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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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  • chocolate pistachio fudge

    May 20, 2012mayurisjikoni
     

      What is Chocolate Pistachio Fudge? A fudge is a crumbly or chewy sweet made from sugar, milk or cream and butter. They are mixed and cooked over low heat, stirring it all the time till it thickens to a soft ball consistency. When you add chocolate to it is called a chocolate fudge. Chocolate…

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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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