• 111. Bapuji’s laddoos

    July 2, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Very tasty and easy Everyone remembers some special moments they shared with their grandparents. I was not fortunate enought to spend a lot of time with my maternal grandparents but was lucky to live with my paternal grandparents. My grandfather or bapuji as we called him, would love feeding us special dishes. No he never…

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  • 104. honeydew melon and orange smoothie

    June 24, 2012mayurisjikoni

      extreme cooling remedy   We all know that melons have a cooling property. No wonder they are in abundance during the summer heat. Honeydew melons have slowly started appearing on the market in Mombasa. I love the ones that come from Voi. They tend to be juicy and sweet, most of the times.  Can’t…

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  • 92. mango strawberry smoothie

    June 17, 2012mayurisjikoni

    from Prina to her dad on Father’s Day     Nimesh, Prina and you can make this very easy smoothie. That will be her present to you. Am sure she will be tickled to bits and you in the process will enjoy a cool drink. If you can’t make it today then thats a plan…

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  • 87. coriander garlic crispy bread

    June 14, 2012mayurisjikoni

     crunchy munchy Supa Loaf in Kenya make these wonderful barrel loaves both white and brown. I tend to use the round slices a lot to make croutons, crispy base for bruschetta, crispy plain bread to go with soup. My kaki gave this brilliant idea to me and I tried out the recipe. Its wonderful with…

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  • 86.Lapsi

    June 12, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Vishal, celebrations have begun!   Lapsi is a Gujarati sweet dish usually made to celebrate an important event or festival. Its made from cracked wheat, ghee, water, sugar or jaggery and flavoured with spices like cardamom, saffron and nutmeg. Our nephew Vishal is getting married this year, so what better occasion to make  lapsi. Today,…

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  • Mango Kulfi

    June 10, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Kulfi is a frozen dairy based dessert very popular in the Indian sub continent. It usually has flavourings like rose, kewra, cardamom, saffron etc. It can have a fruit puree in it or just plain. Traditionally its made by boiling milk till it becomes thick, but this recipe of kulfi is a quicker version. Kulfis…

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  • 81. banana watermelon smoothie

    June 8, 2012mayurisjikoni

    pinky red Watermelon and banana are poles apart in consistency but together make a great healthy drink. A very cooling treat on a hot day. I had some frozen banana in the freezer so instead of just plain watermelon juice I decided to make something different. Before you liquidize the watermelon, remove as many seeds…

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  • 79. gulab jamun

    June 8, 2012mayurisjikoni

    spongy, sweet and evil  Gulab jamuns are sweet doughnut like balls floating in a sweet syrup. Gulab means rose and jamun is a fruit in India. The syrup is flavoured with rose water, kewra or saffron. It is said that the dessert gulab jamun originates from Afghanistan. However it is a  common dessert or sweet…

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  • 75. earthy brown delights

    June 5, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Most people love potatoes whether they are fried, boiled or roasted. I love roasted potatoes and they make a great side dish to accompany a pasta dish or pizzas or in place of a salad. Just a few pieces of potatoes and your stomach is full. If I don’t get baby potatoes then I just…

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  • 71. mango orange smoothie

    May 31, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Orange and slushy 2 years ago when our club, Lions Club of Mombasa Bahari had a medical camp in Malindi, the non medical members went to a school in Watamu for a social activity. After handing over the goods and spending time with the girls, we decided to go to Watamu town. Its lunch time,…

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