Paneer Eggplant Roll-Ups

These Paneer Eggplant Roll Ups are stuffed with a paneer and spinach filling and topped with a spiced tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese. This gluten-free recipe is perfect for entertaining during the holidays!

Colder days call for comforting dishes and when you think of comforting food, pasta definitely makes it to the top of that list. Isn’t it? The tomato sauce, pasta and all that cheesy goodness screams comfort.

These eggplant...

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Roasted Whole Cauliflower Tikka

Are you not sure what to serve your vegetarian guests in place of turkey on the Thanksgiving table? Try this Roasted Cauliflower Tikka. Whole cauliflower marinated with aromatic spices then baked in the oven and served with a tomato based creamy sauce! This will surely impress your vegetarian guests!

I love adding Indian inspired dishes to out Thanksgiving table like the masala smashed potatoes, tandoori mushrooms, apple chutney and more. However these are all sides and vegetarians...

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Tandoori Mushrooms

These tandoori mushrooms are first stuffed with a flavorful filling made with cream cheese, onion, peppers, cilantro chutney and then coated in a marinade with yogurt and spices and baked to perfection in the oven. The final charring of the mushrooms over direct heat gives these mushrooms that smoky flavor which takes the flavors a notch-up!

Mushrooms appetizers are some of my favorite appetizers like the mushroom tikka, avocado mushroom crostini and more! However,...

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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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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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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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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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Tawa Pulao

Spicy and full of veggies, Tawa Pulao is a popular street food from the city of Mumbai in India. It has rice cooked with vegetables, butter, pav bhaji masala and garnished with cilantro and fresh lemon juice. The addition of a chili-garlic paste made with Kashmiri red chilies gives it that bright color and also adds to flavor.

I have been to Mumbai a few times in my life and every time I go there, I feel like I am always eating. From vada pav, to pav...

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Paneer Butter Masala (Paneer Makhani)

Creamy Restaurant style Paneer Butter Masala is easy to make at home. This creamy curry is made with onion, tomatoes, cashews, cream and butter (of course!). t has a mild sweet taste and pairs beautifully with garlic naan or jeera rice.

You can never have enough of paneer. Can you?

There are just so many ways to cook with it. You cook it with green peas you get matar...

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Lauki Kofta (Air Fryer & Stove-top)

This easy Lauki Kofta curry is a simple vegan dish made with lauki (bottle gourd) koftas which are dunked in a tomato-onion based curry. The koftas are traditionally deep fried, but I like air frying them. This makes a simple and comforting meal which can be served with boiled rice or any bread of choice.

One of the ways I enjoyed lauki as a child (other than lauki kheer) was when mom made Lauki Kofta. In Indian cooking, we refer to koftas as small dumplings which are deep fried and...

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Instant Pot Fig Chutney

Seasonal fresh figs, spices, sugar and vinegar are combined together in this delightful fig chutney which is good on just about everything. It’s vegan, made in the Instant Pot and can be enjoyed with any bread or crackers of choice. It will also make a fantastic addition to your charcuterie board!

I love making chutneys with in season fruits like peaches, apples etc. These chutney go well with so many things and make a great accompaniment to Indian breads. With figs being...

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