• 127.mint lemon juice

    July 26, 2012mayurisjikoni

    anytime nimbu pani time! Hot summers and immediately lemon and mint tend to be used in abundance. Both are suppose to be coolants and quench your thirst at the same time energizing zapped energy. I love serving fresh lemon juice to my guests as opposed to the artificial juices available in the market. They tend…

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  • 117. watermelon granita

    July 16, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Krishna’s 21st birthday A few days ago my niece celebrated her 21st. She probably celebrated it with something less sober but Krishna, we celebrated it with some yummy dessert. Sorry could not post the blog on your birthday as the dessert got ready at night and couldn’t take any photos. But now I am ready with…

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  • 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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