• Eggplant Curry/Baigan Bharta

    January 12, 2019mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: A- Z CHALLENGE THEME : A DISH BEGINNING WITH THE LETTER E What is the A- Z Challenge? Well, we’re a Facebook group and every alternate month the participants make a dish with the  relevant letter. The group was started in May 2018 by Jolly Makkar and Vidya Narayan.  For January we have to post a recipe using an ingredient that begins with E. I decided to use eggplants. I could have used other ingredients like eggs, elephant yam but stuck with eggplants for one main reason. I make baigan bharta often as my hubby loves it. I serve it either with rotis or bajra rotla.  When I had to decide a dish for this challenge I made up my mind that this time my…

     
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  • Moong and Celery Leaves Soup

    January 12, 2019mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: HEALTHY WELLTHY CUISINES THEME: 59 HWCG #WINTER DELIGHTS AT HW Having a hearty bowl of hot piping soup is the most comforting food one can during winter to ward off the cold. As I have mentioned before, I per say do not experience winter where I live. However at the moment I’m in Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya. Usually Dec to March is suppose to hot but the weather here is cold, though the sun comes out. My brother in law was teaching me how to make a sourdough bread(previous attempts have failed as the dough became too soft!) where handling the dough is much easier and the does not require too much kneading. He also has after much experimentation made the dough…

     
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  • Black Rice Pudding with Mango

    August 6, 2018mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIEMONDAY/BLOGHOP THEME: #156 ANY BUT WHITE RICE One of the reasons why I had bought black rice during my visit to Bali was to try out the simple and yet so flavorful pudding that is so common to find on menus in the restaurants around Bali. Sometime back I had posted a red rice kheer and a black rice salad recipe. I kept on getting comments that fellow bloggers had not used red or black rice. It was my turn to choose the #156th theme. I thought let the group get an opportunity to try out rice other than white which they’ve not used. For me it was simple, out came the packet of forbidden rice as its also called to make the pudding.…

     
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  • Black Rice Salad

    June 18, 2018mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIEMONDAY/BLOGHOP THEME: #149 SALAD Now that all the Eid festivities are over, its time to get back to some healthy food. Though we don’t as per say celebrate Eid, we just can’t help gorging on the goodies that Muslim friends send home. Usually its sweet stuff and a taste here and a taste there and before you know it, sweets are eaten after lunch and dinner. I don’t know whether its just me or does it happen to all of you, let go off  a regular diet and meal plan for a couple of days and I feel like I’ve added a ton of weight! Today, I just had to tell my maid to take all the sweets (mithai).. no more temptation. I’m probably…

     
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  • 731. Ragi Temae Tan

    December 4, 2017mayurisjikoni

    Team Love     For the past few days the weather has completely changed in Bangalore…its chilly cold and rainy. It could be due to the cyclone Ockhi that hit Kerala.Unlike homes in the western world, there is no central heating system so one has to wrap up pretty warm. I hate wearing a sweater as I find them too itchy so come evening and I wrapped myself in a shawl and topped with a thick bed sheet. After that didn’t want to budge even a millimeter. Hot water and hot milk becomes one’s best friend. It also meant that I didn’t want to have my usual smoothie for breakfast. I wanted something hot that would warm up the body. What better breakfast treat is…

     
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  • 710. Bajri and Moong Dal Khichdi

    October 2, 2017mayurisjikoni

    Super Healthy    Navratri and Dussera are over, all the feasting is over..for now. After all the rich snacks and desserts, Saturday meal was a simple khichdi made using bajri (bajra, pearl millet) and moong dal.        The 112th theme for FoodieMonday/Bloghop suggested by Amrita who blogs at The Food Samaritan, was #1Tsp Oil. This theme couldn’t have come at a better time. Saturday meal was definitely light on the stomach and yet full of nutrition. Thanks Amrita for encouraging us to cook with little or no oil.     On my ‘to do list’ was this bajra khichdi ever since Sapana of Cooking with Sapana posted the recipe for the protein rich dishes theme. Sapana thank you so much, the khichdi turned out really delicious.  …

     
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  • 687. Nectarine and French Bean Quinoa Salad

    September 7, 2017mayurisjikoni

    MEGA BLOGGING MARATHON -SEPT 2017 #80TH BLOGGING MARATHON THEME: PROTEIN RICH DISHES DAY:6    Shopping at the Jean Talon and Atwater markets in Montreal is a foodies paradise. The bright, vibrant and fresh colors of the vegetables and fruits tempt the shoppers to overspend. I certainly go crazy when I visit the Jean Talon market which is about 30-40 minutes walk away from my son’s home. For hubby and me its like a child going to the fun fair. We visit all the stalls, breathe in the sweet smell, feast our eyes on the produces sold, gorge on a delicious buckwheat crepe, shop and walk back. Its during one of our trips to the market that I came across a punnet of baby tomatoes. It…

     
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  • 686. Veggie Shepherd’s Pie

    September 6, 2017mayurisjikoni

    MEGA BLOGGING MARATHON -SEPT 2017 #80TH BLOGGING MARATHON THEME: PROTEIN RICH DISHES DAY:5 For this protein rich dish I nearly drove my husband up the walls! I wanted to bake individual portions for this recipe but my son’s kitchen didn’t have any individual oven friendly bowls. I researched online for the right kind of bakeware, and it had to be from my favorite shop Stokes. Next day it was raining but I insisted that we go to the shop. From home its about a 30-40 minute walk. Hubby took out all sorts of bakeware from the kitchen and I just kept rejecting them as my brains could only see the bakeware I had seen on the Stokes online store. Finally, as we all know, women…

     
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  • 681.Mixed Dal Paddu

    September 1, 2017mayurisjikoni

    MEGA BLOGGING MARATHON -SEPT 2017  #80TH BLOGGING MARATHON THEME: PROTEIN RICH DISHES DAY: 1 I’m taking part in the MEGA Blogging marathon for the first time. It’s proving to be quite a challenge getting 26 protein rich recipes together especially when I’m a vegetarian/eggetarian. However, its through this challenge that I’ve learnt, there are so many sources of protein that lacto ovo vegetarians can include in their diets. My dad was visiting us in Montreal in Aug. He loves all his fried snacks and enjoys them for his brunch. Now all those who live in small apartments in the western world know that deep frying can be a bother especially when you don’t have multiple windows or doors to open up as in India or…

     
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  • 673.Vegan Mixed Berries Ice Cream

    July 19, 2017mayurisjikoni

    Just the right time to have ice cream    It has been really hot for the past few days in Montreal. Its humid and just the kind of weather all Canadians enjoy. People are out walking, jogging, having picnics, swimming, sailing, lazing in the sun. Hubby and I want to be indoors as the sun is too much for us. My dad is here, his first visit to Canada. He is from London, so he too is enjoying the really sunny hot days. When I run for the shade, he thinks I’m mad. So I had to remind him that I get more than enough sun back home in Mombasa, so I’d rather enjoy the cool or cold weather.    Anyway, its the right theme…

     
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