• American
  • Nutella Ice Cream

    Make eggless nutella ice cream at home without using any fancy equipment!

    Nutella Ice Cream Recipe | Eggless Frozen Treats | No Ice-cream machine needed | Foodomaia

    Hello all you Nutella lovers! This one’s for you.

    When you nail a basic ice cream recipe, you realize how much autonomy you have with culinary experimentation! As a Nutella junkie, I know how much this recipe means to me. It isn’t all that complicated, though it is time consuming. But come summer, you’ll need interesting desserts to beat the heat this one can be on your shortlist. Here’s how I make my version of a Nutella Ice Cream –  (more…)

  • American
  • Butterscotch Cake Bars

    Simple butterscotch cake bars baked from scratch.

    Eggless Butterscotch Cake Bars Recipe by Foodomania.com

    Sometimes, chocolate is not what you need to feed your soul. Yes, that happens. What about those minor cravings when you want something airy and aromatic but not chocolate? Butterscotch is perfect for those subtle cravings for something sweet. Making these cake bars practically involves dumping a bunch of easily available ingredients in a bowl, mixing into a smooth batter, pouring in a pan and baking it to spongy perfection. I don’t have step-by-step pictures for this recipe (right now). That probably gives you an idea of how I developed the recipe. One day, midnight cravings struck and I decided to see what brown sugar and flour could do. Presenting the easiest butterscotch cake bars recipe ever!    (more…)

  • Lunch & Dinner
  • South Indian Brinjal Stir Fry

    Simple brinjal stir fry cooked with onions to have as a side to South Indian rice dishes.

    Brinjal Stir Fry with Onions Recipe | South Indian Side Dishes | Foodomania.com

    Many people I know despise brinjal (or eggplant). I don’t really get it. I particularly love this version of a brinjal stir fry because it pairs up really well with rice and sambar / rasam / curd. Of course, if you’re a fan of mildly spiced vegetables with a south Indian spin on flavors, then you could eat this with pretty much anything else (bread / roti / rice etc.)

    Prepping the brinjal / eggplant is easy. Make sure you use fresh produce, as that is the best possible way to avoid bitter eggplants. There is really no other universal way of knowing if your eggplants are bitter or not. The older an eggplant gets, meaning the more time that’s passed since harvesting, the more bitter it becomes. Another trick I’ve found works is to soak the sliced pieces in warm salted water for 10-15 minutes.    (more…)

  • American
  • Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Crunchy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies for a healthier alternative!

    Homemade eggless Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe by Foodomania.com

    Adding oats to a regular cookie dough recipe is a great way to add fiber into your otherwise refined sweet treat. Not claiming this is a super healthy dessert, but a if you must have a chocolate chip cookie, might as well go for the one with oats in it, right? These cookies are just as delicious as a regular cookie. Adding oats makes them a little denser and crunchier.
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  • American
  • Molten Chocolate Lava Cake

    Eggless Molten Chocolate Lava Cake to celebrate the 4 year anniversary of Foodomania.com!

    Eggless Molten Chocolate Lava Cake Recipe | Quick & Easy Desserts | Lava Cake | Molten Chocolate Cake written by Kavitha of Foodomania.com

    Molten Chocolate Lava Cake is one of my favorite desserts. I thought it would be apt to post something special today, for it is the 4th anniversary of Foodomania. Yep, I officially launched this website on August 1st, 2012. In the past 4 years, I’ve been able to post 500+ recipes with step by step pictures, build a community of food lovers and see my blog grow into a mildly popular food brand. I am grateful to have found a hobby that I’m so passionate about and that lets me be creative.

    This recipe for Molten Chocolate Lava Cake is eggless – obviously – and simple. Eggs are what usually provide the molten center to the lava cakes. But with some careful substitutions in the ingredients and baking time and temperature, you can bake yourself an equally good chocolate cake with a molten center. In the recipe, I cheat by adding chocolate chips in the center to give an additional molten center. But because the end product is so tasty, I think a couple shortcuts and cheats are warranted. So, here’s how to make the eggless molten chocolate lava cake in under 15 minutes –   (more…)

  • American
  • Caramel Chocolate Brownies

    A slice of these fudgy caramel chocolate brownies is all you need to make a regular day extraordinary. 

    Eggless Caramel Chocolate Brownies Recipe written by Kavitha Ramaswamy of Foodomania.com

    A thick salted caramel layer over espresso-flavored fudgy chocolate brownies, topped off with ganache makes for one delicious dessert. Made with simple ingredients found in your pantry, you can whip this dessert up in under an hour. You can make the caramel sauce and chocolate ganache ahead of the time, thus saving time.

    The texture is soft and fudgy. If you however freeze overnight, the brownie layer becomes like a cookie (which, IMO, is still delicious). If you want it to be soft, then store in the refrigerator.    (more…)

  • Accompaniments
  • Sun-dried Tomato Garlic Pickle

    Spicy Sun-dried Tomato Garlic Pickle from South India!

    Sun-dried Tomato Garlic Pickle Recipe | No stove cooking required | Raw tomato & garlic pickle | Written by Kavitha Ramaswamy of Foodomania.com

    If you are an Indian, you sure must love pickles. Who doesn’t, really? Spicy, tangy and delicious, a well made pickle makes your food taste so good. A simple rice and dal combination can be spruced up with a good spicy pickle. Pickles go with pretty much anything. And this is one pickle you should have in your culinary repertoire.

    For one, you don’t need to make this over the stove, cooking for a long time. You basically let the sun dry out and do all the “cooking”. The flavors are a bit different than if you would cook the pickle, but not in a weird way. The subtle hint of garlic also hits the right note. If you live in a place with ample sun, I suggest you give this one a try.    (more…)

  • Burgers & Sandwiches
  • Veggie Bean Burger

    Simple veggie bean burgers made with kidney beans. You can use any bean of your choice of course.

    Veggie Bean Burger Recipe | Mexican Vegetarian Cuisine | Vegetarian Kidney Bean Burgers recipe | Foodomania.com

    I’ve been kind of obsessed with Mexican cuisine a lot these days! Bean burgers, pico de gallo, stuffed peppers, vegetarian chilli, nachos.. you name it and I’ve been cooking + eating all of them! You can expect a lot of Mexican food coming up on this blog soon! 🙂

    This veggie bean burger was one of my earliest attempts at making vegetarian Mexican food. It can be as healthy as you want it to be. If you have access to canned beans, this recipe will take you 30 minutes or less to make. But if you cook your beans, then I do suggest you plan and cook the beans ahead of time. The patties mixture can also be made and frozen for up to 3 days. If you’re not a fan of kidney beans, use whichever legume you like! This recipe really is forgiving and adaptable!    (more…)