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Last Updated : Aug 23,2018



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Festive Delights for Christmas

It’s that part of the year again, when the whole world is enveloped by a cheery, festive atmosphere! Christmas trees, here and there, are decked up with lights and trinkets. The ovens are busy all through the day, and people are happily shopping – not for themselves but for others! Though it is one of the main religious functions for Christians, Christmas has now become a community event that is enjoyed by everybody across the world. Children stage plays, teenagers hold charity sales, and elders find innumerable ways to give and share, and tighten bonds with friends and family. Being vacation time for most kids, Christmas becomes double fun!

One of the main activities associated with Christmas is the preparation and sharing of goodies with friends and family. The yummy treats are served to guests, shared with neighbours, and sometimes sold at charity sales too. The weather being nice and cold, the warmth of the kitchen and the aroma of spices are also very comforting and you are bound to enjoy every moment spent there. Children love to lend a helping hand, especially when you are making their favourite dishes, and you can let them do small and safe chores like shaping the cookies or mixing the batter.

The Plum Cake is a mandatory recipe for Christmas. No amount of baking will make Christmas complete unless you churn out a batch of this! The Rose Cookies is an Indian innovation, a sweet snack with a dainty flower shape, which has become closely intertwined with Christmas culture in India. It does not require an oven and anybody can make it. Strawberries being in season in December, you must try your hand at making Chocolate Coated Strawberries and Strawberries in Custard Sauce. Another strawberry-based treat, the Oreo Cookie Santa is an easy-peasy snack that even kids can make. It is so pretty and unbelievably tasty; everybody will love it! Cookies like the Crispy Coconut Cookies and Eggless Chocolate Chip Cookies are other all-time popular treats.

For those who like to do things with a difference, there is the unique and absolutely awesome Eggless Semolina and Coconut Cake, which is made with rava instead of plain flour. This gives the cake an enjoyably crumbly texture, which together with the flakiness of coconut makes the total effect mind-blowing. Christmas in India is all-inclusive – you can also make desi jar snacks like Shakarpara and Chakli. In fact, for those whose jars are laden with cookies and cakes, such desi snacks will be a welcome change, so do try sharing some of those too!

There is fun in the air, and nobody can resist a treat or two in the weeks leading up to Christmas! So, do try the recipes in this mailer, and also share them with your friends to make the festive season all the more special!

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Recipe# 41570
22 Aug 18

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by Tarla Dalal
Bursting with flavour, this Stuffed Cheesy Garlic Bread can be served with soup or enjoyed as a snack by itself. This herby, garlicky bread is stuffed with a succulent cheesy filling, which is also perked up with a tongue-tickling spice mixture that combines t ....
Fudge Fingers, Gooey Chocolate Fudge Dessert for Kids
Recipe# 2615
20 Aug 11

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 by Tarla Dalal
Chocolaty, gooey and chilled, these Fudge Fingers are simply too cool to refuse! A mind-boggling combination of chocolate, condensed milk, biscuits and nuts, this dessert is not only too tasty but also amazingly easy to make. You can cook these Fudge Fingers with your kids – you will find that t ....
Queen Of Puddings, Bread Pudding with Meringue
Recipe# 2246
11 Aug 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The name says it all – this is indeed the Queen of Puddings. A luscious pudding of milk, eggs and bread is perked up with a peppy layer of citrusy ingredients like orange marmalade and lemon zest. A layer of meringue goes atop this before baking, to make a totally irresistible dessert that is ....
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Recipe# 36423
03 Jun 16

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
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Momos
Recipe# 22253
24 Aug 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
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Chocolate Cake
Recipe# 1915
06 Aug 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Who can resist the temptation of sinking their teeth into a soft, rich and gooey chocolate cake? An all-time favourite, the Chocolate Cake fits perfectly into any occasion , and is a must-add to everybody’s cooking folders. This intensely-fla ....
Cheesy Baked Zucchini Fries
Recipe# 41188
21 Jul 18

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by Tarla Dalal
This snack is a cheese-lover’s dream come true! Unpeeled zucchini fingers are coated excitingly with cheese and breadcrumbs, and baked in an oven till it acquires a uniquely cheesy crispness! It is basically the kind of snack that is both crisp and chewy, an amazing texture that everybody love ....
Chocolate Ice Cream Using Cocoa Powder
Recipe# 2235
12 Mar 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Chocolate and ice-cream are both ever-popular favourites with kids and adults alike. And Chocolate Ice-Cream is that classic dish in which the two meet. Here is how you can make the perfect Chocolate Ice-Cream using Cocoa Powder. It has an intense flavour and absolutely creamy consistency that w ....
Kesar Pista Biscuits, Kesar Pista Badam Biscuit
Recipe# 2529
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The Kesar Pista Badam Biscuit is a real delicacy with rich spicy notes. Assorted nuts give these biscuits a delectable crunch, while an array of spice powders give it a tantalising aroma. To press the nuts into the dough, roll lightly with a roller pin so that you don’t thin down the dough layer, bu ....
Pasta in Red Sauce
Recipe# 37563
23 Aug 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Perfectly-cooked fusilli and richly flavoured tomato sauce come across as a heavenly match. An assortment of ingredients ranging from onions and garlic to peppercorns, herbs and bay leaves offer their unique flavours to this intense tomato-based sauce, making the Pasta in Red Sauce an experience th ....
Bourbon Biscuits
Recipe# 2284
09 Jul 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Everybody loves Bourbon Biscuits – the sugar, crispy treats that are packed with lusciously creamy and buttery chocolate icing! We all have our favourite brands and hunt the store-shelves for it. But today, allow us to share a secret with you. Bourbon Biscuits are not so complicated that they ....
Vanilla Pudding with Chocolate Sauce
Recipe# 41388
09 Jul 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Here is a simple but elegant dessert, which is sure to go down well with everybody. This soft milky pudding with the heavenly tinge of vanilla, laced with chocolate sauce, is a pleasing treat for the palate. The pudding is so soft that it looks a bit shaky, as if it has not set, but that is how ....
Quick Hot Fudge Sundae
Recipe# 98
07 Jul 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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Russian Salad Sandwich
Recipe# 5227
02 Jul 18

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Russian Salad Sandwich is a cold sandwich that is perfect for hot summer afternoons. The chopped pineapple contrasts well with the remaining ingredients and adds a crispy, tangy feel to the sandwich. Use freshly-crushed black pepper. You can also try other interesting cold sandwiches like
Black Forest Cake
Recipe# 2276
02 Jul 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The Black Forest Cake needs no introduction. Anywhere you go, this is one of the most popular treats available at bakeries. This intense chocolaty cake, sandwiched and coated with cream, dark chocolate flakes and juicy cherries, is a huge hit with young and old alike. This recipe will help you s ....
Vegetable Risotto ( Baked )
Recipe# 31085
14 Jun 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
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Eggless Orange and Tutti Frutti Loaf
Recipe# 33109
31 May 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Show us a kid who doesn’t love tutti frutti... sprinkle some tutti-frutti on any dish and your kid will be happy to gobble it up! Here is an attractive snack, which your kids will fall head-over-heels in love with! Spongy and tasty, this Eggless Orange Tutti Frutti Loaf is resplendent with the t ....
Candied Orange Chocolate, Orange Chocolates
Recipe# 1957
05 Jun 18

 
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There is something unique about the chocolate and orange combo – it has a peppy taste as well as a very aesthetic appeal, two characteristics that are usually considered as contrasts! As a result of this special flavour, Candied Orange Chocolates appeal to elders and youngsters, the connoisseurs and ....
Strawberry Praline Cake
Recipe# 413
04 Jun 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
The Strawberry Praline Cake is a heavenly treat of orange-tinged Nice biscuits coated with whipped cream and layered with juicy fresh strawberries and a crunchy powder of mixed nuts chikki. The chikki must be crushed coarsely in order to get the nice crunch, which is typical of pralines. The mel ....
Ricotta and Cherry Tomato Crostini
Recipe# 41522
28 Jun 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
This is a neat little Italian appetizer made of crispy bread, topped with crumbled ricotta cheese, colourful cherry tomatoes, aromatic herbs and tongue-tickling spices. A brushing of olive oil makes it all the more appealing to the palate. Indeed, the Ricott ....
Chocolate Soufflé , Baked Chocolate Soufflé with Eggs
Recipe# 2258
05 Apr 17

 
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Soufflés are characterised by their rich, creamy, buttery mouth-feel and this recipe delivers perfectly to those requirements. Made with eggs, this souffle has a perfectly soft and buttery consistency, which is enhanced by a rich, chocolaty taste. When making this Chocolate Soufflé, make sure yo ....
Homemade Chocolate Balls
Recipe# 42576
05 Aug 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
An indigenous, chocolaty treat that was once popularly made in homes all over India, at a time where commercial chocolates were neither easily available nor economical. Homemade Chocolate Balls is a recipe that unfai ....
Chocolate Ice- Cream
Recipe# 3994
Yesterday

 
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Made with an ideal mix of fresh cream and milk, this will be the best Chocolate Ice-Cream you have ever tasted. So fantastic that you would consider it much better than even store-bought ice-cream. The lingering taste of dark chocolate laced with hints of vanilla is truly memorable, and will remain ....
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Recipe# 42553
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