• Fruit & Nut Rice Kheer

    October 22, 2014mayurisjikoni

    FESTIVAL: DIWALI  RECIPE: FRUIT & NUT RICE KHEER What is Kheer? Kheer is a type of pudding from the Indian Sub Continent which is traditionally made from rice, milk, sugar and spices like cardamom, nutmeg, saffron and nuts. Adding spices depends from family to family or region to region. It is served for any festival,…

     
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  • Eggplant Mini Pizza

    September 24, 2014mayurisjikoni

    Eggplants and Italy During my holiday to Italy, I was a bit disappointed that the choice of food for vegetarians was very limited. All I could think of was Margherita pizzas, pasta with tomato sauce, pasta with mushrooms or cold grilled vegetables. However, mostly  it would be grilled eggplants, zucchini and pepper. No garlic or…

     
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  • Rajgira Halwa/Shiro

    July 9, 2014mayurisjikoni

    What is Devshayani Ekadashi? Once in a while Ekadashi dates confuse all the Hindus. One such Ekadashi is the Devshayani Ekadashi which was on 8th and 9th July this year. Some observed the fasting on 8th and some on the 9th. Shayani literally means sleeping. Its believed that on this Maha Ekadashi ( great eleventh),…

     
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  • Thandai Mousse

    June 10, 2014mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIES_ REDOING OLD POSTS #20 For this 20th event I’ve updated Thandai Mousse post with both better write up and photos. The recipe remains the same. What is a Mousse? In the culinary world a mousse is a light and smooth mass in which the main ingredient is cream or egg white or both.…

     
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  • Tofu Salad

    March 2, 2014mayurisjikoni

    Updated Post: 08/05/2020 What is Tofu? Tofu is prepared from coagulated soy milk.  The coagulated white solid mass is pressed much like any cheese or paneer to remove excess water. Depending on the process, tofu can be firm, soft or silken.  It is believed that Tofu originates from China. It was accidentally discovered about 2000…

     
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  • Roasted Pumpkin & Salsa Soup

    February 7, 2014mayurisjikoni

    RECIPE: ROASTED PUMPKIN & SALSA SOUP Roasted Pumpkin & Salsa Soup Did you know that roasted pumpkin is so flavorful? I find its easier to roast the pumpkin slices as its not only more tastier but its easy to peel the pumpkin. Luckily, supermarkets here sell small portions of pumpkin which is so much easier…

     
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  • Homemade Tea Masala

    September 7, 2013mayurisjikoni

    What is Homemade Tea Masala? Tea Masala which is also known as Chai or Chai spice is a mixture of spices which are ground together. Tea Masala is added to the boiling water before adding tea leaves and milk. With sugar added to the tea, Masala Tea or Chai is the most comforting drink on…

     
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  • Marble Barfi

    August 27, 2013mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIES_ REDOING OLD POSTS #10 What is the advantage of this theme? For the 10th week on Foodies_Redoing Old Posts, marble barfi got a new look.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_…

     
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  • Avocado Mushroom Pasta Salad

    August 6, 2013mayurisjikoni

    Updated Avocado Mushroom Pasta Salad post with better write up and photos. Recipe remains the same. AVOCADO MUSHROOM PASTA SALAD Avocado Mushroom Pasta Salad is one salad I can have practically everyday. The reason being its got all my three favorites well actually four.. avocado, mushroom, pasta and cheese. Whenever I make a salad that…

     
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  • Fried Mogo/ Fried Cassava

    June 28, 2013mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIES_ REDOING OLD POSTS #19 What is Mogo? Usually pronounced and spelt as Mogo by most Indians from East Africa, its actually called Mhogo (pronounced as M-hogo). Mogo, cassava, tapioca or yuca, call it what you want. A  root  tuber which originated in Paraguay and Brazil, was brought to Africa during the slave trade…

     
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