Indian Recipes That will Spice up Your Chanukah Menu

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Not gonna lie, my favorite Chanukah feast features my grandfather’s a”h Classic Latkes  loaded with sour CREAM and oodles of noodles:, CREAMY Dreamy Pink LinguineCREAMY Spinach Fettuccine AlfredoCREAMY Baked Ziti. I can’t say Chanukah is a dieter’s dream holiday with all the carbs and cream and Sufganiot but I am making an effort to enhance the health factor of my holiday fare this year. 

Wishing you the happiest, brightest, lite-est Chanukah EVER!

BOMBAY SALMON WITH JASMINE RICE

BombaySalmonJasmineRice

For the main let’s pass on the pasta (just for one night) in favor of Bombay Salmon spiced with garlic, ginger, curry, cinnamon, cardamom, turmeric, cloves and coconut milk.  

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MANGO CARDAMOM SHORTCAKES WITH GINGER WHIPPED CREAM

mango cardamom shortcakes

For dessert, Mango Cardamom Shortcakes with Ginger Whipped Cream, cause: #1 they go so well with the meal, and #2 if I’m behaving I’ll eat just the mango. If I’m feeling naughty I’ll go ahead and take two… with extra CREAM please!  

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SAMOSA LATKES 

Samosa Latkes

My exotic Samosa Latkes have peas (that’s a green veggie, people!) and if made with sweet potatoes they’ll have extra fiber and vitamin A and fewer calories and carbs.  

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PERSIAN CUCUMBER SALAD

cucumber slices

I grew up on sweet and sour Ashkenazi cucumber salad and love this twisty Persian rendition.  

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Recipes Courtesy of Quick & Kosher: Meals in Minutes by Jamie Geller (Feldheim 2010)  

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