Atta Biscuits (Wheat Cookies)

Easy, eggless and crispy Atta Biscuits are popular tea time cookies in India. Made with ghee, whole wheat flour and flavored with cardamom, these cookies taste best when dipped in chai!

Chai time is probably the best time of the day for everyone in India. All our talks, meetings, discussions everything always revolves around chai. Everyone in India drinks at least 2 cups of chai everyday, one in the morning and the other in evening. And of course if...

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Butternut Squash & Pear Salad with Tahini Dressing

This Butternut Squash Pear Salad makes a flavorful salad for the holidays. Roasted butternut squash is tossed with pears, walnuts, dried cranberries and drizzled with a creamy dressing made with tahini, maple syrup and olive oil. The pomegranates on top add to the festive touch! This salad is easy to put together and can be made vegan by skipping the goat cheese.

A large plate of salad is definitely one thing which you cannot miss on the holiday table. For me a good salad...

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Mawa Stuffed Dates

Mawa Stuffed Dates make an easy and refined-sugar free treat for Diwali and the festive season. The dates are filled with rose and cardamom flavored mawa, nuts, and desiccated coconut. These get done in less than 30 minutes and also make excellent edible gifts for friends and family.

I always have a box of dates in my house and I use them in so many ways. Apart from eating them as such, I also fill them with peanut butter and enjoy as a treat or use them in salads,...

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Gulab Jamun Tiramisu

Tiramisu meets gulab jamun in this fusion festive treat. Layers of rose flavored mascarpone cheese topped with coffee soaked gulab jamun, dusted with cocoa powder and garnished with pistachios makes this Gulab Jamun Tiramisu a delightful dessert.

Fusion Indian desserts are my favorite and if you have been following me for a while, you definitely are very well aware of that. Come Diwali and I end up making several fusion recipes in my kitchen, and there are many which you guys have...

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Mithai Dip & Indian Dessert Charcuterie Board

Entertaining friends and family during the festive time and looking for dessert options? Make this Indian Dessert Board with a delicious Mithai Dip. The flavorful dip served with an assortment of mithais, cake bites, brownie bites, cookies, fruits is bound to grab eyeballs at your festive table!

When I asked you guys few months back about recipes that you would like to see this Diwali on instagram, there were plenty of votes for “party recipes” or recipes for entertaining. I...

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Indian Chaat Dip

This Indian Chaat Dip has layers of pureed chole, salsa, tamarind chutney, cilantro chutney and topped with fresh cilantro, pomegranate arils, sev and papdi! Makes a great appetizer to serve at holiday and festive parties. Serve with tortilla chips, bite size naan, pita chips and more!

Appetizers and desserts are my favorite part about any party. I often don’t eat the main course and focus only on the apps. I love creating fun fusion appetizers like the paneer dip with spicy honey...

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Paan Mousse

Easy eggless Paan Mousse is made with just a handful of ingredients. Made with paan leaves (betel leaves), gulkand (rose petal jam), fennel and flavored with rose water, this mousse is light, refreshing and makes a great dessert for Diwali or any other festivities.

Paan is such a refreshing flavor and so it’s no wonder that it always makes it to my Diwali dessert menu. Over the years I have created tons of desserts using paan (betel leaves) and gulkand (hello paan ladoo and...

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Bhakarwadi Recipe

Bhakarwadi is a crunchy snack popular in the western parts of India. These pinwheels are stuffed with spices, coconut etc. and have a spicy, tangy and sweet taste. These are deep fried and go well along with a cup of chai!

I love all things crispy and crunchy with my chai like mathri, samosa etc. Most chai time Indian snacks are deep fried and crispy and I am low key addicted to them. I have zero self control when it comes to Indian snacks, I just cannot resist them and often end up eating the whole packet in one...

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Biscoff Ladoo

These Biscoff Ladoo take less than 30 minutes from beginning to end and make a delicious festive treat. If you have jumped on the biscoff bandwagon and cannot get enough of it, then you will love these ladoos. They are perfect for gifting to friends and family as well.

Easy ladoos are one of my favorite things to make for the festive season like these paan ladoo, kesar badam ladoo and more. And this year I thought of making Biscoff ladoos...

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Badam Halwa Truffles

An easy to make dessert, these Badam Halwa Truffles are made with almond flour and dipped in white chocolate and decorated with toasted almonds and edible gold leaves for that festive touch. These also make an excellent edible gift for friends and family!

Almond flour is one of my favorite ingredients in the kitchen during the festive season. You can use it in so many ways to make quick mithais from burfi to ladoos. One of my favorite things to make with almond flour is...

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Paneer Tikka Corn Chaat

This Paneer Tikka Corn Chaat makes a flavorful vegetarian appetizer which is great to serve at Holiday parties and festive get-togethers. Marinated paneer cubes are cooked until golden (just like the paneer tikka recipe) and then tossed with corn, onion, tomatoes and a bunch of spices in this appetizing chaat. You can serve it in bowls or in small glasses like I did!

I always find that the main course is easy to plan when deciding on a menu for a Diwali party, or any Holiday party. It...

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Spicy Mango Mocktail

Festivities are incomplete without a refreshing drink and this spicy Mango Mocktail is a drink that can be enjoyed by everyone alike. Made with mango juice, coconut water, ginger and fresh mint the drink gets the kick from jalapeños. Serve plain or top with sparkling water!

I love making mocktails for my dinner parties especially during the festive time. Whether it’s Diwali, Thanksgiving or Christmas, the addition of a good mocktail...

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