Spiced Oats Buttermilk

Spiced Oats Buttermilk is a cooling, protein & calcium rich drink that you can drink to keep yourself hydrated during these hot summers! Or better yet, drink it all the time for a naturally healthy and filling drink!

Spiced Oats Buttermilk Recipe | Healthy & Cooling Drinks (Lassi) | Indian Oats Chaas or Neer More recipe | Super healthy summer drinks | Post workout healthy smoothies | Written by Kavitha Ramaswamy of Foodomania.com You know those times when you just indulge way too much and want nothing more than a quick fix to flush all that out?

Uh huh. That happens. All.The.Time.

What is your fix? A detox smoothie? Or some lemon juice maybe? For me, it is usually a glass of buttermilk (for you baking fanatics, this doesn’t refer to the one that you make by curdling milk with vinegar). We call it More or Chaas in India and make it by diluting plain yogurt. (more…)

Bhindi Masala

Simple, low fat Maharashtian style Bhindi Masala (Okra stir fry) made with my favorite spice blend – Godaaa!
Bhindi Masala Recipe | Easy Maharashtrian Okra fry with Goda Masala | Bhendi Fry with Goda Masala | Easy stir fried veggies | Written by Kavitha Ramaswamy of Foodomania.com After potatoes, okra is my most favorite vegetable in the whole world! Maybe I’m a little biased, but I only have it with rice. I think rice + okra is a powerful combination.

I have 2 favorite methods of cooking Bhindi (okra) – The south Indian stir fry way… and more recently, the Maharashtrian bhindi masala way with extra dose of Goda Masala!

Ever since I discovered the secret to Goda, I’ve been using it generously in all my stir fried veggie dishes. It’s a great spice mixture – even better than garam masala in some cases. I believe this is (almost) how Maharashtrians make their Bhindi masala. (more…)

Bhel Puri (Type 2)

If you have all the elements of this dish on hand, putting together a Bhel Puri takes less than 5 minutes!

Bhel Puri Recipe | How to make Bombay Street Food Chaat Bhel Poori by Kavitha Ramaswamy from Foodomania.com | Easiest Mumbai Street Food Recipe ever! | Bhel Puri Made Easy & Healthy Okay. You got me. This is the second time I’m posting a Bhel Puri recipe on my blog. But in all fairness, this is a variation on the first one. And it is my new favorite way to make and eat this popular Mumbai chaat food.

I use a secret blend of spices in this recipe to intensify the flavors. And I also add a bunch of crunchy veggies to add a healthy element to this otherwise junk food. Other than the deep fried “Puri” or “Sev”, this dish is quite healthy! You could skip the unhealthy elements of the dish if you want, but a little something never hurt anybody! 😉  (more…)

Dahi Puri

Dahi Puri is a Bombay Chaat dish that is wonderfully sweet, salty, spicy and cooling at the same time… Grab your plate of this delicious snack today!

Dahi Puri Recipe | How to make Bombay Chaat Dahi Sev Batata Poori | Delicious recipe by Kavitha Ramaswamy from Foodomania.com When I think of Dahi Puri, I think of a dish perfect in its union of flavors. That is the case with most Bombay Chaat dishes, actually.  They are known for being extremely spicy and yet sweet; extremely pungent and yet cooling. You’ll have a lot of fun eating these dishes!

Dahi Puri or Dahi Poori, derives its name from the key ingredient used in this dish – “Dahi”. Dahi is nothing but plain yogurt or as we Indians call it – Curd. You’ll have to work quickly with this dish since the Dahi and other chutneys we use can make it turn soggy very quickly!