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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# 2284
26 Aug 16

 
 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 ....
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Recipe# 3994
20 Aug 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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# 22253
01 Dec 16

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 by Tarla Dalal
A snack that has become almost synonymous with oriental cuisine, Momos are made of a plain flour cover filled with sautéed veggies. An apt combination of garlic, ginger, green chillies and Schezuan sauce flavours the vegetable mixture, and the outcome is simply tongue-tickling! Traditionally ....
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Recipe# 2283
22 Dec 16

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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 ....
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Recipe# 413
30 Jan 17

 
 
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 ....
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Recipe# 42252
17 Nov 17

 
 
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 ....
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Recipe# 40559
17 Dec 15

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by Tarla Dalal
There is fun in the air, and nobody can resist a treat or two in the weeks leading up to Christmas! Here is yet another treat to enjoy, and share with your friends – to make the festival season even more special. This unique Eggless Semolina and Coconut Cake is made with rava instead of plain flour, ....
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Recipe# 662
22 Feb 16

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This is a warm and delicately flavoured pudding that will warm your heart and pep up your soul! The best part is that it is so easy to make because we use readymade bread and readily available apple as the base for this pudding, which is thoughtfully d ....
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Recipe# 42154
02 Nov 17

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 by Tarla Dalal
Everybody loves chocolate cakes, but the moment somebody mentions it, we think not just of the intense taste of cocoa but also the indulgent richness of dairy products like butter, cream and condensed milk, which put it out of the reach of vegans. Here is a completely Vegan Chocolate Cake Recipe ....
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Recipe# 42232
06 Nov 17

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This is truly the cookie of all cookies , one awesome mind-blowing treat that makes everybody surrender to its charm! It brings under its sway an assortment of fabulously tasty ingredients, ranging from chocolate and ....
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Recipe# 33109
25 Dec 16

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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 ....
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Recipe# 42126
03 Oct 17

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A bread so flavourful that you can just have it as it is! The Rosemary Garlic Zucchini Bread is an eggless artisan bread with a rich texture and appetising aroma. The strong flavour of garlic and herbs together with the crunch o ....
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Recipe# 36423
03 Jun 16

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
An eye-catching rich, dark chocolate brownie with vanilla ice cream makes a great party dessert .
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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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