Dal Pakwan

Dal Pakwan is a classic Sindhi Breakfast Dish

Sindhi Dal Pakwan Recipe | How to make Dal Pakwaan from scratch recipe by foodomania

Look, I made Dal Pakwan! Can you believe I hadn’t tasted this Sindhi delicacy until a couple months ago?

A dal pakwan is a combination of dal (lentils) and pakwan (crunchy snack). The idea is to dip the pakwan in the dal and eat it. Adding to the flavors are sweet and spicy chutneys and onions and cilantro that take this dish up a notch. You don’t have to serve them on the side,  but I highly suggest you do.

Dal Pakwan has quickly replaced my favorite Ragda Puri. Both are similar in that there’s a lentil based curry and something crunchy served with sweet and spicy chutneys. The next time you have some time and want to make something peppy, think of making the Sindhi dal pakwan!   (more…)

Javvarisi Vadaam (Sabudana Fryums)

Javvarisi Vadaam – A complete guide to making Sago Fries at home!

Javvarisi Vadaam Recipe | Sabudana Fryums | Jevvarisi Sago Vathal Vatthal Recipe from scratch with step by step pictures | Foodomania.com

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind making dishes that a normal home cook obviously shies away from? Like ready-to-eat pasta, graham crackers, cheese… or fryums? How easy is it to walk in to a store and buy these things these days?

Availability of all these things (and then some) has made our life easier for sure. But the satisfaction that comes from making these things at home from scratch is something you can’t buy! One such recipe is that of the Javvarisi Vadaam – or Sabudana Fryums.   (more…)

Green Peas Kachori

Green Peas Kachori with step by step instructions

Multigrain Peas Kachori Recipe by Foodomania.com

I made Peas Kachori! That’s something I thought I’d never say.

I always thought Kachori involved a lot of labor (which is not all that wrong) and was difficult. Well guess what? After making tonnes and tonnes of bread recipes, Kachori seems like a walk in the park! Not to mention, spicier and tastier than any pizza or calzone I’ve ever made.    (more…)

Thenkuzhal

Thenkuzhal murukku –  a classic South Indian deep-fried snack usually prepared around festivals.

Iyengar Tamilian Thenkuzhal Murukku Recipe with Step by Step pictures by foodomania.com

I have fond memories of eating the thenkuzhal dough year after year during Diwali. Yeah, I’m a dough-eater. Don’t judge, okay? Sometimes, dough tastes amazing! And so does the end dish of the dough.

We make this snack about once or twice a year during festivals (most commonly during Diwali). We would make it more often, but the lengthy process often stops us from making the extra effort more frequently. Once in a while though – I urge you to try this snack – for this is a great one to have in your culinary repertoire.  (more…)