mamri…

     
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