Thenkuzhal

Thenkuzhal murukku –  a classic South Indian deep-fried snack usually prepared around festivals.

Iyengar Tamilian Thenkuzhal Murukku Recipe with Step by Step pictures by foodomania.com

I have fond memories of eating the thenkuzhal dough year after year during Diwali. Yeah, I’m a dough-eater. Don’t judge, okay? Sometimes, dough tastes amazing! And so does the end dish of the dough.

We make this snack about once or twice a year during festivals (most commonly during Diwali). We would make it more often, but the lengthy process often stops us from making the extra effort more frequently. Once in a while though – I urge you to try this snack – for this is a great one to have in your culinary repertoire.  (more…)

Chocolate S’mores Cake Loaf

This chocolate s’mores cake loaf is a great tea-time snack!

Chocolate S'mores Cake Loaf Recipe | Eggless Chocolate Cake Recipe by Foodomania.com

I bring you a simple, elegant and decadent tea-time treat today. I call this my easy chocolate s’mores cake loaf.

Why? Well, because it is a cake that incorporates all elements of s’mores – marshmallow, chocolate, nuts and graham crackers. So it was only obvious that I would call this a s’mores cake.    (more…)

Pasta with Roasted Tomato Sauce

IMO, for a Pasta sauce, roasted tomato sauce > regular tomato sauce

Pasta with Roasted Tomato Sauce Recipe | Easy Italian Sauces | Vegetarian pasta recipes | Foodomania.com

Roasted tomato sauce recipe has changed my life forever.

Seriously, no drama.

The flavor – so much better, more intense and more fresh! A long roast lets the flavors of fresh  tomatoes slowly concentrate into a chunky sauce. This sauce bursts with the flavors of the summer! It is simple, for there aren’t too many ingredients to complicate the flavors.  (more…)

Cheesy Pesto Pull-Apart Bread Loaf

Looks like Pull-Apart Bread and tastes like cheesy Garlic & Pesto Bread!

Cheesy Garlic Pull-Apart Bread Loaf Recipe | Step-by-step pictures | pull apart bread by Foodomania.com

I racked my brains for a smart introduction to this Pull-Apart Bread Loaf. And then I thought – why bother? One look at the pictures and you wouldn’t care what I thought about this recipe because you’ve already fallen in love with it!

I’m right, right? I didn’t expect to end up with such an amazingly spongy and delicious bread loaf that came apart so easily. It is fun eating a pull-apart bread. You don’t have to cut it up. Each piece tears off easily – and hence the name.     (more…)