Keerai Kootu (South Indian Spinach and Lentils)

Learn how to cook spinach and lentils – the south Indian way.

Keerai Kootu (South Indian Spinach and Lentils) | Keera Masiyal Recipe | Foodomania

This keerai kootu features in our meals at least once a week. With all the health benefits spinach boasts of, and the fact that none of us really like eating green leafy vegetables raw, it seemed a good idea to make a simple dish that goes well with another one of our staples – rice!

Blanched spinach flavored with coconut, cumin and chilli and mixed with lentils. A simple enough curry / side-dish to put together in under 30 minutes.    (more…)

Dal Pakwan

Dal Pakwan is a classic Sindhi Breakfast Dish

Sindhi Dal Pakwan Recipe | How to make Dal Pakwaan from scratch recipe by foodomania

Look, I made Dal Pakwan! Can you believe I hadn’t tasted this Sindhi delicacy until a couple months ago?

A dal pakwan is a combination of dal (lentils) and pakwan (crunchy snack). The idea is to dip the pakwan in the dal and eat it. Adding to the flavors are sweet and spicy chutneys and onions and cilantro that take this dish up a notch. You don’t have to serve them on the side,  but I highly suggest you do.

Dal Pakwan has quickly replaced my favorite Ragda Puri. Both are similar in that there’s a lentil based curry and something crunchy served with sweet and spicy chutneys. The next time you have some time and want to make something peppy, think of making the Sindhi dal pakwan!   (more…)

Chilli Kothu Paratha

Inspired by the Chinese cuisine, here is a lovely recipe for Kothu Paratha!

Kothu Paratha Recipe | Vegetarian Koththu Roti or Parotta (Indo-Chinese) Recipe by Foodomania.com

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Indians love their version of Chinese food. So much so that besides making many Chinese recipes our own, we’ve gone ahead and extrapolated the flavors to our local dishes too!

This vegetarian Chilli Kothu Paratha is one such dish that combines the best of Indian and Chinese cuisines. You’ll find this dish in most restaurants in Tamil Nadu. I’m not sure it is popular outside the state. But if it isn’t it should be. It tastes amazing!   (more…)

Javvarisi Vadaam (Sabudana Fryums)

Javvarisi Vadaam – A complete guide to making Sago Fries at home!

Javvarisi Vadaam Recipe | Sabudana Fryums | Jevvarisi Sago Vathal Vatthal Recipe from scratch with step by step pictures | Foodomania.com

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind making dishes that a normal home cook obviously shies away from? Like ready-to-eat pasta, graham crackers, cheese… or fryums? How easy is it to walk in to a store and buy these things these days?

Availability of all these things (and then some) has made our life easier for sure. But the satisfaction that comes from making these things at home from scratch is something you can’t buy! One such recipe is that of the Javvarisi Vadaam – or Sabudana Fryums.   (more…)