• Methi Muthia Tuvar Nu Shaak

    January 7, 2019mayurisjikoni

    EVENT:FOODIEMONDAY/BLOGHOPTHEME:#177 MAGIC OF FRESH METHI Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas holiday and a wonderful start to  the new Year. As for me, I can’t complain about the start but it hasn’t been exactly very smooth. US visa application took hours to fill, somehow they have not managed to get their online application forms user friendly like the ones for UK or Schengen visa. I so missed the easy and direct Queen’s English on the forms. For me when it says entire transaction  it means the transaction for all the applicants. But they have a different idea..pay individually! Anyway, tomorrow hubby and I will be making our to Nairobi for our visa appointment on Wednesday. I’m a bit excited, no not about entering the heavily…

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  • 701. Githeri

    September 21, 2017mayurisjikoni

    MEGA BLOGGING MARATHON -SEPT 2017   #80TH BLOGGING MARATHON   THEME: PROTEIN RICH DISHES/LENTILS DAY:18 When one mentions Kenya, marathon runners, safari and wildlife comes to ones mind. Kenya is no doubt a beautiful country. From Mountains to beaches. Mount Kenya, the 2nd tallest mountain in Africa, is a mountain climbers dream with jagged peaks. Grasslands or Savannah, pristine beaches, The Rift Valley, every part of the country there is something to see. Kenya is well known for its wildlife like lions, cheetahs, leopards, zebras, gazelles, elephants, buffaloes, hippos, giraffes, rhinos and so much more. Shrubs to baobab trees, filled with all sorts of flora and fauna. The famous song in Lion King, Hakuna Matata means no problem. Simba means lion in Kiswahili and Rafiki…

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  • 371. Kaki’s irio

    February 15, 2014mayurisjikoni

    nutritious and filling    Much of the African cuisine is not fully discovered as yet by the rest of the world. Though Kenya falls in the Savannah region, many parts of the country grow a rich variety of fruits and vegetables that provide the people of the area with their basic requirements of carbohydrates, proteins and minerals. Colonization by the British Empire and the influx of Indians and Arabs has added variety to the basic dishes prepared in many parts of Kenya. The coast is well known for using coconut milk in most of their dishes, the highlands use lots of potatoes and areas around Lake Victoria use a lot of fish and cassava. Over the years traditional methods and recipes have given way to…

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  • 325.fresh tuvar and bajri kadhi

    September 7, 2013mayurisjikoni

    I love kadhi Kadhis (yogurt curry) is made in numerous ways all over India.Some make kadhi thin, some make it thick. Some add pakoras(fritters) and some add vegetables to it. Whichever type it is I simply love kadhi with rice, parathas or rotlis. Years back when we discovered that my husband developed an allergy to chana (chickpeas), he was disappointed as he was unable to have a variety of foods. Its amazing how many things are made of chickpea flour. Initially whenever we made kadhi at home, we would make some dal for him. But obviously he missed his kadhi. One day my father in law remembered that when he was growing up in the village in India, his mum would make kadhi using millet…

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  • 288. fresh tuvar/lilva kachori

    June 17, 2013mayurisjikoni

    Happy Father’s Day Dad I wanted to blog the recipe for fresh tuvar (lilva)kachori yesterday, but could not do so because of internet problems. Yesterday was Father’s day and I made some yummy fresh tuvar (pigeon peas) kachori as my dad simply loves farsan (indian hot snacks). Tuvar is very much in season and though my dad is not in Mombasa, I still made them with him in mind. He gets the virtual ones and we get to eat the real ones. Father’s day was a bit emotional for Ajay and me. We miss dada a lot, my dad is so far away, and our kids wished Ajay, but they too are far away. Its at times like this we tend to miss our family…

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  • 233. mbaazi (pigeon pea in coconut curry)

    March 6, 2013mayurisjikoni

    Patiently waiting for the results  Kenyans are still waiting patiently for the election results. It has taken a long time and hopefully they speed up things. In the meantime, here is the recipe of mbaazi which goes well with mamri. Coconut milk is used in abundance at the coast and I love the flavour. Feel free to use the tinned variety if you cannot lay your hands on some fresh coconut.  Mbaazi is whole pigeon peas(whole tuvar, toor) cooked in coconut milk. Cooked mbaazi is available readily in the freezer section of Nakumatt, but I prefer the long method of soaking the beans and letting them cook slowly over low heat.  updated 2/11/2015         MBAAZI (PIGEON PEA IN COCONUT CURRY) 6 Servings…

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