• Aloo Posto/Potato Poppy Seed Curry

    February 28, 2020mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: SHHH COOKING SECRETLY THEME: WEST BENGAL CUISINE/BENGALI CUISINE Like many other Indian states, West Bengal cuisine is a popular cuisine all over India. Think of Bengali Cuisine and Rasmalai, Rasgulla comes to ones  mind. Who can resist those sweet succulent juicy paneer balls? However there is so much more to Bengali Cuisine that those two…

     
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  • Papdi and Zucchini Shaak/Hyacinth Beans and Zucchini Sabji

    July 4, 2019mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: A- Z RECIPE CHALLENGE THEME : A DISH BEGINNING WITH THE LETTER H What is the A- Z Challenge? Well, we’re a Facebook group and every alternate month the participants make a dish with the  relevant letter. The group was started in May 2018 by Jolly Makkar and Vidya Narayan. For the month of July…

     
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  • Mini Garlic and Chilli Pull Apart Bread

    June 20, 2016mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIES_ REDOING OLD POSTS #24 For this event, Foodies_Redoing Old Posts my 24th re done recipe is MINI GARLIC AND CHILLI PULL APART BREAD. What is the group Foodies _Redoing Old Posts all about? Updating posts with better photos or better write up or both is  what the group Foodies_Redoing Old Posts started by…

     
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  • Methi Bateta nu Shaak/ Fenugreek Potato Vegetable)

    November 20, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Weather in Mombasa  Once again the hot season has begun with a vengeance. It has become extremely hot and humid in Mombasa. Every time I go to my favourite green grocer shop, the owner complains about vegetables and fruits not reaching Mombasa on time because of the traffic on the Mombasa Nairobi Highway. Not much…

     
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  • savaa ni bhaji (dill and lentils)

    August 25, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Prina my niece, loves savaa ni bhaji with rotli and so does her dada. Savaa, suva or dill leaves are prepared as a vegetable in India either with lentils or potatoes. It is a herb but grows in abundance in India during the rainy season and winter season. Big fat bunches sometimes sell for just…

     
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  • Chori Turia nu Shaak

    August 19, 2012mayurisjikoni

    EVENT:  FOODIE’S REDOING OLD POSTS #13 What is Chori Turia Nu Shaak? A simple vegetable side dish or sabji is called shaak in Gujarati. Its usually enjoyed with some rotli or paratha along with a dal and some rice. A typical daily Gujarati meal at my home is one or two shaak, dal or kadhi,…

     
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  • Bhinda Nu Shaak /Stir Fried Okra

    August 6, 2012mayurisjikoni

    What is Bhinda? Bhinda is the Gujarati name for lady fingers, okra, or as more popularly known as bhindi in Hindi, Bendekayi in Kannada, Dhenras in Bengali, Vendai in Tamil. Popularly used in the Caribbean to make gumbo, its prepared in different ways in India. Bhinda or Okra is a very popular vegetable in India…

     
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  • Banana Cucumber Raita

    June 19, 2012mayurisjikoni

    What is a Raita? Raita is a yogurt based dish which is usually served as an accompaniment to a main dish. Raita are usually made using vegetables like bottle gourd, radish, cucumber, beetroot and fruits like banana, pomegranate, grapes, pineapple, etc. However that does not mean a raita is limited to those ingredients. These days…

     
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  • Stir Fried Cauliflower and Potato/ Phool Kobi ane Bateta nu Shaak

    May 1, 2012mayurisjikoni

    What is Cauliflower? Did you know that the name cauliflower originates from the Italian name cavolfiore which means cabbage flower? Belonging to the species Brassica Oleracea, only the head or what is sometimes referred to as the curd (as it looks similar to curd cheese) is eaten. By the way, did you know that cauliflower…

     
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