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Last Updated : Nov 26,2018



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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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Chocolate Brownie Or How To Make Chocolate Brownie Recipe
Recipe# 4945
02 Jan 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Here is how you can prepare the most authentic Chocolate Brownie with common ingredients! Just flour, curds, butter, cocoa and a few other everyday ingredients when worked the right way give rise to a fantastic treat that is perfect to serve with tea or as a dessert, with a topping of vanilla ice-cr ....
Tortellini with Sun Dried Tomatoes and Basil Pesto Sauce
Recipe# 3298
16 May 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Tortellini is an interesting type of homemade pasta with a nice cheesy filling. It can be combined with veggies and sauces to make mouth-watering dishes. In this recipe, we go from the ground up showing you how to make the cheesy tortellini, and then proceed to cook it with pesto sauce and sun-d ....
Guava Cheese
Recipe# 42315
27 Dec 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Guava is in season, and the Christmas spirit is in the air. This means its time to make Guava Cheese! A famous sweet made during Christmas time, the Guava Cheese is much-loved by kids and adults because it has a fabulously fruity flavour with a mild lemony tinge! It takes a little time to make but i ....
Black Raisin Cookies
Recipe# 2289
27 Dec 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Melt-in-the-mouth vanilla-flavoured cookies dotted with black raisins are a delight to behold and a pleasure to bite into! You are sure to enjoy the juicy tidbits that interrupt the soft yet crisp mouth-feel of each bite of this cookie. A sprinkling of almond slivers makes the Black Raisin Coo ....
Virgin Mint Cucumber Mojita, Mocktail Recipe
Recipe# 42168
25 Dec 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Here’s a nice lemony, minty drink that adds more punch to your conversations! Ideal to serve at parties, this refreshing drink has an interesting mouth-feel and the invigorating flavours of mint and lemon. The cucumber slices impart a mild flavour to the drink, while a pinch of salt sets it apar ....
Mexican Tarts with Refried Beans and Sour Cream
Recipe# 1249
25 Dec 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Tarts are usually very attractive, not just because of their dainty size but also because they are open containers that show off their contents! This kind of makes the snack all the more appetizing and makes it impossible to resist. We have used readymade tarts for this recipe, which makes it ve ....
Homemade Cinnamon Rolls Recipe, Eggless
Recipe# 4992
19 Dec 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
If you are used to local bakeries simply serving cinnamon-flavoured buns in the name of cinnamon rolls, you are in for a real, super surprise! These eggless Homemade Cinnamon Rolls are the real thing. Here, the dough is packed with a cinnamon-flavoured icing and then baked to perfection. As ....
Creamy Almond Soup
Recipe# 353
11 Jun 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The Creamy Almond Soup is a class apart from everyday soups like tomato, veggie or mushroom soups. The moment it is placed on the table, you can experience a rich aroma wafting out of the bowl, and as soon as a spoonful of the soup rests on your palate, you are sure to forget yourself in its lusciou ....
Rose Cookies, Achappam
Recipe# 36061
05 Dec 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Rose Cookies are not cookies in the real sense, but are so called because they look like dainty roses. This traditional snack is believed to be of Anglo-Indian origin, and is made commonly during
Creamy Pesto Pasta ( Tiffin Treats)
Recipe# 40367
02 Oct 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Pesto, a sauce made of nuts and herbs is made richer here by the addition of spinach, which gives it a vibrant colour, unique flavour and creamier texture too. Along with olive oil and cheese, it makes a great home for perfectly cooked fusilli. Kids are sure to enjoy this Creamy Pesto Pasta for lunc ....
Mixed Nuts Chocolate
Recipe# 40758
12 Oct 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The perfect mix of elegance and excitement, this Mixed Nuts Chocolate is a luscious dark chocolate with the irresistible crunch of nuts like almonds, pistachios and walnuts. The procedure is quite simple and you will thoroughly enjoy the outcome. Just make sure you store the Mixed Nuts Chocola ....
Crispy Coconut Cookies
Recipe# 2283
11 Oct 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Nothing can beat the rich mouth-feel and chewy delightfulness of Crispy Coconut Cookies. The appealing aroma of baked coconut and melted butter that emanates from the oven will draw you to bite into a cookie as soon as it is out of the oven, but do control the urge and wait till it cools down, a ....
Eggless Orange and Tutti Frutti Loaf
Recipe# 33109
05 Oct 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 ....
Pasta in Red Sauce
Recipe# 37563
11 Jan 15

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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 ....
Stuffed Cheesy Garlic Bread
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 ....
Brownie with White Chocolate Cage
Recipe# 36423
03 Jun 16

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
An eye-catching rich, dark chocolate brownie with vanilla ice cream makes a great party dessert .
Momos
Recipe# 22253
24 Aug 18

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A snack that has become almost synonymous with Chinese cuisine, Momos are made of a plain flour cover filled with sautéed veggies. Chinese Veg momo recipe is simple recipe to make. An apt combination of garlic, ginger, green chillies and Schezuan sauce flavours the vegetable mixture, and the out ....
Chocolate Cake
Recipe# 1915
26 Nov 12

 
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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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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

 
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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 ....
Bourbon Biscuits
Recipe# 2284
09 Jul 18

 
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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 ....
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