• Appetizers & Snacks
  • Thenkuzhal

    Thenkuzhal murukku –  a classic South Indian deep-fried snack usually prepared around festivals.

    Iyengar Tamilian Thenkuzhal Murukku Recipe with Step by Step pictures by foodomania.com

    I have fond memories of eating the thenkuzhal dough year after year during Diwali. Yeah, I’m a dough-eater. Don’t judge, okay? Sometimes, dough tastes amazing! And so does the end dish of the dough.

    We make this snack about once or twice a year during festivals (most commonly during Diwali). We would make it more often, but the lengthy process often stops us from making the extra effort more frequently. Once in a while though – I urge you to try this snack – for this is a great one to have in your culinary repertoire.  (more…)

  • Fusion Food
  • Pasta with Roasted Tomato Sauce

    IMO, for a Pasta sauce, roasted tomato sauce > regular tomato sauce

    Pasta with Roasted Tomato Sauce Recipe | Easy Italian Sauces | Vegetarian pasta recipes | Foodomania.com

    Roasted tomato sauce recipe has changed my life forever.

    Seriously, no drama.

    The flavor – so much better, more intense and more fresh! A long roast lets the flavors of fresh  tomatoes slowly concentrate into a chunky sauce. This sauce bursts with the flavors of the summer! It is simple, for there aren’t too many ingredients to complicate the flavors.  (more…)

  • Breads & Pizzas
  • Malabar Paratha

    Make popular layered flatbread Malabar Paratha (or Parotta) with this easy-to-follow step by step pictorial.

    Malabar Paratha Recipe | Kerala Parotta or Barota or Layered Flatbread | Malabar parotta recipe by Foodomania.com

    I love Malabar Paratha. I like to call this Parotta. A popular Kerala street food, this is a great alternative to flatbreads liek roti or paratha. It is similar to lachcha paratha, but made with all purpose flour instead of wheat.

    Thin layers of dough neatly stacked on top of the other and fried to crispy perfection makes this flatbread unlike any other. It is traditionally served with Vegetable Kurma, but honestly- it tastes brilliant with any spicy Indian side dish.   (more…)

  • Appetizers & Snacks
  • Vada Pav

    Vada Pav is not just food; it is an emotion – every Mumbaikar ever.

    Vada Pav Recipe | Learn how to make Bombay Vada Pav with this step by step tutorial | Foodomania.com

    Vada Pav. The name alone is enough to bring a smile on every Mumbaikar’s face.  I have fond memories of eating this delicious and filling snack almost every day during college. Vada Pav and Pani Puri were solely responsible for my brush with obesity in my late teens and early 20s. I’m healthier now, it’s all good. But my love for this snack still continues with an intensity like never before. I was delighted to recreate one of my favorite fast foods at home!

    Go make some Vada Pav and enjoy it with a hot cup of Masala Chai.    (more…)