• Roasted Vegetables with Quinoa and Cashew Hummus

    February 25, 2019mayurisjikoni

    EVENT:FOODIEMONDAY/BLOGHOP THEME:#184 PEGAN DIET Nope, its not a spelling mistake the word is definitely PEGAN. When Veena who blogs at Veena’s Veg nation suggested the theme, I too thought that she made a spelling mistake as the nearest I could think of was vegan. She quickly clarified that it was Pegan and sent a link for us to read. Last Monday was the day when we all, except Veena of course discovered a new diet  Pegan. I think after the theme was announced most of us spent the evening reading about it and discovering what its all about. Also what followed was endless discussions and I think all of us were trying to figure out what the others are going to make, but all guarded…

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  • Grilled Cauliflower – IndoChinese Style

    August 27, 2018mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIEMONDAY/BLOGHOP THEME: #159 GRILLED RECIPES Today has been one of those crazy days when I felt that work is just not getting less! I usually have a list of things or chores mentally prepared so that I can tackle it methodically. However, it needs just one element to throw it off course… my maid! Yes, can’t do without her and at the same time just don’t want her around sometimes. I waited till 9.30 a.m. and she didn’t show up so then speed  had to be picked up as I’ve got laundry to do, to cook, wash utensils, sweep and mop. What do I hate the most? Wiping the utensils after they’ve been washed! Why is it that in places like UK, US, Australia,…

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  • 700. Cauliflower and Chickpea soup

    September 20, 2017mayurisjikoni

    MEGA BLOGGING MARATHON -SEPT 2017   #80TH BLOGGING MARATHON   THEME: PROTEIN RICH DISHES/LENTILS DAY:17     If you browse through the internet, you will be inundated with recipes with cauliflower as the main ingredient especially if one is trying to follow a vegan or paleo diet. Cauliflower rice, cauliflower pizza base, cauliflower tortillas etc etc etc. Besides cauliflower rice, I’ve yet to try my hands on the other recipes. As a kid I didn’t like cauliflower too much. I think I hated it as the overcooked version smelt awful. I don’t like to overcook it for sabjis, curries or for any dish where I’m using cauliflower. Even when I prepare soup,I just cook it enough so it remains a bit crunchy. Did you know that…

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  • 632. Chinese Cauliflower Rice

    April 6, 2017mayurisjikoni

    GUEST NO.7 ON THE BLOG         My 7th guest is my dear little sister Sapna.  Sapna is one of those type of people who does not like to take sides when two people fight. She never sided with either of us when my brother and I used to fight. She is a very dependable person and can juggle a series of chores in a jiffy. I have not spent that much time with my sister but whatever time I have spent with her is memorable. I’m so lucky to have a sister with whom I can share all my joys and sadness, distance makes no difference. She immediately will know how I will feel and I will get a comforting message from…

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  • 554.Vegetable Noodle soup

    April 25, 2016mayurisjikoni

    What is Indo Chinese? The 37th #FoodieMonday#bloghop theme is #Indo-Chinese. What is Indo-Chinese? Indo-Chinese dishes feature in most Indian restaurants that serve fast food, Indian cuisine and you will find it as street food too. Indo-Chinese is one of the most favourite cuisine for Indians. The Indo Chinese mania has spread as far as America, Europe, Australia, Africa, basically to all the the continents. Basically its Chinese food with Indian flavours and ingredients that are popularly available in India. It is nothing like the authentic Chinese food that uses bok choy, choi sum, watercress, chinese broccoli,chinese water spinach, chinese amaranth, napa cabbage, ji cai, tofu, Sichuan pepper. Indo-Chinese cuisine uses bell pepper, cabbage, corn, baby corn, carrots,cauliflower etc. Indo-Chinese cuisine uses sweet and sour sauce,…

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  • 538. Crunchy Sweet Pepper and Cauliflower Bites

    February 8, 2016mayurisjikoni

    Thinking healthy For the January Shhh Cooking Secretly challenge, my partner Veena Krishna Kumar of Veg Nation challenged me to cook with bell pepper (sweet pepper) and poppy seeds. I nearly asked her change the bell pepper. No don’t get me wrong, bell peppers are so versatile that one can make anything with them. The only reason I wanted her to change it was because hubby dear is allergic to them. Well, he doesn’t break out into a rash or anything but feels that it upsets his stomach. But I love bell pepper, so thought that I really don’t have to make something that he will like or appreciate; some day it has to be my choice too. So I decided to work with the given…

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  • 413. kadhai gobi

    July 7, 2014mayurisjikoni

    different hands, different outcome     Have you ever noticed how the same recipe prepared by different people appears totally different and yet the basic ingredients used are the same. The way my mum use to make handvo and the way I make it appears different. The way my mother in law makes so many dishes, appears different when I make it. Everyone has a special magic in their hands when it comes to cooking, it acquires your trait. Wanting to make gobi (cauliflower) in a different manner to the usual ways I make it, I had bookmarked Shweta’s recipe for kadhai gobi.  The first time I made it, somehow the yogurt just got separated from the cauliflower and the little gravy appeared watery. The second time I…

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  • 378. Masala cauliflower

    March 4, 2014mayurisjikoni

    It’s really hot again       Suddenly, the weather has taken a turn. Its become really hot. The sea breeze too, is hot and we really don’t need to switch the water geyser on as the water in the taps is warm.Coming to today’s recipe, its a vegetable or sabji. I found this recipe in an old Femina magazine that I was reading while at the hairdresser. I have reduced the amount of red chilli as my family does not eat really chilli food. I have made this sabji several times and its a winner with my husband. Its a change from the normal cauliflower potato sabji that my mum and mother in law use to make. Keeping the florets a bit big means…

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  • 140. cauliflower soup

    August 8, 2012mayurisjikoni

     white and creamy Cauliflowers are at their best at the moment. Crunchy, fresh, white and not too expensive. A good time to use in salads, palak paneer parathas or to make a soup. Healthy, easy and quick. So get your pan out and get cooking. What I love about soups is that they are filling and yet light, can add any toppings to it, serve it with breads, naan or alone, use as a starter, the options are endless. Stir fry the vegetables using butter as it adds an extra flavour to the soup. If you use a non stick pan, then you do not need too much butter. CAULIFLOWER SOUP 4 Servings 2½ cups cauliflower florets (small florets) ½ cup diced potato 1 small…

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  • 129. palak paneer parathas

    July 27, 2012mayurisjikoni

    green with envy? Not at all! Another secret way to get kids to eat spinach (palak) and cauliflower is to disguise it into a paratha. On its own, many kids don’t like spinach. That is why there are so many ways to add the spinach to the kids favourite dishes without them really making a fuss about it. These parathas are stuffed with paneer and cauliflower and most kids love paneer (cottage cheese). For this recipe I prefer to buy the ready made paneer as its not too soft. Home made one tends to be too soft for this recipe.  PALAK PANEER PARATHAS Makes 6 parathas For the dough : 2 cups wheat flour (atta) ½ tsp salt 2 tbsps oil ¾ cup spinach puree…

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