Vegetable Spring Rolls

Chinese cuisine inspired Vegetable Spring Rolls that are extremely popular in India! They may be sligtly laborious, but oh-so-worth it! Make them from scratch for a hearty snack dish!

Vegetable Spring Rolls from scratch Recipe | Chinese Rolls written by Kavitha Ramaswamy of Foodomania.com

Indians LOVE their interpretation of Chinese cuisine.

I’ve said it so many times now, that I’m starting to sound like a broken record.

But it is true! No other foreign cuisine has had influence on Indians the way Chinese has! And these vegetable spring rolls are just another great addition to our “Indo-Chinese dishes”. I love a good spring roll, especially if it is homemade! You can make your spring rolls at home – and you don’t even have to deep fry them! It is not the most easiest recipe, I admit. But they taste fantastic and are worth making once in a while…And they taste amazing with schezwan sauce!!! (more…)

Focaccia Caprese

Make Italian focaccia caprese bread from scratch using my easy step by step tutorial! Have your salad & eat it too! 🙂

Focaccia Caprese Recipe | How to make easy Italian bread from scratch | Make eggless focaccia bread with easy to follow step by step pictures | Written by Kavitha Ramaswamy from Foodomania.com

Welcome to the world of Mozzarella!

If you’re anything like me, my brother and half the world’s population, you dig mozzarella…. and with good reason too! The stringy, stretchy, gooey texture rendered by mozzarella (especially the fresh kind) is an experience not to be missed.

Yes, yes, I’ll get to the tomato and basil too now. You would have seen these 3 ingredients together in a Caprese salad…. or if you’re a Foodomania fan (in which case, xoxo!), my rebelling Caprese Pizza? 😀 Taking the concept of caprese further, we’re making a traditional Italian bread called focaccia and topping it off with this salad. (more…)

Corn Cheese Balls

These corn cheese balls are one of the tastiest snack time treats ever! Stuffed with cheese, these are deep fried to crispy perfection!

Corn Cheese Balls Recipe | Easy Vegetarian Appetizers | Written by Kavitha Ramaswamy of Foodomania.com

Take a deep breath.

Because these corn cheese balls will take your breath away!

No kidding! Every once in a while, I come across a truly brilliant recipe that just screams gourmet goodness! These corn cheese balls were such elegant little treats I came across while surfing one of the gazillion cooking shows on television. The idea of a white sauce base to otherwise regular corn balls was really interesting for me to experiment. Stuffing them with a cube of mozzarella was a stroke of genius, I believe. And I have my No-Meatball Sliders to thank that for!

These corn cheese balls are definitely an indulgence – one that you should let yourself have once, maybe twice a year! They go heavy on everything – cheese, oil, seasonings etc. Needless to say, exercise caution while making these beauties since self control is not something you might have while frying them up! However, make them for your next party and watch everyone go ga-ga over these simple deep fried goodie!   (more…)

Spicy Oven Roasted Chickpeas

Make my spicy oven roasted chickpeas today! Only 4 ingredients to make this perfectly baked, high protein snack time treat!

Spicy Oven Roasted Chickpeas Recipe | How to roast beans in the oven | Written by Kavitha Ramaswamy of Foodomania.com

Let me introduce y’all to this gobsmackingly delicious, healthy snack time treat! These are my spicy oven roasted chickpeas.

My obsession with beans is well known in my neighborhood. So much so that many a time, bean curries are sent across just for me to taste them! I’m not kidding! Kidney Beans and Chickpeas are my 2 all time favorite beans. That they come packed with goodness of proteins is just an additional benefit! I’d be eating them with or without the promise of proteins! 😉

Have you tried ROASTING beans? If you have an oven, do me a favor – dust it off and put it to good use! And start with these delicious spicy oven roasted chickpeas, will ya?  (more…)