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  • 82. Mexican rice

    June 10, 2012mayurisjikoni
     

      Vegetables and more vegetables I have never had authentic Mexican rice, but have been cooking this one for years. Its an adaptation of a Tarla Dalal recipe. I find its a meal on its own as its loaded with vegetables. Serve it with potato crisps or nachos to add a bit of crunch. Instead…

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  • 81. banana watermelon smoothie

    June 8, 2012mayurisjikoni
     

      pinky red Watermelon and banana are poles apart in consistency but together make a great healthy drink. A very cooling treat on a hot day. I had some frozen banana in the freezer so instead of just plain watermelon juice I decided to make something different. Before you liquidize the watermelon, remove as many…

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  • 80. mum’s soup

    June 8, 2012mayurisjikoni
     

      very simple      Nairobi Show for many years was a big event for our family. Every year we would have a stall there displaying the huge train layout and selling mainly toys and hobby stuff like trains, balsam wood, airplane kits,scalextric, meccano, playpex etc. During this time, whoever looked after the stall could…

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  • 79. gulab jamun

    June 8, 2012mayurisjikoni
     

      spongy, sweet and evil  Gulab jamuns are sweet doughnut like balls floating in a sweet syrup. Gulab means rose and jamun is a fruit in India. The syrup is flavoured with rose water, kewra or saffron. It is said that the dessert gulab jamun originates from Afghanistan. However it is a  common dessert or…

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  • 78. dal dokhri

    June 6, 2012mayurisjikoni
     

      So very much gujju Dal dokhri is a common dish in most gujarati homes. The variations are endless. My Shardafoi would make it using papdi, lilva, tuvar, guvar, etc etc. My mum made our favourite which was with peas. She usually made this for dinner as a light meal. When I got married and…

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  • 77. carrot soup

    June 5, 2012mayurisjikoni
     

      a hot creamy orangy treat I don’t know how I landed up with so many carrots in the fridge. So to use them up I did have a few options, carrot muffins, carrot halwa but that would not take care of my dinner dilemma. Suddenly a light bulb lit up and hey presto, dinner…

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  • 76.kenyan and western influence

    June 5, 2012mayurisjikoni
     

       Kenyan and western influence Collard or sukumawiki as we know it in Kenya is in abundance at the moment because of the rains. At this time the kale is not too hard and is very green. I have come across a lot of kale salad recipes but before I tried them out I tried…

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  • 75. earthy brown delights

    June 5, 2012mayurisjikoni
     

      Most people love potatoes whether they are fried, boiled or roasted. I love roasted potatoes and they make a great side dish to accompany a pasta dish or pizzas or in place of a salad. Just a few pieces of potatoes and your stomach is full. If I don’t get baby potatoes then I…

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  • 74. Eggless coleslaw

    June 1, 2012mayurisjikoni
     

      Niku’s idea Coleslaw is such a basic salad, widely served with burgers, baked potatoes, chips or french fries, in sandwiches and so many other things. Unfortunately all those who don’t eat eggs cannot really have it as it has mayonnaise. I make my coleslaw at home without the mayonnaise. Once when I made the…

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  • 73. biscuit pudding

    June 1, 2012mayurisjikoni
     

      a dessert to die for   Biscuit pudding has been a family favourite ever since I got married and entered the V.V.Patel household. Nunu taught me how to make the pudding. She learnt it from a demonstration given at the Friends Club. Its a very simple but rich pudding. Not for people who don’t like…

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