Homemade Granola

Crunchy, easy & healthy homemade granola, sweetened with honey and loaded with the goodness of oats, almonds, raisins and flax seeds!

Homemade Granola Recipe | How to make healthy granola from scratch | Breakfast granola - learn how to make it for cheap at home | Written by Kavitha Ramaswamy of Foodomania.com Here’s a lesser known fact about me.

❤️  Breakfast.

Every morning, within 15-20 minutes of waking up, my tummy does this weird rambling noise – telling me its time to fill fuel again… and I just love it! And you know what’s a good thing to do when your body craves for fuel in the morning? Feed it good, healthy things like this homemade granola…. just so that it would help kick start the day with renewed energy and zest. And what’s even better about this is that you can get away with throwing in a bunch of healthy ingredients together, toss it with honey or maple syrup, bake it and call it your very own brand of homemade granola! So save your money on cereal / muesli and make this at home!

Because this is homemade, you can try a million combinations to see what flavors you like the best! Not only is it a great breakfast option for adults, but the kids would love it too!

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Chocolate Spider Web

Decorating your desserts has never been as easy as making a simple chocolate spider web! Melt chocolate, draw a stencil, pipe the chocolate onto the stencil and voila! Chocolate spider webs ready!

Chocolate Spider Web Tutorial | Easy Chocolate Decorations

Are you one of those who stress out before a party? Does planning a menu (especially desserts!) take forever? Well then I’ve got a solution for you, my friend!

3 words: Chocolate. Spider. Web

A simple decoration that you could make as big or small as you want, these webs are one of the quickest things you’ll make with chocolate – ever! Let us try our hand at amateur tempering! 🙂 Of course, when I say “tempering”, I don’t mean the actual long process of melting the chocolate, bringing down the temperature, adding more chocolate yada yada… I only mean let us melt chocolate in the best way we know how and make it work for us!

Buy some good quality chocolate, get out your drawing book and let’s make a chocolate spider web! (more…)

How to make Chenna Cheese

Learn how to make Chenna Cheese at home with this simple step by step tutorial – use this milk cheese for a variety of dishes!

How to make Chenna Cheese at home Recipe | Milk Cheese written by Kavitha Ramaswamy of Foodomania.com
Chenna or Chhenna or Chhanna… differently spelled, but refers to a cheese obtained by curdling milk – similar to that of making homemade Paneer. It is a fresh, unripened cheese make from whole milk that looks crumbly and forms the perfect base for many Indian desserts. It is similar to Ricotta cheese and much softer than paneer.

Not much is required to make Chenna at home, except a few basic but important ingredients. First, the right kind of MILK. Full fat whole milk (preferably buffalo’s) works the best for this cheese. But you can make do with most milks, if you aren’t too particular about the richness of the cheese. Secondly, you need to use something to curdle the milk. You can use lemon juice, citric acid, vinegar or even some kind of yogurt. I’ve always found lemon juice to work the best. Just use enough to separate the milk particles from the whey. Once you’ve got that figured, you only have to filter and squeeze out extra water. (more…)

Indian Masala Chai

A lot can be said about the Indian Masala Chai – this one of a kind, spiced, rejuvenating hot drink can jump-start your day!

Indian Masala Chai Tutorial | Indian Spiced Tea Recipe
You don’t NEED a recipe to make Masala Chai. What you need is a quick walk-though of the method adopted by Indians to make their daily cuppa tea.

I’m not much of a tea or coffee drinker. But I know people who cannot live without 1-2 cups of tea everyday. This Indian Tea has a larger milk content, thus making it milder than its western counterpart. What I’ve shown here is only a sample of how we make tea. You could easily add or leave out as many spices as you like… as long as the flavors blend well together! 🙂

Use your common sense while choosing what spices to use for your tea. Pre-made spice mixes are a no-no, since they come with salt content and other preservatives! Use whole spices like Cloves, Cinnamon, Ginger, Cardamom, Nutemeg etc… spices that you wouldn’t mind using in a dessert!   (more…)