Masala Bhaat

Delicately spiced traditional Maharashtrian Masala Bhaat or Masale Bhat.

Masala Bhaat Recipe | Masale Bhaat or bhat recipe | Maharashtrian masala rice recipe withs tep by step pictures | Foodomania

A quick look at the recipes on this blog will reveal 2 things: I’m obsessed with chocolate and rice. There is no dearth of recipes using either of the 2 ingredients. When it comes to dessert, I love using chocolate more than anything else. And when it comes to entrée, the desi soul in me automatically looks for something with rice in it.

I mean how could you not love rice right? It is fluffy, flavorful and such a delight to eat. This recipe for Masala Bhaat is wonderful – not just because it is so easy to make and tastes delicious, but also because it is such a wholesome meal when served with a bowl of yogurt.    (more…)

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…)

Vegetarian Lasagna

This is – quite possibly one of the best ever Vegetarian Lasagna I’ve eaten! 

How to make Vegetarian Lasagna from Scratch recipe | Step by step pictures | Homemade Vegetable Vegetarian Lasagna recipe by foodomania.com

True story. (Refer headline to this post). Vegetarian Lasagna has been on my to-cook list for so long. I finally got down to making this last year. To my surprise, I nailed the recipe in the first time. I tried it again last week and decided to share the recipe with all of you!

A cross between Pasta and a Casserole dish, Lasagna combines best of both worlds. It is time consuming and requires good planning for all the different layers. But if you plan well, it is a breeze to put together! You don’t need to be intimidated by this recipe at all!    (more…)