I gave in!
In the spirit of the season so powerful and encompassing, I was all for celebrating Thanksgiving this year, my very first time ever. Fine, if you may call me the ‘only’ Iyengar celebrating Thanksgiving! (which I know may not be the case after all). The spirit of giving thanks to a bountiful harvest, to a houseful of close family, to helpful friends or anything we are grateful for in general is also very much central to our culture. Then why not? I don’t have to bake a turkey to celebrate Thanksgiving, so we did it our way – the fusion way, with a bit of borrowed American and a bit of Indian for convenience and the outcome was indeed a blast.
No recipes in this post however, just a peek into my kitchen and my dining table as I had no time for staged photography in the middle of all the hullaballoo of cooking up a feast. Recipes will follow in posts to come of course, as each one of them is a mouth-watering concoction in itself.
Pumpkin, Butternut Squash and mixed nuts are a Thanksgiving staple, but our menu had none of them. Tens’s of recipes were doing the rounds in my mind, but here’s what our Thanksgiving spread finally looked like:
- Rosemary roasted Potatoes
- Thyme and Garlic roasted Sweet potatoes
- Green beans with mushrooms and roasted almonds
- Saffron rice
- Phool Makhana Curry
- Garlic-Tomato fryums (store-bought)
- Peach Blueberry Cobbler