Baked French Fries

You can cut the fat and retain all the crispiness with these delicious oven baked french fries!

Baked French Fries Recipe | Best Crispy Oven "Fries" recipe written by Kavitha Ramaswamy of Foodomania.com

So here’s a pop quiz for ya – What is super crunchy, made with 1/20th of the fat that is required in its original recipe and is ultra joy-inducing? You guessed it – my baked french fries!

You like french fries, right?

That, my friends, is a rhetorical question. I’m merely stating a fact. Everyone likes french fries! I’ve been perfecting these fries for a really long time. French fries are by far the most highly requested recipe here on Foodomania. While there are a gazillion recipes out there on the internet, I wanted to wait until I had nailed the perfect technique to make this classic. And because this is indeed an all time favorite, I looked for alternative ways to cut the fat and yet retain all the goodness of french fries.

And I proudly present to you, the best ever baked french fries recipe you’ll ever need!    (more…)

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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