• Papdi and Zucchini Shaak/Hyacinth Beans and Zucchini Sabji

    July 4, 2019mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: A- Z RECIPE CHALLENGE THEME : A DISH BEGINNING WITH THE LETTER H What is the A- Z Challenge? Well, we’re a Facebook group and every alternate month the participants make a dish with the  relevant letter. The group was started in May 2018 by Jolly Makkar and Vidya Narayan. For the month of July we have to post a recipe using an ingredient that begins with H. This is one challenge where when I’m, making any new dish that’s not for any groups I’m part of then its goes straight into my draft file for later use. Before leaving for Bangalore, I had baked a Honey and Nut Cake. However, I just can’t find the photos and I don’t have time to bake another…

     
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  • 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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  • Stir Fried Vegetables with Orange Sauce

    October 15, 2018mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIEMONDAY/BLOGHOP THEME: #166 STIR FRY Stir fries are one of the easiest meals to make. Stir fry literally means cooking tender vegetables or meat,  blanched vegetables, or boiled vegetables and meat in a small quantity of oil over high heat. This results in the vegetables becoming a bit crunchy and most of the nutrients is preserved. While some vegetables are easy to stir fry some need to be blanched for a while. What is blanching? Blanching is a cooking method where vegetables or fruits are added to boiling water, allowed to cook for a short time, removed from the hot water and immediately dipped in ice cold water. The way one cuts or chops the vegetables also makes a difference. Certain fish, prawns, shrimps…

     
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  • 619. Eggless Zucchini Bread Muffins

    February 24, 2017mayurisjikoni

    Guest No.4 on the Blog   My guest this week is my charming niece Pooja. Young, energetic, caring and always smiling. Pooja loves helping people, it just comes very naturally to her. Born in Kenya, partially brought up in Kenya and then in US, she is pretty much a very down to earth sort of girl. She would come to spend her holidays in Mombasa when she was very young. She loved to be around my mother in law or me when we worked in the kitchen.It seemed that she was observing how we were preparing the food. Trips to the beach was like an ultimate dream come true for her. She simply loved the sand and the sea. I remember as a toddler she…

     
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  • 515. Chickpea flour savoury pancake

    July 23, 2015mayurisjikoni

      sweet memories   The food blogger world for is getting bigger and bigger. Getting to know more bloggers, following many regularly and commenting too. Its amazing how some recipes reminds one of their childhood. It can be a whole recipe, a method or just a single ingredient that can trigger the memory.  One such recipe I came across was zucchini pancake by Shobha of Shobha’s Food Mazaa. As I read the recipe, I immediately thought of my mum. She would make pudlas (chilas) and sweet pudlas often for dinner for the huge family. She would have two tawas on the cooker, and would spread out perfect round pudlas for all of us. My cousin would usually ask her to add an egg in his…

     
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  • 502. Pasta with butternut squash sauce

    May 9, 2015mayurisjikoni

    What not to do when travelling That’s an interesting article I read on MSN today. Sometimes we think that some things are just common sense and not worth writing about or telling others about. However, every airport has its share of people who travel wearing the most weirdest clothes, accessories or footwear. I personally like to travel in comfortable clothes so its either jeans or cotton trousers and a top or kurti with trainers or my fit flops.Depends where I am going to. Colder areas, I put on jeans and trainers. Warmer areas call for cotton trousers and fit flops. We all love to smell pleasant on a flight but its best not to wear overpowering scents. So the writer recommends comfortable clothes but no…

     
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  • 488.zucchini boats

    March 27, 2015mayurisjikoni

     Feel the Light Songs can uplift the soul, calm your mind, create a peaceful environment, bring smiles on faces, sometimes tears, transport you to a different level and make your heart beat. One such song I heard recently was Feel the Light by Jennifer Lopez. She has sung the song for the upcoming movie Home.The song is wow but what makes it even more wow is the dress she had worn for the American Idol. The 20 foot radius and 40 foot diameter long dress almost covered the whole American Idol stage. Called a projector dress it acted as a blank canvas projecting a variety of special effect lights.Watch the video to believe and at the same time enjoy the beautiful lyrics of the song…

     
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  • 150. spinach zucchini soup

    August 16, 2012mayurisjikoni

    healthy option Zucchini, baby marrow or courgettes can be cooked, eaten raw, baked, stir fried or pureed. I previously had tried just zucchini soup and it didn’t turn out that great. The end result was a pale colour soup and hardly any taste. However, next time round added a few more ingredients to make the colour and taste more appealing. The soup turned out just fine. What really beckons us to eat something besides the aroma is the colour. The eyes love what it sees and sends hunger signals to the brain. Anyway hope you like this recipe. SPINACH ZUCCHINI SOUP 4 servings 2 cups of chopped zucchini 2 cups chopped spinach ½ cup cubed potato ½ cup finely chopped  fresh coriander 2 tbsps olive…

     
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  • 136. zucchini carrot salad

    August 6, 2012mayurisjikoni

    orange and green healthiness Zucchini, baby marrow, courgettes all different names for one vegetable. Bake it, stir fry it, fry it, add it, or eat it raw.Yes, eat it raw as a salad and it tastes good. A combination of green zucchini and orange carrots is a delightful medley of colours. Use a dressing of your choice. Can mix yellow zucchini too. A healthy accompaniment to any of the main dishes you prepare.    ZUCCHINI CARROT SALAD 4 servings 1 big zucchini or 2 small ones 1 cup shredded carrot ½ tsp salt ¼ cup of finely chopped fresh coriander or mint ¼ tsp minced garlic ¼ cup finely chopped white or red onion ¼ cup mayonnaise or thick yogurt ½ tsp mustard powder pinch…

     
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  • 94. pesto mushroom pie

    June 19, 2012mayurisjikoni

    A quick dinner idea    I just love mushrooms and whenever I see a punnet at the market or the vegetable shop, I have to pick it up. What to do with them, the idea comes later but buying mushrooms is a must! So this time its an open pie, very fast and a very satisfying meal.Serve it as a snack,or for dinner or lunch with some salad. Did you know that mushrooms are rich in Vitamin D? Well, yes they are.Like humans when exposed to the sun they produce Vitamin D.They are also a good source of the B Vitamins. Mushrooms are rich in selenium which helps to boost the immune system.Mushrooms can be eaten raw or cooked.     PESTO MUSHROOM PIE Makes…

     
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