• 732. Santula – Odia Style Mixed Vegetable Curry

    December 11, 2017mayurisjikoni

    Those Tiny Spices Make All The Difference It’s really amazing how addition of small amounts of spices can make a dish taste so different. Every Indian household has it own spice (masala) box or dabba (tin) which we use for our everyday cooking. Some spices like turmeric powder and red chili powder will be standard in any spice box. The variations come with the other spices. Don’t get me wrong, all the spices are used all over India but in some cuisine some spices are used in a larger quantity than others. My spice box has the typical  spices that will be found in the masala dabba of most Gujaratis. Mustard seeds(rai), Cumin seeds (jeeru), fenugreek seeds (methi), carom seeds (ajmo), turmeric powder (hardar), red…

     
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  • 730. Pumpkin Banana Bread Muffins

    November 30, 2017mayurisjikoni

    Food Blogger Recipe Swap -November Partner :Luca – Simply Delish Eats    Its my first time to post a recipe for the Food Blogger Recipe Swap. I’ve always been interested in trying out recipes from other bloggers blogs. I wanted to join the Secret Recipe  Club but it shut down. I came across this group by chance and requested Amber Dawn who blogs at Simply Made recipes to enroll me as a member. My first post and I’m a bit late but then better late than never. The other participants posted their recipes before Thanksgiving Day.     How does this group work? Well, its quite simple. Every month (except during holiday time), Amber will ask who would like to participate in the event for that particular month. We add…

     
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  • 728. Pumpkin Spice Latte

    November 27, 2017mayurisjikoni

    COLD DAYS = SPICY DRINKS      Bangalore cannot make up its mind weather wise. Its cold sometimes and hot over days. We are in the winter month and its not as cold as it used to get some years back. However, I’m not really complaining as I’m enjoying the weather. Yesterday was one of those chilly days and just the right time to have a hot comforting drink. Usually a hot cup of spicy tea does the trick. However, I made Pumpkin Spice Latte to ward off the cold. A hot drink cupped in our hands and watching a ‘girlie movie’ was a Sunday well spent.    The coldest weather I’ve ever experienced is 0°C in Chandigarh and at Lake Louise, Alberta. Both experiences were totally…

     
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  • 587. Italian Pumpkin Bread (Pane di Zucca)#Breadbakers

    September 13, 2016mayurisjikoni

     Italian Pumpkin Bread/ Pane di Zucca#Breadbakers I love these monthly themes that we have in our Bread Bakers group. For the month of September Kylee of Kylee Cooks suggested we bake with pumpkin or pumpkin spices or both. I nearly skipped this round as I have already baked quick pumpkin breads and pumpkin muffins. Pumpkin pancakes didn’t sound that interesting. Then I came across this interesting yeast bread on Chef Bikeski’s website. Fell in love with the lovely sunshine coloured bread. Baked 2 small loaves of this bread. Gave one as a present to a family friend and the other one we enjoyed it toasted with some butter, cheese and soup. Semolina adds an extra crunch to the bread. Eating the bread without toasting makes…

     
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  • 534.Spiced Pumpkin Bread Rolls

    December 2, 2015mayurisjikoni

    Thanksgiving I know Thanksgiving Day is over and my post is really late. I had a problem with my computer, still have a few issues but at least its working. Aparna the host for We Knead to Bake challenged us to bake these very cute and yummy pumpkin rolls. Before I share the recipe for these spicy rolls, I want to share with you what is Thanksgiving Day. I too didn’t know why the Americans and Canadians celebrate this day. For US Thanksgiving usually falls on the fourth Thursday of November. This year it was on the 26th of November. Whenever you look at pictures or cards, they usually show autumn leaves, pumpkins, turkeys, corn, cranberries etc.Thanksgiving Day usually means a family lunch or dinner…

     
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  • 526. spicy pumpkin yeast bread

    October 13, 2015mayurisjikoni

    Spicy Pumpkin Yeast Bread #Bread Bakers still learning Do you write down everything in a diary to remind you what has to be done on which day? Do you still belong to the old school where its written and not on your mobile? I am, as I really cannot trust technology 100%. What if my mobile gets stolen, or its not charged or refuses to work for some odd reason. Well jotting down the date to post last month bread was written in my diary. I had baked the bread before leaving for London. Just didn’t get time to write the post and thought amidst all the wedding preparation I will be able to get away and blog for a while. I was mistaken. As…

     
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  • 366.Roasted pumpkin and salsa soup

    February 7, 2014mayurisjikoni

    your dose of Vitamin A Did you know that pumpkin is full of Vitamin A and potassium? Its low on fat, sodium and full of fiber.It belongs to the gourd family and is not really considered a vegetable. Pumpkins are widely used in USA and Canada during Halloween and Thanks giving day. Pumpkins are harvested in October and used for making breads, desserts, side dishes, cakes, muffins, soup etc. The list is endless. During my visit to Canada last fall, we saw numerous pumpkins placed outside on the porch, on window sills and in the garden. The sizes ranged from tiny ones to gigantic ones all carved with candles in them. Its a beautiful sight in the evenings. I had the opportunity to have pumpkin…

     
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  • 246. pumpkin shaak or sabji

    March 27, 2013mayurisjikoni

    Happy Holi   I got up early today as I wanted to make the batter for malpua. Many communities in India prepare gujiyas on Holi but Gujaratis prefer to make them for Diwali. I decided to make some malpua. I did not manage to get some khoya or mawa so I googled for alternatives. I came across some malpuas made with mashed banana. I thought that the recipe would be good as it meant less sugar. So, as required I let the batter rest for 4 to 5 hours before attempting the task of frying the malpuas. Unfortunately, they were a disaster. The batter kept on sticking to the bottom of the pan and refused to come up. Instead of wasting oil, I just stopped…

     
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