Friday, November 14, 2008
Since Thanksgiving is coming up, it's time to start thinking about what to cook for the big day. One idea popular in many devis' homes is taking traditional Thanksgiving dishes and spicing them up with an Indian flair. Yes, we all remember our mothers sprinkling masala onto our french fries and baked potatoes, so why should we be any different?
While some recipes seem to go over the top (remember the giant red Tandoori turkey, much like the one above, in the movie Kissing Cousins?), here are some more subtle fusion Thanksgiving recipes that look and sound great. If you try any of them at your house, we're always available to come over for sampling!
The East Indian Turkey - The turkey recipe to make all other turkey recipes seem bland.
Turkey Tandoori Legs - From our favorite desi chef, Sanjay Thamma of VahRehVah.com.
Alu Gobi stuffing - Stove Top is still my favorite, but I'm willing to give this a try.
Indian Green Bean Salad - A perfect, easy take-along dish if you're invited elsewhere.
Indian Popcorn - Popcorn, chaat style.
Cranberry Chutney - This keeps in the fridge for two weeks, if you want to get an early start on cooking. (Wow, I really sound like my mother now!)
Indian Pumpkin Chiffon Pie - Basic rule of cooking: cardamom makes everything taste better.
Indian Corn Bread Pudding - Looks super easy and super yummy.
Chai-Spiced Caramel Fondue - Warming spices make this sound like the perfect party-dish-in-front-of-a-fire.
Mango Rose Water Cocktail - We may not wait until Thanksgiving for this one.