Dark Fantasy Cookies

Simple dark fantasy cookies; stuffed with chocolate & baked to perfection! These eggless cookies are a hit every single time!

Dark Fantasy Cookies Recipe | Eggless Chocolate Stuffed Cookie | Written by Kavitha Ramaswamy of Foodomania.com

Cookies have never tasted so good!

Stuffed with chocolate, this buttery cookie dough is fabulous enough to eat raw. And once you bake it to perfection, you’ve just got the most interesting cookie in your hands! The texture of the cookie itself is smooth, almost a wonderful intersection between soft and crispy. I don’t know about you, but I need my cookies to be a little crunchy. I don’t get the whole “soft cookie” concept. If I wanted to eat something soft, I would eat a cake or a cupcake or a brownie slice right? But I’ve also tasted extremely crunchy cookies and I don’t like them either. I need a cookie somewhere in between. And these dark fantasy cookies are so far the best textured cookies I’ve baked – only second  to my classic Chocolate Chip cookie! 😉   (more…)

Masala Chaas

A spiced yogurt based drink, masala chaas is usually the customary end to Indian meals… Keeps the digestive system cooled after a spicy meal! 🙂

Masala Chaas Recipe | How to make North Indian Spiced Buttermilk | Recipe written by Kavitha Ramaswamy of www.Foodomania.com

I  have become so used to gulping down a glass of masala chaas everyday that I don’t even see it as a “recipe”. To me, it is simply a substitute to water. It never occurred to me to pen it down for this website. And honestly, it is just so…..  easy – for the lack of an easier word! 🙂

All you need is plain yogurt and a few additional ingredients to spice up the drink. You can make plain yogurt at home or use store bought yogurt too. Chaas (some people call it chaach / mor) is just diluted yogurt. How thick / diluted the drink needs to be is up to you.

So really, I’m only showing you a way to make it. This is not, and won’t be the first or only variation of a Chaas. Each individual spruces up the recipe to make a drink they can enjoy. You can use this as a reference to make your own Masala Chaas!  (more…)

Aam Panna

Refreshing, slightly tangy, sweetened Aam Panna to beat the summer heat! With its natural heat resistant properties, Aam Ka Panna, or Raw Mango Juice is the perfect sugar-free cooling drink!

Aam Panna Recipe | How to make Kairi Panha (raw mango drink) | Recipe written by Kavitha Ramaswamy of Foodomania.com Aam Panna. Aam Ka Panna. Kachche Aam ka Panna. Kairi Panha. All of these translate to a raw mango drink that originated in the western region of India.

Summers in India are brutal. But what can help beat the intense summer heat is this delicious drink made with green raw mangoes, sweetener and spices. Known to have properties that prevent heat exhaustion and heat stroke, Aam Panna also quenches thirst and prevents the excessive loss of sodium chloride and iron during summer due to excessive sweating.

There are a few different ways in which you can make the drink. As always, you should decide how you’d like the drink to be spiced. You can use sugar, but jaggery is a healthier substitute. You can make the Aam panna concentrate and freeze it. It stays well for a year! Another interesting way to consume this would be to turn them into popsicles!  (more…)

How to make Coconut Milk

Learn how to make Coconut Milk at home with this easy to follow step by step recipe! And fair warning: You may never used the canned stuff ever again!

How to make Coconut Milk Recipe | DIY Homemade Coconut Milk written by Kavitha Ramaswamy of Foodomania.com     I apologize.

You weren’t supposed to see my pudgy, stout fingers. *Hides Face* Yes, those fingers are my bane of existence. Despite all those extra pounds in the wrong areas and a capsicum-like nose, I truly love all of me…. except these fingers! They just make me look …. weird! :-/ But, I really did like this concept of shooting Coconut Milk and didn’t find a suitable hand model at the time. So voila! Here you go — unveiling my hand for the world to see! 😛

But let’s focus on the Coconut Milk on my hand, shall we? (more…)