Spicy Oven Roasted Chickpeas

Make my spicy oven roasted chickpeas today! Only 4 ingredients to make this perfectly baked, high protein snack time treat!

Spicy Oven Roasted Chickpeas Recipe | How to roast beans in the oven | Written by Kavitha Ramaswamy of Foodomania.com

Let me introduce y’all to this gobsmackingly delicious, healthy snack time treat! These are my spicy oven roasted chickpeas.

My obsession with beans is well known in my neighborhood. So much so that many a time, bean curries are sent across just for me to taste them! I’m not kidding! Kidney Beans and Chickpeas are my 2 all time favorite beans. That they come packed with goodness of proteins is just an additional benefit! I’d be eating them with or without the promise of proteins! 😉

Have you tried ROASTING beans? If you have an oven, do me a favor – dust it off and put it to good use! And start with these delicious spicy oven roasted chickpeas, will ya?  (more…)

Chilly Potatoes

If you want to get somebody excited about Chilly Potatoes, tell them it is French Fries in a delicious Chinese Sauce base! Easy to prepare, these Chilli Potatoes is one dish that you can enjoy along with some Chinese noodles or rice or by itself as well!

Chilly Potatoes Recipe | How to make Chinese Chilli Potatoes | Indo Chinese recipes by Kavitha Ramaswamy of www.Foodomania.com

One dish that I am incredibly, innnncredibly proud of is my Paneer Chilli. For those uninitiated, it is an Indian adaptation of Chinese flavors in Cottage Cheese cubes.

If you thought crispy cottage cheese cubes tasted amazing in an ethnic Chinese inspired sauce, wait until you have THIS amazingly simple combination of potatoes with a Chinese sauce!

So simple. So cheap. So delicious.

Of course, the authenticity of this dish is questionable. I don’t even know if Chinese people eat their potatoes this way! 🙂 All I know is that Indians – with their undying love for Indian version of Chinese food, absolutely enjoy these Chilly Potatoes! (more…)

Roasted Veggie Empanadas

Classic Mexican style Roasted Veggie Empanadas! Deep Fried Goodness in a bundle of pizza dough!

Roasted Veggie Empanadas Recipe | Easy Mexican Snacks | Written by Kavitha Ramaswamy from Foodomania.com

Have you ever deep fried Pizza dough?


If you haven’t – please just DO!

A little while ago, I compiled recipes for Cinco de Mayo. It was mostly Mexican and Spanish recipes. Empanadas happens to be a Mexican delicacy – wherein pizza dough is stuffed with various filled and folded like a calzone and deep fried! One could easily mistake an empanada for a calzone because they are shaped similarly. The minute differences may arise in the flavors of the filling. But here’s how I made mine – (more…)

Quinoa Bites

These Quinoa Bites are  healthy, low fat and packed with flavor! You can deep fry / shallow fry or make them like patties – there are guaranteed to be loved by all!

Quinoa Bites Recipe | Healthy Savory Quinoa Fritters | Written by Kavitha Ramaswamy of Foodomania.com

These quinoa bites have turned out to be the new mini-comfort slash healthy food I’m craving these days. I’ve got a thing for appetizers. And the mini-er they get, the cuter they look and the less guilty I feel for the never ending indulgence. 🙂

But with this simple recipe for crispy quinoa bites, I’m combining my love for mini version of food with a healthier way of cooking and a new ingredient that I’ve never really cooked with before!

The Verdict – Well, quinoa is an exotic ingredient in India. Unlike a potato, it does not  just blend into the mixture adopting whatever flavor you give it. Quinoa lends its own flavors to whatever you are cooking. And to truly like and appreciate quinoa, it is necessary to nail the texture. If you’ve never tasted quinoa before, you might have to get used to the nuttier flavor it provides. And these quinoa bites can definitely be the first thing you try with quinoa. They’re easy to make, simplicity of flavors, healthy and are probably an example of the best use of this ingredient. (more…)