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  • 46. corn curry or shaak

    May 14, 2012mayurisjikoni
     

      tender yellow pearls Rains mean fresh corn. Yellow or white they are both very tender, milky and taste very nice during the rainy season. Roasted, boiled or in a curry form. Call it anything you like, corn, maize, sweetcorn, makai, bhuta. Corn is rich in carbohydrates,dietary fibres, thiamin and folates. Low in sodium and saturated…

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  • 45. aloo paratha

    May 12, 2012mayurisjikoni
     

      potatoes are kaka’s favourite    My kaka (uncle) loves potatoes, be it in the form of shaak, baked, fried, or as aloo parathas or bateta vada. As long as potatoes are the main ingredient. I don’t blame him. Potato is such a versatile vegetable that many dishes can be created from it. I know…

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  • 44. apple carrot salad

    May 12, 2012mayurisjikoni
     

      crunch, crunch, crunch   If my dedicated followers have been thinking why I have not posted any new salad recipes then its just because some of the ingredients are really difficult to get in Mombasa. The rains in Kenya have destroyed a lot of crops. The carrots available at the moment are really fresh,…

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  • 43. wholewheat banana muffins

    May 12, 2012mayurisjikoni
     

      happy birthday Lekha        When I was staying in Bangalore with my daughter Nami, I have baked a number of cakes and muffins for her friends either for special occasions or just as a treat. Mostly the request would be for chocolate based cakes or muffins and nothing else. While most people…

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  • Kenyan Style Biscuits/Rolled Biscuits

    May 11, 2012mayurisjikoni
     

      What are Kenyan Style Biscuits? How these homemade biscuits got the name Kenyan Style Biscuits or Kenyan Biscuits, I have no idea. The only thing I know is that most Asian homes in the 50s to 70s era made them. Most common flavour was from the cardamom powder added some made ginger flavored ones.…

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  • Banana Cinnamon Frozen Yogurt

    May 11, 2012mayurisjikoni
     

      EVENT: FOODIES_ REDOING OLD POSTS #22 For this event, Foodies_Redoing Old Posts my 22nd recipe is an easy cold treat, Banana Cinnamon Frozen Yogurt. Hot Weather in Mombasa Generally Mombasa is a hot and humid coastal city. I cannot remember when I last must have worn a sweater here. However, there are some months…

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  • 40. Spaghetti with vegetable sauce

    May 11, 2012mayurisjikoni
     

      Vegetarian ‘bolognese’ sauce All you vegetarian out there, have you ever noticed how limited your choice of a sauce with pasta gets when you go to a restaurant? When a non vegetarian orders spaghetti or any other pasta with a sauce, the sauce is rich not only with tomatoes and meat but also vegetables.…

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  • 39. mango panna

    May 9, 2012mayurisjikoni
     

      mangoes and hot season    Mango panna, aam panna or raw mango juice is a cool, refreshing drink made during the summer in India. It prevents heat exhaustion as its loaded with sugar and is rich in pectin, Vitamin B and C. Most aam panna recipes will recommend boiling the mangoes with the peel…

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  • papdi no lot (steamed rice flour dough)/khichu

    May 9, 2012mayurisjikoni
     

      A tribute to my bhabhi Sonal bhabhi, my late sister in law immediately took me under her wing from the first day I met her. Always smiling, friendly and motherly she taught and advised me whenever I needed her help. Whenever we visited Nairobi, meals were not an elaborate affair at her place. Simple but…

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  • stuffed bhindi or bharela bhinda

    May 8, 2012mayurisjikoni
     

      Updated on 13/10/2018 Ladyfingers,okra or bhindi is a very popular vegetable in India. Its cooked dry, used in sambhars, made with tomatoes or with a  gravy, depending on the type of cuisine. Gujaratis normally cook it dry. The Japanese use okra to make tempura. In Malaysia its stuffed with fish paste and in other…

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