Achari Mathri (Air Fryer or Oven Baked)

These mathris are made with atta (whole wheat flour) and stuffed with a achari filling. They are great for snacking and go well with chai. I cooked these Achari Mathri in the air fryer but you can also bake these. These are air fried so they make a healthier alternative to the traditional mathris.

For Diwali, if there’s one snack that I always make then it has to be mathri. They are my favorite and I never miss an opportunity to make these for the festive season. Earlier I would always deep...

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Rabdi Jalebi Cupcakes

Jalebi Cupcakes filled with creamy rabdi make the ultimate festive treat! These cardamom flavored eggless cupcakes are filled with a thick instant rabdi, topped with creamy saffron scented frosting and decorated with jalebi on top!

In the recent years, there has been so much interest in Indian fusion desserts. I have to admit, that it’s one of my favorite things to bake too. I can’t get enough of mixing Indian mithai flavors with cakes,...

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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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Easy Rabdi – Instant Rabdi

Make this easy Instant Rabdi for the festive season with only few ingredients and in less than 30 minutes! This makes a great dessert on it’s own and also pairs well lots of Indian sweets!

Festive season is the busiest time of the year for a lot of people. I know I am super busy with work and it’s also extremely busy in the kitchen with lots of events and parties lined up.

While I love making extensive...

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Mawa Cake Cookies

The cookie version of mawa cake, these cookies are filled with warm spices like cardamom and saffron and flavored with mawa (milk solids). These eggless Mawa Cake Cookies are best enjoyed with chai!

I love baking with Indian flavors, they are some of my favorite. The Indian festive season gives me the perfect time and opportunity to play with flavors and bake my heart out.

Last Diwali, I shared this...

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Makhana Namkeen (Air Fryer & Stove-top)

Make this crunchy snack with makhana (fox nuts), nuts, spices and very little oil. This Makhana Namkeen is easy to make in the air fryer and is goes well with a cup of chai.

I really crave a salty snack with my evening chai and homemade namkeens are my favorite. I often make a batch of my roasted poha chivda and this makhana namkeen to enjoy with my cuppa chai.

With the days getting colder, my...

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Mohanthal Recipe

Make the perfect Mohanthal – a sweet fudge made with besan (gram flour), ghee and sugar with this step by step recipe. This recipe is a labor of love but the end result is so worth it. Makes the perfect sweet for festivals like Janmashtami, Navratri and Diwali.

I didn’t grew up eating Mohanthal, in stead I grew up eating besan burfi. I first tasted mohanthal at a friend’s place and was instantly hooked. I have a thing for sweets made with besan (besan ladoo is another favorite of mine)...

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Butterscotch Kheer

Give your regular kheer a makeover with this Butterscotch Kheer. Thick rice kheer flavored with butterscotch essence, topped with crunchy praline and butterscotch sauce, this makes the perfect dessert for the festive season.

Rice Kheer has to be the most common dessert that’s made in every Indian household, right along side sooji halwa. I grew up eating kheer on a regular basis. Mom made it for all festivities and also when we...

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Aloo Chaat – Delhi Style (Air Fryer)

Make Delhi Style Aloo Chaat in the air fryer with this easy recipe! Spicy, tangy air fried potatoes are tossed with spices and garnished with fresh cilantro. Drizzle some cilantro chutney on top for extra flavor.

One of the things that I look forward most to when I go back home is my beloved chaat. It’s my favorite thing in the world and there’s truly nothing like Dilli ki Chaat.

I grew up around Delhi so I...

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Spicy Sunset – Orange Rosemary Mocktail

Looking for an easy drink for the festive season that everyone can enjoy? Try this Spicy Sunset aka Orange Rosemary Mocktail. Made with orange juice, rosemary, simple syrup and spices, this drink packs a punch!

If you are one of those non-drinkers who struggle during the festive season to find a drink that you can enjoy, then I got you. I created this recipe keeping in mind my husband who doesn’t drink at all. He is always the one without a glass at parties, sipping on water...

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Vegetable & Chickpea Coconut Curry

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Cozy up on cold days with this Vegetable & Chickpea Coconut Curry. Made with cauliflower, sweet potatoes, chickpea and warm spices, this curry is fragrant, aromatic and so...

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Instant Pot Apple Pie Oatmeal

Wake up to this cozy fall inspired breakfast made in the Instant Pot. This Apple Pie Oatmeal feels like eating apple pie in a bowl. You can even meal prep this easy breakfast for busy mornings!

I love oatmeal for breakfast, Sarvesh not so much. He has recently warmed up to it though, like earlier he would not even try but not he eats a bowl especially when I flavor it and add different toppings to...

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