• Surati Paratha

    September 22, 2018mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: MEGA BLOGGING MARATHON#92 THEME: A-Z  FLATBREADS AND MORE – INDIAN FLATBREADS What is Mega Blogging Marathon? Well, its a group of bloggers who get together to post a dish for 26 days according to the chosen theme. For more details check out the initiator Srivalli’s page here. For this theme we had a choice of 3: 1. A-Z Indian Flatbreads that are not made using batter e.g. like rotis 2. A-Z Indian Flatbreads using batters e.g. dosa 3. A-Z International Flatbreads. I decided to opt for option number 1. India has such a huge variety of flatbreads to offer that are made on the stove top, in the tandoor, in the oven, under the grill or fried. Its going to be a challenge to…

     
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  • Beetroot Energy Balls

    February 5, 2018mayurisjikoni

    Healthy Red    Mondays comes just too fast.Imagine we’re already into the second month of the year. In just a month, the other Presidential Election candidate, who lost the second round of election that took place in Nov, was ‘sworn’ in as the ‘People’s President’. In their battle to win the powerful chair, the country is still battling with basic needs. High Food Prices, clean drinking water, better roads, proper sanitation, a cleaner environment to name a few issue needs urgent attention. So many issues to tackle. Mombasa has trash dumped all on roadsides and the hills are going taller by the day. I wish the politicians would for once with dedication just get on with what their tasks are instead of wasting time and useful…

     
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  • 663.Baked Falafel Salad Bowl

    June 26, 2017mayurisjikoni

    A fulfilling bowl Theme: Healthy Weekday Lunches BM#77 Week 4 Day 3    When its really hot and humid in Mombasa, the last thing hubby and I want for lunch is curries, parathas and rice. I try and make exciting salads which are filling and yet healthy. As I’ve mentioned before I like my salads to be as colourful as possible. I like falafel but having it with pita bread can be heavy on the stomach during the hot season. I hate frying food during the hot season and will only fry if I have guests over. I baked the falafel, but it was refusing to turn that nice golden colour. I didn’t want to keep on brushing more oil on it. However, the baked…

     
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  • 662. Beetroot Appe

    June 26, 2017mayurisjikoni

    Love this recipe    Its Monday and yes you’ve guessed right.. its #FoodieMonday #Bloghop day. Our #98th theme was chosen by Saswati who blogs at Delish Potpourri. Saswati’s got a beautiful blog full of travel stories, a variety of recipes from different parts of the world and I love her desserts. She suggested #CWFB which means Cooking with a fellow blogger. For this theme we had a choose any recipe from a fellow blogger in our group. I have so many recipes bookmarked from all these members, it was difficult to choose which one to cook.    Sticking to my healthy cooking as far as possible, I narrowed it down to 2 recipes that I’ve tried and made again and again. One is rava kara…

     
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  • 622. Kuzhi Paniyarams (Paddu)

    March 8, 2017mayurisjikoni

    Have an Environmentally friendly Happy Holi    The Shhh Cooking Secretly group decided on either fusion or multi-coloured Holi recipes as their February theme. My partner Janani Krishnakumaar gave the ingredients rice and vegetables.Janani is a blogger at Red Chilly Curry.A vegetarian blog, she has many South Indian recipes, Christmas goodies, festival dishes and much more.Check her blog out.     After a series of sweet dishes one after the other (entertaining guests) I didn’t want to make any sweet dish or something unhealthy. Since I’ve bought the paddu or paniyaram pan(chatli), I’ve always tried out various types of paddus and other bhajia mixtures with much success. The only thing I still haven’t made was the original paddu or kuzhi paniyaram, using the actual idli/dosa batter. …

     
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  • 410. eggless beetroot ice cream

    July 2, 2014mayurisjikoni

    a lovely present   After my son’s wedding got over, my bhabhis kept insisting that I tell them how much my wedding sari costed. Basically, when a daughter’s kids get married, in our tradition, the wedding sari comes from the parents home or the mayka. I bought the sari of my choice and my bhabhis and brothers wanted to reimburse me for it. Usually any cash received as a gift gets used up in household expenses. Though I may keep it aside, it eventually gets used up. So this time I requested them to get me an ice cream maker instead. They bought a Cuisinart ice cream maker for me and I was absolutely thrilled. The next worrying bit was how to carry the machine…

     
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  • 370. beetroot chocolate chip cookies

    February 13, 2014mayurisjikoni

    Happy Valentine’s  Day Image courtesy of Ohmega1982 / FreeDigitalPhotos.net       We hear from everyone that we don’t need a special day to remind us that we love someone so dearly, we should feel that way everyday. Now feeling love and nothing else 365 days is a tall order. Be true to yourself and think of how many times you had wished for your own space, you hated your spouse or friend for some reason or the other. There are days when small habits irritate you to no end and its easier to remember the sad and irritating times than the happy times. How many times have you wanted to scream at the top of your lungs and pull your hair (not literally, you…

     
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  • 357.beetroot red velvet muffins (eggless)

    January 24, 2014mayurisjikoni

    naturally red Yesterday was our 31st wedding anniversary and since both of us like sweet things, I decided to make red velvet muffins. I have had this recipe for nearly 2 years in the ‘to try list’. Yes, that list is not getting shorter as so many food bloggers come up with wonderful recipes. I came across this recipe on My Diverse Kitchen 2 years ago. I too had never heard of a red velvet cake or muffins till I came across her recipe. After that, I have come across so many recipes but most use artificial red colouring which was a big put off. During my visit to Bangalore, I finally tasted a red velvet muffin and liked it. Initially the thought always was that…

     
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  • 249. beetroot cutlets

    March 31, 2013mayurisjikoni

    remembering Mangalore A few days ago Beena a food blogger like me, posted vegetable cutlets and immediately it brought back some fond memories of Mangalore. Ajay went to Mangalore for his post grad course and I stayed back in Mombasa with my in laws. During my short visit to the coastal town, Ajay took me to all the famous food places that students frequent in Mangalore, dosa place, ice cream place and a small restaurant where they made the yummiest vegetable cutlets. Unfortunately, we both cannot remember the name of the place. So when I showed him Beena’s post, he insisted I make some of the cutlets and with a coating of semolina instead of bread crumbs just like the restaurant. Beena thanks for the…

     
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  • 216. beetroot mango feta salad

    January 24, 2013mayurisjikoni

    odd combinations….delightful taste   When I got back from the market on Tuesday, Rachel my maid was helping me to sort out the veggies and fruits. She found some beetroot in the basket and just sighed and said in kiswahili that this lady loves beetroot, she buys it every week. I find adding beetroot to salads a great idea and my hubby and I both love them. For the salad recipe given below, I added boiled beetroot to mango and to offset the sweetness from both, I added feta cheese. Colourful and appetizing.  Before I blog the recipe all my followers out there, please please please take some time to add comments to the recipes you have tried out. Please put them on the blog…

     
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