A all-natural, way fresh, soft and tasty than store bought tofurkey. Try something different with Thanksgiving dinner this year, make it meatless. It’s like a Thanksgiving present for the planet. A study of the veggie-loving Adventist community in California found that even non-organic vegetarian diets used 2.9 times less water, 2.5 times less energy, and 13 times less fertilizer than meat-centric eating. Go organic and the benefits get even bigger. Your body will thank you, too, if you swap out the meat for a Tofurkey. The vegetarians at your table will undoubtedly love it if your dinner features something they can eat, especially a dish that recalls the traditional poultry they’ve given up. Non-vegetarians can enjoy knowing that vegetarian dinners, even those that aren’t 100 percent organic, take less of an environmental toll than meat-centric suppers. Tofurkey is definitely the best-known brand of veggie-based turkey alternatives; it’s handcrafted from tofu to look somewhat turkey like, and stuffed with a vegetarian stuffing. But it’s far from the only option. Downside of buying store-bought Tofurkey is there aren’t many certified-organic meat alternatives out there. Use your own certified-organic tofu and ingredients when you make at home.
The culinary minds of America have turned to warm family kitchens and full dining rooms, and Ujwala’s Delicacies is no exception. That’s right, it’s Thanksgiving Week!
Thanksgiving borrows from traditional harvest festivals celebrated throughout the world, and naturally that means that food is a big part of it. Unfortunately, as can often be the case when merging new-coming and traditional cultures, Americans of Indian descent often feel themselves torn between abandoning their traditional cuisine and adopting Western recipes outright in order to celebrate or making their usual foods and missing out on the delicious fun of the season.
With me, you never have to make that choice. My Indian Thanksgiving recipes match the best of my homeland with the flavors of fall for a Thanksgiving experience that fit right into the American celebration without losing the feel or flavor of India. For example, I’ll show you how to bake a whole Tandoori chicken for an Indian twist on the traditional Thanksgiving poultry, Tofurkey and Paneerky rendition for a vegetarian option.
As usual, my authentic Indian recipes never call for any ingredients from a can, box, or freezer. Every element of my healthy Indian food recipes is homemade from natural ingredients, adding that healthy, aromatic, and unique quality only found in home cooking. Whether you’re a native of India looking to celebrate your heritage in your new home or a Westerner wanting to broaden your horizons, you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for on my Indian recipe blog.
I’m thankful you found your way to my Indian food blog, and I hope I can make your observation of our most delicious holiday better than ever.