Mango Jalapeno Salad

Sweet and Spicy Mango Jalapeno Salad in under 5 minutes!

Mango jalapeno salad recipe on Foodomania.com

Here is a quick, fresh summer salad to spruce up your day! This sweet and spicy mango jalapeno salad is everything you’d want in a light, healthy salad – it is quick, easy, has simple flavors and tastes delicious.

Add some grilled chicken or cooked beans to this and you’ve got a wholesome meal.  In fact, it is so versatile that it serves as an excellent topping on burgers, nachos and pizzas too (of course, after cooking).

I personally love eating this with tortilla chips or as toppings on spicy burgers. How would you like to serve this?    (more…)

Pico de Gallo

Made with fresh tomato and onions, Pico de Gallo is a Mexican salad served along side tortilla chips or as a topping for burgrers, tacos, nachos etc.

Pico de Gallo Recipe | Mexican Salsa Fresca | Fresh Onion Tomato Salsa | Foodomania.com

With Cinco de Mayo round the corner, lots of Mexican recipes are popping up on the internet. While nothing beats my love for Indian food, I do enjoy the fresh flavors of the Mexican cuisine too.

Pico de Gallo is one of the easiest salads you’ll ever make. Simply put, it is an onion and tomato salad spruced up with lemon, garlic and coriander. It tastes great as is, or with tortilla chips (or any chips, to be honest!), on tacos, burgers, bruschetta, enchilada, quesadillas, nachos, fajitas etc.

Don’t think of this as a strict “recipe” you have to follow. Play with the flavors to make something suitable to your taste.    (more…)

40 Navratri Prasad Recipes

This list of Navratri Prasad Recipes will give you a wide variety of choices on what to make during this grand Indian festive season! If you are an Indian who celebrates the auspicious festival, you would love these simple, vegetarian, no-onion & no-garlic recipes!

Navratri Prasad Recipes by Foodomania.com

(Reposted from 2014!)

Navratri translates to 9 Nights. 🙂 The festival of Navaratri / Navratri lasts for 9 Nights and 10 Days, during which time 9 versions of Shakti (or the Goddess) are worshiped.  As all Indian festivals are, this period too is celebrated with great pomp and show! Traditions vary from region to region, but largely – people follow a simple, sattvic diet, worship different Goddesses and share the “Prasad” (which is the food offered to the Goddess) with their friends and family. You can read a lot more about this festival here.

Food during Navratri is simple and light on the stomach (unlike other festivals where its all about deep frying!! 😀 ). Meat products are usually avoided during this period. Most people confine their diets to fruits and fruit juices and eating just once during the day. While South Indians avoid onion, garlic from their diets, North Indians are known to be more strict with their diet and allow only certain types of flours and grains to be consumed during the period. It would be difficult to exactly tell you what is followed, since traditions tend to vary so much. However, I’ve tried to put together a list of Navratri prasad recipes commonly prepared in various households.

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Chickpea Sundal

High protein Chickpea Sundal is a south Indian offering to the salad world – complete with “dressing” and all.

Chickpea Sundal Recipe | Indian Garbanzo Bean (Chole) Salad

 

Re-posting a very, very old post today. I had somehow missed this recipe when I started Foodomania. This reminds me of my very beginning days of blogging. This recipe still is as good as it was when I made it over 3 years ago! 🙂

Garbanzo beans (Chickpea/ Chole). Such beautiful legumes! There isn’t a single savory dish you could make with chickpeas that I’d dislike. With their natural high protein content, garbanzo beans make for a natural choice for diet-conscious vegetarians. Here is another recipe from the southern regions of India, accentuating the deliciousness of chickpeas!

Sundal – a word that could possibly mean Salad. There are various kinds of Sundal that South Indians make. Think – as many lentils & legumes there are, twice or thrice as many (known) Sundal recipes exist! The most commonly prepared and loved Sundal though is this Chickpea Sundal.

The “dressing” is made up of my mom’s concocted spice blend and some coconuts, curry leaves & mustard seeds cooked in a little splash of oil. (Before you cringe – a little fat is GOOD for your health, okay?!) If you’ve been put off by bland bean salads before, give this one a chance and you’ll be surprised to find a new favorite. 🙂 (more…)