• Tal and Mixed Nuts Ladoo

    January 21, 2014mayurisjikoni

    Uttarayan – a colourful festival The Sweet Fantasy Club’s number 4 challenge (started by Preeti of simply tadka) was til ladoos and churros. Til laddoos, very easy I thought. However, for Makar Sankranti or Uttarayan as Gujaratis call it, I usually make the mixture and let it set in a tray. So easy, as you…

     
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  • 350. Ginger coconut banoffee pies

    December 22, 2013mayurisjikoni

       tantalize your palate      Our Sweet Fantasy Club’s (SFC#3) international dessert challenge was a banoffee pie. SFC is a club started by Preeti of Simply Tadka. My husband claims that if I face these challenges every month with not just one but 2 sweet dishes, his diabetes is surely going to increase. On…

     
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  • 349. mini saffron and fruity chum chums -SFC #3

    December 22, 2013mayurisjikoni

    Faced the challenge I recently joined the SWEET FANTASY CLUB started by a fellow blogger Preeti of Simply Tadka. As much as I like making desserts, I tread the water very carefully when it comes to Indian sweets. I usually don’t venture out willingly to try and prepare some of the Indian sweets but rather…

     
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  • 341. lemongrass and mint iced tea

    November 28, 2013mayurisjikoni

    Healthy and refreshing    Did I mention its pretty hot here, yes I think I did. Yesterday we were without power the whole evening and night! Afternoons can get quite humid. These days, we don’t even feel like have a cup of hot tea. So I resort to making iced tea. Sometimes, I just get…

     
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  • 337.Green tomato jam

    November 26, 2013mayurisjikoni

    My first jam making session      I have over the years accumulated many jam recipes but have never tried making jam. I don’t know, is it because I feel it might be difficult or I get scared to sterilise the jars. Don’t know why. However, today Julius my househelp, walks in with a whole…

     
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  • 330. saffron pistachio muffins (eggless)

    November 6, 2013mayurisjikoni

    Happy New Year I am back to blogging after such a long break. My trip to Canada was wonderful. The country is so beautiful and the best part of the whole trip was that my husband and I got to spend 5 whole weeks with our son Neel. Ever since he left high school, we…

     
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  • 321. lychee rose syrup drink

    September 2, 2013mayurisjikoni

    gift of joyful life Lychees or litchis are delicious, juicy, sweet and nutritious white berries. The love and romance fruit translated from Chinese is a gift for a joyful life. The outer slightly tough skin is red but the fruit is white. Lychees are full of Vitamins especially Vitamin C and antioxidants. It is rich…

     
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  • 314. Lemon poppy seed cheesecake

    August 23, 2013mayurisjikoni

    Happy Raksha Bandhan  My post is a bit late for Raksha Bandhan day but these days in a fast hectic life with all modern technology, late posts are normal. Imagine, the rakhi that should have reached the earliest will probably reached last. The distance to cover was just Mombasa Nairobi. My foreign residing brothers and…

     
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  • 308.walnut chocolate tarts

    August 6, 2013mayurisjikoni

    Eid Mubarak  I would like to wish all my friends and blog followers Eid Mubarak. May Allah shower you and your family with happiness, peace and prosperity. When I was browsing through Tarla Dalal’s recipes one day, I came across the recipe for akhrot choco tarts and thought that I must try it out one…

     
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  • 300. mango fool

    July 17, 2013mayurisjikoni

    my three hundredth recipe Its a proud moment for me as this is my 300th recipe on my blog. There are so many more recipes to share and try out. But the feeling is great. The support from my hubby, my kids, family and friends has been overwhelming. The opening line for a conversation at…

     
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