Brown Rice Pulao Sizzler

Get ready to sizzle up things with this easy brown rice pulao sizzler! Add some zest into your dinner by taking a regular pulao up a notch!

Healthy Brown Rice Pulao Sizzler Recipe | Indian inspired Sizzlers | Recipe written by Kavitha Ramaswamy of Foodomania.com

When was the last time you went a step ahead to make your food look sexy?

Of course, using fresh ingredients and adding a bunch of color to the dish does make it beautiful. But I am talking about a dish that will make the eater’s eyes pop out and go “Yaauuzaa!!”.

Enter the best discovery of mankind – A sizzler plate – a humble Iron plate with a wooden stand to rest. I combined the entire dish onto a sizzler plate and served it for the extra oomph. Of course, you could just serve it on a regular plate, minus the sizzle. But trust me, once you make this, it would be hard to go back to the regular old Pulao dish! 🙂

There are a few elements to this dish – The Pulao itself, the gravy, some crunchy fries and croutons. And that is just what I put together in 30 minutes. If you have the time, please, feel free to add dimensions to this dish. Some patties, roasted veggies, noodles etc. would be great too. Play around with ideas to make different kinds of Sizzlers every time.     (more…)

Homemade Granola

Crunchy, easy & healthy homemade granola, sweetened with honey and loaded with the goodness of oats, almonds, raisins and flax seeds!

Homemade Granola Recipe | How to make healthy granola from scratch | Breakfast granola - learn how to make it for cheap at home | Written by Kavitha Ramaswamy of Foodomania.com Here’s a lesser known fact about me.

❤️  Breakfast.

Every morning, within 15-20 minutes of waking up, my tummy does this weird rambling noise – telling me its time to fill fuel again… and I just love it! And you know what’s a good thing to do when your body craves for fuel in the morning? Feed it good, healthy things like this homemade granola…. just so that it would help kick start the day with renewed energy and zest. And what’s even better about this is that you can get away with throwing in a bunch of healthy ingredients together, toss it with honey or maple syrup, bake it and call it your very own brand of homemade granola! So save your money on cereal / muesli and make this at home!

Because this is homemade, you can try a million combinations to see what flavors you like the best! Not only is it a great breakfast option for adults, but the kids would love it too!

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Focaccia Caprese

Make Italian focaccia caprese bread from scratch using my easy step by step tutorial! Have your salad & eat it too! 🙂

Focaccia Caprese Recipe | How to make easy Italian bread from scratch | Make eggless focaccia bread with easy to follow step by step pictures | Written by Kavitha Ramaswamy from Foodomania.com

Welcome to the world of Mozzarella!

If you’re anything like me, my brother and half the world’s population, you dig mozzarella…. and with good reason too! The stringy, stretchy, gooey texture rendered by mozzarella (especially the fresh kind) is an experience not to be missed.

Yes, yes, I’ll get to the tomato and basil too now. You would have seen these 3 ingredients together in a Caprese salad…. or if you’re a Foodomania fan (in which case, xoxo!), my rebelling Caprese Pizza? 😀 Taking the concept of caprese further, we’re making a traditional Italian bread called focaccia and topping it off with this salad. (more…)

Microwave Vegetable Pulao

Follow the recipe for microwave vegetable pulao to make a quick & aromatic one pot meal!

Microwave Vegetable Pulao Recipe | Quick Vegetarian Pilaf | Written by Kavitha Ramaswamy of www.Foodomania.com Today’s microwave vegetable pulao recipe is sponsored by Best Foods Inc. – makers of premium quality Basmati Rice.

I am a rice-a-holic. I eat some kind of a rice dish for breakfast, lunch and dinner! Be it some soft rice idlis to kick of the day or a simple curd rice to end the day, rice is a major component of my diet. I do have a post on how I cook my rice in the pressure cooker. More often than not, it is the tool we use to cook everything from rice, potatoes and even beans!

However, once in a while, I like to put my Microwave to good use. And whenever I do, I like to cook Pulao in it! Only because I can! 😉 And because the texture of the rice is fluffy and wonderful when cooked in the microwave!

It is not much different than making it in a pressure cooker or a pan. If you own nothing but a microwave, then you would love this recipe since you’re essentially making everything in one microwave pan.   (more…)