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Christmas recipes


Last Updated : Apr 15,2019



क्रिसमस - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Christmas recipes in Hindi)
ક્રીસમસ્ - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Christmas recipes in Gujarati)

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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Hot Fudge Pudding
Recipe# 2500
05 Nov 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This pudding acquires the hot fudge effect quite easily without having to painfully cook the chocolate with constant stirring till the required thickness is obtained. Equally delectable results are obtained by topping the pudding batter with brown sugar and drinking chocolate powder before baking in ....
No Bake Oreo Cheesecake
Recipe# 42252
19 Apr 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Who doesn’t love cheesecakes, with their melt-in-the-mouth texture and creamy taste? Well, if you are a fan of cheesecakes too, then this No Bake Oreo Cheesecake is a must-try. This exciting dessert reveals layer after layer of delight – starting with a powdered biscuit base, layered with cream ....
Eggless Chocolate  Cake Using Curds ( Cakes and Pastries )
Recipe# 33305
17 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
If you love the heady aroma of warm, freshly-baked cakes, then this Eggless Chocolate Cake Using Curds is one of the first things you should try. It is so richly-flavoured and so spongy, you can use it in just too many ways! Have a slice right off the ove ....
Jam Roll, Jam Swiss Roll
Recipe# 2498
05 Apr 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Jam Rolls have such a dainty appearance that you cannot resist grabbing one! Like open sandwiches, the unique selling proposition of Jam Rolls is that you can see what is inside, due to the exciting spiral shape in which it is cut – this makes the rolls totally irresistible. This traditional J ....
Almond Biscuits, Almond Butter Biscuits
Recipe# 2518
04 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
These buttery cookies surprise you with crunchy bits of almond in every bite! With both powdered almonds and sliced almonds in it, this Almond Biscuit has a melt-in-the-mouth texture as well as an intermittent crunch, which makes it really extraordinary. Despite the amazing taste and texture, th ....
Brownie with White Chocolate Cage
Recipe# 36423
06 Mar 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
An eye-catching rich, dark chocolate brownie with vanilla ice cream makes a great party dessert .
Cassata, Sponge Cake Layered with Vanilla and Coffee Ice Cream
Recipe# 3321
23 Mar 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Italians are credited for creating yet another famous dessert , the Cassata. The name cassata literally means "little case" due to its brick shape. Cassata is an ice-cream, sh ....
Virgin Mint Cucumber Mojita, Mocktail Recipe
Recipe# 42168
18 Mar 19

 
 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 ....
Almond Biscotti
Recipe# 4965
08 Mar 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Biscotti are a special class of biscuits, which are baked twice. This gives them a unique texture, which is firm to bite but soft on the palate! Baking twice also gives them a rich, well-done aroma. This recipe shares the secret of making fabulous Almond Biscotti, with the aesthetic flavour ....
Paneer and Green Peas Burger ( Tiffin Treats)
Recipe# 33063
28 Feb 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Your kids will jump with joy and thank you for this sumptuous treat! A succulent cutlet of paneer and coarsely crushed green peas gives an exciting twist to this crunchy, juicy, satiating burger. Eggless mayonnaise provides the required creaminess, while veggies and lettuce impart an enjoyable crunc ....
Baked Cheesy Zucchini Slices
Recipe# 41190
18 Feb 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Zucchini and cheese get along so beautifully together in this masterpiece! Juicy slices of zucchini are baked with a coating of bread crumbs and cheese, which gives it a very unique and enjoyable texture. Since the zucchini slices are dipped in olive oil before coating with other ingredients, ....
Homemade Cinnamon Rolls Recipe, Eggless
Recipe# 4992
15 Feb 19

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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 ....
Chocolate Brownies , Chocolate Brownies with Eggs
Recipe# 40794
12 Feb 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Who doesn’t love brownies? Warm chocolate brownies are a delight to have as such, but they get all the more irresistible when topped with ice-cream and laced with hot molten chocolate sauce. In this recipe, you will discover the secret to making intensely-flavoured Chocolate Brownies with Eggs ....
Fresh Fruit Flambé
Recipe# 8714
12 Feb 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
For a romantic candlelight dinner or a close gathering of friends on a special occasion , this is one of the best desserts that you can think of. The fresh fruits stewed ....
Paneer Parcels
Recipe# 40572
15 Feb 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
It is amazing how four ingredients merely mixed together can create such a tongue-tingling effect! Indeed, the perfectly balanced textures and exciting flavours of ingredients like paneer, spring onions and Schezuan sauce truly excite the palate, more so when the mixture is packed inside plain ....
Coffee Mousse Pie ( Eggless Desserts Recipe)
Recipe# 1282
04 Feb 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Coffee and chocolate is a fabulous and sophisticated combination that adults seem to love by instinct. The coffee mousse on coconut crust highlights this wonderful combination. A soft coffee-chocolate mousse flavoured with honey, and set on a crunchy coconut crust… doesn’t that sound heavenly! a ple ....
Steamed Chocolate Pudding ( Chocolate Cookbook )
Recipe# 1937
26 Nov 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A rich,goey chocolaty pudding made with fresh bread crumbs, condensed milk, walnuts and steamed in a pressure cooker. Tastes best when warm.
Chocolate Chiffon Pie ( Eggless Desserts Recipe)
Recipe# 1280
24 Jan 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Here is a rather different pie in which the crust is made of coconut. In the chocolate chiffon pie, chocolate mousse is set on a crusty thin coconut base, and garnished with whipped cream. When grating the coconut for the base, use a grater with medium-sized holes… if the coconut is too thickly or t ....
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 ....
Mexican Tarts with Refried Beans and Sour Cream
Recipe# 1249
21 Feb 19

 
 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 ....
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

  This recipe has an associated video
 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
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