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  • 56. pasta salad

    May 19, 2012mayurisjikoni
     

      colourful medley   There are many versions of pasta salad. Adding vegetables, fruits,meat, fish, different dressings. The number of versions you can make are endless. Its just a matter of letting your imagination run wild. Mine runs wild only when I go shopping at the stores in London as the availability of ingredients are…

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  • 55. eggless pancakes

    May 19, 2012mayurisjikoni
     

       fluffy treats in the morning   The first time ever I had pancakes was when we went to Florida with my family and friends. IHOP is the place where we gorged on those fluffy buttery delights. The non vegetarians were served pancakes with bacon and sausages. The quantity was humungous. That was probably our 3…

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  • 54. red tangy sauce

    May 19, 2012mayurisjikoni
     

      Strawberries feature a lot in desserts. Whole, cut or pureed. The taste of strawberries can range from sweetness to slightly acidic. Orginally grown only in Europe, nowadays strawberries are grown all over the world. Strawberries are an excellent source of Vitamin C. It also contains Vitamin B complex, Vitamin A and minerals like potassium,…

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  • 53. moriyo khichdi

    May 18, 2012mayurisjikoni
     

      Grass seeds Moriyo, samo or shama millet is used widely to prepare fasting food. It is used to make kheer, khichdi, dokhras, upma, handvo. The uses are endless. I usually make  khichdi as we can have it with potato curry. Moriyo is the seed of a grass called echinochloa colonum. Its grown like rice…

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  • 52. sabudana khichdi

    May 18, 2012mayurisjikoni
     

      Pearly drops of starch  Sabudana, pearl sago or tapioca are widely used in India for preparation of fasting food. Sabudana is the starch extracted from cassava. The starch is commercially prepared into a powder or flour form,coarse flakes or pearly balls. Before using any form it has to be soaked in water to rehydrate…

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  • 51. wholewheat buns

    May 16, 2012mayurisjikoni
     

      amazing aroma    I love baking bread. There is nothing more welcoming and comforting than the smell of freshly baked bread. I remember passing Oven Door in Westlands and could smell baked bread for miles. Well not miles but I would always want to pass by it to get the aroma of bread baking.…

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  • 50. pineapple salsa

    May 16, 2012mayurisjikoni
     

      Thank you Nami    2 weeks ago my daughter Nami sent me a recipe for pineapple salsa. As soon as I got some sweet fresh pineapple, I had to try out the recipe. It turned out very well, though I had to make a slight change from the original recipe sent to me from…

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  • 49. strawberry frozen yogurt

    May 16, 2012mayurisjikoni
     

      happy birthday Rishi I love strawberries but they are very difficult to find in Mombasa. I remember the days when big juicy strawberries were available in the shops and markets on a very regular basis. At that time my favourite and very easy dessert to prepare was strawberries with fresh cream. 2 days ago…

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  • 48. Mum’s buitoni

    May 16, 2012mayurisjikoni
     

      Mother’s day         My mum didn’t know how to make pasta at all. She probably had never heard of pasta, spaghetti, etc when she was growing up in the village of Koyali near Vadodara. But how she managed to make this pasta dish for us still baffles me. I remember reading…

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  • 47. eggless carrot muffins

    May 14, 2012mayurisjikoni
     

      happy birthday Daxa Yesterday was my best friend’s birthday. Usually I bake something to give her as a present as she doesn’t bake much. So obviously this year was no different. So with all the ingredients ready I was on a mission to bake some eggless carrot muffins.I had got the recipe from a…

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