• Baked Veggie Empanadas

    June 14, 2013mayurisjikoni

    Baked Veggie Empanadas Baked Veggie Empanadas, made using a wholewheat pastry with a filling of fresh red beans, potato and corn. Serve as a snack or as a meal with a salad and homemade Tomato Salsa. What are Empanadas? Empanada is one and several are empanadas. They are stuffed pastry or bread which are either fried or baked. Originally from Portugal, empanadas are made in several South American countries. The filling varies from region to region. Generally beef is the choice, but these days its easy to find chicken, fish, other meat, vegetables filled empanadas. Also sometimes a sweet filling is used like apples, cream cheese, jam, pumpkin, etc. Interestingly, they are similar to the Italian Calzone, but are smaller in size. Also yeast is…

     
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  • Potato Salad With Dill

    September 13, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Recipe: Potato Salad With Dill Mention Potato Salad to my hubby and only one type comes to his mind, the creamy potato salad with dill. Whenever I buy baby potatoes to try out a new dish, he will insist that I make his potato salad. The first time I made it for a dinner party, I used fresh cream. Though it tasted really good, by the time we served it, it had become like a big clumpy thick mass. Next time I made it, I added thick plain yogurt. That worked well. Slowly the cream got replaced totally by thick yogurt. Do we miss the fresh cream in it? Not at all. Fresh or Dried Dill While most herbs can be interchangeable for a dish,…

     
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  • Apple Crisp

    August 25, 2012mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIES_ REDOING OLD POSTS #33 Updated on 04/09/2020 Apple Crisp is one of my favorite desserts to make whenever I have guests over. Not only is it an easy dessert to make, but a versatile one as other fruits too can be added with apple. My old photo for the recipe was hazy and appeared un appetizing. Now it looks different. The group Foodies _ Redoing Old Posts, allows me to redo my old post, of which I have a large number. Breathing new life into them with new photos and better write up is what I like.  Its a bi monthly group, where members redo old posts and share on Facebook. That way we are able to get some bloggers’ love towards our…

     
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  • Sourdough Calzone

    July 19, 2012mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIES_ REDOING OLD POSTS #31 Updated on 07/08/2020 I must admit that when I first made calzone at home it was as flat as a pancake. Though the taste was amazing, the single click and how a calzone should look was just off scale…completely off scale. Amazing, how over years we tend to learn how to hone our techniques and methods. Admittedly, for this post I’ve not only changed the photo but altered the recipe as for sure this is much better than the old one. The recipe change is that I’ve used sourdough to make Sourdough Calzone. If it were not for the group Foodies _ Redoing Old Posts, this post may never have got a breath of fresh air and new look.…

     
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  • Vegetable Baked Pasta

    July 18, 2012mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIES_ REDOING OLD POSTS #45 RECIPE:VEGETABLE BAKED PASTA Vegetable Baked Pasta Vegetable Baked Pasta loaded with vegetables,is cheesy, creamy and simply irresistible. It is totally comfort food for my family. In fact I prepare Vegetable Baked Pasta every fortnight. The vegetables vary but the sauces remain the same. What Vegetables To Use For Vegetable Baked Pasta Usually I use peas, carrot, French Beans and sweet corn. Sometimes, I add zucchini, broccoli, mushrooms, sweet pepper, green capsicum, etc. It all depends on what I have at hand. Feel free to add vegetables of your choice. I use fresh vegetables but you can use frozen ones too. Homemade Tomato Sauce I prefer making the pasta sauce at home. I use fresh tomatoes. However, you can use either…

     
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  • Mango Mousse

    June 26, 2012mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIES_ REDOING OLD POSTS #48 RECIPE: MANGO MOUSSE What is a Mousse? I love making mango mousse whenever mangoes are in season. So what is a mousse? A mousse can be sweet or savory. Its soft food whereby air bubbles gives it a light and airy texture or can be creamy and fluffy. It all depends on the ingredients used. While I’ve not tasted any savory mousse so far but enjoy the sweet ones. Basic Components of Mousse The Base – using fruit puree, chocolate, cheese, yogurt, meat or fish. The Binder – the binder can be whisked egg white, gelatin, agar agar or chia seeds. The Aerator – usually whipped cream or egg whites are used. The Flavoring – spices, herbs, extracts, seasoning,…

     
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  • Vatidar Na Bhajia/ Dal Bhajia

    June 17, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Event: Father’s Day Recipe: Vatidar Na Bhajia/ Dal Bhajia What is Vatidar Na Bhajia/ Dal Bhajia? Well, first of all vatidar means ground dal or dar. Dal is the Hindi word for pulses and dar is the Gujarati word. Bhajia are fritters, deep fried in oil. Vatidar na Bhajia is basically bhajia or fritters made from coarsely ground dals or pulses. Vatidar Na Bhajia/ Dal Bhajia is a Coastal Speciality A visit to Mombasa is not complete if you have not had the famous vatidar na bhajia. Every coffee shop, fast food restaurant will serve these famous bhajias. In the evenings, women sit at corners or near their home preparing these hot snacks for hungry passersby. During our visit to Mombasa, a visit to the…

     
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  • Pasta with Spinach Sauce

    June 10, 2012mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIES_ REDOING OLD POSTS #30 Updated on 24/07/2020 I have so many old posts that need a new look. How many times I must have prepared this easy pasta with spinach sauce but did not remember to take better clicks. Eventually,  when I made it day before yesterday, remembered to take better photos. The recipe remains the same. By joining the  group The Foodies_Redoing Old Posts, I get the opportunity to redo old recipes. Memories Besides vaghareli rotli, my brother loves pasta. Ask him any time whether he will have pasta and he will not refuse. If made with cream, white sauce and loaded with cheese, all the more better. While I was visiting the family in UK, my brother asked me to make…

     
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  • Fresh Pineapple Salsa

    May 16, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Fresh Pineapple Salsa Fresh Pineapple Salsa is a delicious combination of sweet and tangy ingredients with a bit of spiciness. Can be served with any Mexican Dish, as a starter with chips or simply enjoy it on its own as a salad. What is a Salsa? Technically, a salsa is a sauce made with cooked ingredients, the most common being tomato, onion, cilantro, chilis and lemon juice. Salsa Fresca is a fresh sauce. No cooking takes place for the Salsa Fresca. The ingredients are chopped and mixed together. Usually enjoyed with some tortilla chips or on its own as a starter or a salad. This Pineapple Salsa is actually a Salsa Fresca. Memories  I’ve got to thank my daughter for this recipe. I’d barely begun…

     
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  • Baked Broccoli

    March 10, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Baked Broccoli Baked cauliflower is a popular dish, but have you tried baked broccoli? I really don’t like steamed or boiled broccoli on its own. So the best way I like enjoying this vegetable is baking it with some sauce, cheese and sometimes adding other veggies like cauliflower, corn or mushrooms.Baked Broccoli makes a delightful dinner option, served with a salad on the side and home baked bread. Broccoli belongs to the cruciferous family i.e. in the same family as cauliflower, cabbage, mustard leaves, kale.   Health Benefits of Broccoli   Broccoli contains twice the  amount of Vitamin C compared to an orange. Rich in selenium, a mineral that has found to have anti cancer and anti viral properties. It is a rich source of…

     
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