• Breads & Pizzas
  • Chole Bhature

    Chole Bhatura is a popular Punjabi recipe served in all Indian restaurants. It is one of the most popular main course dish.

    Chole Bhature Recipe | punjabi chole bhatura - step by step pictures | Written by Kavitha Ramaswamy of Foodomania.com

    Deep fried bread served with a spicy chickpea curry. It doesn’t get any better than that.

    Chole Bhature needs no introduction. It is one of the most popular Indian dishes served across restaurants. I however prefer the homemade version more than the restaurant version, simply because it is lighter on the stomach and I can enjoy as many as I want. Here’s a quick recipe for Chole Bhature –    (more…)

  • Accompaniments
  • Aam ka Achaar

    Aloo Parathas with this Aam ka Achaar is a favorite among Punjabi food lovers!

    Aam ka Achaar Recipe | Punjabi Mango Pickle | Indian Pickles & Condiments | Aam Achaar step by step pictures | Recipe by Foodomania.com Aam ka achaar literally translates to ‘pickle made with raw mango’. This is one spicy Indian pickle that involves zero cooking. When raw mangoes are in season, we make it a point to preserve them by making a few jars of this pickle, which lasts us all year long.

    This recipe was passed on to us by a friendly neighborhood Punjabi aunty a few years ago, who just couldn’t stop blushing when I couldn’t stop praising the deadly combination of this Achaar with her hot Aloo Parathas!

    The art of making pickles was passed on to Indian mothers by their mothers and grandmothers. From one mother’s kitchen to another and now finally to my recipe database, nothing has changed. Hope you love this achaar as much as I do!

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  • Indian
  • Rajma Masala

    This Rajma Masala is an Indian version of the Bean Chilli – Soft kidney beans cooked with exotic spices in an onion & tomato based gravy. 

    Rajma Masala Recipe | Punjabi Vegetarian Side Dishes | Spicy Kidney Beans Curry | Veg Restaurant style rajma masala recipe by Foodomania.com

    Kidney beans are referred to as Rajma in India. And the spicy gravy based dish that is commonly prepared is known as Rajma Masala. It is usually served with Rice or RotiRajma Chawal, a combination of the rajma masala and rice is one of the most popular meals served in many parts of Northern India.

    Once a week, I get my dose of proteins from kidney beans. I like them in almost any form. Boiled, made into a patties, tossed with a salad dressing or cooked into this deliciously spicy curry. I like to serve Rajma with Jeera Rice. In my opinion, the mildly fragrant Basmati rice paired with a delicious bean curry has got to be the best meal ever.

    Now, before we move on to the recipe, let me tell you what is different about this rajma masala recipe and why you should definitely try this one… (more…)

  • Breads & Pizzas
  • Butter Kulcha

    After Naan, a plain Butter Kulcha is the most popular and loved Tandoori bread. This recipe doesn’t require yeast and makes lovely, soft & spongy Kulchas!

    Butter Kulcha Recipe | How to make Kulcha at home | Step by step recipe | Foodomania.com

    Here’s a bread fresh from the Tandoor to tickle your taste-buds! Kulchas are easier to make than Naan; but also give you an almost similar texture – spongy, chewy and soft! Requiring no yeast, these flour tortillas (or breads.. whatever you want to call them) are super easy to make and taste delicious with any side dish of your choice.

    Usually cooked in a Tandoor, these breads have a smoky taste that is not hard to replicate at home. Using an iron griddle to partially cook the Kulchas and finishing them off in direct flame, you can get an almost similar texture and taste at home. And they are really quick to cook too!

    The next time you decide to have an Indian feast, go ahead and make these Kulchas – with or without the butter. They are perfect vehicles to scoop up the many delicacies that Indian cuisine boasts of!    (more…)