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Thai One-Bite Paan Wraps

Thai One-Bite Paan Wraps (Miang Kham)

Thai One-Bite Paan Wraps (Miang Kham) — this sweet, salty, and spicy appetizer is an explosion of flavors wrapped in a betel leaf! With toasted coconut, lime, ginger, peanuts, Thai chili, shallots, crispy tofu, and a sweet sauce, there’s nothing quite as bright and colorful as this vegetarian Miang Kham! Enjoyed roadside around Thailand and Laos, Miang Kham are usually enjoyed with some protein, so we’ve used crispy tofu instead. Each is meant to be eaten in one bite — just add a spoonful of each topping, a drizzle of the sauce, and you’ll be transported to the streets of Thailand! WATCH HOW TO MAKE THAI ONE-BITE PAAN WRAPS (MIANG KHAM): Thai One-Bite Paan Wraps (Miang Kham) — this sweet, salty, and spicy appetizer is an explosion of flavors wrapped in a betel leaf! With toasted coconut, lime, ginger, peanuts, Thai chili, shallots, crispy tofu, and a sweet sauce, there’s nothing quite as bright and colorful as this vegetarian Miang Kham! Subscribe to my YouTube Channel for step-by-step videos. DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE? Don’t …

Grilled Halloumi in Turmeric Sauce

Grilled Halloumi in Turmeric Sauce — a delicate and vibrant dish that features a sweet and salty contrast between a warm, velvety sauce, red grapes, and rich halloumi cheese. The real magic of this dish comes from the aromatic sauce that is both nutty and floral while the satisfying halloumi makes this a show-stopping addition to any dinner menu! HOW TO MAKE GRILLED HALLOUMI IN TURMERIC SAUCE: Make the Sauce! In a blender, grind the almonds, green chilies, garlic, and water into a fine paste. Then heat oil in a non-stick pan and add in the almond paste and sauté on medium heat for 2-3 minutes. Now, add in your all purpose flour and sauté for 2-3 minutes until it becomes the texture of wet sand. Add in your milk and stir continuously to prevent lumps. Then, add in oregano, black pepper, turmeric, salt, and sugar. Let boil for 4-5 minutes and then add in your cream and lemon zest. Let simmer for 3-4 minutes and then add in your lemon juice and take off …

Lasagna Roll-Ups With Truffle Cream

Lasagna Roll-Ups With Truffle Cream

Lasagna Roll-Ups With Truffle Cream — a rich, decadent take on my favorite lasagna pinwheels from Don Angie NYC that’s simple, refined, and ready to be the star of the show! With garlicky lemon ricotta, smoky red pepper paste, and an airy truffle cream to top it off, celebrate in style with this elegant lasagna! Though this dish looks complicated to put together, there are so many easy tweaks like using good-quality store-bought sauce that make this as easy to assemble as to eat. And, truly, the magic is all in that pillowy truffle cream that has mascarpone, ricotta, and specks of black pepper! WATCH HOW TO MAKE LASAGNA ROLL-UPS WITH TRUFFLE CREAM: Lasagna Roll-Ups With Truffle Cream — a rich, decadent take on my favorite lasagna pinwheels from Don Angie NYC that’s simple, refined, and ready to be the star of the show! With garlicky lemon ricotta, smoky red pepper paste, and an airy truffle cream to top it off, celebrate in style with this elegant lasagna! Subscribe to my YouTube Channel for step-by-step …

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!

Feta-Stuffed Figs With Saffron Syrup

Feta-Stuffed Figs With Saffron Syrup

Feta-Stuffed Figs with Saffron Syrup — this Middle-Eastern inspired appetizer is the perfect melody of succulent figs piped with a delicate, tangy whipped feta and drizzled with a floral syrup! Decadent and bright at the same time, there’s no simpler way to elevate your appetizer game for the holidays! Figs are the ultimate holiday fruit. They’re sweet and taste elevated and pair so well with both salty and sweet flavors. I went for a lemony feta and floral honey to create a contrast. Nothing captures the sweetness of the holiday season quite like it! HOW TO MAKE FETA-STUFFED FIGS WITH SAFFRON SYRUP: Make Feta Filling! Add your feta, olive oil, lemon juice, black pepper, chili flakes, and lemon zest to a blender or food processor. Blend until it’s smooth but still has some texture. Make Saffron Honey! Mix together your honey, saffron, and red-chili flakes. Keep it aside. Prepare Figs! Make sure the figs are washed and then gently cut off or remove the stem. Use a paring knife to make four slits in the …

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 …

Hariyali Paneer Makhani - Cottage Cheese in Creamy Tomatillo Gravy

Hariyali Paneer Makhani – Cottage Cheese in Creamy Tomatillo Gravy

Hariyali Paneer Makhani (Cottage Cheese in Creamy Tomatillo Gravy) — a vibrant shade of green, this paneer features green tomatillos in a luscious, floral gravy. With tender, pan-fried paneer simmered in a delicate gravy, this aromatic curry doubles as an easy weeknight dinner or an elegant meal to impress! WATCH HOW TO MAKE HARIYALI PANEER MAKHANI: Hariyali Paneer Makhani — a vibrant shade of green, this paneer features green tomatillos in a luscious, floral gravy. With tender, pan-fried paneer simmered in a delicate gravy, this aromatic curry doubles as an easy weeknight dinner or an elegant meal to impress! 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!

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!

Thai Lollipops with Mango Chili Coulis

Thai Lollipops with Mango Chili Coulis

Thai Lollipops with Mango Chili Coulis — bright, floral, and spicy, these veggie lollipops are ready to bring all the flavor! With a sweet and peppery mango coulis to enhance those vibrant  gingery, lemony flavors, this appetizer is as much a treat to look at as it is to eat! I love the subtle, yet bright flavors of Thai cuisine, and this lollipop is one of my favorite (nontraditional) ways to enjoy it! With ginger, lemongrass, cilantro, and mango paired with that piquant Thai bird’s eye chili, I just can’t get enough of this perfect Diwali appetizer! If you like this, please try my other appetizer recipes: Kolkata Masala Crostini Mediterranean Chaat Tarts 7 Layer Dahi Chaat WATCH HOW TO MAKE THAI LOLLIPOPS: Thai Lollipops with Mango Chili Coulis — bright, floral, and spicy, these veggie lollipops are ready to bring all the flavor! With a sweet and peppery mango coulis to enhance those vibrant  gingery, lemony flavors, this appetizer is as much a treat to look at as it is to eat! Subscribe to …

Rose Rasmalai Falooda

Rose Rasmalai Falooda

Rose Rasmalai Falooda — an epic fusion of two all-time classic Indian desserts that will be all the talk at your next Diwali party! With crisp fruits to break the sweetness and fun texture from jelly and nuts, prepare to be blown away by this simple, yet show-stopping dish! WATCH HOW TO MAKE ROSE RASMALAI FALOODA: Rose Rasmalai Falooda — an epic fusion of two all-time classic Indian desserts that will be all the talk at your next party! With crisp fruits to break the sweetness and fun texture from jelly and nuts, prepare to be blown away by this simple, yet show-stopping dish! 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!