While heading out to your favorite restaurants in Nashua for a Thanksgiving celebration may be enticing, for most, welcoming family with a home cooked meal is the chosen path. However, with what seems like several lost years, many families are now bringing back authentic traditions when opening their doors once again. With this in mind, our family at India Palace would like to offer a few insightful suggestions when it comes to incorporating authentic Indian cuisine into your Thanksgiving menu.
Whether vegan or not, welcoming your guests with homemade paneer complimented with warm, nanna and creamy roasted eggplant is a sure way to get the appetite in gear! Check out this easy to make ahead recipe for Indian Eggplant and Onion Dip from Epicurious.
To get ready, you’ll need to gather pita rounds, olive oil, eggplant, onions, garlic cloves, fresh mint, cilantro, and garam masala. After that, you’ll need about an hour’s time and plenty of pita to keep up with your guests!
THE MAIN COURSE
When it comes to Thanksgiving, turkey takes the center stage. Tandoori turkey marinates the turkey in authentic spices and yogurt to ensure an ultra juicy, flavorful result. This recipe yields enough for approximately 10-12 servings and is always a crowd pleaser. Be sure to place your turkey on a baking rack to avoid the bottom becoming soggy in extra juices and sauce.
Although many Indian offerings incorporate meat, many more gear towards vegetarian options. A perfectly balanced meal will incorporate all options for everyone at the table. With this in mind, Scalloped Potatoes with Coconut Milk and Chilies become an excellent choice for those choosing to bypass the turkey. This French classic, layered with flavors is perfect for any palette. However, if you’re looking for something more traditional, check out traditional Indian Raita that takes approximately 10 minutes to prepare and can be prepared with mint or cilantro based on preference.
When it comes to the final course, the options are endless. However, Gulab Jamun is one of the most authentic (although time consuming) desserts in Indian culture. In fact, some consider this dessert one of the best in the world! This classic sweet is made with milk solids, sugar, rose water and cardamom powder – often found in festive or celebratory meals, when it comes to authentic, gulab jamun tops the list.
Indian Restaurants in Nashua
Whether at home or dining out, when it comes to authentic Indian restaurants in Nashua, India Palace is a must try. Our family is proud to offer generations of authentic family recipes to the Nashua community. Visit us for a full experience, or try us to go. We look forward to serving you soon, and wish everyone a very happy holiday!
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