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Last Updated : Mar 17,2018

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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# 5595
23 Aug 11

by Tarla Dalal
One of my favourite desserts which tastes delicious when it is served warm. Made just with low-fat paneer and fruits, you can occasionally enjoy a serving of this dessert after your meal. However, do remember to include these calories as part of your diet.
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Recipe# 1931
26 Nov 12

 by Tarla Dalal
The fruity sweetness of bananas and the intoxicating bitterness of cocoa are a made-for-each-other combination, especially when you team them up to make a dessert such as this! This irresistible Chocolate Banana Cake has an intense flavour of chocolate, which is further deepened by the addition of b ....
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Recipe# 155
01 Nov 16

 by Tarla Dalal
Revive your childhood with this awesome dessert . The Fruit and Raspberry Jelly Pie on a Crispy Biscuit Crust is a colourful and tempting dessert that features a range of textures and flavours. You will enjoy the ....
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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.
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Recipe# 1302
20 Aug 12

 by Tarla Dalal
Tropical fruit salad with coconut cream sauce—um, sounds very fruity and refreshing. Yes, here is a mixed tropical fruit cocktail of all your favourite fruits like strawberries, watermelon, muskmelon and grapes, topped with a delicious sweet coconut cream sauce. You can pick any fruits that you like ....
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Recipe# 5265
10 Jan 17

by Tarla Dalal
Paneer and Capsicum Discs look so tempting, no one can refuse. Round-shaped bread pieces are crisped to perfection and arranged together with a filling of sautéed veggies such that the filling shows up nicely through holes in the bread. Indeed, this is
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Recipe# 31009
27 Jul 08

 by Tarla Dalal
Cottage cheese, capsicum and baby corn are coated with a spicy marinade, strung into toothpicks and sautéed till brown and aromatic. And, the perfect combination for this tasty satay team is peanut sauce, which can either be coated on the paneer, capsicum and baby corn satay sticks, or served ....
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Recipe# 5672
08 Jan 15

 by Tarla Dalal
Take a trip to the tropics with this refreshing drink! Pineapple Passion uses a classic combination of pineapple and coconut, fortifying it with some papaya for texture and volume. Coconut and papaya play an important role in toning down the acidic mouth-feel of pineapple, making this drink a thorou ....
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Recipe# 33946
23 Aug 12

by Tarla Dalal
The already rich chocolaty flavour of this cake is further reinforced with layered dark chocolate icing and kit kat chocolate.
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Recipe# 3319
22 May 17

 by Tarla Dalal
This is a special dessert from Florence. The shape of the dessert is said to resemble the dome of Florence's famous church, the Duomo. Rum soaked sponge cake strips lined a glass bowl, sandwiched with an awfully rich chocolate cream and filled a lemon and fruit flavoured ice-cream. Deep frozen ....
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Recipe# 35878
23 Dec 14

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 by Tarla Dalal
This wonderful mousse can be whipped up in less than two minutes using a microwave oven! it is hot, yummy, quick—what more can you ask for? you can prepare the mixture in advance, store it in individual serving bowls, and microwave it just before serving to enjoy the best flavour. For an extra celeb ....
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Recipe# 4848
11 Jul 16

by Tarla Dalal
This recipe sure transforms broccoli and mushrooms into an exotic, totally irresistible treat! Mushrooms are stuffed with a yummy mixture of broccoli, cheese and other taste-giving ingredients, and baked to perfection to get a fabulous snack, with a yummy texture and outta-this-world flavour. ....
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