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…)

Keerai Kootu (South Indian Spinach and Lentils)

Learn how to cook spinach and lentils – the south Indian way.

Keerai Kootu (South Indian Spinach and Lentils) | Keera Masiyal Recipe | Foodomania

This keerai kootu features in our meals at least once a week. With all the health benefits spinach boasts of, and the fact that none of us really like eating green leafy vegetables raw, it seemed a good idea to make a simple dish that goes well with another one of our staples – rice!

Blanched spinach flavored with coconut, cumin and chilli and mixed with lentils. A simple enough curry / side-dish to put together in under 30 minutes.    (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…)

Dal Pakwan

Dal Pakwan is a classic Sindhi Breakfast Dish

Sindhi Dal Pakwan Recipe | How to make Dal Pakwaan from scratch recipe by foodomania

Look, I made Dal Pakwan! Can you believe I hadn’t tasted this Sindhi delicacy until a couple months ago?

A dal pakwan is a combination of dal (lentils) and pakwan (crunchy snack). The idea is to dip the pakwan in the dal and eat it. Adding to the flavors are sweet and spicy chutneys and onions and cilantro that take this dish up a notch. You don’t have to serve them on the side,  but I highly suggest you do.

Dal Pakwan has quickly replaced my favorite Ragda Puri. Both are similar in that there’s a lentil based curry and something crunchy served with sweet and spicy chutneys. The next time you have some time and want to make something peppy, think of making the Sindhi dal pakwan!   (more…)