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Homemade Granola

Crunchy, easy & healthy homemade granola, sweetened with honey and loaded with the goodness of oats, almonds, raisins and flax seeds!

Homemade Granola Recipe | How to make healthy granola from scratch | Breakfast granola - learn how to make it for cheap at home | Written by Kavitha Ramaswamy of Foodomania.com Here’s a lesser known fact about me.

❤️  Breakfast.

Every morning, within 15-20 minutes of waking up, my tummy does this weird rambling noise – telling me its time to fill fuel again… and I just love it! And you know what’s a good thing to do when your body craves for fuel in the morning? Feed it good, healthy things like this homemade granola…. just so that it would help kick start the day with renewed energy and zest.

And what’s even better about this is that you can get away with throwing in a bunch of healthy ingredients together, toss it with honey or maple syrup, bake it and call it your very own brand of homemade granola! So save your money on cereal / muesli and make this at home! [Continue reading for the Recipe]

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40 Navratri Prasad Recipes

This list of Navratri Prasad Recipes will give you a wide variety of choices on what to make during this grand Indian festive season! If you are an Indian who celebrates the auspicious festival, you would love these simple, vegetarian, no-onion & no-garlic recipes!

Navratri Prasad Recipes by Foodomania.com Navratri translates to 9 Nights. :) The festival of Navaratri / Navratri lasts for 9 Nights and 10 Days, during which time 9 versions of Shakti (or the Goddess) are worshiped.  As all Indian festivals are, this period too is celebrated with great pomp and show! Traditions vary from region to region, but largely – people follow a simple, sattvic diet, worship different Goddesses and share the “Prasad” (which is the food offered to the Goddess) with their friends and family. You can read a lot more about this festival here.

Food during Navratri is simple and light on the stomach (unlike other festivals where its all about deep frying!! :D ). Meat products are usually avoided during this period. Most people confine their diets to fruits and fruit juices and eating just once during the day. While South Indians avoid onion, garlic from their diets, North Indians are known to be more strict with their diet and allow only certain types of flours and grains to be consumed during the period. It would be difficult to exactly tell you what is followed, since traditions tend to vary so much. However, I’ve tried to put together a list of Navratri prasad recipes commonly prepared in various households.

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Focaccia Caprese

Make Italian focaccia caprese bread from scratch using my easy step by step tutorial! Have your salad & eat it too! :)

Focaccia Caprese Recipe | How to make easy Italian bread from scratch | Make eggless focaccia bread with easy to follow step by step pictures | Written by Kavitha Ramaswamy from Foodomania.com Welcome to the world of Mozzarella!

If you’re anything like me, my brother and half the world’s population, you dig mozzarella…. and with good reason too! The stringy, stretchy, gooey texture rendered by mozzarella (especially the fresh kind) is an experience not to be missed.

Yes, yes, I’ll get to the tomato and basil too now. You would have seen these 3 ingredients together in a Caprese salad…. or if you’re a Foodomania fan (in which case, xoxo!), my rebelling Caprese Pizza? :D Taking the concept of caprese further, we’re making a traditional Italian bread called focaccia and topping it off with this salad. [Continue reading for the Recipe]

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Corn Cheese Balls

These corn cheese balls are one of the tastiest snack time treats ever! Stuffed with cheese, these are deep fried to crispy perfection!

Corn Cheese Balls Recipe | Easy Vegetarian Appetizers | Written by Kavitha Ramaswamy of Foodomania.com Take a deep breath.

Because these corn cheese balls will take your breath away!

No kidding! Every once in a while, I come across a truly brilliant recipe that just screams gourmet goodness! These corn cheese balls were such elegant little treats I came across while surfing one of the gazillion cooking shows on television. The idea of a white sauce base to otherwise regular corn balls was really interesting for me to experiment. Stuffing them with a cube of mozzarella was a stroke of genius, I believe. And I have my No-Meatball Sliders to thank that for!

These corn cheese balls are definitely an indulgence – one that you should let yourself have once, maybe twice a year! They go heavy on everything – cheese, oil, seasonings etc. Needless to say, exercise caution while making these beauties since self control is not something you might have while frying them up! However, make them for your next party and watch everyone go ga-ga over these simple deep fried goodie!   { Click to read the RECIPE }

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Butterscotch Mousse

Decadent eggless butterscotch mousse made from scarcth by caramelizing butter and sugar and setting with the vegetarian substitute of gelatin – Agar Agar!

Butterscotch Mousse Recipe | Easy Eggless Desserts | Eggless butterscotch mousse written by Kavitha Ramaswamy from Foodomania.com Sometimes, you need to go the extra mile to tell the people you love how much they mean to you. **And with such a cheesy sentence, I make my debut as the romantic-at-heart lady** But seriously, I’m one of those who would starve to feed the people I love. Okay, okay, not starve. But I would happily sacrifice my share of a scrumptious cupcake for others… especially if I am the one who has made it!

Butterscotch is my mom’s favorite flavor. She doesn’t do over-the-top chocolate (I know, crazy right?!). But she’ll happily nibble on any form of butterscotch. This Butterscotch Mousse has been under development for quite sometime now just for her. Once I nailed the basic chocolate mousse recipe, I only had to find out how to make the butterscotch flavor stand out in the recipe. I needn’t have looked far, considering I’ve already made a smashing butterscotch pudding before!

Making butterscotch is very similar to making caramel… actually I think it is the same as making caramel. If you’ve taken care of a few basic points, then the rest of the recipe is simply a breeze to make!   { Click to read the RECIPE }

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