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  • Bhinda Nu Shaak /Stir Fried Okra

    August 6, 2012mayurisjikoni
     

      What is Bhinda? Bhinda is the Gujarati name for lady fingers, okra, or as more popularly known as bhindi in Hindi, Bendekayi in Kannada, Dhenras in Bengali, Vendai in Tamil. Popularly used in the Caribbean to make gumbo, its prepared in different ways in India. Bhinda or Okra is a very popular vegetable in…

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  • brown bread trifle

    August 1, 2012mayurisjikoni
     

      EVENT: FOODIE’S REDOING OLD POSTS #9 What is the advantage of this theme? Old posts just get lost in the wide wide wide web unless they are very popular. Renu who blog’s at Cook with Renu has started a Facebook Group called Foodies_ Redoing Old Posts where every two weeks we can redo our…

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  • 133. easy peasy chocolate

    August 1, 2012mayurisjikoni
     

      Happy raksha bandhan day to my dear brothers Rakshabandhan is a special day celebrated by brothers and sisters. Its that time of the year when brothers get fed sweet stuff and sisters get a present. In the olden days while tying the rakhi, sisters usually fed their brothers a piece of jaggery or sugar…

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  • Chickpea Curry/ Chana nu Shaak)

    July 28, 2012mayurisjikoni
     

      EVENT: FOODIES_ REDOING OLD POSTS #18 Get Your Protein Chana, bengal gram, Egyptian beans, garbanzo beans, chickpeas,whatever you know them as are very healthy. Nunu always says  ‘eat chana and become strong like a horse’. Red, brown or black chickpeas are suppose to be a dieter’s delight. Half a cup of these chickpeas contains…

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  • 131. whole wheat pita bread

    July 27, 2012mayurisjikoni
     

      delightful pockets I find using pita bread for a variety of stuffing very easy, filling and satisfying. Unlike normal bread slices, at least the filling does not fall off whilst eating. I love making my own pita bread as I can make them from wholewheat flour. Very easy to make and everyone can have…

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  • Mhogo Na Bhajia (Cassava Fritters)

    July 27, 2012mayurisjikoni
     

     What is Mhogo Na Bhajia? Mogo or as correctly known as Mhogo is the Kiswahili word for Cassava, Yuca or Tapioca. Bhajia is a popular snack from the Indian Sub Continent. Also known as bhajji, bhaji, bhajiya is a spicy fried fritter usually enjoyed as a snack on its own with chutney or served as…

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  • 129. palak paneer parathas

    July 27, 2012mayurisjikoni
     

      green with envy? Not at all! Another secret way to get kids to eat spinach (palak) and cauliflower is to disguise it into a paratha. On its own, many kids don’t like spinach. That is why there are so many ways to add the spinach to the kids favourite dishes without them really making…

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  • 128. tangy taste

    July 27, 2012mayurisjikoni
     

      I love olives but the only variety we get are the normal green or black bottled stuff in Mombasa. Wish we could get the huge kalamari type which I go crazy about when I go to UK. If I have been given the task of making a salad at Edgware, half the olives go…

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  • 127.mint lemon juice

    July 26, 2012mayurisjikoni
     

      anytime nimbu pani time! Hot summers and immediately lemon and mint tend to be used in abundance. Both are suppose to be coolants and quench your thirst at the same time energizing zapped energy. I love serving fresh lemon juice to my guests as opposed to the artificial juices available in the market. They…

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  • Valor shaak

    July 26, 2012mayurisjikoni
     

      There are so many varieties of beans in the world. Each has an importance in different cuisines all over the world. While most of us are familiar with the more popular beans like French beans, lima beans, kidney beans, garbanzo beans, there are so many more varieties. One such bean is the hyacinth bean…

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