S’mores Cookies

This recipe for S’mores Cookies calls for very few ingredients and makes for one of the best little treats ever!

S'mores Cookies Recipe | Eggless Cookies & Biscuits | Butterscotch Cookies with Marshmallows | S'mores Cookie Step by step pictures | Written by Kavitha Ramaswamy of Foodomania.com

This is like your everyday quintessential vanilla cookies recipe.

The only difference is that is one is better.

Butterscotch flavor runs through every bite, while the crushed graham crackers give an additional crunch to the cookie. And marshmallows and chocolate chunks take it up a notch. Who doesn’t like bite sized pieces of s’more-y goodness? You could skip the marshmallow and chocolate topping to make butterscotch cookies too. But why would you? The addition on top is what makes these cookies better than your average sugar cookies.   (more…)

Mini Pancake Muffins

Mini Pancake Muffins … with chocolate chips I might add! You don’t need to flip pancakes, just pop them in your mouth!

Eggless Mini Pancake Muffins Recipe | Easy Baking Recipes | Eggless Pancake Muffins Recipe with step by step pictures | Written by Kavitha Ramaswamy of Foodomania.com

Stopping by mid week to post a supremely easy breakfast treat – the Pancake muffins!

Pancakes are by far the easiest recipe I have ever come across. But you do have to babysit each pancake, flipping them when they’re done and making more. When you are the one making them, you almost always  end up with leftovers or cold pancakes. With these pancakes in muffin tins, you can have the best of both worlds – taste of a pancake in a cupcake form without having to sit over a griddle flipping pancakes.

These adorable little breakfast-on-the-go muffins can be baked in regular sized cupcake molds as well; but I do think the mini versions make for better looking muffins. The batter is as easy as mixing 8-9 ingredients together, in no specific order. You may or may not add chocolate chips or blueberries on top of the batter for extra flavor. Just pop them into an oven and let them bake into perfect little pancake muffins!

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Mullu Murukku / Manamkombu

South Indians usually make this Mullu Murukku on special occasions.

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I never cease to marvel at the number of unexplored traditional recipes that have been passed on from generation to generation in every cuisine. While I do appreciate modern cuisine, I find myself going back to my roots more often these days. How did my ancestors live? Were they fit? How did they get their source of protein? And most importantly – what did they eat?

To get my questions answered, I often pick my father’s brains. He grew up in a tiny village in South India with a family of around 20 people. Money was scarce and children were many. Cooking for that many people was no easy task. But his grandma did it anyway, graciously. As I’m uncovering stories from his past, I’m discovering many traditional south Indian recipes (Iyengar recipes, to be specific) that he has grown up eating.

This deep-fried snack is one such classic delicacy. A quick search on Google will reveal a few different variations of the same and even different names for the same snack. The snack derives its name from a ‘thorn’. Mullu is a Tamil word which literally translates to thorn. And because it has a thorny texture, it is called a Mullu Murukku.

To make these, you will need a Murukku Achchu or a murukku maker. It is a tool used to make the murukku. However, if you don’t make these kinds of dishes often and don’t want to buy one, I’ve also mentioned an easy alternative you can use to try this recipe. If you are a south Indian, you probably already know how delicious this snack is. And if you aren’t familiar with this – think of it like a spicy rice based crispy pakoda with an interesting texture.     (more…)

Paneer Burger

Spicy Indian-inspired Paneer Burger with veggies. A favorite among veggie lovers!

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There comes a point in every Indian vegetarian’s life when he or she stops to wonder –  Is Paneer the only substitute for meat? The answer is – mostly – Yes. Most of the fabulous recipes which use meat can be suitably modified to create healthy and tasty vegetarian dishes. And instead of the meat component, Paneer is used.

With around 18 grams of protein per 100 grams of Paneer, it is also widely accepted as an excellent protein source for vegetarians. Of course, there are many more faux meat substitutes available in the market these days. And then there is Tofu. But none of these substitutes come close to the flavor and flexibility offered by Paneer – IMO.

I created this burger recipe with leftover paneer. After having enjoyed a rich meal of Paneer Pasanda and Naan the previous day, I was in no mood for another royal meal. I wanted something light, fresh and healthy – and most importantly – I wanted to use up all the leftover paneer and grilled veggies. This burger is as healthy as it is delicious. And it hardly takes 15-20 minutes from start to finish. If you’re looking for a nice Indian-inspired veggie burger – this is a great recipe!   (more…)