Instant Pot Masala Macaroni (Indian style Macaroni)

This one-pot Masala Macaroni has macaroni flavored with Indian spices. It’s spicy, packed with flavors, made in the Instant Pot and makes a great, easy meal for busy days. This was something that I would take in my lunch boxes during my high school years.

Back then, pasta had recently become popular in India and so we would demand pasta in our lunch boxes. My house help in India would make this masala macaroni aka Indian style Macaroni. Sometimes he would pack the masala macaroni as such in our...

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Atta Pinni (Atta Ladoo)

A winter favorite in northern India- these Atta Pinni (also known as atta ladoo) are flavored with warm spices like ginger, cardamom and made with whole wheat flour, ghee, edible gum which keeps you warm in cold months. Lots of nuts like cashews, pistachios, and almonds are packed in these ladoos which are truly irresistible!

These are a winter staple in Delhi and northern parts of India. Although my mom never made Atta Pinni at home (we were always more into besan ladoo...

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Eggless Ferrero Rocher Cake

This Eggless Ferrero Rocher Cake has layers of chocolate cake filled with hazelnut praline and whipped ganache filling and topped with a Nutella buttercream. This decadent cake is rich, chocolat-y and perfect for just about any celebration!

Chocolate and hazelnut is such a classic combination. It’s actually one of my favorite flavors in gelato (after pistachio)! I always make a celebration dessert for Sarvesh’s birthday, be it biscoff cheesecake, orange cranberry cake or...

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Peppermint White Hot Chocolate

With the weather getting cold, it is time for some hot chocolate. This Peppermint White Hot Chocolate has an intense white chocolate flavor with a touch of peppermint. Served with homemade whipped cream and crushed candy canes, this is the perfect drink for the holidays!

Right now, every coffee chain has some peppermint drink on the menu. I will be honest, I am not the biggest fan of peppermint or peppermint flavored drinks. It’s not that I don’t like it at...

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Hazelnut Shortbread Cookies

Buttery, crumbly, these Hazelnut Shortbread Cookies are made with only 5 ingredients! These cookies literally melt-in-your-mouth and are topped with chocolate and toasted hazelnuts for extra flavor. If there’s one cookie you are trying this holiday season, I highly recommend giving these a try!

I adore hazelnut and chocolate together. During our Europe trip earlier this year, we had gelatos almost everyday and my top 2 flavors were always pistachios and hazelnuts. Sometimes, I would take...

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Karachi Biscuits

Eggless Fruit Biscuits, also known as Karachi Biscuits are popular tea time cookies. They are stuffed with tutti frutti (candied dried papaya) and usually enjoyed with a cup of hot chai. They also make great edible gifts for the holidays!

These Karachi Biscuits always remind me of Diwali, because we used to get several boxes of these as gifts. Like the Danish butter cookies, these tutti frutti cookies were also very popular to give as gifts to friends and family. I always used to...

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Instant Pot Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Thick, creamy and cheesy, this Broccoli Cheddar Soup makes a cozy and comforting meal on a cold day. It’s also a great way to include broccoli into your diet. Pair with a crusty bread for a hearty meal that you would want to make over and over again.

When it’s cold and snowing outside, there’s nothing more comforting than a bowl of creamy soup and this Broccoli Cheddar Soup hits the spot every single time. It’s so thick, creamy and with all that cheesy...

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Indian Inspired Vegetarian Thanksgiving Menu

    If you are looking for an Indian inspired Thanksgiving menu to serve your guests, I have got you covered with these Indian vegetarian recipes. I got introduced to Thanksgiving only after I moved to the US. My favorite thing about this holiday has to be the food, and I love incorporating Indian flavors to almost everything I make.

    While many traditional sides on Thanksgiving like mashed potatoes, roasted carrots etc. are vegetarian, in this menu you will find some flavorful...

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    Eggless Masala Chai Cheesecake

    This Masala Chai Cheesecake is flavored with spices like cardamom, cinnamon, ginger and real black tea! The warm flavors make it a perfect dessert for the holidays! Topped with dulce de leche, this cheesecake is also egg-free and nut-free.

    Chai is my love language, it really is. I don’t think anything gives me more happiness than my morning cup of masala chai (which by the way Sarvesh makes it, always). I have always loved spices in my dessert whether it’s in burfi...

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    Paneer Eggplant Roll-Ups

    These Paneer Eggplant Roll Ups are stuffed with a paneer and spinach filling and topped with a spiced tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese. This gluten-free recipe is perfect for entertaining during the holidays!

    Colder days call for comforting dishes and when you think of comforting food, pasta definitely makes it to the top of that list. Isn’t it? The tomato sauce, pasta and all that cheesy goodness screams comfort.

    These eggplant...

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    Roasted Whole Cauliflower Tikka

    Are you not sure what to serve your vegetarian guests in place of turkey on the Thanksgiving table? Try this Roasted Cauliflower Tikka. Whole cauliflower marinated with aromatic spices then baked in the oven and served with a tomato based creamy sauce! This will surely impress your vegetarian guests!

    I love adding Indian inspired dishes to out Thanksgiving table like the masala smashed potatoes, tandoori mushrooms, apple chutney and more. However these are all sides and vegetarians...

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    Tandoori Mushrooms

    These tandoori mushrooms are first stuffed with a flavorful filling made with cream cheese, onion, peppers, cilantro chutney and then coated in a marinade with yogurt and spices and baked to perfection in the oven. The final charring of the mushrooms over direct heat gives these mushrooms that smoky flavor which takes the flavors a notch-up!

    Mushrooms appetizers are some of my favorite appetizers like the mushroom tikka, avocado mushroom crostini and more! However,...

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