Whipped Paneer Dip with Spicy Honey

Looking for a fun appetizer for the holiday season? Try this Whipped Paneer Dip with Spicy Honey! Made with paneer, feta, mint, jalapeños and topped with a spicy honey (the best part!), this is a crowd pleaser. Serve with naan, pita chips, baguettes for everyone to enjoy!

Appetizers are my favorite part about a holiday meal. That and desserts! I can skip the mains but I never skip on my appetizers and desserts. Every year, I try to come up with one interesting...

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Air Fryer Masala Fries

These Masala Fries are spicy, tangy and so easy to make in the air fryer. Dip in your favorite sauce and enjoy as a snack or serve along with your favorite burger!

I am in love with my air fryer. I feel like I am too late to the game and have warmed up to it only in the last few months. For the last 3 to 4 months, I have been using my air fryer every night to cook veggies. It’s easy and so quick!

And...

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Beetroot Tikki

Healthy pan-fried Beetroot Tikki made with beets, rolled oats and spices. Addition of panko bread crumbs adds to the crunch, these vegan tikkis are best enjoyed as a snack or served as an appetizer.

Beetroot was not a very popular vegetable in my home in India. I don’t remember mom making it often. One way she would make it was beetroot raita and she also added it to salads sometimes. But other than that, it wasn’t cooked...

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Masala Pasta Chips

These viral Tiktok Pasta Chips are incredibly easy to make in the air fryer. I seasoned mine with commonly used Indian spices like coriander, garam masala to make Masala Pasta Chips and served them with spicy cilantro dip/chutney!

Tiktok is probably the most addictive social media platform. I resist the temptation to open tiktok everyday because I know that once I login, I would not even realize and 2 hours would...

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Malai Aloo Tikka

Looking for a different way to grill potatoes? Try this Malai Aloo Tikka! Baby potatoes coated with a spiced marinade made with yogurt, cream cheese, almond flour and cream. Lightly spiced with coriander, garam masala and cardamom powder, this is a delicious way to enjoy potatoes during summer!

Whenever it comes to Indian vegetarian grilling, the first thing that comes to my mind is Paneer. Whether it’s the regular paneer tikka or the hariyali paneer tikka, it’s something that’s...

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Hariyali Paneer Tikka

If you are looking for a great vegetarian appetizer for your summer grilling party, then look no further than this Hariyali Paneer Tikka!

Cubes of paneer marinated with yogurt, spices and a paste made with cilantro and mint, this is best enjoyed with a squeeze of lemon and more chutney on the side.

We all love paneer tikka, don’t we? Paneer marinated with yogurt, spices and...

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Mom’s Kathal & Chana Dal Kebab

My mom made these delicious melt-in-mouth kebabs (patties) made with kathal (jackfruit), chana dal and a bunch of whole spices! We used to relish them with parathas and chutneys. These are also vegan and gluten-free.

There are few things which I distinctly remember were my mom’s specialty in the kitchen. One of them were these kathal and chana dal kebabs. These kebabs are more of a eastern Uttar Pradesh thing I think? because I have not heard about them anywhere...

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Veg Puff

Make bakery style veg puff with this easy recipe using store bought puff pastry. Made with mixed vegetables, these make a great snack with chai or you can also enjoy them for breakfast or lunch!

Made with puff pastry and filled with a spicy vegetable filling, these puffs were something I grew up eating. We would also call them veg patties.

And pretty sure if you are an Indian and did your schooling from India,...

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Veg Cutlet

Veg Cutlet made with potatoes, carrots, beans and peas are great for snack time!

These are lightly spiced, pan-fried, crispy on the outside and soft on the inside and also vegan.

I remember my house help back in India would make these delicious veg cutlets for our Sunday breakfast sometimes.

The breakfast on Sunday was always...

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Air Fryer Masala Cashews

Crispy Masala Cashews made in the air fryer. These cashews are coated with Indian spices and make the perfect chai time treat.

Really addictive and you need only 15 minutes to make these!

My evening chai time is probably my favorite time of the day. I just want to sit quietly and enjoy those 10 minutes with no interference. 

And I like having...

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Roasted Winter Vegetables with Balsamic Vinegar

Make use of all the winter veggies in season to make these Roasted Winter Vegetables!

Topped with balsamic vinegar and fresh parsley, they make a nice side with soup or rice or can be enjoyed as such.

I love the fact that every season brings with it new fruits and vegetables to enjoy! In India, winter meant eating lots of greens like mustard greens, methi (fenugreek), bathua (chenopodium) and also those beautiful red carrots (which I soo miss...

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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...

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