Vegetable Kurma

Mixed Vegetable Kurma goes well with anything – roti, rice, bread etc.

Vegetable Kurma Recipe | South Indian Mixed Vegetable Korma | Mixed veg kuruma | Saravana bhavan style kurma recipe | foodomania.com

A typical south Indian recipe, this mixed vegetable kurma is commonly served in restaurants with Parotta or Idiyappam.

The coconut based gravy works well with rice, roti, bread or anything, really! The flavors, although intense, are derived from very few ingredients. A quick search will reveal multiple ways of spelling this, but its basically just a simple side-dish made with a lot of vegetables in a coconut gravy!   (more…)

Veg Maharaja Mac

Inspired by the Indian-style burgers by McDonald’s, here is a recipe for the double-decker Veg Maharaja Mac!

Veg Maharaja Mac Recipe | Double-Layer Vegetarian Indian-style Burgers

I love making burgers at home. As a vegetarian, the burger patty options really only consist of veggies or some form of cheese. But despite the limited choices, there are tonnes of flavors one could experiment with. Take this veg maharaja mac for example.

It has been inspired by the burger sold in India by McDonald’s. It may not taste exactly the same, but it comes close. With a cheesy-corn base and a delectable sauce (that takes 2 minutes to put together), this double-layer burger is a treat!    (more…)

Pudina Pulao

Mint leaves add a wonderful fragrance to this Pudina pulao.

Pudina Pulao Recipe | Indian Mint Pilaf | One Pot Rice Dishes | Foodomania

All you need is half an hour and some handful of ingredients to make this flavorful one pot meal.

Mint and a few whole spices lend a delicious flavor to the rice. You don’t need to serve this with any side dish as this pudina pulao is full of flavors. But a bowl of cold plain yogurt always works!    (more…)

Whole-wheat Masala Buns (Khara Bun)

Indian Bakery style Whole-wheat Masala Buns or Khara Buns

Whole-wheat Masala Buns Recipe | How to make Indian Bakery style Khara Buns at home | Foodomania by Kavitha Ramaswamy

While the nuttier whole-wheat flavor is an acquired taste, it certainly goes well in breads, buns and anything savory.  These are just savory buns flavored with mint leaves and onions with a wheat-flour base. Using buttermilk and adequate good quality yeast ensure you get the fluffy bread texture we all love.

These buns are very popular in India (especially south Indian bakeries) – and for good reason too. They taste amazing as is, with a cup of chai or even as bases to your burger experiments.    (more…)