Curry Leaves Powder

With numerous health benefits, this curry leaves powder is an essential addition to your pantry. Made with roasted lentils and curry leaves, this South Indian chutney powder can be eaten with rice, roti, bread or mixed with literally any side dish!

Curry Leaves Powder Recipe | South Indian Karuveppilai Podi - Curry Leaf Chutney Powder step by step recipe written by Kavitha Ramaswamy of Foodomania.com

Today I have for you a chutney powder that has a great rep for being multifaceted.

Besides being a spicy and delicious thing to have with your meals, it is also known to carry a lot of medicinal values.

Originating from the southern regions of India, curry leaves powder with lentils and peppercorn is a healthy recipe with phenomenal benefits like – it helps in stabilizing your blood sugar levels, aids in digestion, prevents skin infections, keeps anemia at bay and best of all – accelerates hair growth! If you dream of a head full of thick and glossy hair, you know what to eat! 😉   (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…)

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…)

Paal Payasam

Smooth, creamy, delicately sweet Paal Payasam is the star of many a festival menus in India… Now you know how easy it is to make this dessert! 🙂

Paal Payasam Recipe | Rice Kheer | South Indian Risotto Pudding Sweet 4 ingredients. That’s all you need to make this dessert.

It is as easy as throwing all of them together in a pot and cooking them for 45 minutes until all the flavors come together to make a hearty bowl of paal payasam.

Which brings me to the word “paal payasam“. For all my non-south-Indian friends out there, it loosely translates to “milk sweet“. But that doesn’t really give out much information about the dessert itself because off the top of my head – I could give you 10 other sweets made with milk. (Hellllooo… remember Rabdiiiii??) But it is what it is. I don’t know much about its nomenclature. But I could tell you that making this milk & rice dessert could not be easier.  (more…)