Veggie Patty Subway Sandwich

Using fresh seasonal vegetables, make this classic Indian-inspired Veggie Patty Subway Sandwich! Packed with the goodness of veggies, flax seeds and much more!

Veggie Patty Subway Sandwich Recipe | Classic Subs | Step by step recipe for Veggie Patty Sub | Indian Subway Sandwiches | Written by Kavitha Ramaswamy of Foodomania.com

To a regular person, food is a necessity to survive. For me, it is the essence of my soul!!! Food and books are the only two things that nourish my soul like no other experience / thing ever could!

And because I’m madly in love with all the food that I’ve cooked / eaten / yet to cook / yet to eat, I’ve made a list of foods I want to eat before I die. For a food nerd such as myself, that means almost every single dish ever invented by mankind.

But we’ll get to that list later. For now, I’m happily munching on this Indianized version of a Subway Sandwich (which – FYI – has been on my to-cook list for about 2 years now).  Pretty much following McDonald’s footsteps, Subway came to India with a bunch of Indian-inspired sandwiches. And their customization has paid off big time. Subway today sells some of the best sandwiches in India of which this Veggie Patty Sub is a favorite among vegetarians. (more…)

McAloo Tikki Burger

These McAloo Tikki Burgers are the most loved burgers in India. Crunchy potato patties sandwiched with some Mayo, Onions, Tomato and the softest burger buns ever!

McAloo Tikki Burger Recipe step by step pictures | Mcdonald's Burgers in India | Copycat recipes | How to make McDonald's McAloo Tikki Burger at home | recipe from scratch - by Foodomania.com

I’d be lying if I said I don’t dream about McAloo Tikki. Come on. Haven’t you? even writing about it makes me smile with a foolish fondness I reserve for very few people / things in my life. This & this being 2 of them.

Every visit to Mcdonald’s has me ordering the same burger over and over again. One of the many reasons I love Indian food is that it just makes ANY dish taste 10 times better! Well, maybe not. Maybe it is just my preference, but there’s no denying the fact that Indian food is incredibly tasty.

The classic American burger was given a desi twist when McDonald’s came to India – to adhere to the Indian taste preferences. And with this customization, McDonald’s drew millions of Indians out of their homes and into its little eateries – to consume one of their many desi burgers.

While I do thank Mcdonald’s for its genius inventions, I’m also starting to understand the science of cooking food. And as much as I love making my life easier by paying a few bucks for a quick fast food, I know that my body will thank me for every bit of morsel I cook at home – with so much care. Now, we all have to find a trade-off somewhere right?    (more…)

Cheesy Pizza Monkey Bread

Attention all you bread lovers, this cheesy Pizza Monkey Bread recipe from scratch is all you need for eternity! Stuffed with cheese and topped off with fresh pizza sauce, these fluffy rolls will leave you craving for more!

Cheesy Pizza Monkey Bread Recipe with step by step pictures | Easy Pull Apart Rolls written by Kavitha Ramaswamy of Foodomania.com

Do yourself a favor and double the recipe, please! I mean, come ON! You are looking at one of the cheesiest, fluffiest, tastiest bread I’ve ever made – which is not so overly cheesy that it would give you a tummy ache and yet cheesy enough to leave you licking your fingers for hours after!

Did I ever mention that I’m the self-proclaimed queen of Subtlety?

These rolls are every bit as good as they sound. No, they are even better than that! Fresh pizza sauce, herbs, cheese and an easy homemade pizza dough recipe. But instead of a pizza, you’re making little bites of cheesy goodness. It’s like your regular old version of a Margarita Pizza, just turned up a notch!  (more…)

Barley Vegetable Soup

Brimming with veggies & barley, this delicious, hearty and filling barley vegetable soup is positively packed with healthy goodness!

Barley Vegetable Soup Recipe | Vegetarian Healthy Soups written by Kavitha Ramaswamy of Foodomania.com

The very first “Barley Recipe” on this blog. I really am growing up!

What I really like about this older me is that I’m starting to appreciate grains other than wheat and rice. There was a time when I pledged my love for rice and couldn’t imagine a healthier substitute to my meals. But this barley vegetable soup left me incredibly surprised. All my initial apprehensions were put to rest when I devoured spoonful after spoonfuls of this filling soup. This soup scores extra points in texture, taste and ease of preparation.

It is a New Year. And that means making small changes to make it a healthier year.  I almost always make it a point to make some healthy changes… always on a quest to take off a few pounds and live a healthier, more energetic life. And this soup is just perfect for whatever health goals you have. All you need is a pot, some fresh herbs & veggies and Barley! Let’s go! (more…)