All posts tagged: fusion

Beetroot Rasam Shots with Herbed Veggie Crackers

Beetroot Rasam Shots With Herbed Veggie Crackers

Beetroot Rasam Shots with Herbed Veggie Crackers — warm and comforting but still bright and sharp, this is a quick appetizer for holiday parties or dinners! The crackers feature yogurt, dill, and crunchy veggies, making them a refreshing accompaniment that’ll pair perfectly with so many winter meals! WATCH HOW TO MAKE BEETROOT RASAM SHOTS WITH HERBED VEGGIE CRACKERS: Beetroot Rasam Shots with Herbed Veggie Crackers — warm and comforting but still bright and sharp, this is a quick appetizer for holiday parties or dinners! The crackers feature yogurt, dill, and crunchy veggies, making them a refreshing accompaniment that’ll pair perfectly with so many winter meals! Subscribe to my YouTube Channel for step-by-step videos. DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE? Don’t forget to tag @naturallynidhi on Instagram and hashtag it #naturallynidhi. You can also post your pictures to my facebook page. I’d love to hear how the recipe turned out and what you think in the comment section below. Find me on and share your creation with me!

Cheese Stuffed Tandoori Olives

Cheese Stuffed Tandoori Olives with Cranberry Sauce

Cheese-Stuffed Tandoori Olives — oozing with parmesan and crisped to perfection, these fried olives are coated in a tandoori yogurt marinade for all the flavor! With notes of rosemary and thyme paired with a cranberry dipping sauce for an Indo-Western fusion, this is finger food at its best — and just in time for those Christmas dinner parties! WATCH HOW TO MAKE CHEESE STUFFED TANDOORI OLIVES: Cheese-Stuffed Tandoori Olives — oozing with parmesan and crisped to perfection, these fried olives are coated in a tandoori yogurt marinade for all the flavor! With notes of rosemary and thyme paired with a cranberry dipping sauce for an Indo-Western fusion, this is finger food at its best! Subscribe to my YouTube Channel for step-by-step videos. DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE? Don’t forget to tag @naturallynidhi on Instagram and hashtag it #naturallynidhi. You can also post your pictures to my facebook page. I’d love to hear how the recipe turned out and what you think in the comment section below. Find me on and share your creation with me!

Mughlai Gobhi in Walnut Pomegranate Gravy

Mughlai Gobhi in Walnut Pomegranate Gravy

Mughlai Gobhi in Walnut Pomegranate Gravy — a truly show-stopping holiday entree that earns all of its praise from a velvety gravy made with saffron, fresh pomegranate juice, and thyme. The cauliflower has a golden-brown sear and is stuffed with a bright paneer, cranberry, and herb filling. With sweetness, richness, and tartness in every bite, savor the joy of the holiday season with this heartwarming dish! Mughlai food is known for being decadent — it is fit for royalty after all. I wanted this dish to capture that satisfaction but complement it with more vibrant elements like cranberries, mint, pomegranate, and rosemary. In the end, all the effort is totally worth it to see the smiles on everyone’s faces when they take a bite! WATCH HOW TO MAKE MUGHLAI GOBHI IN WALNUT POMEGRANATE GRAVY: Mughlai Gobhi in Walnut Pomegranate Gravy — a truly show-stopping holiday entree that earns all of its praise from a velvety gravy made with saffron, fresh pomegranate juice, and thyme. The cauliflower has a golden-brown sear and is stuffed with a bright …

Makhana Chocolate Bark

Makhana Chocolate Bark

Makhana Chocolate Bark — with dark chocolate, goji berries, edible flowers, cardamom, and roasted makhana, this is a fusion Diwali sweet you can enjoy without indulging! Makhana or popped lotus seeds are a super healthy Indian snack and make for the crunchiest, guilt-free addition to a rich dark chocolate bark! WATCH HOW TO MAKE MAKHANA CHOCOLATE BARK: Makhana Chocolate Bark — with dark chocolate, goji berries, edible flowers, cardamom, and roasted makhana, this is a fusion Diwali sweet you can enjoy without indulging! Makhana or popped lotus seeds are a super healthy Indian snack and make for the crunchiest, guilt-free addition to a rich dark chocolate bark! Subscribe to my YouTube Channel for step-by-step videos. DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE? Don’t forget to tag @naturallynidhi on Instagram and hashtag it #naturallynidhi. You can also post your pictures to my facebook page. I’d love to hear how the recipe turned out and what you think in the comment section below. Find me on and share your creation with me!

Kolkata Masala Crostini

Kolkata Masala Crostini

Kolkata Masala Crostini — a chatpata twist to an easy appetizer with sweet chili jam, spicy potato and kala chana filling, and colorful garnishes like coconut and peanuts! It’s a bright and bold dish to share that’ll transport you back to the rainy streets of Kolkata!  This crostini is all about the composition. The potato filling features tamarind chutney, lemon juice, chaat masala, and dried mint along with your usual masalas. Paired with the sweet jam-chutney layer and the crunchy garnish, this is finger food at its best! If you like this, please try my other chaat recipes: Kolkata Ghugni Chaat Mediterranean Chaat Tarts 7 Layer Dahi Chaat WATCH HOW TO MAKE KOLKATA MASALA CROSTINI: Kolkata Masala Crostini — a chatpata twist to an easy appetizer with sweet chili jam, spicy potato and kala chana filling, and colorful garnishes like coconut and peanuts! It’s a bright and bold dish to share that’ll transport you back to the rainy streets of Kolkata!  Subscribe to my YouTube Channel for step-by-step videos. DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE? Don’t …

Spicy Citrus Peanut Salad

This Spicy Citrus Peanut Salad is a refreshing, Indian-inspired dish featuring juicy late-summer citrus like oranges and grapefruit. Paired with crushed peanuts for crunch and a honey-lime dressing that has roasted cumin and chilies, it’s a bright, crisp salad that will brighten any meal!! If you like this, please try my other salad recipes: Asian Cucumber Salad Orange Avocado Salad Thai Mango Noodle Salad   WATCH HOW TO MAKE SPICY CITRUS-PEANUT SALAD: This Spicy Citrus Peanut Salad is a refreshing, Indian-inspired dish featuring juicy late-summer citrus like oranges and grapefruit. Paired with crushed peanuts for crunch and a honey-lime dressing that has roasted cumin and chilies, it’s a bright, crisp salad that will brighten any meal!! Subscribe to my YouTube Channel for step-by-step videos. DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE? Don’t forget to tag @naturallynidhi on Instagram and hashtag it #naturallynidhi. You can also post your pictures to my facebook page. I’d love to hear how the recipe turned out and what you think in the comment section below. Find me on and share your creation …

Masala Bread Idli Tikki

Masala Bread Idli Tikki

Masala Bread Idli Tikki — A fun breakfast that’s perfect for those mornings when you’re craving something a bit fancier! With a spicy aloo-beetroot tiki filling paired with softened bread and yogurt for some brightness, this is an innovative way to start your day! If you like this, please try my other breakfast recipes: Veggie Moong Dal Idli Baked Veggie Semolina Bites Ragi Dosa Avocado Toast With Grilled Corn WATCH HOW TO MAKE MASALA BREAD IDLI TIKKI: Masala Bread Idli Tikki — A fun breakfast that’s perfect for those mornings when you’re craving something a bit fancier! With a spicy aloo-beetroot tiki filling paired with softened bread and yogurt for some brightness, this is an innovative way to start your day! Subscribe to my YouTube Channel for step-by-step videos. DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE? Don’t forget to tag @naturallynidhi on Instagram and hashtag it #naturallynidhi. You can also post your pictures to my facebook page. I’d love to hear how the recipe turned out and what you think in the comment section below. Find me …

Shrikhand Granola Tarts

Shrikhand Granola Tarts

Wholesome and colorful, these banana chocolate granola tarts with a quick, greek yogurt shrikhand are perfect to take your breakfast game to the next level! Top them off with some fresh strawberries and crushed pistachios to pair with the cardamom and saffron for a light, elegant start to your morning!