• Coconut Rice Kheer

    January 30, 2023mayurisjikoni

    Recipe: Coconut Rice Kheer Coconut Rice Kheer is a creamy, tasty vegan kheer or rice pudding that is made with fresh coconut, rice and coconut milk. Add a bit of cardamom or cinnamon powder for that spice flavour and some chopped nuts for a bit of crunch. Actually, this gluten free kheer is so easy to make and perfect for those who follow a vegan diet. However, it is a delicious alternate for those who don’t follow a vegan diet. What Is Kheer? Kheer is the Indian way of preparing a rice pudding. Basmati rice or short grain rice is allowed to cook in milk till it is done and appears thick and creamy. Spices, nuts and dried fruits are added and served hot or…

     
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  • Ragi Rotti

    November 6, 2022mayurisjikoni

    Event: Sunday Funday Theme: Millet Recipe: Ragi Rotti Ragi Rotti is a delicious, easy to make, gluten free and vegan flatbread. While I love to have it with some pickle and plain yogurt, one can enjoy it some sambar, lentil curry or vegetable stew. Enjoy it hot for breakfast or as a part of your main meal. Makes an ideal lunchbox item as cold ragi rotti tastes equally good. While I have added chopped onion and grated carrot, one can add any vegetable of their choice. Add grated bottle gourd, zucchini, spring onion,cabbage, radish, fresh fenugreek, etc. The options are endless. Just make sure you grate the vegetable or chop it finely. MEGA BLOGGING MARATHON#92 It was on September 18th 2018 that I posted the…

     
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  • Barley Pumpkin Soup

    November 2, 2022mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: SHHH COOKING SECRETLY THEME: SOUPS RECIPE: BARLEY PUMPKIN SOUP Barley Pumpkin Soup is a Vegan Fall Season soup. Healthy, hearty, filling and tasty. Just when there a bit of a nippy chill in the evenings, this soup is so comforting. Usually with soups like this we don’t any bread slices or bread sticks as the barley is quite filling. A Bit About The Group Every month a member gets to suggest a theme. For this month Priya who blogs at The World Through My Eyes suggested we make healthy hearty soups as after all the festivities we will need light healthy meals.   My Partner The unique thing about this group is that we pair the participants. They give each other 2 secret ingredients…

     
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  • Watermelon Rind Jam

    September 29, 2022mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: SHHH COOKING SECRETLY THEME: JAMS, JELLIES, RELISHES, CHUTNEYS RECIPE: WATERMELON RIND JAM Watermelon Rind Jam is so easy to make, superbly delicious without any preservatives or artificial colouring. It is a fantastic way to use up the white part of the watermelon which in fact is full of healthy nutrients. Why Is Watermelon Rind Good? The white part is equally nutritious as the red part of the watermelon if not more. It contains higher concentrations of certain minerals, antioxidants and vitamins. It has high concentrations of Vitamins A,B6 and C. Also is rich in potassium and zinc. Watermelon contains the highest amount of amino acid citrulline which converts to arginine in our bodies.   How To Use Watermelon Rind? Add to smoothies and juices.…

     
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  • Cashew Curry | Kaju Maluwa

    August 27, 2022mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: SHHH COOKING SECRETLY THEME: SRI LANKAN RECIPES RECIPE: CASHEW CURRY | KAJU MALUWA Cashew Curry | Kaju Maluwa is a mild, vegan coconut based Sri Lankan curry where generous amount of cashew nuts are used to prepare this dish. Usually prepared for special occasions, it is served with plain rice. And it is both gluten free and vegan. In fact, this curry is very easy to make. I think for me the hardest part was to remember to the soak the cashew nuts overnight! Kept on forgetting for three consecutive days. Finally, left the cashew nut container out on the kitchen counter near my sink so I remember when I clear up after dinner. Though I added homemade Sri Lankan curry spice, the curry…

     
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  • Spicy Tofu Bowl

    August 7, 2022mayurisjikoni

    Event: Sunday Funday Theme: Sprouts Recipe: Spicy Tofu Bowl   Spicy Tofu Bowl is a healthy, delicious and easy recipe where I serve spicy tofu with salad ingredients and nuts with a light sesame seed dressing. This bowl is perfect as a light meal, for picnics, for lunch boxes or to serve it as a side to a main Chinese meal. And it is completely vegan and gluten free. Memories Tofu is not an ingredient I’ve grown up with. As a kid had no idea that a food ingredient tofu existed. That changed when Bangkok Chinese Restaurant, Nairobi first introduced it on their menu. During one family meal at the restaurant, the owner sent some stir fried tofu to our table to taste. Some didn’t…

     
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  • Quinoa Tangerine Salad

    May 29, 2022mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: SUNDAY FUNDAY THEME: QUINOA RECIPE: QUINOA TANGERINE SALAD Quinoa Tangerine Salad is a very colourful, flavourful, protein rich and filling salad. Not difficult at all to make, add ingredients of your choice. Colour, different textures and taste makes any salad appealing for fussy eaters. What I like about this salad is that is can easily be enjoyed as a light meal or for picnics. Easy to make for potluck parties. WHAT IS QUINOA? Quinoa (pronounced as keenwah) is not grain but edible seeds which have originated from the Andean region. Quinoa can be white, red and black. It is also possible to buy the tricolour quinoa. Whenever available, I prefer to use that for salads. Rich in protein, half cup of uncooked quinoa has…

     
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  • Mango Pico De Gallo

    May 22, 2022mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: SUNDAY FUNDAY THEME: PICNIC RECIPES RECIPE: MANGO PICO DE GALLO Mango Pico De Gallo is an easy to prepare, flavourful kind of salad or salsa. Usually we love to enjoy it with some tortilla chips or with quesadilla and burritos. It is so easy to make Mango Pico De Gallo in bulk for picnics and pot lucks. Whenever I’ve had to prepare a large batch, I chop the vegetables, herbs, spice and fruits the previous night, add the lime juice, toss, cover and leave it in the fridge. Next day just before serving I add salt.   SUNDAY FUNDAY By the way, Sunday Funday is a group of Food Bloggers. Every Sunday we  share some fun, traditional, hearty or easy recipes to make Sunday…

     
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  • Moroccan Rainbow Carrot Salad

    April 3, 2022mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: SUNDAY FUNDAY THEME: NATIONAL EAT A RAINBOW DAY RECIPE: MOROCCAN RAINBOW CARROT SALAD Moroccan Rainbow Carrot Salad is a colourful, healthy and delicious warm salad using coloured carrots with homemade Moroccan Spice Mix and Fresh Orange Dressing. What Are Coloured Carrots? Also known as Rainbow Carrots, I had the opportunity to use them for the first time during winter. Back in Kenya, we get only the orange variety so imagine the excitement when I was able to buy carrots that are yellow, red, purple, white and of course the orange one all in one pack. It is believed that carrots originate from Afghanistan. And back then carrots were mainly used as medicinal ingredient rather than as food. Also it seems that back then carrots…

     
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  • Apple Celery Soup

    March 6, 2022mayurisjikoni

    EVENTS: SUNDAY FUNDAY THEME: C IS FOR CELERY RECIPE: APPLE CELERY SOUP Apple Celery Soup is easy to make, healthy, comforting, delicious home made soup. Ideal way to include celery in your diet. Well at least if you have ‘don’t like celery’ people in your family. While I enjoy tender celery sticks with cream cheese or finely chopped in salads, hubby is not a fan of raw celery. Therefore, the only way to get some celery included in his diet is through soups, in casseroles and occasionally in a juice if paired with fruits. Actually, come to think of it, I will not pick up celery like say we pick up potatoes or mushrooms at the grocery. It is bought if I have a specific…

     
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