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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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 something less indulgent and more...

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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...

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Baked Masala Peanuts

Baked Masala Peanuts – crunchy, spicy roasted peanuts which are baked in the oven making them a healthier alternative to deep frying.

These spiced peanuts make a great snack with chai or coffee.

I love munching on something savory with my evening chai. I remember mom always made some homemade chivda or namak para or something for her evening...

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Sesame Oats Ladoo

Sesame Oats Ladoo- easy sweet balls to satisfy your sweet cravings with minimal efforts and ingredients.

These easier version of the traditional til ladoos are made with rolled oats, sesame seeds and sweetened with dates.

The Indian festive season is fast approaching.

Raksha Bandhan which is only a few days away...

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Sweet Potato Oats Tikki

Crispy Sweet Potato Oats Tikki flavored with spices, cilantro, ginger make a great tea time snack!

You can also make a meal out of these by using them as a burger patty or use them in chaat too.

I adore sweet potatoes in every form.

Whether roasted or boiled, in a burrito bowl or soups or curries – I love them in...

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Medu Vada

Medu Vada are deep fried fritters made with urad dal.

These are commonly served as a snack or for breakfast and are most popular in South India.

Best enjoyed with sambar and chutney!

I am not a huge fan of deep frying and I think I have mentioned that many times...

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Baked Gur Para

This is the baked version of Gur Para- a traditionally fried Punjabi sweet snack made with flour and jaggery.

The dough is flavored with sesame seeds, ghee and a little bit of fennel powder.

The sooji (semolina) makes these gud para very flaky and crispy.

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Mixed Nuts Chikki (Dry Fruit Chikki)

Mixed Nuts Chikki made with lots of dried fruits and jaggery.

This is an easy to make candy recipe that you can try at home during winters.

It’s the Indian version of nut brittle.

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Malai Broccoli

Malai Broccoli is an easy appetizer to make for just about any occasion!

Broccoli is flavored with cream cheese, cheese, cardamom powder and garam masala and then cooked in the oven until browned.

Tastes great with cilantro chutney!

Roasted broccoli is probably one of my favorite things to eat.

I can...

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