• Appetizers & Snacks
  • Vada Pav

    Vada Pav is not just food; it is an emotion – every Mumbaikar ever.

    Vada Pav Recipe | Learn how to make Bombay Vada Pav with this step by step tutorial | Foodomania.com

    Vada Pav. The name alone is enough to bring a smile on every Mumbaikar’s face.  I have fond memories of eating this delicious and filling snack almost every day during college. Vada Pav and Pani Puri were solely responsible for my brush with obesity in my late teens and early 20s. I’m healthier now, it’s all good. But my love for this snack still continues with an intensity like never before. I was delighted to recreate one of my favorite fast foods at home!

    Go make some Vada Pav and enjoy it with a hot cup of Masala Chai.    (more…)

  • Appetizers & Snacks
  • Paneer Tikka Subway Sandwich

    Paneer Tikka Subway Sandwich

    Paneer Tikka Subway Sandwich | Vegetarian Indian Subs | Kavitha ramaswamy of Foodomania.com

     

    Fresh cubes of paneer delicately spiced with garam masala and sandwiched between fresh veggies in a hot and soft roll!

    I’ve made a Subway-inspired Sandwich before. The success of that recipe inspired me to recreate some of my favorite Subs with an Indian twist. This paneer tikka subway sandwich combines the fine art of sandwich making with classic North Indian flavors. Unlike a typical paneer tikka masala, this recipe for Paneer tikka doesn’t call for too many ingredients. With a tonne of protein packed into a little sandwich, this is also a great healthy option for snack or lunch or dinner time.   (more…)

  • Chinese
  • Vegetarian Chinese Sizzler

    Step by step guide to putting together a delicious vegetarian Chinese Sizzler.

    Vegetarian Chinese Sizzler Recipe | Indo-Chinese Inspired Recipes | Written by Kavitha Ramaswamy of Foodomania.com

    There is no one way to make Sizzlers. The name of the dish is inspired by how the food is presented to you – hot and sizzling. So you could serve pretty much anything on a hot, sizzling iron plate and call it your own Sizzler. You’ll need a special kind of serving dish known as the Sizzler plate. It comes with a wooden stand and a groove with an iron plate. You cook the food and add it to the hot burning iron plate. And to avoid burning yourself, you place the plate on the wooden stand. If you don’t find this plate or do not want to buy it, you could mimic its functions by placing the food on any iron plate and placing that plate on a wooden board.

    Read on to read about my version of Chinese Sizzler(more…)

  • Lunch & Dinner
  • South Indian Brinjal Stir Fry

    Simple brinjal stir fry cooked with onions to have as a side to South Indian rice dishes.

    Brinjal Stir Fry with Onions Recipe | South Indian Side Dishes | Foodomania.com

    Many people I know despise brinjal (or eggplant). I don’t really get it. I particularly love this version of a brinjal stir fry because it pairs up really well with rice and sambar / rasam / curd. Of course, if you’re a fan of mildly spiced vegetables with a south Indian spin on flavors, then you could eat this with pretty much anything else (bread / roti / rice etc.)

    Prepping the brinjal / eggplant is easy. Make sure you use fresh produce, as that is the best possible way to avoid bitter eggplants. There is really no other universal way of knowing if your eggplants are bitter or not. The older an eggplant gets, meaning the more time that’s passed since harvesting, the more bitter it becomes. Another trick I’ve found works is to soak the sliced pieces in warm salted water for 10-15 minutes.    (more…)