Holiday Recipes Your Indian Family will Love

Holiday Recipes Your Indian Family will Love

Looking for recipes to include in your holiday spreads that are desi family approved? Add these recipes that are tried and tested with many of family & friend – trust me, you’ll be the more popular person at the party. These are the all-time, most popular party recipes on my blog every holiday season. There’s something for everyone, whether you’re looking for a side dish, something vegetarian, an appetizer or just something with a little spice to it!

Chewy Chai Oatmeal Cookies

These chewy chai oatmeal cookies have a soft center, crispy edge and all the masala chai spices.

Holiday Market Hot Chocolate

Nothing makes me nostalgic for winter quite like this Bryant Park Holiday Market Hot Chocolate recipe. Enjoy it with fresh Cardamom & Cinnamon Whipped Cream.

Crispy Cajun Smashed Potatoes

Not a big mashed potato fan? I personally love mashed potatoes but I love these Crispy Cajun Smashed Potatoes even more! They coated in a creamy, homemade cajun sauce and topped with chopped red onion & fresh cilantro.

Brown Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

These chewy on the inside and crispy on the outside cookies are filled with lots of chocolate chunks and made with nutty brown butter.

Almond Barfi Croissants

These SUPER SIMPLE decadent Almond Barfi Croissants are filled with an almond fudge filling, made with a cardamom, ghee and almond flour. They’re soaked in a homemade saffron syrup and topped with crispy almond, pistachios and powdered sugar!

Brown Butter Penne Alla Vodka

This creamy Brown Butter Penne all Vodka is a rich, creamy sauce that starts with nutty brown butter and tastes just as good with vodka, as it does without it.

Copycat Tate’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

A simple, straightforward recipe to make the classic Tate’s Bake Shop chocolate chip cookies at home. No fuss, not fancy ingredients.

Baked Masala Corn Esquites Dip

You’ll definitely get compliments if you show up your next party with this spicy and creamy baked masala corn dip. It’s just as delicious hot as it is cold, and scalable for small and large parties!

Baked Spinach Artichoke Dip

This is as easy as cooking gets. Grab the ingredients you’ll need, dump them into a baking dish, mix and bake!

Gingerbread Chai

This creamy, dreamy cup of gingerbread chai brings together the authentic process of making Indian chai and nostalgic gingerbread spices. Stovetop black tea steeped with ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon, then finished off with creamy whole milk and sweetened with molasses.

Caramelized Onion Baked Mac and Cheese

Indulge in the ultimate comfort food with this Caramelized Onion Baked Mac and Cheese. It’s creamy, cheesy, and irresistible – the perfect elevated mac and cheese recipe!

Spicy Masala Chicken Drumsticks

Sick of eating the same roast turkey every year? Swap it for these juicy masala chicken drumsticks for that extra spice u0026amp; garam masala.

Biscoff Truffles

These 4 ingredient no-bake biscoff truffles are packed with my favorite biscoff cookies, cream cheese and cookie butter. They’re a delicious addition to the dessert table, and just as perfect for gifting during the holidays!

Apple Cider Sangria

This is the ultimate festive large batch cocktail for thanksgiving dinner or friendsgiving! This VIRAL Apple Cider Sangria pitcher is infused with fresh apples, cinnamon, and herbs.

Chai (iced & hot!)

Swap out your Starbucks chai tea latte for a more authentic recipe that’s perfect for this cold weather

My Signature Paneer Nachos

Indian u0026 Tex-Mex fusion nachos!! Grab some tortilla chips and layer them with delicious paneer crumbles, creamy refried black beans, salsa, and creamy queso.

Restaurant Style Bread Dipping Oil

You’ll feel like you’re in a fancy Italian restaurant at home, with this delicious bread dipping oil loaded with sun-dried tomatoes, herbs, red chili flakes and garlic.

No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Jars

These individual pumpkin pie jars are complete with a graham cracker crust layer, pumpkin cheesecake mousse and topped with whipped cream. These are perfect for a party or after dinner dessert!

M & M Bakery Cookies

These M&M cookies are soft and chewy, with a slightly crispy edge and a tender, moist center. If you’re looking to switch it up from the more classic chocolate chip cookie, this can be a colourful twist!

Roasted Restaurant-Style Salsa

Have you ever had salsa at a Mexican restaurant and realised you were living a lie eating the jarred stuff all these days? All you need to make some fresh chunky restaurant style salsa is char some fresh veggies and throw it in the blender.

Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Mac and Cheese

This Creamy and Spicy Mac and Cheese made with three cheeses and topped with a hot Cheetos breadcrumbs topping will take your Mac and Cheese game to the next level! You can totally leave out the Hot Cheetos for a regular Mac and cheese but the Hot Cheetos make it a showstopper.

Goat Cheese Crostini with Sweet Potato u0026 Rosemary

This eye-catching crostini is a simple toasted bread, topped with whipped tangy herb and goat cheese and finished off with creamy sweet potato and butternut squash. 

Massaged Kale Salad

The most underrated part of thanksgiving dinner is the salad. This Massaged Kale Salad is the perfect refreshing complement to all the other heavy dishes you’ll have on the table!

Homemade Granola

There’s nothing not to love about this crunchy granola tossed in a bright orange zest, warming winter spices and tossed with dried fruits & nuts? It’s perfect for breakfast or a quick snack.

Spicy Mexican Street Corn Salad

This colorful medley of sweet corn, tangy lime, fresh herbs, and spicy jalapeño makes this Mexican Street Corn Salad a refreshing side for every event you’ve got this summer. It’s great as a snack or even a light meal!

High Protein Vegan “Egg” Salad

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No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Jars

These individual pumpkin pie jars are complete with a graham cracker crust layer, pumpkin cheesecake mousse and topped with whipped cream. These are perfect for a party or after dinner dessert!

Baked Masala Corn Esquites Dip

You’ll definitely get compliments if you show up your next party with this spicy and creamy baked masala corn dip. It’s just as flavorful hot as it is cold, and scalable for small and large parties!

Whipped Feta Dip with Honey u0026 Pistachios

This super creamy whipped feta u0026 cottage cheese dip, topped with honey and pistachios has a whopping 17 grams of protein per serving and under 200 calories!

Southern Peach Iced Tea

This Southern Peach Iced Tea is the PERFECT way to turn those juicy peaches into a super refreshing summer drink.