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…)

Domino’s style Garlic Breadsticks

Craving Garlic Breadsticks? Here’s a (Dominos) copycat recipe!

Domino's style Garlic Breadsticks Recipe | Make garlic bread from scratch recipe by foodomania

Garlic Breadsticks à la Domino’s Pizza!

I’m sure you’ve had the Domino’s garlic breadsticks at least once? While I’m not a big fan of the breadsticks because of the lack of garlicky flavor, I love the presentation. So when I wanted to make my own version of garlic breadsticks, I decided to make something siimilar to what is served at Domino’s with an even more intense flavor of garlic!   (more…)

Buttermilk Biscuits from scratch

Make the flaky buttermilk biscuits with this recipe tutorial (video included)!

How to make Buttermilk Biscuits from scratch Recipe Tutorial | Foodomania

Since I discovered how amazing buttermilk is in baking, I’ve been wanting to try my hand at the very popular (and sometimes feared) buttermilk biscuits. I get why people might not light to attempt making these from scratch at home. While the ingredients required to make the dough are very few and very basic, the steps are very particular. You absolutely must keep everything as cold as possible – from mixing the dough till baking the biscuits. And when you’re working with so much butter, it isn’t the most easy thing to do.

But if you nail these straightforward steps (just ensure utmost precision), then you’ll have yourself some amazing dough to work with. And when baked into biscuits, you’ll have your very own homemade buttermilk biscuits from scratch!   (more…)

Chilli Kothu Paratha

Inspired by the Chinese cuisine, here is a lovely recipe for Kothu Paratha!

Kothu Paratha Recipe | Vegetarian Koththu Roti or Parotta (Indo-Chinese) Recipe by Foodomania.com

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Indians love their version of Chinese food. So much so that besides making many Chinese recipes our own, we’ve gone ahead and extrapolated the flavors to our local dishes too!

This vegetarian Chilli Kothu Paratha is one such dish that combines the best of Indian and Chinese cuisines. You’ll find this dish in most restaurants in Tamil Nadu. I’m not sure it is popular outside the state. But if it isn’t it should be. It tastes amazing!   (more…)