• 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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  • 364.pasta with roasted tomato and red pepper sauce

    January 31, 2014mayurisjikoni

    any time is pasta time I love pasta in any form…. baked, with sauce, without sauce, in a soup, indian style, any shape or size. I had been waiting for an opportunity to make pasta sauce with red pepper and tomatoes. I didn’t want to make it for myself as I would still have to make another sauce for hubby dear. He is allergic to chickpeas but he thinks he is allergic to peppers. Yes any type of pepper..green, red, yellow, orange. I think he doesn’t like them. The right time to make this sauce came when I was in Bangalore and my daughter Nami requested some sort of pasta for dinner. So off  I went to buy some red pepper and tomatoes. I got…

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  • 226. roasted sweet pepper pesto

    February 12, 2013mayurisjikoni

     a different kind of pesto  Most Italian restaurants serve a basket of bread before the starters and main dish. To cater for the Indian taste buds most restaurants  have chilli oil or chillis in olive oil served with the bread. For the not so chilli taste buds they serve a dip which I have been trying figure out what it contains. Not that its a big secret but most restaurants refuse to name the ingredients let alone hand out the recipe. The first time I had the dip at La Veranda in Mombasa, it tantalized my taste buds. Some would mislead us by saying oh there are too many things that are put together, one even mentioned corn. But finally I have figured out what…

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