• Tofu Salad

    March 2, 2014mayurisjikoni

    Updated Post: 08/05/2020 What is Tofu? Tofu is prepared from coagulated soy milk.  The coagulated white solid mass is pressed much like any cheese or paneer to remove excess water. Depending on the process, tofu can be firm, soft or silken.  It is believed that Tofu originates from China. It was accidentally discovered about 2000 years ago by a Chinese cook. He mixed a batch of fresh soy milk with nigari. Nigari is what is left when salt is removed from seaweeds. Nigari is used to coagulate soy milk as it helps to solidify the tofu and keep it firm. Also known as bean curd, some believe that tofu is not good for health while there are some who swear by it as a rich…

     
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  • Mexican Rice

    June 10, 2012mayurisjikoni

    What is Mexican Rice? As such traditional Mexican Cuisine didn’t feature rice on their menu. Corn was the staple at that time till the Spanish Colonizers introduced rice in Mexico around the 1520s. It was prepared in a similar way to the Spanish Rice but instead of saffron, cumin and red chili was used. Thus the main difference in the rice is the colour, while Spanish rice is yellow, Mexican rice is orange reddish. These days Mexican rice is served as a side dish with tacos, enchiladas, quesadilla, chili con carne, as stuffing for burritos, etc. Main ingredients for a Mexican rice are onion, garlic and tomatoes. Memories….. So when was the first time I ever tasted Mexican Rice? Well, when I was around 16…

     
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