Low Fat Mirchi Bhajiya

Cut the fat from the traditional mirchi bhajiya (milagai bajji) and make a healthier, (still) delicious version of the ever popular Indian delicacy!

Low Fat Mirchi Bhajiya Recipe | Indian Jalapeño Fritters written by Kavitha Ramaswamy of Foodomania.com

My dear Desi friends,

You are going to adore this recipe. I only stress on the desi friends bit because I’m not sure those of you with a lower threshold for spice will want to make + eat this goodie. Mirchi Bhajiya is an Indian favorite – something that is considered to be a perfect snack with tea on a cold, rainy day. Fiery hot, stuffed with a potato filling and deep fried to crispy perfection is how a traditional Mirchi Bhajiya is supposed to be.

You may want to check out my original post where I did the whole deep frying bit. That was wayyyyyy back in 2012. I was young. And thin. And had a metabolism of a horse. 😛 But now that I’m being a bit more conscious about the kind of foods I eat, I ensure to keep it as healthy as possible. If there is a healthier alternative, I definitely prefer that over deep frying. Which is why when my friends at Tupperware sent me their new Steam it, I couldn’t wait to try something innovative as opposed to just steaming veggies. Just you wait. You’re going to want to scroll down to see how brilliant this steamer is and how you can use it in so may ways!

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Pesto Swirl Rolls

Easy to put together pesto swirl rolls with a hint of exotic herbs and extra cheese!

Pesto Swirl Rolls Recipe | Easy Cheesy Bread Rolls | Written by Kavitha Ramaswamy of Foodomania.com

First things first: Swirls add a pinch of happiness to the food. Am I right or what? 😀 I’m a big believer in spending little time cooking and as much time eating. But I do like a little zing in my food. I mean, how often can you eat the same bread over and over again? I am a carbaholic and I love bread. But a little twist every now and then makes eating bread a much more fun experience. And making swirl rolls are just so darn easy, that I often forego a pizza or a tortilla for these babies.

Sorry to have called these pesto swirl rolls babies. But these are adorable looking and just a pleasure to devour! Serve them with my super healthy barley vegetable soup for a complete meal.

If you’re like me, you probably stock some pizza dough in your freezer at all times. If you don’t, well a) WHY AREN’T YOU? and b) It doesn’t take much time to make the dough from scratch either. (If you’re looking for a healthier version, I’ve got a great whole wheat pizza dough recipe too) And the filling is where you bring on your A-game! There are literally 100s of pesto varieties and you get to switch things up every time you make these rolls.   (more…)

Granola Bites

Power packed granola bites made with homemade granola! Get your nutrients on the go!

Granola Bites Recipe | How to make Healthy High Energy Granola Nuggets | High protein healthy snacks | Written by Kavitha Ramaswamy from Foodomania.com

I made these granola bites about 2 months ago. Everyday since then, I’ve been eating one of these to satisfy my sweet tooth and my 4 pm-hunger.

You know, it is that time of the day when you feel like you’ve just got to reach out for a burger or order a plate of fries…. I’ve successfully resisted doing that for the past couple months… all thanks to these hunger-squashing super power nuggets! It did take a while for me to get used to this change in the menu. A granola bite is after all NOT a slice of pizza. For picky eaters, this may not be love at first sight. But stay with it, one bite at a time. It’ll grow on you.

As an unexpected yet welcome side effect of this ritual, I now see that my skin and hair have really started to improve! The omega-3 rich flax seeds and protein rich everything else have definitely contributed in a big way to my health! And now you can do this for yourself too! 🙂

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100 Diwali Snacks Recipes

An awesome collection of over 100 Diwali Snacks Recipes! Diwali or not, these recipes from the best web-blogs will leave you drooling and craving for more!

100+ Diwali Snacks Recipes from Foodomania.com | What to make for Indian festival Deepavali - compiled by Kavitha Ramaswamy

It is 19th October, 2014. Diwali is in less than 4 days. Are you ready with the tastiest of snack dishes – waiting to celebrate the Indian festival of lights with your friends & family? Stalking food sites for traditional & modern recipes is one of my favorite pastime. And I’ve collected some of the best Diwali snacks recipes from all over the internet for you! These recipes may represent the kind of delicacies (especially deep fried ones) that are prepared across India. Some are quintessential to certain parts of the country while some are prepared by one & all. Either ways, all of these snack dishes are delicious and can be great addition to your menu.

Some have a shorter shelf life (like Medhu Vada or Bhajiya) while some last for 10-15 days (like Sev or Thattai). Most people choose to make snacks that last longer, so that sharing is easier and they can enjoy the same for a longer time.

So, without further ado, let us look at some amazing Diwali Snacks Recipes!

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