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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# 131
31 Aug 16

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Add a dose of fun to your day with these Creamy Lemon Tarts. The apt combination of paneer and curds gives the filling an incredibly creamy mouth-feel, while a dash of lemon juice and lemon rind gives it an unbeatably peppy taste. Two more twists that make the Creamy Lemon Tart a treat par com ....
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Recipe# 8722
26 May 17

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 by Tarla Dalal
Melt-in-your-mouth pancakes made with a batter of mashed bananas and whole wheat flour, and drizzled with chocolate sauce, taste out of the world. Exercising a little care and creativity in arranging and garnishing the Banana Pancakes with C ....
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Recipe# 42168
11 Oct 17

 
 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 ....
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Recipe# 35888
23 Dec 14

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Oreo is a household name all over the world—and these chocolaty, chocolaty biscuits are now commonly available in india too. This treat combines a rich, velvety chocolate cupcake with a yummy, buttery icing that comprises coarsely-powdered oreo biscuits as a key ingredient. It is a perfect choice fo ....
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Recipe# 41180
12 Oct 16

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Tiramisu is a classic Italian dessert of coffee-coated biscuits layered with a luscious mixture of cream, often containing cheese and rum too. Here is a quick, non-alcoholic version of Tiramisu, which you can prepare in a jiffy when you sight a sudden guest ....
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Recipe# 1277
27 Sep 17

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Burritos are almost synonymous with Mexican cuisine. Yummy tortillas packed with rice, re-fried beans, salsa, sour cream and cheese, this dish has everything packed into it. It is self-contained in terms of flavour with a bit of tang, spice and cheesiness, and is quite filling too. This makes it ....
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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 ....
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Recipe# 41325
21 Dec 16

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Here is a spongy rava based cake with the crunch of nuts and an aesthetic touch of cardamom. The best part about the cake is that it is made easily in a pressure cooker, and does not require an oven. Curds and milk combine to give this Pressure Cooker Rava Cake its rich flavour and texture w ....
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Recipe# 31085
10 Jun 16

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Vegetable risotto is a very easy and a delicious recipe. . . Actual risotto is made using arboria rice but you can also use basmati rice, it taste the same. . . This rice prepartion is cheesy, colorful and fun to eat. . Serve it with garlic bread. .
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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 ....
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Recipe# 2514
19 Sep 16

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This melt-in-the-mouth cake is sure to make your heart melt! Indeed, with a rich buttery-chocolaty flavour and an awesomely fluffy texture, the cake is a delight, which is made all the more delightful by the layers of buttercream. Canned cherries are the perfect garnish for this brilliant cake, ....
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Recipe# 4945
23 Jun 15

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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 ....
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Recipe# 1131
29 Mar 16

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The chocolate mousse cake is a dessert for those times when you feel like you have earned a treat, because it is quite a rich piece loaded with whipped cream and chocolate! Take a syrup-soaked chocolate sponge, top it with a laye ....
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Recipe# 2289
05 Sep 16

 
 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 ....
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