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…)

Brown Rice Pulao Sizzler

Get ready to sizzle up things with this easy brown rice pulao sizzler! Add some zest into your dinner by taking a regular pulao up a notch!

Healthy Brown Rice Pulao Sizzler Recipe | Indian inspired Sizzlers | Recipe written by Kavitha Ramaswamy of Foodomania.com

When was the last time you went a step ahead to make your food look sexy?

Of course, using fresh ingredients and adding a bunch of color to the dish does make it beautiful. But I am talking about a dish that will make the eater’s eyes pop out and go “Yaauuzaa!!”.

Enter the best discovery of mankind – A sizzler plate – a humble Iron plate with a wooden stand to rest. I combined the entire dish onto a sizzler plate and served it for the extra oomph. Of course, you could just serve it on a regular plate, minus the sizzle. But trust me, once you make this, it would be hard to go back to the regular old Pulao dish! 🙂

There are a few elements to this dish – The Pulao itself, the gravy, some crunchy fries and croutons. And that is just what I put together in 30 minutes. If you have the time, please, feel free to add dimensions to this dish. Some patties, roasted veggies, noodles etc. would be great too. Play around with ideas to make different kinds of Sizzlers every time.     (more…)

Healthy Sabudana Oats Vada

Crunchy, low-fat sabudana oats vada – a healthy, fiber-rich delicious snack that takes only 15 minutes to make!

Healthy Sabudana Oats Vada Recipe | Low Fat Appetizers written by Kavitha Ramaswamy of Foodomania.com

A month ago, I made the low-fat version of a classic favorite – Mirchi Bhajiya. Granted, this new recipe makeover took a bit longer than what I anticipated – but I had caught on the recipe-makeover-bug. Suddenly, I was re-looking at some of our deep-fried favorites and thinking of how to make the dish more healthy without compromising on the taste or texture.

Sabudana Vada is one such delicious snack that we Indians absolutely love. The chewiness of the Sabudana (pearl tapioca) lends this deep fried goodie a wonderful texture. To make this umpteen times healthier than a regular recipe, I decided to use cut the potatoes and add Oats instead. Oats, like potatoes is an excellent binder. And the goodness of oats is something we all know and love! To cut the fat, I went the shallow-fry way. Making smaller patties and cooking like any regular burger patties is all you’ve gotta do for these vadas.

If you’re someone who doesn’t usually like the idea of recipe makeovers, you’ve got to give this sabudana oats vada a try. You’ll never notice the difference!  Even the best fast food joints in Mumbai may not be able to match up to the deliciousness of these vadas! (more…)

Baked French Fries

You can cut the fat and retain all the crispiness with these delicious oven baked french fries!

Baked French Fries Recipe | Best Crispy Oven "Fries" recipe written by Kavitha Ramaswamy of Foodomania.com

So here’s a pop quiz for ya – What is super crunchy, made with 1/20th of the fat that is required in its original recipe and is ultra joy-inducing? You guessed it – my baked french fries!

You like french fries, right?

That, my friends, is a rhetorical question. I’m merely stating a fact. Everyone likes french fries! I’ve been perfecting these fries for a really long time. French fries are by far the most highly requested recipe here on Foodomania. While there are a gazillion recipes out there on the internet, I wanted to wait until I had nailed the perfect technique to make this classic. And because this is indeed an all time favorite, I looked for alternative ways to cut the fat and yet retain all the goodness of french fries.

And I proudly present to you, the best ever baked french fries recipe you’ll ever need!    (more…)