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  • 71. mango orange smoothie

    May 31, 2012mayurisjikoni
     

      Orange and slushy 2 years ago when our club, Lions Club of Mombasa Bahari had a medical camp in Malindi, the non medical members went to a school in Watamu for a social activity. After handing over the goods and spending time with the girls, we decided to go to Watamu town. Its lunch…

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  • 70. red chora curry (cowpea curry)

    May 31, 2012mayurisjikoni
     

      creamy and yummy Cowpeas or chora/choli as its called in gujarati are grown in Asia, Africa and US. The variety of cowpeas are many. Right from the black eyed cowpea to the brown kidney shaped variety. For this recipe I have used the brown or deep red  variety which is commonly grown in Kenya.…

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  • 69. dahi vadas

    May 29, 2012mayurisjikoni
     

       Cool, yogurt snack  I can’t remember my mum ever making dahi vadas at home. We usually had them when there were big community lunches or dinners mainly for weddings or we would have them at the famous Supreme Hotel. I learnt how to make dahi vadas from Nunu after my marriage. I remember when…

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  • 68. broccoli salad

    May 29, 2012mayurisjikoni
     

      crunchy green emeralds    Rainy season means loads of fresh crispy vegetables. Thats what exactly hit me when I entered the famous Mombasa Vegetable market this week. Just couldn’t make up my mind as to what to buy. Wanted to buy the whole market. The deep green fresh broccoli kept on beckoning me to…

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  • 67. mango avocado and bean salad

    May 25, 2012mayurisjikoni
     

      Very tropical   The temperatures are soaring, its just too hot to have heavy meals. I just want to make a quick salad and be out of the kitchen in a jiffy. For today’s salad, I mixed avocado, mango with beans. You would think that avocado and mango would be a weird combination but when…

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  • kadhi

    May 25, 2012mayurisjikoni
     

      Kadhi is a regular feature for lunch or dinner in most Gujarati homes. Kadhi is usually made to accompany a rice dish, be it plain rice, pilau or even biryani. Yes, some Gujaratis need kadhi with biryani. The type of kadhi  will vary from area to area. But as the saying goes, no one…

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  • 65. Vrindavan khichdi

    May 25, 2012mayurisjikoni
     

      all in one meal Every time dada would go to Vrindavan, he couldn’t stop praising the khichdi that was served there,everyday to the devotees as breakfast. I use to think what is so special about the khichdi. Like other temples it must be just plain rice and moong khichdi. I realised the difference when…

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  • 64. avocado, tomato and feta salad

    May 24, 2012mayurisjikoni
     

         It’s Feta Cheese Time               Feta cheese is a Greek cheese usually made from sheep or goats’ milk. It is then brined or pickled to give the salty, tangy taste and crumbly consistency. Modern commercially made feta is made from cow’s milk. However Greece and Bulgaria still prepare…

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  • 63. dangella

    May 24, 2012mayurisjikoni
     

      gujarati style uttapams   Gujarati snacks are unique. There are so many snacks or nashta as its called that I don’t think any other state has that many. Dhokras, fafdas, handvo, muthia, mathia, ganthia, kakras, dhebras, theplas, the list is endless. There is definitely more to Gujaratis than just dhokras. I love gujarati snacks.…

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  • 62. spinach rice

    May 24, 2012mayurisjikoni
     

      Popeye’s spinach This is one more recipe I learnt from my kaki. She use to make this rice quite often. Don’t know if she makes it anymore. Perhaps her way of getting the kids to eat spinach was to lace it up with everyones favourite…. cheese. After I got married I use to make…

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