Basic Vanilla Ice Cream

My basic vanilla ice cream from scratch couldn’t be any easier! Using simple ingredients, you can now whip up a high quality ice cream at home!

How to make Basic Vanilla Ice Cream at home | Step by step pictorial | Art of making ice cream from scratch | Eggless ice cream recipes | Written by Kavitha Ramaswamy of Foodomania.com

I’m sharing a basic vanilla ice cream recipe with you today.

There are different ways of making ice cream. With eggs, without eggs, with cream, half and half or milk, with ice cream machine or without it, French style, American style and so on…! Making ice cream is an art that doesn’t take very long to master. Once you get the basics right, it is a matter of waiting and whipping – again and again and AGAIN!

And in my true style, I have perfected the “eggless” ice cream recipe for y’all. And yes, I make mine without an ice cream machine. Definitely time consuming, but so worth it! Try it, you’ll be surprised! This recipe yields a rich, creamy restaurant quality ice cream using very basic ingredients like milk and sugar!  (more…)

Spicy Oven Roasted Chickpeas

Make my spicy oven roasted chickpeas today! Only 4 ingredients to make this perfectly baked, high protein snack time treat!

Spicy Oven Roasted Chickpeas Recipe | How to roast beans in the oven | Written by Kavitha Ramaswamy of Foodomania.com

Let me introduce y’all to this gobsmackingly delicious, healthy snack time treat! These are my spicy oven roasted chickpeas.

My obsession with beans is well known in my neighborhood. So much so that many a time, bean curries are sent across just for me to taste them! I’m not kidding! Kidney Beans and Chickpeas are my 2 all time favorite beans. That they come packed with goodness of proteins is just an additional benefit! I’d be eating them with or without the promise of proteins! 😉

Have you tried ROASTING beans? If you have an oven, do me a favor – dust it off and put it to good use! And start with these delicious spicy oven roasted chickpeas, will ya?  (more…)

How to cook Dried Beans

Learn how to cook dried beans perfectly at home with this easy step by step tutorial.

How to cook Dried Beans like a pro | Step by step tutorial by Kavitha Ramaswamy of Foodomania.com

Want to learn how to cook dried beans from scratch and turn them into soft nutritional powerhouses? Follow this tutorial and cook beans at home – everyday! Get your daily source of protein from beans – a naturally healthy form!

In India, pressure cookers are a kitchen must have. You can make tons of simple, wholesome meals in them in no time! I’ve probably lost count of the number of uses of pressure cooker! From cooking rice to beans or one pot meals like pulao, we use the cooker every single day. Cooking dried beans is one of the best use of a pressure cooker. You can of course cook in a pot as well. However, IMO, pressure cookers make your life just a tad bit easier. We’ve never used the canned stuff – not because we are health conscious and prefer cooking our own beans. But because we just don’t find that kinda stuff in our supermarket. And since we cook beans and lentils and what not on an everyday basis, we just don’t find the process time consuming!   (more…)

Samosa

A simple tutorial with step by step pictures and a video on how to make SAMOSA at home. India’s favorite deep fried snack!

 

Punjai Samosa Recipe | How to make Samosas fro scracth by Foodomania

A Punjabi Samosa is one of the most popular deep fried delicacies in India. In fact, if you are an Indian cuisine enthusiast, I’m sure you’ve heard of a Samosa. Making samosas is an art that requires some patience and skill – both of which I seem to lack. However, what I do believe is that a little bit of off-shaped Samosa shouldn’t keep you away from making these at home – for homemade samosas are just the best! (more…)