The beautiful occasion of Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and you’re probably setting things up for a memorable celebration and a grand Thanksgiving feast. If so, then you’re in the right place. Read this blog to learn about some veg side dishes for Thanksgiving that you can prepare for your friends and family.
Thanksgiving, as we know, is the occasion of paying gratitude to life and everything that surrounds us. A traditional Thanksgiving celebration is incomplete without a feast that boasts many authentic and mouth watering delicacies. After all, feasting is integral to every Thanksgiving celebration, so you can never go wrong with that.
A typical Thanksgiving meal comprises almost everything one can ask for, from non-veg or veg side dishes to appetizers, entrees, and desserts of various kinds. So if you host a Thanksgiving celebration, you should be very creative and careful about serving delicious food that complements the beautiful occasion well.
But do you know the secret behind the irresistibly flavorful dishes you serve at your feast? Well, it is simple! Just use the 100% organic ingredients that Dwaraka Organic offers you. We suggest you use these ingredients because organic products bring a natural taste to your dishes. On top of that, they are responsible for keeping your dishes safe for consumption. There are no artificial substances or chemicals, so the ingredients come in a farm-fresh version.
So keeping in mind the occasion, we bring you a few veg side dishes for Thanksgiving in this blog, which you can make with Dwaraka Organic spices for your guests and surprise them with your culinary skills right on the perfect occasion.
1) Fried Mashed Potato Balls:
If you are aware, Mashed Potatoes is a traditional Thanksgiving dish but as it is present in almost every feast, how about you try adding a twist to the delicacy? A dish that does magic with crispy smashed potatoes by turning them into fried balls of savory flavor and utter goodness, Fried Mashed Potato Balls is one of the finest veg side dishes you can serve at a Thanksgiving feast and it is also a wholesome substitute of the simple Mashed Potatoes. Prepare it in abundant numbers as we can assure you that it will get over within minutes of serving.
Fried Mashed Potato Balls require a significantly less number of ingredients, such as Cheese, Garlic Paste, Black Pepper Powder, Bread Crumbs, Corn Flour, and Sunflower Oil. Shape the balls well, stuff them with a mixture of the spices, cheese, and smashed potatoes, and fry them before you serve them hot with a seasoning of salt and some pretty garnishing.
2) Green Bean Casserole:
Green Beans are loved by many, and when it comes to a feast full of vegetarian delicacies, the presence of a Green Bean side dish is a must on the menu. So, to make a special delicacy like Green Bean Casserole, you’ll need Sunflower Oil, Black Pepper Powder, Amaranth Flour, Yellow Onions, Breadcrumbs, Thyme Leaves, Parmesan Cheese, Garlic Paste, Cremini Mushrooms, etc.
Green Bean Casserole is one of the classic Thanksgiving side dishes, and making this dish is a process that takes a while because you have to do a lot of baking in separate steps. But it is indeed worthwhile because, after that long hassle, you will be rewarded with one of the best veg side dishes you will ever think of. Serve it hot once the delicacy is ready. You can garnish it with parmesan cheese to add a new and different layer of the already present roasted garlic flavor and the intense aroma and flavors of the ingredients.
3) Parmesan Potato Wedges
Another potato delicacy for your Thanksgiving celebration can surely be this irresistibly delightful and juicy Parmesan Potato Wedges. As you serve it to your friends, you will see how, within minutes, the plates are empty, and they keep asking for more and more. It is also an easy-to-make veg side dish; you need to cut the potatoes into wedges, so they look nice.
Once you’re ready with your wedge-cut potatoes, just put them into a mixing bowl along with ingredients such as Black Pepper Powder, Garlic Powder, a little bit of Red Chili Powder, Parmesan Cheese, and dried basil. Mix them until finely done, and then bake them on either side. Serve hot with a beautiful garnish of parsley.
4) Winter Squash Bharta
Winter Squash Bharta, as the name suggests, is a much-favored dish during this cold season and also a fantastic delicacy that you can serve your guests on Thanksgiving. You need ingredients such as Butternut Squash, Groundnut Oil, Red Chili Whole, Onions, Green Chilis, Red Chilli Powder, Ghee, Coriander Powder, Cumin Powder, and Black Pepper Powder to make this special delicacy.
It is not a lot but just a bit of hard work where you have to halve the Butternut Squash according to length, scoop out the seeds inside and clean the sides generously enough. Rub the sides of the squash with a tablespoon of Groundnut Oil and season very well with salt. Once you’re done, place the cuts on a baking sheet upside down and roast until they are tender enough.
Now you have to scoop out the flesh from the squash, put it aside in a serving bowl, and keep mashing until extremely smooth. Mix in all the ingredients well and top with onions and cilantro. Use two tablespoons of Groundnut Oil, Salt, and Pepper to season. Now it is all set to be served. It is best enjoyed with pita bread, naans or chapatis as per preference.
5) Honey Roasted Carrots
We have the right option if you’re looking for some salty sweet veg side dishes for Thanksgiving. Have you thought about making some Honey Roasted Carrots? If you haven’t, now is the time to consider preparing this delightful and one of the best Thanksgiving sides.
To make this dish, you only need a bunch of carrots approximately a pound, Sunflower Oil for a bit of drizzle, Coriander Powder, Cumin Powder, Black Pepper Powder, a teaspoon of Honey, and some herbs, cilantro or parsley for garnishing as per your choice.
All you have to do once your ingredients are arranged is place the carrots on the baking sheet and toss them with some Sunflower Oil, Honey, Coriander Powder, Cumin Powder, Salt, and Black Pepper Powder. Once done, roll the carrots along the baking sheet to mix them with the remaining ingredients. Now you must roast them for 15 – 20 minutes simultaneously, ensuring that the carrots are not mushy but slightly brownish. Note that the roasting time should vary as per the size of the carrots you use.
After this is all done, take it out of the oven and slice the carrots into half-length cuts. Serve them hot and sprinkle some cilantro, parsley, and other herbs for a fresh flavor and a beautiful garnish.
The above-mentioned veg side dishes for Thanksgiving will undoubtedly make your celebrations of this occasion nothing less than memorable. So if you’re interested in making these delicacies, make sure that you choose organic ingredients. Why, you ask? Well, as mentioned earlier, these farm-fresh organic products will enhance the taste of your dishes to a new level where your guests will drool over the heavenly taste and flavors of your delicacies.
Dwaraka Organic brings you 100% fresh, authentic, and organic ingredients, so you can check our website for these products. You can also shop for 100% pure organic and natural Dwarka Organic products at Amazon or your nearest Indian grocery store.