Masala Bhaat

Delicately spiced traditional Maharashtrian Masala Bhaat or Masale Bhat.

Masala Bhaat Recipe | Masale Bhaat or bhat recipe | Maharashtrian masala rice recipe withs tep by step pictures | Foodomania

A quick look at the recipes on this blog will reveal 2 things: I’m obsessed with chocolate and rice. There is no dearth of recipes using either of the 2 ingredients. When it comes to dessert, I love using chocolate more than anything else. And when it comes to entrée, the desi soul in me automatically looks for something with rice in it.

I mean how could you not love rice right? It is fluffy, flavorful and such a delight to eat. This recipe for Masala Bhaat is wonderful – not just because it is so easy to make and tastes delicious, but also because it is such a wholesome meal when served with a bowl of yogurt.    (more…)

Vada Pav inspired Bread Rolls

Vada Pav in the form of a Bread Roll!

Vada Pav inspired Honeycomb Bread Rolls Recipe with step by step tutorial by Foodomania.com

This is a Vada Pav in the form of a bread roll! Can it get any cuter than that?

I have an intense love for this dish and I often end up bonding with people over our mutual love for Vada Pav. I’m yet to meet someone who doesn’t like this dish. What can go wrong, really? A flavored potato fritter served with some soft rolls.

For Vada Pav isn’t just food – it is an experience!    (more…)

Vada Pav

Vada Pav is not just food; it is an emotion – every Mumbaikar ever.

Vada Pav Recipe | Learn how to make Bombay Vada Pav with this step by step tutorial | Foodomania.com

Vada Pav. The name alone is enough to bring a smile on every Mumbaikar’s face.  I have fond memories of eating this delicious and filling snack almost every day during college. Vada Pav and Pani Puri were solely responsible for my brush with obesity in my late teens and early 20s. I’m healthier now, it’s all good. But my love for this snack still continues with an intensity like never before. I was delighted to recreate one of my favorite fast foods at home!

Go make some Vada Pav and enjoy it with a hot cup of Masala Chai.    (more…)

Pani Puri

You can’t say you’ve had great Pani Puri until you’re standing on the streets, with a paper cup in your hand, the vendor (pani puri waala) serving you pooris one after the other until you can eat no more, and you’re just there with your nose and eyes watering from the heat of each puri you gobble up…

Pani Puri Recipe | How to make Gol Gappa step by step | Learn how to make pani puri at home | written by Kavitha Ramaswamy of Foodomania.com

Ask any Indian, and he or she would tell you that one of the greatest pleasures in life is going for a quick pani puri snack. It is one of the most popular street foods. Every region has its own variation of the dish. Pani Puris are known as “Gol gappas” in Northern India and as “Poochkas” in West Bengal.

I spent 4 years of college + grad life stuffing myself with these sweet and spicy delights. Literally. I ate this every single day. In fact, I was such a regular customer that I had become friends with many street vendors who recognized me and gave me extra pooris.. just because!

Now, (this is my opinion and you are welcome to disagree) the Pani Puri you eat from a street vendor is better than a homemade version or from proper restaurants. There is something joyful about eating from these little carts on the streets that you just cannot replicate in a hotel setting. If you’re ever in India, I do urge you to find a street vendor to enjoy these delicacies.

But for those who do not have the luxury of stepping out of their homes to find a street vendor selling pani puris or for those who would rather have hygienic homemade pani puri, I present to you a detailed recipe for t he same. It isn’t a quick recipe. But if you’re organized and prep ahead of time, you can enjoy these at home.   (more…)