5 easy DIY Indian gifts for the holidays

Waited until the last, last minute to come up with holiday or hostess gifts? No problem! These easy edible gift ideas feature enticing Indian spices and flavors that are sure to please. We scoured the web to pick the easiest recipes that you can get the kids to participate in and make over the weekend!

1. Chaat Masala Mixed Nuts

Spicy, sweet, salty goodness easily made with store-bought chaat masala (you can even make your own if you wish)!


2. Rose-swirled White Chocolate Bark

White chocolate easily tempered in a microwave and swirled with Rooh-Afza and salted pistachios. What’s not to love?

rose chocolate bark

3. Masala Tea Powder

A fragrant masala tea powder that will transport you straight to the chai stalls of India!

chai powder

4. Indian Spice Mixes

From Rajasthani garam masala to Bengali panch phoran, this link features easy homemade spice mix recipes. All you need are the whole spices and a coffee grinder.


5. Chai Spice Mix

Yes, another chai spice recipe. We love our steaming chais here at Little GuruSkool! What we especially love about this recipe is that it can easily be customized using the spices you have on hand.

chai spices

Do let us know in the comments if you tried any of these recipes. Happy holidays!

An Indian Flair to Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is just around the corner! Here are 5 simple ways to add some Indian flair to your Thanksgiving holiday this year.

1. You don’t have to roast a whole head of cauliflower or add tandoori spice to your turkey to create an Indian meal. Try making side dishes like this curry roasted butternut squash with chickpeas.

Curry squash

2. Bring some spicy warmth to the air with a Chai scented candle. We love how this one comes in a reusable latte mug.

Chai candle

3. Have you ever thought of using a gift wrapping paper roll as your table runner? We love this elephant design to add an elegant Indian touch!

elephant gift wrap

4. Orange is a great color for Fall and also very Indian. How about floating some marigolds in a bowl of water for your centerpiece? Add some of those leftover candles from Diwali into the arrangement!


5. Amp up the mood with some Desi lounge tunes, like this Asian Groove CD from Putumayo.

Asian Groove