Maavadu Oorugai (Baby Mango Pickle)

Maavudu Oorugai – tender baby mango pickle – is amazing with Curd Rice!

Maavadu Oorugai recipe (Baby Mango Pickle) | Foodomania

Today’s recipe isn’t something most people are aware of.

Unless of course you are a south Indian – then you’ve probably been fed oodles of curd rice and vadu maanga by your beloved Amma. Because how else does one eat Thayir Saadham right?  (more…)

Vegetarian Bean Chili

Make this spicy Mexican Vegetarian Bean Chili that is excellent as a one pot meal or with rice or bread.

Spicy Vegetarian Bean Chili Recipe | Step by step pictures | Mexican Vegan Chili recipe by Foodomania.com

This Vegetarian Bean Chili is just a different version of the Indian Rajma Masala. When you swap the spices and slightly modify the way you cook an ingredient, you get a whole new dish!

This chili is great as is. Heat a bowl of this high-protein stew and enjoy a healthy, wholesome meal. Or alternatively, serve some crusty bread or a pot of rice to make it an even more elegant meal.    (more…)

Pudina Pulao

Mint leaves add a wonderful fragrance to this Pudina pulao.

Pudina Pulao Recipe | Indian Mint Pilaf | One Pot Rice Dishes | Foodomania

All you need is half an hour and some handful of ingredients to make this flavorful one pot meal.

Mint and a few whole spices lend a delicious flavor to the rice. You don’t need to serve this with any side dish as this pudina pulao is full of flavors. But a bowl of cold plain yogurt always works!    (more…)

Whole-wheat Masala Buns (Khara Bun)

Indian Bakery style Whole-wheat Masala Buns or Khara Buns

Whole-wheat Masala Buns Recipe | How to make Indian Bakery style Khara Buns at home | Foodomania by Kavitha Ramaswamy

While the nuttier whole-wheat flavor is an acquired taste, it certainly goes well in breads, buns and anything savory.  These are just savory buns flavored with mint leaves and onions with a wheat-flour base. Using buttermilk and adequate good quality yeast ensure you get the fluffy bread texture we all love.

These buns are very popular in India (especially south Indian bakeries) – and for good reason too. They taste amazing as is, with a cup of chai or even as bases to your burger experiments.    (more…)