Curry Leaves Powder

With numerous health benefits, this curry leaves powder is an essential addition to your pantry. Made with roasted lentils and curry leaves, this South Indian chutney powder can be eaten with rice, roti, bread or mixed with literally any side dish!

Curry Leaves Powder Recipe | South Indian Karuveppilai Podi - Curry Leaf Chutney Powder step by step recipe written by Kavitha Ramaswamy of Foodomania.com

Today I have for you a chutney powder that has a great rep for being multifaceted.

Besides being a spicy and delicious thing to have with your meals, it is also known to carry a lot of medicinal values.

Originating from the southern regions of India, curry leaves powder with lentils and peppercorn is a healthy recipe with phenomenal benefits like – it helps in stabilizing your blood sugar levels, aids in digestion, prevents skin infections, keeps anemia at bay and best of all – accelerates hair growth! If you dream of a head full of thick and glossy hair, you know what to eat! 😉   (more…)

Homemade Brownie Mix

This is my go-to homemade brownie mix recipe. When in hurry, I always rely on this cuz it is so quick to just whip up, bake, and dig in! 🙂

Homemade Brownie Mix Recipe from scratch | Instant DIY Brownie Mixture from scratch - Recipe by Kavitha Ramaswamy of Foodomania.com

I’m a sucker for a good slice of brownie. I like all kinds of brownies – classic, fudgy, chewy, nutty, rocky and many more.

I like having this mix ready for whenever I need or want to make brownies. It is just so handy, you know? The brownies taste as good, if not better, as the boxed brownie mix. You can keep it in your cabinet for whenever a brownie craving hits. Or if you have a foodie friend, gift a jar of this homemade brownie mix to him or her and watch them go nuts over the brownies that “they’ve” baked! 🙂 The best thing about keeping some of this homemade brownie mix on hand is to be able to dump stuff in a bowl and make a chocolaty magic happen whenever you please.

To make brownies, all you gotta do is take a cup of this mix and add some eggs or yogurt and some oil or melted butter (i.e – give moisture and binding) and you’re all set!    (more…)

Dulce De Leche

Demystifying the luscious Dulce de Leche! Making this ooey gooey treat in a pressure cooker is *hands down* the easiest and fastest method of all!

How to make Dulce de Leche - Quick Pressure Cooker Method - step by step recipe written by Kavitha Ramaswamy of Foodomania.com

Let’s talk kitchen experiments!

The kind of experiments that can go wrong… but if done right (and it doesn’t take much to follow instructions), one discovers nirvana! This is where the heart is, people! Right here with this fantastic Dulce de Leche. Everything is right with the world when you know you’ve got the secret weapon to make the most magical milk-based treats ever!

Let’s start with condensed milk.

Are you with me? Or are you in an imaginary world where you are the King / Queen and a cup of this golden liquid is presented to you to be devoured by your Majesty?

If yes, just hold on a little while longer my kings & queens. Because as delicious as condensed milk is as is… you are yet to experience a more intense kind of deliciousness that mankind has to offer. Give me 1 can of condensed milk, a pressure cooker, some water and 40 minutes. That’s all. And I’ll make you a more awesome (if not awesomely awesome!) treat that you will cherish forever!

And that, of course, is a treat fit for all you amazing Kings and Queens!    (more…)

Chocolate Toffee Brittle

Here is a simple step by step recipe for Chocolate Toffee Brittle candy! Dark chocolate and crushed nuts like almonds or cashews on a rich, buttery, biscuit toffee crust! Making toffee has never been this easy!

Chocolate Toffee Brittle Recipe step by step from scratch | Nutty Dark Chocolate Caramel Candy | Written by Kavitha Ramaswamy of www.Foodomania.com

Chocolate is so often the source of such simple pleasures… This brittle candy is no exception. Caramel-y, chocolaty, chewy and festive, with a nutty crunch; they’re tasty, sure — but perhaps what these toffees really have going for them is their ease of preparation. I never thought ‘I’d’ be making toffee.. It’s just too much technique and that ain’t my style. But a recipe inspiration and excess of brown sugar in my pantry finally triggered the inner candy-Goddess in me and lo & behold – a simple concoction of chocolate & toffee right here for you! 😉

A handful of ingredients, a baking pan and 20 minutes is all you need to make these beauties. Ready? Go.

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