Celebrate the 4th of July with a vibrant fusion of flavors with this Indian-inspired cookout like no other!
Indian food has been a part of American cuisine for over 100 years, and it has become increasingly popular in recent decades. I am blending the best of both worlds by taking the traditional American cookout elements and adding an Indian spin to them.
Swap that classic burger with an aloo tikki burger for a desi twist and grill tandoori shrimp and chicken tikka kabobs. And what's a cookout without sides? Experience the zing of curried potato salad and the refreshing crunch of masala corn chaat.
And don't forget the grand finale - shrikhand tart with berries. These mini shrikhand tarts are a great way to celebrate the 4th of July! The white, red, and blue colors of the shrikhand, raspberries, and blueberries make them a festive dessert that is perfect for the holiday.
So gather your loved ones, fire up the grill, and savor the flavors of an Indian-inspired 4th of July cookout.
- Aloo Tikki Burger
- Tandoori Grilled Shrimps
- Tangri Kabab / Grilled Chicken Drumsticks
- Chicken Tikka Kabob
- Tandoori Gobi Tikka
- Corn Chaat / India-style corn salad
- Curried Potato Salad
- Chana Chaat / Chickpea Salad
- Fruit Chaat / Indian-style fruit salad
- Shrikhand Tart with berries
- Nimbu Pani / Indian Lemonade
Aloo Tikki Burger
Aloo tikki burger is a popular Indian vegetarian burger that is made with a spicy potato patty, veggies, and condiments. It was first introduced by McDonald's restaurants in India and is popularly called the McAloo tikki burger. My copycat McAloo burger gives you the flavor and taste that you enjoy at McDonald's India.
Get the recipe: Aloo tikki burger.
Tandoori Grilled Shrimps
Tandoori shrimp is a delicious appetizer that showcases succulent shrimp coated in a marinade of yogurt and aromatic spices. Perfect as an appetizer or main course, it can be paired with a variety of accompaniments such as naan bread or flavored rice.
Get the recipe: Tandoori shrimp.
Tangri Kabab / Grilled Chicken Drumsticks
Chicken tangri kabab is Indian-style grilled chicken drumsticks made by marinating chicken legs in yogurt, herbs, and spices. In this recipe, I am making it in the popular hariyali kabab style, which gets its name from the use of herbs in the marinade.
Get the recipe: Chicken tangri kabab.
Chicken Tikka Kabob
Chicken tikka is a delicious appetizer packed with flavor and will impress your guests with this chicken tikka. Tender, juicy chunks of chicken, vibrant spices, and a smoky aroma makes this murg tikka recipe perfect for your 4th of July cookout.
Get the recipe: Chicken tikka.
Tandoori Gobi Tikka
Easy and delicious tandoori gobi made with cauliflower florets that are marinated in yogurt and aromatic spices and grilled to perfection. They are great as vegetarian snacks and are perfect for summer barbecues and parties.
Get the recipe: Tandoori gobi tikka.
Corn Chaat / India-style corn salad
Corn chaat is a delicious snack that brings together the flavors of sweet corn, aromatic spices, and fresh vegetables. It is a popular street food in India, known for its buttery, spicy, and tangy taste.
Get the recipe: Indian corn salad.
Curried Potato Salad
Curried potato salad is a variation of the classic potato salad, offering a delightful combination of flavors and textures. Tender, cubed potatoes are tossed with a vibrant yogurt dressing, creating a perfect balance of flavors.
Get the recipe: Curry potato salad.
Chana Chaat / Chickpea Salad
Chana aloo chaat is a tangy, spicy, and refreshing chickpea salad made with canned chickpeas, veggies, spices, and lip-smacking chutneys. This popular street food is very easy to make and has bold and bursting flavors.
Get the recipe: Chana chaat.
Fruit Chaat / Indian-style fruit salad
Fruit chaat is a vibrant medley of fresh, seasonal fruits tossed together with a blend of tangy spices. It is a popular street food in India and is now becoming increasingly popular in other parts of the world.
Get the recipe: Fruit chaat.
Shrikhand Tart with berries
Mini Shrikhand tart is a delicious and easy-to-make dessert that is perfect for any occasion. Shrikhand is a traditional Indian dessert made from strained yogurt, sugar, and spices. The tart shells provide a buttery and flaky base that complements the creamy and flavorful shrikhand filling. These mini Shrikhand tarts are also a great way to celebrate the 4th of July!
Get the recipe: Mini shrikhand tart.
Nimbu Pani / Indian Lemonade
This traditional Indian limeade/lemonade strikes the perfect balance between sweet and tangy and is sure to quench your thirst and leave you feeling refreshed. It is made with fresh lime juice (or lemon juice), sugar, a hint of salt, and a few optional spices.
Get the recipe: Nimbu pani shikanji.