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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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  • 61. pani puri

    May 21, 2012mayurisjikoni
     

        a must have during summer Pani puri is a very famous street food in India. Also known as golgappas, every nook and corner will have a pani puri stall. It is one indian snack that is very popular all over India. Years back, the puris were not available in the shops in Kenya…

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  • Vaghareli Bread/Spicy Bread Snack

    May 21, 2012mayurisjikoni
     

      Bread can be toasted, buttered, fried, made into so many things…. sandwiches, breadcrumbs, croutons etc. When my brother and sister in law visited us for the first time in Mombasa, my sister in law Arti made vaghareli bread for us as a snack. Vaghareli is the Gujarati word for tempering. Since then I use…

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  • 59. beetroot tomato soup

    May 20, 2012mayurisjikoni
     

      remembering Alsisar    This year around the 2nd week of February, my hubby had a medical conference in Jaipur. So we decided to combine his conference and my 50th birthday celebration together. We stayed at this very quaint, small haveli called Alsisar. I fell in love with the place and we were treated like…

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  • 58. kachri bateta

    May 20, 2012mayurisjikoni
     

      Street food from Mombasa  Some years ago kachri bateta was a very popular street food in Mombasa. These days we hardly see any of them around in town or at Lighthouse with their little glass covered cart. Now we find sausages and chips in these carts. Whenever we came to Mombasa for a holiday…

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  • 57. chocolate pistachio fudge

    May 20, 2012mayurisjikoni
     

      dark fantasy I had this sudden craving for chocolate. I love eating chocolate and have at least a teeny weeny piece on most days if not everyday. Dark, white or milk, chocolate is chocolate. This time I decided to make some at home instead of buying ready made bars. I have watched Nigella Lawson…

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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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