Masala Smashed Potatoes

Spiced and tangy Masala Smashed Potatoes!

These smashed potatoes are flavored with Indian spices and would make a great appetizer for the holidays!

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We all love potatoes, don’t...

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Roasted Poha Chivda

Quick and easy, this Poha Chivda is one of my favorite snacks. This snack mix is made with flattened rice (poha), nuts and spices.

I oven roast the rice flakes and nuts to make it little healthier. These are great to munch on with Chai!

As much as I love making sweets during Diwali, I also make a lot of savory stuff.

Like these baked methi mathri or namak pare or this Roasted Poha...

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Dahi Bhalla – Tips to Make Soft Bhalla

Make the softest Dahi Bhalla with this fool-proof recipe!

These lentil fritters are dunked in yogurt and topped with spicy and sweet chutneys. No celebration in my house was complete without them.

If there was one thing which mom always made for all festivals, it was this- Dahi Bhalla!

Whether it was Holi, Diwali or...

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Paneer Nachos

Paneer Nachos loaded with layers of tortilla chips, spicy marinated paneer, beans and topped with onion-tomato salsa, yogurt, cilantro chutney, sweet chutney and crispy papdi!

These nachos with Indian twist will be your new favorite way to enjoy nachos!

You guys! I am so so excited for today’s recipe.

I am always excited to share recipes with you guys but this one has me very...

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Baked Besan Papdi

Crispy savory crackers made with besan (gram flour). This baked Besan Papdi makes a great snack with chai and is also vegan and gluten-free!

It would also make a great snack for Diwali and you can also pack them in little treat bags to gift your friends.

Diwali is the only time I don’t mind frying...

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Samosa Recipe – How to Make Perfect Samosa

Make the perfect flaky and crispy Samosa at home!

All tips and tricks to make the perfect samosa each time! These are filled with a spicy potato filling and are also vegan.

Samosa, does it need any introduction? I don’t think so!

The triangular shaped flaky pastry filled with spicy potato, chicken or lamb filling is a popular snack not only...

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Mushroom Tikka

Flavorful Mushroom Tikka makes a delightful vegan appetizer!

Mushrooms are coated with a almond milk yogurt based marinade and then roasted in the oven until cooked and little charred.

I have been cooking with mushrooms a lot lately.

The reason is that my in-laws are here and I have some company in my mushroom fan club! Yes,...

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Kurkuri Bhindi (Baked)

Crispy Kurkuri Bhindi baked in the oven. These spicy baked okra make a great side or you can even serve them as an appetizer or snack.

The best part is that you don’t even need to deep fry to make these. They turn out just as good in the oven! Vegan and gluten-free.

Okra is one vegetable which we both love and so not surprisingly I make it often in my...

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Sabudana Vada

Crispy and crunchy Sabudana Vada are the perfect tea time snack!

These fried vadas (fritters) are made with sabudana (sago) and require only a handful of ingredients. Very addictive, vegan, gluten-free and can also be made for fasting.

In India whenever we would invite someone over for chai, mom would always make something fried and crispy.

This was like mandatory, either there were pakoras (fritters) or samosa or vadas. Basically anything...

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Paneer Tikka

Make restaurant style Paneer Tikka at home with this easy recipe!

Cubes of paneer, onion and bell peppers are marinated with spices and yogurt and then roasted in the oven to perfection.

Traditionally paneer tikka is grilled in a tandoor but you get the same amazing taste by broiling in the oven too!

Paneer Tikka was one appetizer which we always ordered when we ate out in...

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Thandai Powder

Thandai Powder is a versatile masala powder that you easily make at home.

With the flavors of cardamom, saffron, rose and loaded with nuts, this powder is great to flavor your milk or use in desserts!

When I was little, I used to hate milk. Like hate it from the bottom of my heart.

My mom would give me a glass of milk everyday before school and I would drink it somehow. But...

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Spinach & Sun-Dried Tomato Puff Pastry Pinwheels

Puff Pastry Pinwheels with spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, pesto and feta! These are super easy to make and make a great vegetarian appetizer for the holidays!

Are you guys already done with your Thanksgiving menu planning?

If you are still deciding on an appetizer that you can serve your guests, give these Spinach & Sun Dried Tomato Puff Pastry...

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