Cheeseboard With Indian Flavors

Fun Indian flavors inspired cheeseboard. Makes for a great easy way to entertain!

Indian Cheeseboard – Diwali Cheeseboard

I love cheese so when I saw a board with pretty gold edging I immediately thought of a board fit for Diwali! Perfect for last-minute entertaining and much can be store-bought or easily made at home.

What’s on the board?:

  1. Fruit: Chikoo (sapota) and pomegranate
  2. Nuts: Sugar and Chai Spice Cashews and Spicy Masala Almonds
  3. Dips: Pear chutney and honey chaat masala
  4. Sweets: Chocolates inspired by mithai and Coconut date/nut rolls
  5. Crackers: Late July crackers and Chile and cilantro bakhri (store-bought)

The honey chaat masala recipe is: per 3 tablespoons of honey I added 1/2 tsp chaat masala.  It is s nice blend of spicy and sweet.

The bakhri are like savory crackers but a little thicker.  They can be found at any Indian grocery store.

The chocolates are found here. 

Date and nut rolls can be store-bought at an Indian sweet shop or I have added my recipe below.

Recipes for the nut mixes and pear chutney are also below. If you need a chai masala recipe for the sweet and chai spice cashews it can be found here

Indian Cheeseboard

Shilpa Joshi
Fun Indian flavors inspired cheeseboard. Makes for a great easy way to entertain!
5 from 1 vote
Cook Time 10 mins
Servings 1

Ingredients
  

  • 2 Pears
  • 3 tbsp Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Dhana- Jeera powder
  • 1/4 tsp Red Chili Powder (lal mirch)
  • 1/4 tsp Cinnamon Powder
  • 1/2 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 cup Water

Instructions
 

Step 1

  • Peel and cut pears

Step 2

  • In a pot put cut pears, salt, cinnamon powder and water

Step 3

  • Bring to boil and cook for 3 minutes uncovered

Step 4

  • When it cools down put pear mixture in a blender, add remaining ingredients and blend

Step 5

  • Chutney is ready
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Coconut Date and Nut Roll

Shilpa Joshi
Easy, healthy sweet treat! Made of dates and nuts then rolled in coconut. Quick to prepare.
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Servings 20

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups Organic pitted dates
  • 1 cup

    Mix of chopped nuts – almonds, pista, cashues

  • 1/2 tsp Cardamom Powder (optional)
  • 1/8 tsp Ghee
  • 3 tbsp Coconut powder

Instructions
 

Step 1

  • Chop and blend dates to make paste-like

Step 2

  • Heat up a nonstick pan on medium

Step 3

  • Add dates and cook on low heat stirring constantly until dates become mushy Turn off the gas

Step 4

  • Add chopped nuts and cardamom powder and mix well.

Step 5

  • Let it cool

Step 6

  • When cooled, apply ghee on your palms and make a roll-out of date-nut mixture

Step 7

  • Spread coconut in a plate and roll the data nut roll on it

Step 8

  • Make desired size pieces from the roll and serve
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Sweet Chai Spice Flavored Nuts

Shilpa Joshi
Sugar and chai spice nuts to change up your fave snack!
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Cook Time 5 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup Nut of choice (I used cashews)
  • 3/4 tsp Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp

    Chai masala

  • 2 tbsp Oil

Instructions
 

Step 1

  • Heat oil on low-medium in a pan

Step 2

  • Add nuts to oil and stir constantly for 2-3 until nuts brown and begin to split

Step 3

  • Take off heat

Step 4

  • Add in chai masala and sugar and mix
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Indian Masala Nuts

Shilpa Joshi
Spicy and yummy masala mix for nuts
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Cook Time 5 mins
Servings 1

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 Cup Nut of choice (I used almonds)
  • 1/2 tsp

    Salt

  • 3/4 tsp Dhana jeeru powder (cumin coriander powder)
  • 1/4 tsp Lal mirch powder (red chili powder)
  • 1/4 tsp Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Oil

Instructions
 

Step 1

  • Heat oil on a pan on low-medium

Step 2

  • Add nuts to pan and stir constantly for 2-3 minutes until nuts are browned and begin to split

Step 3

  • Take nuts off heat

Step 4

  • Add in spices and mix
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