Thanksgiving is around the corner. And I understand the anxiousness around deciding what and what not to make? Main dishes? Side dishes? If looking for vegetarian Thanksgiving recipes, I have some suggestions for an Indian Inspired vegetarian menu for your thanksgiving dinner. Or if you are just planning to add one or two vegetarian dishes to your Thanksgiving menu, follow along.
This post contains main dishes and a few side dishes which mainly have their roots in Indian cuisine. These easy, make-ahead, egg free, gluten-free, vegetarian dishes.
- Palak Paneer/ Spinach Paneer: For a north Indian there is nothing as warm and comforting as Palak Paneer and roti with loads of butter. Well, let us ignore loads of butter for obvious reasons, but Palak Paneer is definitely a staple in our family. This Punjabi style palak paneer is my go-to recipe and I guess most north Indian households prepare it in the same or similar manner. This could be a perfect addition to your Thanksgiving menu. It an easy, healthy, and delicious vegetarian main dish option.
2. Spaghetti Squash with pesto: A simple and healthy addition to your Thanksgiving Dinner menu.
3. Masala Urad dal: You don’t have to invest hours in making the Dal makhani. This quick and easy masala urad dal will be a perfect addition to your guest menu. It has a perfect balance of spices and butteriness to please your palate.
4. Seitan Butter chicken: Butter chicken is a creamy buttery Indian gravy dish with a hint of tartness that is perfect for any special occasion. The vegan chicken I am using in this recipe is the seitan made with a hint of Indian spices. The buttery gravy has sweetness from the cashews and cream; and tartness from the lime and tomatoes.
5. Sweet corn Masala: The corn masala is a creamy and cheesy curry with a hint of earthy cumin and a mild kick of chili. It is a warm and comforting curry that you would like to make all the time.
6. Dal Makhani: Dal makhani is the buttery whole urad dal flavored with multiple whole spices, cooked to a level where it becomes creamy. This no soak, pressure cook recipe of Dal Makhani is perfectly creamy, earthy, spicy, and smoky altogether.
7. Tofu leek scrambled Sabzi: This recipe is a super easy, delicious, and healthy way to add proteins to your Thanksgiving menu. Your vegan friends would be totally wowed.
8. Baked mushroom bombs: These Must try baked Garlic mushroom bombs are a perfect snack or can go as a side dish with your dinner.
9. Red Pepper Hummus: Hummus is not just great in terms of its ease to make, but also the scope of versatility that it offers. This red pepper hummus has the fullness of chickpeas and tahini with the mildness of peppers and a hint of garlic with the kick of cumin and chili, all brought together with the dash of lime and served with the refreshing garnish of parsley.
10. Baked avocado wedges: This is a very simple, healthy, and quick snack recipe using Avocados. These gorgeous baked avocado wedges are served with a recycled yogurt dip.