Pudina Pulao

Mint leaves add a wonderful fragrance to this Pudina pulao.

Pudina Pulao Recipe | Indian Mint Pilaf | One Pot Rice Dishes | Foodomania

All you need is half an hour and some handful of ingredients to make this flavorful one pot meal.

Mint and a few whole spices lend a delicious flavor to the rice. You don’t need to serve this with any side dish as this pudina pulao is full of flavors. But a bowl of cold plain yogurt always works!    (more…)

Whole-wheat Masala Buns (Khara Bun)

Indian Bakery style Whole-wheat Masala Buns or Khara Buns

Whole-wheat Masala Buns Recipe | How to make Indian Bakery style Khara Buns at home | Foodomania by Kavitha Ramaswamy

While the nuttier whole-wheat flavor is an acquired taste, it certainly goes well in breads, buns and anything savory.  These are just savory buns flavored with mint leaves and onions with a wheat-flour base. Using buttermilk and adequate good quality yeast ensure you get the fluffy bread texture we all love.

These buns are very popular in India (especially south Indian bakeries) – and for good reason too. They taste amazing as is, with a cup of chai or even as bases to your burger experiments.    (more…)

Masala Bhaat

Delicately spiced traditional Maharashtrian Masala Bhaat or Masale Bhat.

Masala Bhaat Recipe | Masale Bhaat or bhat recipe | Maharashtrian masala rice recipe withs tep by step pictures | Foodomania

A quick look at the recipes on this blog will reveal 2 things: I’m obsessed with chocolate and rice. There is no dearth of recipes using either of the 2 ingredients. When it comes to dessert, I love using chocolate more than anything else. And when it comes to entrée, the desi soul in me automatically looks for something with rice in it.

I mean how could you not love rice right? It is fluffy, flavorful and such a delight to eat. This recipe for Masala Bhaat is wonderful – not just because it is so easy to make and tastes delicious, but also because it is such a wholesome meal when served with a bowl of yogurt.    (more…)

Cheese-stuffed Burgers

Cheese-stuffed Burgers with Apple Onion Chutney and Pico de Gallo

Cheese-stuffed Burgers with Apple Onion Chutney recipe by foodomania.com

I love making Burgers! Honestly, they are one of the easiest dishes to make on short notice. And if you’re a vegetarian, there’s really not much prep-work you need to do to make burgers. From start to finish, you can make burgers in under an hour. So why am I sharing yet another burger recipe?

This isn’t quite a “recipe”. It is more of an idea of a combination of flavors that I love. And when combined with some more cheese inside the patty, you’ve made yourself a showstopper dish for the day!    (more…)