Oatmeal Dinner Rolls

Simple recipe for fluffy oatmeal dinner rolls! These soft and flavorful buns pair perfectly with any meal! Rich in fiber and a little protein and omega-3, these rolls should get on your to-bake list right now!

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First things first. I know you’re thinking “why do these rolls look funny?”

Let me answer that for ya. A little someone that she was being economical. She thought she was cooking for herself so she decided to make a small batch. But she didn’t have the right pan for placing these rolls in. And what do you know? They decided to rise horizontally rather than vertically! Who is this great person, you ask? Why, you’re looking at her!

Now that we’ve got the initial awkwardness out of the way, can we get back to business? These rolls are no joke people…! Never have I dared to experiment with yeast . Besides my tried and tested pizza dough, I’ve rarely tried my hand and creating / trying recipes that contain anything but refined flour. But of course, we all try to make healthy choices along the way, don’t we? And Oats – being the wonder cereal that it is – makes for a great binder. These oatmeal dinner rolls contain part refined flour, part oatmeal and the usual – yeast, salt etc. They are low on fat (no butter) and can easily be converted to a vegan recipe by substituting the milk / cream wash with something else.

And best of all? these dinner rolls work for any meal of the day. And they retain their fluffy texture all day long!   (more…)

Curry Leaves Powder

With numerous health benefits, this curry leaves powder is an essential addition to your pantry. Made with roasted lentils and curry leaves, this South Indian chutney powder can be eaten with rice, roti, bread or mixed with literally any side dish!

Curry Leaves Powder Recipe | South Indian Karuveppilai Podi - Curry Leaf Chutney Powder step by step recipe written by Kavitha Ramaswamy of Foodomania.com

Today I have for you a chutney powder that has a great rep for being multifaceted.

Besides being a spicy and delicious thing to have with your meals, it is also known to carry a lot of medicinal values.

Originating from the southern regions of India, curry leaves powder with lentils and peppercorn is a healthy recipe with phenomenal benefits like – it helps in stabilizing your blood sugar levels, aids in digestion, prevents skin infections, keeps anemia at bay and best of all – accelerates hair growth! If you dream of a head full of thick and glossy hair, you know what to eat! 😉   (more…)

Naan Bread (with Yeast)

This super simple Naan bread recipe on the stove top yields amazing & authentic results! The Naan made this way tastes just as a restaurant Naan – IF not better!

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If you were to step into an Indian restaurant and gaze around, chances are you spot these beautiful, spongy Naan breads on almost every table. They’re just so elastic yet soft at the same time that make them so fantastic to pair with spicy sides. Sure, they aren’t the best breads to bet your health on. But once in a while, go ahead and treat yourself to something as exotic and yet as humble as a Naan.

There is another Naan recipe on this blog. And that was kind of an attempt to recreate the texture of a restaurant Naan without using Yeast. While I still love that recipe, I’ve also discovered that using yeast in the Naan dough definitely pays off. If you’re looking for the authentic texture, you absolutely should consider using yeast in your dough.

Another point to note is that Naan is often cooked in clay ovens, which are impossible to store at homes. So you can either bake them in the oven (which would be a slow and boring process) or speed up things by directly cooking them over the fire. I don’t know if I can claim this as the most authentic recipe there is, but I can promise you a restaurant quality Naan in just 15 minutes (that is of course, minus the waiting-for-the-dough-to-rise time).    (more…)

McAloo Tikki Burger

These McAloo Tikki Burgers are the most loved burgers in India. Crunchy potato patties sandwiched with some Mayo, Onions, Tomato and the softest burger buns ever!

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I’d be lying if I said I don’t dream about McAloo Tikki. Come on. Haven’t you? even writing about it makes me smile with a foolish fondness I reserve for very few people / things in my life. This & this being 2 of them.

Every visit to Mcdonald’s has me ordering the same burger over and over again. One of the many reasons I love Indian food is that it just makes ANY dish taste 10 times better! Well, maybe not. Maybe it is just my preference, but there’s no denying the fact that Indian food is incredibly tasty.

The classic American burger was given a desi twist when McDonald’s came to India – to adhere to the Indian taste preferences. And with this customization, McDonald’s drew millions of Indians out of their homes and into its little eateries – to consume one of their many desi burgers.

While I do thank Mcdonald’s for its genius inventions, I’m also starting to understand the science of cooking food. And as much as I love making my life easier by paying a few bucks for a quick fast food, I know that my body will thank me for every bit of morsel I cook at home – with so much care. Now, we all have to find a trade-off somewhere right?    (more…)