Balsamic Maple Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Pomegranate

Balsamic Maple Roasted Brussel Sprouts makes an easy and wonderful side dish for the Holidays!

The balsamic vinegar, maple syrup and smoked paprika give the brussel sprouts that sweet, smokey and tangy flavors which goes so well together!

I had never heard of brussel sprouts back home in India. So, this was a totally new vegetable for me when I moved to the US. I was not wary of trying it though as I love all veggies and always up for trying new...

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Instant Pot Saffron Quinoa with Cashews & Raisins

Here’s any easy side dish for the holidays- Saffron Quinoa with Cashews, Raisins & Dried Cranberries.

Made in the Instant Pot, this aromatic dish is vegan and gluten-free.

The holidays will be looking so different this year. Here in Washington state, a lockdown was announced again this week.

Indoor gatherings are totally banned and one is supposed to celebrate Thanksgiving with their immediate family only....

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Quinoa Idli

Amp up the protein content of your idlis with these Quinoa Idli.

Quinoa replaces 75% of rice in this recipe making the idlis more wholesome and more protein-packed.

Idli is one of my favorite comfort food. Even though it was not a part of my diet growing up, I just eat it a lot now.

Freshly steamed idlis dunked in hot sambar, that’s totally my idea of comfort...

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Coconut Rose Cookies

Crispy cookies bursting with flavors of coconut and rose! These Coconut Rose Cookies are ideal for gifting during the festive season.

They are lightly sweetened and filled with a sweet aroma from the rose water.

We all love cookies, don’t we? I never need a reason to bake them but the festive season gives that extra nudge to bake some.

Nankhatai is my favorite Indian cookie, the flavors of ghee, cardamom and that crumbly texture, it is just a delight to the...

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Paan Peda

Paan Peda made with mawa, sugar and paan leaves!

These pedas are easy to make with store bought mawa and have a beautiful green color from the paan leaves (no food color used)!

Paan desserts have always been very popular on the blog. Whether it’s the paan coconut ladoo, paan kheer or ice cream.

You all seem to love the refreshing flavor of paan. Personally, I am also a huge fan and...

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Burfi Truffles

Inspired by the Indian burfi, these Burfi Truffles are made with milk powder and dipped in dark chocolate, white chocolate and make the perfect festive treat!

Garnished with crushed nuts, rose petals, edible silver leaves, these are perfect for gifting to your friends and family.

Ever since I can remember burfis have been an integral part of Diwali. Back home in India, I remember my house filled with those...

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Eggless Mawa Cake

Eggless Mawa Cake- a tea time cake made with mawa (milk solids) and flavored with cardamom and saffron and nuts.

This is a popular cake from Irani/Parsi cafe and bakeries in India.

Indian inspired dessert are my favorites. It of course has to do with the fact that these flavors are more familiar to me and hence they appeal more to my taste buds.

Cardamom, rose, saffron are some of the most popular...

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Baked Oats Namak Pare

Baked Oats Namak Pare- savory crunchy snack made with whole wheat, oats.

This is a more wholesome version of the traditional namak pare and is quite easy to make.

It’s good to keep a balance between indulgent and healthy, right?

So after sharing the Mithai Cheesecake, I had to share...

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No-Bake Mithai Cheesecake

Mithai Cheesecake- an Indian inspired fusion cheesecake flavored with flavors like rose, cardamom, saffron and topped with assorted Indian sweets (mithai).

This is a no-bake cheesecake and makes a show stopper of a dessert for the festive season!

Cheesecake pairs well with so many flavors, that’s the reason you have such a big menu at Cheesecake Factory!

All Indian...

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Kala Jamun

Classic Kala Jamun made with khoya (dried milk solids). These small deep fried balls are soaked in a sugar syrup flavored with rose water, cardamom and saffron.

This popular Indian sweet are my favorite and highly addictive!

Gulab jamun and it’s cousin Kala Jamun are one of the most popular Indian sweets.

I remember as a child either of these were always there at every birthday party that I went to. And same was the case with...

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Baked Cream Cheese & Chutney Samosa

Baked Cream Cheese & Chutney Samosa- these samosas are filled with cream cheese mixture flavored with chutney, green onions, jalapeño, raisins and cashews.

These make a great vegetarian appetizer for the holidays or just about any party!

Diwali parties will be different this time, most will be limited to a few people.

But I am sure what will not be different is the food! Diwali is one time of the year which I wait all year long and...

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Tutti Frutti Burfi Roll

Easy Burfi Roll made with milk powder and filled with tutti frutti.

These festive treat are easy to make and require only few ingredients.

Milk powder is one of my very favorite ingredients to use when it comes to making Indian mithai. There’s so much you can make with them (like this rose cardamom burfi or milk peda) and that’s the reason I am always stocked up on...

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