Sweet & Spicy Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts

This Sweet & Spicy Brussel Sprouts comes together easily in the air fryer. The crispy Brussel sprouts are tossed with a sauce made with olive oil, maple syrup, sriracha. Makes a quick, easy and vegan side or appetizer!

Ever since I got my air fryer, I have been air frying tons of vegetables in it. I always thought I loved roasting veggies in my oven (and I still do) but the air fryer has completely replaced it for this purpose.

The fact that...

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Hasselback Sweet Potatoes Chaat

This Hasselback Sweet Potatoes Chaat inspired by Indian flavors might be your new favorite way to enjoy sweet potatoes for the holidays! Garnished with cilantro chutney, tamarind chutney, pomegranate and fresh herbs this is also vegan and gluten-free!

I love chaat anything and everything and I think I have mentioned that so many times on the blog. I make a chaat out of everything from pizza to kala chana to potatoes to my favorite sweet potatoes. I have shared a sweet potato chaat recipe on the blog...

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Shahi Samosa Pinwheels

Puff Pastry Shahi Samosa Pinwheels are filled with spiced potato, paneer and peas filling. The addition of cashews and raisins make them extra rich and flavorful. These make an easy vegetarian appetizer for potlucks, parties and the holidays!

Samosa is one snack that needs no introduction. In north India where I am from, it is literally sold at every nook and corner on the streets, at least that’s how it was in my city. It was the one snack which mom...

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Roasted Beets with Pistachios & Goat Cheese

Sweet oven roasted beets, thinly sliced red onion and roasted pistachios are tossed together with a red wine vinaigrette in this vegetarian side dish which is perfect for the holidays! Topped with crumbled goat cheese, this will be a great addition to your holiday table.

It took me some years to warm up to goat cheese but now I really like it. It’s sharp flavor particularly pairs well with sweet vegetables like butternut squash, beetroot,...

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Butternut Squash & Peas Sabzi

Use the butternut squash in season to make this Butternut Squash & Peas Sabzi! Cooked with onion, tomatoes, curry leaves and spices, this is so good with any bread or as side with rice and dal. It is also vegan and gluten-free.

Now that we are done with all the Diwali recipes, we can shift our focus to fall and winter produce. One of my absolute favorite this time of the year is Butternut Squash.

It’s great...

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Kaju Pista Roll

Kaju Pista Roll is an Indian sweet made with cashews and pistachios. These rolls have a layer of pistachio dough covered with a layer of smooth cashew dough. Rich and decadent!

Kaju Pista Roll is one of Sarvesh’s favorite mithai. Well the fact is that he has a massive sweet tooth and has a long list of favorites so I really don’t know which one is his most favorite but this is right up there.

He was...

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Badam Halwa Jars

Take your badam halwa a level up by serving it in these beautiful jars! These Badam Halwa Jars have layers of rich badam halwa, mawa and nuts and topped with rose scented whipped cream. Too pretty to eat!

Now that I showed you guys how easy it is to make badam halwa in Instant pot, let’s take it a notch up and make halwa jars!

When I had the halwa, I thought sure it tastes...

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Badam Halwa with Almond Flour (Instant Pot)

This Badam Halwa is made with almond flour and is so easy to make in the Instant Pot. This takes much less time and effort compared to traditional halwa so you don’t have to wait for special occasions to enjoy it!

I am excited to share yet another dessert made with almond flour with you all. This is an easy badam halwa recipe which comes together rather quickly in the Instant Pot.

Before I was introduced to almond flour, the...

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Kesar Badam Ladoo (with Almond Flour)

These Kesar Badam Ladoo are probably the easiest sweet you can make for the festive season. You need only 6 ingredients and 20 minutes to make them. They can also be easily made vegan and refined sugar-free!

Almond flour is one of my favorite ingredients to make Diwali sweets. It can be used in so many different ways in different recipes and is readily available in the market these days.

There’s no...

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Paan Cheesecake Truffles

Bite sized version of Paan Cheesecake, these Paan Cheesecake Truffles are made with cream cheese, parle-g crumbs, real paan leaves and flavored with gulkand and garnished with candied fennel. If you love meetha paan, then you are going to love this fusion dessert.

It’s super easy to make, no-bake and great to make for your Diwali party!

And it’s Diwali yet again and I am back with yet another paan dessert! πŸ˜€...

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Gulab Jamun Cheesecake Truffles

These no-bake Gulab Jamun Cheesecake Truffles combine cream cheese, pargle-g biscuit crumbs and gulab jamuns into one bite size treats! Dipped in chocolate, these truffles are so much easier to make than a full cheesecake, carry and share! Give these a try this festive season.

Combining Indian mithais with cheesecake always sounds like a good idea for fusion desserts. Indian sweets are typically very sweet so when you combine them with cream cheese, it cuts into the the...

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Achari Mathri (Air Fryer or Oven Baked)

These mathris are made with atta (whole wheat flour) and stuffed with a achari filling. They are great for snacking and go well with chai. I cooked these Achari Mathri in the air fryer but you can also bake these. These are air fried so they make a healthier alternative to the traditional mathris.

For Diwali, if there’s one snack that I always make then it has to be mathri. They are my favorite and I never miss an opportunity to make these for the festive season. Earlier I would always deep...

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