Best of 2017 — a compilation of the best recipes that I enjoyed making and eating in 2017!!

2017 has been one of the busiest year of my life. A big unexpected move from New Jersey to North Carolina took up most of the year and keeping me away from blogging for a few months. But once I got settled into the new house, I got right back to blogging. Big thanks to Valli and the BM bloggers for being there all the time. Thanks to my family and my readers for your feedback and constant support.

Here are some of my 10 favorite dishes that I enjoyed making and eating this year:Best of 2017

Custard with Gulab Jamun & Praline Topping: This is a creamy and delicious dessert that is perfect to serve with any Indian meal.Custard with Gulab Jamun

Hot Chocolate Affogato: This is a great dessert/ drink to make for kids parties. Hot chocolate is poured onto vanilla ice cream scoop and served right away.Affogato

Hyderabadi Vegetarian Thali: Being from Hyderabad, this has to be one of the Best of 2017. This menu is special enough to serve for guests — thali has Hyderabadi Vegetable Biryani, mirchi ka salan, khatti dal and burani raita. With a little preparation, this meal can make any weekend special.Hyderabadi Thali

Yemeni Kubaneh: This was part of the A-Z Bake Around the World mega marathon we did in April. This is a gorgeous pull apart bread from Yemen. The top of the bread is crispy with a soft, squishy insides. It is great to serve as is or with some jam.Yemeni Kubaneh

Tofu Lettuce Wraps: This is a perfect dish to take for picnics or to serve as an appetizer or a light vegetarian meal. The filling with crumbled tofu, mushrooms, water chestnuts cooked in hoisin-soy sauce mixture is just amazing.Vegan Lettuce Wraps

Namoura (Lebanese Semolina Dessert): This is a easy to make Lebanese dessert. Rich and dense with semolina cake doused in rose water flavored sugar syrup. It is a great make ahead dessert.Lebanese Semolina Dessert

Candy Bar Cake: This is a moist & delicious treat made with chocolate cake layers that are soaked in milky caramel sauce and then topped with Malted milk chocolate frosting and chopped candy. It is a rich and decadent dessert perfect for Birthday parties.Cake with Candy Bars

Vegan Chocolate Beet Cake: This is a super moist and has a fudgey brownie like texture. It’s great to make for birthdays or any special occasion that calls for a decadent cake.
Chocolate Beet Cake

Spicy Paneer Filled Dosa: Crispy dosa filled with delicious paneer and pea filling is a yummy meal for any time of the day. Spicy Paneer Filled Dosa is a great dish to serve for breakfast, lunch or dinner.Dosa with Paneer filling

Detroit Style Cheese Pizza: This is a cheesy and delicious dish that is sure to WOW everyone. Chewy crust, yummy tomato sauce and cheesy top — perfect pizza for any time of the day!!Cheese Pizza

Here’s wishing you all a very Happy and Prosperous New Year!! Sending this post to Valli for her ‘Best of 2017‘ event.



4 thoughts on “Best of 2017”

  1. This is a beautiful roundup Pavani, your pictures are such a treat to eyes..even though you had a break, you managed to do such a wonderful job!..thanks for sharing it with me!

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