Whole-wheat Masala Buns (Khara Bun)

Indian Bakery style Whole-wheat Masala Buns or Khara Buns

Whole-wheat Masala Buns Recipe | How to make Indian Bakery style Khara Buns at home | Foodomania by Kavitha Ramaswamy

While the nuttier whole-wheat flavor is an acquired taste, it certainly goes well in breads, buns and anything savory.  These are just savory buns flavored with mint leaves and onions with a wheat-flour base. Using buttermilk and adequate good quality yeast ensure you get the fluffy bread texture we all love.

These buns are very popular in India (especially south Indian bakeries) – and for good reason too. They taste amazing as is, with a cup of chai or even as bases to your burger experiments.    (more…)

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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Oatmeal Dinner Rolls

Simple recipe for fluffy oatmeal dinner rolls! These soft and flavorful buns pair perfectly with any meal! Rich in fiber and a little protein and omega-3, these rolls should get on your to-bake list right now!

Oatmeal Dinner Rolls Recipe | Healthy Soft Oats Bread Buns | How to make buns with oatmeal - step by step - Foodomania.com

First things first. I know you’re thinking “why do these rolls look funny?”

Let me answer that for ya. A little someone that she was being economical. She thought she was cooking for herself so she decided to make a small batch. But she didn’t have the right pan for placing these rolls in. And what do you know? They decided to rise horizontally rather than vertically! Who is this great person, you ask? Why, you’re looking at her!

Now that we’ve got the initial awkwardness out of the way, can we get back to business? These rolls are no joke people…! Never have I dared to experiment with yeast . Besides my tried and tested pizza dough, I’ve rarely tried my hand and creating / trying recipes that contain anything but refined flour. But of course, we all try to make healthy choices along the way, don’t we? And Oats – being the wonder cereal that it is – makes for a great binder. These oatmeal dinner rolls contain part refined flour, part oatmeal and the usual – yeast, salt etc. They are low on fat (no butter) and can easily be converted to a vegan recipe by substituting the milk / cream wash with something else.

And best of all? these dinner rolls work for any meal of the day. And they retain their fluffy texture all day long!   (more…)

Baked French Fries

You can cut the fat and retain all the crispiness with these delicious oven baked french fries!

Baked French Fries Recipe | Best Crispy Oven "Fries" recipe written by Kavitha Ramaswamy of Foodomania.com

So here’s a pop quiz for ya – What is super crunchy, made with 1/20th of the fat that is required in its original recipe and is ultra joy-inducing? You guessed it – my baked french fries!

You like french fries, right?

That, my friends, is a rhetorical question. I’m merely stating a fact. Everyone likes french fries! I’ve been perfecting these fries for a really long time. French fries are by far the most highly requested recipe here on Foodomania. While there are a gazillion recipes out there on the internet, I wanted to wait until I had nailed the perfect technique to make this classic. And because this is indeed an all time favorite, I looked for alternative ways to cut the fat and yet retain all the goodness of french fries.

And I proudly present to you, the best ever baked french fries recipe you’ll ever need!    (more…)