Who doesn’t love holidays? I really love this time of year. My favorite part of every holiday is the food I get to share with family and friends. If you need inspiration to plan your menu, these indian fusion holiday dinner menu ideas are perfect for you!

Indian Fusion Holiday Dinner Menu Ideas
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Whatever you are celebrating, you’ll find the perfect recipe to suit your needs, and who says it needs to be a holiday to make them? With these recipes, you will be able to throw the holiday party of your dreams Or just a regular food party, because who doesn’t love that?

I have included ideas for all Appetizers and Soups, Entrees and Desserts! All of the recipes are easy to make, tasty, and most are healthy too. Hope you enjoy them!


Roasted cauliflower topped with green cilantro sauce
4.95 from 20 votes

Air Fryer Cauliflower with Cilantro Yogurt Sauce

This Air Fryer Cauliflower seasoned with spices is easy to make and amazingly delicious topped with cilantro yogurt sauce. Enjoy as a wonderful low-carb side dish or appetizer.
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Samosa jalapeno poppers in a tray
5 from 5 votes

Cheesy Samosa Jalapeño Poppers

Cheesy Samosa Jalapeno Poppers is an Indian twist to the favorite party appetizer. This is a vegetarian and gluten-free version made in the air fryer for the samosa lovers. Don't forget to check out the Halloween inspiration for these jalapeno poppers!
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Crispy Saucy Chilli Chicken piece in chopsticks
4.83 from 47 votes

Chilli Chicken

Make restaurant-style Chilli Chicken at home with this easy recipe. Crispy and flavorful is how I would describe this Chilli Chicken. Boneless chicken is marinated in flavorful sauces, fried until crispy, this is stir fried with lots of ginger, garlic, onions, bell peppers and sauces.
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Tandoor chicken wings served with lime wedges
4.72 from 21 votes

Tandoori Chicken Wings

These smoky-flavored Tandoori chicken wings, marinated in Indian spices and yogurt and grilled to perfection, will blow your mind away! The wings are succulent and juicy on the interior and crispy on the outside.
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Dahi Papdi chaat in a green bowl
4.89 from 9 votes

Easy Dahi Papdi Chaat

A famous Delhi street food, Dahi Papdi Chat, is a crispy sweet, spicy and tangy chaat that packs a whole lot of flavor. Also known as Dilli chaat, this popular street food is made with crispy pooris, sev (thin gram flour noodles), yogurt, and a variety of chutneys. 
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Paneer Puff Pastry Turnovers Air Fryer Oven
4.91 from 21 votes

Savory Paneer Puff Pastry Turnovers – Air Fryer

A flaky golden crust with spicy flavorful paneer filling. Perfect appetizer for a party that can be prepared ahead of time. So easy and delicious!  
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Green mint cilantro chutney in a bowl
4.89 from 77 votes

Mint Cilantro Chutney Recipe (Indian Green Chutney)

A cool, spicy and tangy green chutney. This no-cook mint cilantro chutney is a must try accompaniment to Indian food such as samosa, chaat, kebabs and sandwiches.
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Dipping a chip in Avocado cilantro jalapeno crema sauce
4.88 from 31 votes

Creamy Avocado Cilantro Sauce (Avocado Crema)

This magical Creamy Avocado Cilantro Sauce is finger licking delicious. It takes just 5 minutes to make in a blender and is perfect on tacos, burgers, salads, or just as a side with chips and vegetables. 
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Cranberry Ginger Chutney in a bowl
5 from 7 votes

Cranberry Chutney

This Cranberry Chutney is sweet, spicy, and tangy, all at the same time. It is like a flavor burst in your mouth, with the cranberries, apples, orange juice, and spices. Make it in the instant pot or stovetop in just 30 minutes. Enjoy it on a cheese tray, or with your favorite appetizer or sandwich!
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Mushroom tikka in a white plate garnished with chaat masala
4.84 from 6 votes

Tandoori Mushroom Tikka

Restaurant-style Tandoori Mushroom Tikka is an easy, tasty appetizer to make at home in the air fryer, oven or grill. These Indian gilled mushrooms are full of flavor, thanks to the juicy marinated mushrooms and crunchy vegetables.
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Soups and Sides

Spicy Bombay Potatoes made in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker in a bowl topped with chopped cilantro
4.92 from 59 votes

Spicy Bombay Potatoes

Baby Potatoes cooked with aromatic spices, as a one-pot dish, are perfect to serve as an appetizer or a side dish. These delicious and easy Bombay Potatoes take just 20 minutes to make in the Instant Pot or on stovetop.
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Roasted Air Fryer Brussels sprouts in a white bowl
4.87 from 167 votes

Crispy Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts

A delicious side dish of crispy air fryer brussels sprouts. Crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, these are a perfect side dish.
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pesto orzo salad garnished with basil leaves
4.82 from 11 votes

Pesto Orzo Salad

Sun Dried tomatoes, basil leaves, and fresh mozzarella make this Pesto Orzo Salad a summer favorite. It’s fresh, flavorful, and so easy to make! Perfect for a picnic, potluck, or weeknight meal.
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Kala Chana Chaat. Black Chickpea Salad in a bowl with avocado, tomato, onion, mint and lime pieces
4.88 from 32 votes

Kala Chana Chaat Recipe (Black Chickpea Salad)

A nutrition packed Black Chickpea Salad made with black chickpeas, crunchy onions, tomatoes, avocado and spices. This refreshing salad has fresh and tangy flavors, and can be enjoyed as a great protein rich breakfast or snack. 
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Dahi vada chaat with chutneys in small white bowls
4.91 from 20 votes

Dahi Vada (Dahi Bhalla Chaat)

This favorite Dahi Vada or Dahi Bhalla recipe has the softest lentil fritters drenched in creamy yogurt and topped with sweet and spicy chutneys. This popular Indian street food is loved by all and is a perfect inclusion to any festive menu!
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Sweet corn soup served in two bowls garnished with green onions.
4.90 from 37 votes

Sweet Corn Soup (Instant Pot & Stovetop)

Easy & comforting Sweet Corn Soup made in the Instant Pot. This lightly spiced Indo-chinese soup is perfect for the cold weather. This is a vegan & gluten free soup!
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vegetable and pasta minestrone soup in a bowl
4.91 from 191 votes

Instant Pot Minestrone Soup

A perfect soup that is a complete meal in itself – beans, loads of veggies and pasta, topped with cheese and a side of bread. This tastes just like the Olive Garden minestrone soup. Vegetarian-friendly and can easily be made gluten-free and vegan.
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carrot soup garnished with cilantro
4.91 from 131 votes

Instant Pot Carrot Soup with Ginger & Coconut Milk

Delicious Creamy Carrot Soup with ginger & coconut milk made in the instant pot in just 30 minutes. This dump-and-go recipe for Instant Pot Carrot Soup is so easy & makes the most comforting soup! 
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Main Course

Spinach Artichoke Lasagna in Pressure Cooker.
4.80 from 30 votes

Spinach Artichoke Lasagna

A healthy vegetarian lasagna with lots of fresh spinach, Reese Marinated Artichokes and cheese layered between noodles. Step out of your comfort zone and try this delicious lasagna in the instant pot. 
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Three paneer Kathi roll wraps on a black base
4.82 from 11 votes

Easy Paneer Frankie (Paneer Kathi Roll)

This Paneer Frankie Roll, also known as Paneer Kathi Rolls, is a popular Indian street food made with flaky flatbread, covered with egg, wrapped with spicy paneer and tangy toppings. Perfect to pack for a grab and go meal, or a special weeknight meal.
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Vegetable Biryani Rice garnished with mint leaves and roasted nuts
4.87 from 108 votes

Instant Pot Vegetable Biryani

One-pot Vegetable Biryani made in the instant pot, is so easy to cook with the same authentic flavors! Fragrant basmati rice cooked with lots of vegetables, and aromatic whole spices and herbs. This delicious flavorful Veg Biryani ready in less than 30 minutes, and is perfect for a weeknight dinner with a side of raita or for special occasions. 
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Healthy Vegetarian Mexican Rice & Bean Casserole is easy to make and filled with cheesy goodness, along with brown rice and lots of veggies. This is an easy gluten free & vegetarian casserole for a weeknight dinner or your next party!
4.81 from 201 votes

Healthy Vegetarian Mexican Casserole with Rice & Beans

Healthy Vegetarian Mexican Rice and Bean Casserole is easy to make and filled with cheesy goodness, along with brown rice and lots of veggies. This is an easy gluten free & vegetarian casserole for a weeknight dinner or your next party!
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Paneer Tikka Masala made in Instant Pot served in a bowl with some naan and limes on the side.
4.85 from 72 votes

Paneer Tikka Masala Recipe in Instant Pot

Paneer Tikka Masala is a flavorful and aromatic curry made with marinated and grilled paneer cubes simmered in a rich onion tomato gravy along with warm spices. This restaurant quality Paneer Tikka Masala is so easy to make in the instant pot, that you will not consider take-out again.
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Chicken Tikka Spaghetti garnished with cilantro in a white bowl
4.94 from 43 votes

Chicken Tikka Masala Pasta Recipe

Flavorful and aromatic Chicken Tikka Masala Pasta made with marinated tender chicken cooked in a creamy sauce. This delicious fusion pasta is so easy to make in the instant pot or stovetop!
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Tandoori Chicken Air Fryer
4.93 from 52 votes

Air Fryer Tandoori Chicken

A flavor packed spicy dish from the Indian subcontinent popular all over the world. Chicken is marinated in yogurt, ginger, garlic, spices and lime juice, then grilled in the air fryer or oven. Low carb and keto friendly. 
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chicken biryani served on a plate garnished with cilantro, onions and lime
4.88 from 116 votes

Instant Pot Chicken Biryani

This Instant Pot Chicken Biryani has fragrant rice cooked with tender juicy chicken along with lots of warming spices and caramelized onions. This Indian chicken and rice dish is popular all over the world. This one-pot version made in a pressure cooker is easy to make even on busy weeknights in less than an hour.
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Instant Pot Salmon Tikka Masala served over basmati rice
4.94 from 31 votes

Instant Pot Salmon Tikka Masala Recipe {Pressure Cooker}

Tikka masala combines two iconic Indian dishes: makhani and tandoori. It is essentially tandoori-spiced meat in a makhani sauce. And it turns out that making it in the Instant Pot is so much easier and just as tasty as making it on the stove. Salmon holds up to the layers of spice and retains its shape in the sauce. A splash of heavy cream rounds out this sharp and spicy curry.
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banana bread pudding in a plate
4.92 from 24 votes

Banana Bread pudding

Enjoy this warm, gooey, and delicious banana bread pudding made with ripe bananas, warm cinnamon and raisins. An easy recipe perfect for breakfast, brunch or as a dessert topped with ice-cream.
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Chocolate balls covered in some chopped nuts in a white plate and spread around.
5 from 19 votes

Chocolate Ladoo (Chocolate Almond Truffles)

These Chocolate Ladoos made with almond flour, condensed milk and cocoa are sure to satisfy your cravings for Indian sweets! They take only 20 minutes to make, and can be served as a festive dessert for special occasions, or just a quick weekday treat.
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Sliced chocolate banana bread
4.75 from 12 votes

Healthy Double Chocolate Banana Bread

Eating clean just got a whole lot better thanks to this Double Chocolate Banana Bread! This recipe is made with whole wheat flour, maple syrup, and avocado oil, making it a healthier way to satisfy those sweet cravings. Decadent, moist, and delicious- a must try recipe for all banana bread lovers!
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Kheer Rice Pudding instant pot
4.77 from 245 votes

Rice Pudding / Kheer – Instant Pot

An Indian favorite dessert for special occasions – Rice pudding made with rice and milk infused with saffron, cardamom and assorted dried fruits. 
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A piece of Instant Pot Brownie in a plate with ice-cream and chocolate sauce dripping, and the whole brownie cake in the back.
4.80 from 53 votes

Instant Pot Brownies Recipe

These moist & fudgy Instant Pot brownies are easy to make from scratch. Enjoy with some vanilla ice-cream for a perfect dessert!
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Gulab Jamun shrikhand in a bowl as a pretty dessert
5 from 11 votes

Gulab Jamun Shrikhand Bowls (Indian Fusion Dessert)

An easy Indian fusion festive dessert – Gulab Jamun Shrikhand Bowls. These are easy to put together, yet super flavorful. These mini dessert bowls are a party stunner!
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Indian fusion dessert - Gulab jamun custard jars
4.88 from 8 votes

Gulab Jamun Custard Jars (Indian Fusion Dessert)

An easy Indian fusion festive dessert – Gulab Jamun Custard Jars. This dessert is layered with the goodness of the cookie crumble, creamy cooling custard, and sweet gulab jamun's adorned with slivered pistachios and rose petals. These exotic dessert jars are easy to put together and are sure to be a party stunner!
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Mini Fruit Custard Trifle Cups for Indian festivals
5 from 2 votes

Mini Fruit Custard Trifle Cups

Mini Fruit Custard Trifle Cups are a delightful dessert that is effortless to make but sure to satisfy those dessert cravings. The delectable layers of pound cake, fruit, custard, and cream are a wonderful blend of flavors and textures. These custard trifle cups are sure to be a party stunner!
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Motichoor Ladoo cheesecake parfait in a small cups
5 from 3 votes

Motichoor Ladoo Cheesecake Parfait (Indian Fusion Dessert)

This Motichoor Ladoo Cheesecake Parfait is a real treat! Its Indian fusion dessert combines the rich flavors of Motichoor Ladoos with a creamy cheesecake layer with the aroma of cardamom and saffron. It is super easy to make and is an absolute party stunner.
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I hope you add these holiday Indian fusion dishes to your menu. Let me know what you are most excited to make, and when you make it, dont forget to tag #pipingpotcurry.

About Meeta

I strongly believe that each one of us has a chef inside us, we just need to explore the ingredients and create great food. My passion is to share easy, healthy, and wholesome recipes made using Instant Pot & Air Fryer, that are well tested, so you can cook with confidence.

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