• 237. kaimati

    March 10, 2013mayurisjikoni

    4th President elected After a long wait, the election results finally came out yesterday. The final tallying was completed around 2 or 3 a.m. on Saturday. The results were officially announced around 3.30 p.m. The nation waited patiently. Uhuru Kenyatta becomes the 4th President of Kenya and the 1st under the new constitution. The youngest guy to occupy the prestigious post, a classmate of mine, much is expected from him. Hope he is able to deliver what he has promised along with his running mate Ruto. People suddenly sprang back to life after having been in a slumber like a hibernating bear for a nearly a whole week.  To celebrate this important historic moment I made a typical coastal dish, Kaimati. It is like a…

     
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  • Mamri

    March 5, 2013mayurisjikoni

    Election fever is on Once again disappeared for a whole week…. no blogging and friends were wondering if I had run out of recipes. Hardly the case. It’s just that I went to meet my son in Dubai and spent a whole week getting dazzled by the tall buildings, all the gold and diamonds and the endless number of restaurants. I got to taste bao (chinese steamed bun), nice soft and less salty halloumi cheese and goat cheese. I would have tried out a lot more variety of food but the serving portions are huge. Its amazing how you can find practically any sort of cuisine in Dubai. Dubai as a holiday destination is fine but I think to stay in connected with the rest…

     
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  • Sourdough Calzone

    July 19, 2012mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIES_ REDOING OLD POSTS #31 Updated on 07/08/2020 I must admit that when I first made calzone at home it was as flat as a pancake. Though the taste was amazing, the single click and how a calzone should look was just off scale…completely off scale. Amazing, how over years we tend to learn how to hone our techniques and methods. Admittedly, for this post I’ve not only changed the photo but altered the recipe as for sure this is much better than the old one. The recipe change is that I’ve used sourdough to make Sourdough Calzone. If it were not for the group Foodies _ Redoing Old Posts, this post may never have got a breath of fresh air and new look.…

     
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  • Vatidar Na Bhajia/ Dal Bhajia

    June 17, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Event: Father’s Day Recipe: Vatidar Na Bhajia/ Dal Bhajia What is Vatidar Na Bhajia/ Dal Bhajia? Well, first of all vatidar means ground dal or dar. Dal is the Hindi word for pulses and dar is the Gujarati word. Bhajia are fritters, deep fried in oil. Vatidar na Bhajia is basically bhajia or fritters made from coarsely ground dals or pulses. Vatidar Na Bhajia/ Dal Bhajia is a Coastal Speciality A visit to Mombasa is not complete if you have not had the famous vatidar na bhajia. Every coffee shop, fast food restaurant will serve these famous bhajias. In the evenings, women sit at corners or near their home preparing these hot snacks for hungry passersby. During our visit to Mombasa, a visit to the…

     
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  • 20. pav bhaji

    February 2, 2012mayurisjikoni

    a humble but nutritious meal Pav bhaji is a very popular street food of India. In marathi pav means bread and bhaji means a potato based curry. Pav bhaji was a quick but light meal eaten by most mill workers in Mumbai. Most people visiting India do not leave the shores without having tasted pav bhaji. The street version, is usually full of potatoes, dried peas, tomatoes and onions, served with a generous helping of butter, raw onions, fresh coriander and a wedge of lemon. The bread is overly buttered, but that’s what makes it so tasty. My first taste of this dish was when I was studying in Mt. Abu. On a very cold evening, the smell of butter and  fried onions was very…

     
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