• 18. khatta moong/ sour green gram curry

    January 30, 2012mayurisjikoni
     

      Packed with protein  Like other legumes, green lentils or moong are low in fat and high in protein and fiber, and have the added advantage of cooking quickly. Moong have a mild, often earthy flavor, and they’re best if cooked with assertive flavorings. Lentils cook more slowly if they’re combined with salt or acidic ingredients,…

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  • 17. Plum Salsa salad

    January 26, 2012mayurisjikoni
     

      Salsa or salad, you decide!    Plums, the dark red Santa Rosa variety are once again in season in Kenya. Compared to the ones I have eaten in UK, these plums are very juicy and sweet and a bit tart at the same time. The skin also tastes a bit tart. One of my…

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  • Lettuce Cups/ Lettuce Wraps

    January 25, 2012mayurisjikoni
     

      EVENT: FOODIES_ REDOING OLD POSTS #49 RECIPE: LETTUCE CUPS/ LETTUCE WRAPS What are Lettuce Cups/ Lettuce Wraps? Fresh, crunchy, sweet, just enough saltiness, tangy, a wee bit chilli, aromatic. Wondering if I am practising my adjectives? Well, you would too if you had these delicious lettuce cups/ lettuce wraps. Lettuce Cups/ Lettuce Wraps is…

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  • Mexican Salad

    January 23, 2012mayurisjikoni
     

      Recipe: Mexican Salad Mexican Salad is a great, healthy salad with flavours from Mexican staples like beans, corn, cilantro, tomato and spices. Enjoy it as a light meal. Or take it for picnics and enjoy with tortilla chips on the side. Go ahead and add some avocado if you want to. Here, I have…

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  • Plum Tart

    January 23, 2012mayurisjikoni
     

      The distance between Palatka and Mombasa cannot be travelled in a day. So Arti and Kamaleshkumar, though we missed the surprise party, we too celebrated your 25th anniversary in our own style. A special treat for a special occasion….. plum tart. We had it with a generous dollop of vanilla ice cream. Warm tart…

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  • Masala Poori/Tikhi Puri

    January 17, 2012mayurisjikoni
     

      a spicy brunch treat Special Theme: Redo Old Posts BM#78 Week 4 Day 3     Go to any typical Gujarati family for breakfast on weekends and masala puri or tikhi puri with sugary masala tea will surely be served to you. The younger Gujaratis usually do not make them that often as they prefer…

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  • Avocado Beetroot Salad

    January 15, 2012mayurisjikoni
     

      green and red, a wonderful combination      Kenya is well known for its wonderful avocados. Soft, buttery emerald green fruits packed with vitamins E and  B, mono saturated fat and rich in potassium. In India avocado is sold as butter fruit. When I was living in Bangalore, during my first visit to the…

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  • Tal Sankari/ Til Chikki

    January 15, 2012mayurisjikoni
     

      EVENT: FOODIES_ REDOING OLD POSTS #41 RECIPE: TAL SANKARI/ TIL CHIKKI Tal Sankari/ Til Chikki, a must have Indian sweet during the Makar Sankranti/ Uttarayan/ Lohri festival. Generally made during the winter season as it provides energy, is nourishing and keeps the body warm. What is Tal Sankari/ Til Chikki? Tal Sankari/ Til Chikki…

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  • Olive And Rosemary Focaccia

    January 13, 2012mayurisjikoni
     

      RECIPE: OLIVE AND ROSEMARY FOCACCIA Olive and Rosemary Focaccia is so aromatic, flavourful and the best part is, that it is so easy to make. Enjoy it on its own with some flavoured olive oil, with some soup or even you pasta dish so that you can wipe the sauce off the plate with…

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  • Spinach Masoor Dal/ Spinach Puy Lentil Curry

    January 12, 2012mayurisjikoni
     

      Spinach Masoor Dal/ Spinach Puy Lentil Curry Spinach Masoor Dal or Spinch Puy Lentil Curry is a wholesome, healthy, easy to prepare, creamy, with flavors of spinach and coconut. Best enjoyed with some plain rice or any Indian Flatbread. What is Masoor Dal or Puy Lentil? Known as whole or sabut masoor, flat lentils…

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