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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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  • 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
     

     EVENT: FOODIE’S REDOING OLD POSTS 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 old posts and share it on the group. What’s…

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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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