Thanksgiving is an occasion when we confess utter gratefulness towards the privileges we possess! Good food is one such privilege in life, and moreover, it is a significant part of this occasion. We bring you an Indian twist to some Thanksgiving vegetarian dishes for your Thanksgiving menu.
The occasion of Thanksgiving is a blessing to everyone. It is celebrated every year on the fourth Thursday of November. On this occasion, people primarily offer prayers and thankfulness for the gifts and harvests of the previous year. This occasion brings people together, and friends and families sit together for a Thanksgiving feast. Moreover, people write down their reason for being grateful on a piece of paper and read it out to their loved ones during Thanksgiving dinner.
Food is an integral part of Thanksgiving!
Alongside the purpose of gratefulness during the Thanksgiving occasion, the importance of food is at par. In the very traditional American Thanksgiving, the feasts comprise a variety of delicacies.
We are here to show you various delicious food ideas with a desi twist! Let us look at some Indian vegetarian dishes that you can prepare while hosting a Happy Thanksgiving 2021 feast.
Hara Bhara Kebab
A lush green delicacy that melts in your mouth is none other than Hara Bhara Kebab. This delicious starter is not that complicated to prepare. All you need is oil, spinach, potato, green peas, ginger paste, garlic paste. Additionally, you may also use a bit of cumin powder and chat masala as per taste.
Kebabs are all-time favorites for most people. Thus this is one of the best starters to be on the list of a vegetarian Thanksgiving menu.
Dal Makhani is one of the most delicious Indian vegetarian food recipes. The cooking is hassle-free with the requirement of just a few specific ingredients. Yet, you have to give it ample time to simmer and cook up real good. Dal Makhani requires Urad Dal, which you will find as Urad Black Split in our product section. Additionally, you will need turmeric powder, garam masala, oil, chili powder, ginger paste, and garlic paste.
Dal Makhani is one of the most wholesome main course dishes and an excellent fit for a Thanksgiving feast. You can have it with chapati or naan, and both taste delicious!
Tandoori Paneer Tikka
A cold November night quite usually demands the taste of hot lip-smacking finger foods or starters that come out of the tandoor burning hot! The idea of tandoor makes people drool, and what better than a vegetarian angle to it?
Tandoori Paneer Tikka is as mouth-watering as you can imagine. The preparation requires essential ingredients such as oil, paneer, ginger paste, garlic paste, chili powder, turmeric powder, chat masala, tandoori masala, etc. However, if you prefer your tikkas spicier, you can also try the tandoori masala (extra hot).
Tandoori paneer tikka is a great fit for a Thanksgiving Indian menu that is sure to leave your guests satisfied.
Kulcha Stuffed With Vegetables
The buttery softness of kulcha is taken one step forward with vegetable stuffed kulcha. This utterly delectable and flavorsome preparation is one of the most delicious dinner ideas. It is something different and innovative at the table of a thanksgiving dinner. It would help if you had maida, oil, turmeric powder, coriander powder, ginger garlic paste, etc., for cooking it. Alongside, you also need your mix of veggies to put the stuffing. It can be stuffed with potatoes, paneer, mixed vegetables, and more.
You can serve this channa or raita. You can also add it along with main courses like dal makhani or paneer butter masala. You can also serve it along with the Indian version of mashed potatoes that we know as aloo bhaji! This kulcha is a certainty for leaving your guests licking their fingers.
A very common main course delicacy, Biriyani is pure love for almost a majority of the global population. On the occasion of Thanksgiving, Biriyani brings in the perfect taste of India. A hot plate of veg biryani is what would leave your Thanksgiving feast guests mesmerized and wholeheartedly satisfied.
This is an elaborate dish. So, you need quite a lot of ingredients and a good amount of time for the preparation. The ingredients will include ghee or oil, vegetables, garlic paste, ginger paste, etc. Use our Biryani Masala Powder to minimize your effort and maximize the flavor. Just mix your essential spices and veggies together and then add the Biryani Masala over the rice, and mix them all together. Let it cook itself for some time. This is one of the best Indian vegetarian food recipes. Serve this on your Thanksgiving dinner and mesmerize everyone.
Butternut Squash Cashew Halwa
Now here’s a less heard about dessert suggestion for your vegan Thanksgiving party. Butternut Squash Cashew Halwa tastes just as enticing as the name sounds! Additionally, halwa is also known as desi pudding. This is a perfect dessert to the end of a beautiful Thanksgiving feast. All you need is grated butternut squash, cashew paste, and cardamom powder. You can use a bit of cashew, almonds, and raisins to garnish.
The arrival of November brings anticipation of Thanksgiving. The people, gatherings, feasts, and the great food are all that we await. If you are excited by the above-mentioned vegan Thanksgiving recipes, you may also think about preparing them with organic ingredients for better taste and safer health! You can shop for Dwarka Organic products at Amazon or your nearest Indian grocery store for 100 % organic products.