Indian Thanksgiving Recipes

It is almost time for thanksgiving! It is a time of coming together with family and friends and giving thanks. However, if you’re hosting the dinner, it can be a challenging and stressful process when deciding what to cook.  It can be especially difficult if you are trying a fusion of two cultural recipes. Here, we are going to talk about recipes that combine tranditional indian spices with an american cultural twist, indian thanksgiving recipes.



When choosing appetizers and side dishes, it is best to maintain a variety. Especially during a cold thanksgiving, one item to place onto your menu is soup! Soup is great because there are many variations and it is easy to make! Check out this Slow Cooker Indian Butternut Squash and Red Lentil Curry recipe. This can be eaten both as a soup or with a side of naan! Also, check out this Indian Spiced Cauliflower Soup, which is one of my favorites! Aside from soup,  vegetables make great appetizers! If you’re a fan of mushrooms, take a look at this Stuffed Masala Mushrooms. Also check out this Lemon and Cumin Asparagus Recipe:

The Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh asparagus
  • 1 inch piece fresh ginger, grated or minced
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp freshly squeezed orange juice
  • Freshly ground black pepper
1. Cut the asparagus into thirds.
2. Heat the oil and add the cumin seeds. Once they begin to pop, add the ginger and asparagus
3. Add salt, cook uncovered for ~5-10 min, stirring.
4.  When the asparagus begins to caramelize and brown, add the lemon / orange juice to deglaze the pan. As the juice begins to evaporate, turn the heat off. Allow the juice to soak up for a few minutes. Sprinkle with black pepper, stir, and serve.
Alternative: Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Mix cumin seeds, salt, lemon juice, orange juice and oil. Place the asparagus onto a tray and sprinkle the oil mixture onto the asparagus. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes.

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