Pico de Gallo

Made with fresh tomato and onions, Pico de Gallo is a Mexican salad served along side tortilla chips or as a topping for burgrers, tacos, nachos etc.

Pico de Gallo Recipe | Mexican Salsa Fresca | Fresh Onion Tomato Salsa | Foodomania.com

With Cinco de Mayo round the corner, lots of Mexican recipes are popping up on the internet. While nothing beats my love for Indian food, I do enjoy the fresh flavors of the Mexican cuisine too.

Pico de Gallo is one of the easiest salads you’ll ever make. Simply put, it is an onion and tomato salad spruced up with lemon, garlic and coriander. It tastes great as is, or with tortilla chips (or any chips, to be honest!), on tacos, burgers, bruschetta, enchilada, quesadillas, nachos, fajitas etc.

Don’t think of this as a strict “recipe” you have to follow. Play with the flavors to make something suitable to your taste.    Continue reading

100+ Cinco de Mayo Recipes

Get inspiration and ideas for over 100+ Cinco de Mayo Recipes here! | Only Vegetarian or Vegan Mexican & Spanish Recipes listed in this Roundup! 🙂
Get ideas & inspirations for over 100 Cinco de Mayo Recipes Roundup | Tasty Vegetarian & Vegan Cinco de Mayo Recipes | Great ideas for a Cinco de Mayo Party | What to make for Cinco de Mayo | Vegetarian Mexican Party recipe ideas | Foodomania.com | list compiled by Kavitha Ramaswamy

Reposting this one from 2014. Enjoy!

Cinco de Mayo is a celebrated on the 5th of May by Mexican communities in Mexico and USA to commemorate the Mexican victory over the French in the Battle of Puebla in 1862. I believe the phrase “Cinco de Mayo” actually means “Fifth of May” in Spanish. It is a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride.

Food of course is the pride of every culture. And the popularity that Mexican food has gained all over the world is commendable. Tortilla chips or Nachos or Tacos are words that have become interchangeable with Mexican Food. There is of course so much more to Mexican cuisine that just these few dishes.

And so, I’ve put together a list of over 100 Cinco de Mayo recipes consisting of ideas for nachos, tacos, fajita, enchilada, quesadilla, churros, salsa, tortilla chips, chocoflan and much much more! And of course – they are Vegetarian or Vegan recipes only!  Continue reading

Milagai Podi

A blend of lentil, chilli & spices, this Milagai podi is eaten as a condiment with many Indian dishes.

Milagai Podi Recipe | South Indian Molaga Podi (Lentil Chilli Powder / Idli Chutney Powder) | Foodomania.com

Milagai Podi is a spice blend made with lentils and chilli. It is mixed with oil and eaten as a condiment to various Indian dishes… typically south Indian dishes such as Idli, Dosa and more. It is even used as a dip to be eaten with chips by some people.

Milagai (or as some people like to call it Molaga) is a Tamil word for Chili. This literally translates to chili powder. But it isn’t exactly just powdered chili. There are blends of lentils and seeds to give it additional flavor. You can make this and store it for a long time. It comes in very handly when you’re short of time and cannot make chutneys as side dishes. Just add a splash of sesame oil (or coconut oil or water) to some of the powder and you have a fabulous dip ready!

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