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Thanksgiving Menu: Courtesy of Passion for Spices

May Fridel Credits: May Fridel

This is complete Thanksgiving dinner menu created by May Fridel founder of Passion for SPICES™ featuring some of the spices she imports from India.   For more recipes and information about May and her company please visit or e-mail   

Thanksgiving Dinner Recipe

Appetizer - Butternut Squash Soup topped with Curried Pop Corn

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Entree - Golden Turkey roasted with Aromatic Spices

Three Sides

1)  Cranberry and Apple Chutney

2)  Small white potatoes with Rosemary and Garlic

3)  Spiced Pumpkin Cheddar Muffins 

Dessert - Pie of your Choice dusted with Garam Masala

The Cranberry and Apple Chutney Recipe


3 cups fresh cranberries

2 granny smith apples, peeled, cored and cut into small dice

3 cups water

½ cup lime juice

1 cup onion cut into small dice

2 cups dried cranberries

1 tablespoon minced garlic

1 cup light brown sugar

¼ cup grated fresh ginger

1 cup sugar

2 tablespoons mustard seeds

1 tablespoon salt

1½ cups white vinegar

1 teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional for extra kick)

1 tablespoon Keralan Curry Spice Blend

Serves 4-6


Place all ingredients in a heavy bottomed pot. 

Place pot on the stove on high flame. 

Bring it to a boil. 

Reduce to a high simmer and simmer until the apples are cooked and the chutney is reduced, stirring occasionally.

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