Veggie Patty Subway Sandwich

Using fresh seasonal vegetables, make this classic Indian-inspired Veggie Patty Subway Sandwich! Packed with the goodness of veggies, flax seeds and much more!

Veggie Patty Subway Sandwich Recipe | Classic Subs | Step by step recipe for Veggie Patty Sub | Indian Subway Sandwiches | Written by Kavitha Ramaswamy of Foodomania.com

To a regular person, food is a necessity to survive. For me, it is the essence of my soul!!! Food and books are the only two things that nourish my soul like no other experience / thing ever could!

And because I’m madly in love with all the food that I’ve cooked / eaten / yet to cook / yet to eat, I’ve made a list of foods I want to eat before I die. For a food nerd such as myself, that means almost every single dish ever invented by mankind.

But we’ll get to that list later. For now, I’m happily munching on this Indianized version of a Subway Sandwich (which – FYI – has been on my to-cook list for about 2 years now).  Pretty much following McDonald’s footsteps, Subway came to India with a bunch of Indian-inspired sandwiches. And their customization has paid off big time. Subway today sells some of the best sandwiches in India of which this Veggie Patty Sub is a favorite among vegetarians. (more…)

Healthy Sabudana Oats Vada

Crunchy, low-fat sabudana oats vada – a healthy, fiber-rich delicious snack that takes only 15 minutes to make!

Healthy Sabudana Oats Vada Recipe | Low Fat Appetizers written by Kavitha Ramaswamy of Foodomania.com

A month ago, I made the low-fat version of a classic favorite – Mirchi Bhajiya. Granted, this new recipe makeover took a bit longer than what I anticipated – but I had caught on the recipe-makeover-bug. Suddenly, I was re-looking at some of our deep-fried favorites and thinking of how to make the dish more healthy without compromising on the taste or texture.

Sabudana Vada is one such delicious snack that we Indians absolutely love. The chewiness of the Sabudana (pearl tapioca) lends this deep fried goodie a wonderful texture. To make this umpteen times healthier than a regular recipe, I decided to use cut the potatoes and add Oats instead. Oats, like potatoes is an excellent binder. And the goodness of oats is something we all know and love! To cut the fat, I went the shallow-fry way. Making smaller patties and cooking like any regular burger patties is all you’ve gotta do for these vadas.

If you’re someone who doesn’t usually like the idea of recipe makeovers, you’ve got to give this sabudana oats vada a try. You’ll never notice the difference!  Even the best fast food joints in Mumbai may not be able to match up to the deliciousness of these vadas! (more…)

Cheesy Pizza Monkey Bread

Attention all you bread lovers, this cheesy Pizza Monkey Bread recipe from scratch is all you need for eternity! Stuffed with cheese and topped off with fresh pizza sauce, these fluffy rolls will leave you craving for more!

Cheesy Pizza Monkey Bread Recipe with step by step pictures | Easy Pull Apart Rolls written by Kavitha Ramaswamy of Foodomania.com

Do yourself a favor and double the recipe, please! I mean, come ON! You are looking at one of the cheesiest, fluffiest, tastiest bread I’ve ever made – which is not so overly cheesy that it would give you a tummy ache and yet cheesy enough to leave you licking your fingers for hours after!

Did I ever mention that I’m the self-proclaimed queen of Subtlety?

These rolls are every bit as good as they sound. No, they are even better than that! Fresh pizza sauce, herbs, cheese and an easy homemade pizza dough recipe. But instead of a pizza, you’re making little bites of cheesy goodness. It’s like your regular old version of a Margarita Pizza, just turned up a notch!  (more…)

Over 100 Awesome Holi Recipes

Celebrate Holi – the Indian festival of colors with these delicious, mouth-watering recipes!

Holi Recipes Roundup

I’m re-posting this post from last year, to show you guys how many amazing options you have to celebrate the festival of colors this year! 🙂

Holi, known as the festival of colors is celebrated all over India and Nepal. This festival announces the arrival of spring – the season of hope and new beginnings. During Holi, people get together and rejoice with colors, foods, and drinks to express happiness and symbolically celebrate life with the victory of good over evil and spread the message of love, unity, and peace.

It is worth visiting India during this time to witness and experience the exuberance of this festival. Food is, as always, a very significant aspect of this festival. An Indian intoxicating drink – Bhang Lassi – is very popular this time around. Besides this, a lot of delicious, deep fried goodies and sweets are made to celebrate Holi. Here are a few ideas for you to prepare good food during this festival time —> (more…)