Aamras

Aamras – the Indian flavored Mango puree that everyone just loves!

Aamras Recipe | Indian Flavored Mango Puree | Easy Aamras with Puri

Mangoes are in season!

I’m yet to meet someone who despises mangoes. How can one really?  For someone with a sweet tooth as intense as mine, desserts are the bane of our existence! Moderation, Special occasions are words we don’t find in our dictionary. But dessert cravings can be managed. A mango is all I need to forget about that chocolate cake (wait – did I say cake? gotta make me some of that now!).

Aamras is simply mango puree flavored with cardamom or ginger. That’s it. You can probably stop reading now since that’s all there is to this recipe! But if you want, I’ll write it out for you!

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Jeera Rasam

South Indian Jeera Rasam – Have it as a soup or with rice

Jeera Rasam Recipe | Pepper Cumin Seeds Rasam (Spicy South Indian Soup) - Foodomania.comJeera Rasam particularly makes me feel good when I have a cold. It is a spicy tamarind based soup flavored with cumin, and hence the name Jeera Rasam (Cumin Seeds Soup). You’ll be surprised to discover just how easy and quick it is to make this soup. It also takes only a handful of ingredients to make. Rasam Powder blend is readily available in the market or you can make your own at home.

You can drink this as a hot and clear soup. Or you can add some hot rice to it and serve with some stir-fried veggies like eggplant or okra or potatoes.     (more…)

Paruppu Podi – Spicy Lentil Chutney Powder

Paruppu Podi with Hot Rice and a hint of Ghee is a wholesome meal.

Paruppu Podi Recipe | South Indian Spicy Lentil Chutney Powder Recipe | Foodomania.com

Paruppu podi is a spicy lentil-based chutney powder eaten with hot rice and a hint of ghee. Paruppu literally translates to lentil and Podi is powder. Blends like this, Curry Leaves Powder and Milagai Podi come in handy when you are pressed for time or are in no mood to cook. All you have to do is cook some rice / reheat leftover rice, add a dash of Ghee (optional) and as much or as little of this chutney powder, mix and eat!

You can adjust the blend to suit your taste-buds. This is my Ma’s recipe.    (more…)

Butterscotch Cake Bars

Simple butterscotch cake bars baked from scratch.

Eggless Butterscotch Cake Bars Recipe by Foodomania.com

Sometimes, chocolate is not what you need to feed your soul. Yes, that happens. What about those minor cravings when you want something airy and aromatic but not chocolate? Butterscotch is perfect for those subtle cravings for something sweet. Making these cake bars practically involves dumping a bunch of easily available ingredients in a bowl, mixing into a smooth batter, pouring in a pan and baking it to spongy perfection.  (more…)