Spiced Oats Buttermilk

Spiced Oats Buttermilk is a cooling, protein & calcium rich drink that you can drink to keep yourself hydrated during these hot summers! Or better yet, drink it all the time for a naturally healthy and filling drink!

Spiced Oats Buttermilk Recipe | Healthy & Cooling Drinks (Lassi) | Indian Oats Chaas or Neer More recipe | Super healthy summer drinks | Post workout healthy smoothies | Written by Kavitha Ramaswamy of Foodomania.com You know those times when you just indulge way too much and want nothing more than a quick fix to flush all that out?

Uh huh. That happens. All.The.Time.

What is your fix? A detox smoothie? Or some lemon juice maybe? For me, it is usually a glass of buttermilk (for you baking fanatics, this doesn’t refer to the one that you make by curdling milk with vinegar). We call it More or Chaas in India and make it by diluting plain yogurt. (more…)

Onion Tomato Chutney

A fast, fresh & easy recipe for the delicious South Indian Onion Tomato Chutney; perfect as a condiment for almost any recipe!

Onion Tomato Chutney Recipe | South Indian Red Chutney for Idli, Dosa from Foodomania.com by Kavitha Ramaswamy Thiiiiiiis is my heaven.

Even thinking about this simplicity makes me drool. It is such a perfect accompaniment to sooooo many of my favorite South Indian dishes! Without this chutney, I’m pretty sure those dishes would taste ordinary. This is what makes them extraordinary.

With the slight sourness from the tomato and pungency from the onions combined with classic South Indian flavorings, this onion tomato chutney; or as we all call it – the Red Chutney is a really useful condiment to make and store in your refrigerator!

Lemon Rice

You can have this south Indian style lemon rice with any curry; but it is also great on its own!

Lemon Rice Recipe | How to make South Indian style Lemon Rice South Indians have an undying relationship with Rice. We love it despite all the notoriety it has gained over the years. I certainly don’t preach eating high carbs all the time; but it is hard to think of barley or quinoa when we’ve been growing up on rice. At the end of the day, if we’re all eating what we’ve been eating since childhood whilst maintaining an active lifestyle, I really don’t think a little rice could do so much damage to your health.

Lemon Rice is one such quick one pot meal that is very common and popular in the South Indian households. I bet every family makes this in their own way. The citrus-y flavored rice tempered with classic south Indian ingredients like asafetida and mustard is a great lunch box option as well. Here’s how easy it is to put together our lemon rice –  (more…)

Jackfruit Stir Fry

Jackfruit stir fry curry recipe… A healthy, low fat authentic South Indian recipe!

Jackfruit Stir Fry Recipe | South Indian Raw Jack fruit curry -Palamoos I just got back from a very long trip. Very long = Two and a Half MONTHS.

No, I wasn’t chilling. It was a work related trip. I did mention about that once or twice before. And boy, was I glad to be back home last week! You know what happens when a kid is away from home that long? The mother takes it upon herself to feed all the home cooked meals in the world to the kid within one hour of her returning! And she doesn’t stop until the kid feels like an over-sized stuff toy!! 😀

While previously, I would have simply dismissed this gem of a recipe as nothing “exciting” enough to post on my website; the long months of craving for simple South Indian food has driven me to share this simple & healthy Raw Jackfruit stir fry with y’all!