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…)

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…)

Paneer Tikka Subway Sandwich

Paneer Tikka Subway Sandwich

Paneer Tikka Subway Sandwich | Vegetarian Indian Subs | Kavitha ramaswamy of Foodomania.com

 

Fresh cubes of paneer delicately spiced with garam masala and sandwiched between fresh veggies in a hot and soft roll!

I’ve made a Subway-inspired Sandwich before. The success of that recipe inspired me to recreate some of my favorite Subs with an Indian twist. This paneer tikka subway sandwich combines the fine art of sandwich making with classic North Indian flavors. Unlike a typical paneer tikka masala, this recipe for Paneer tikka doesn’t call for too many ingredients. With a tonne of protein packed into a little sandwich, this is also a great healthy option for snack or lunch or dinner time.   (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…)