The biggest winter festival is knocking the door and everyone’s excitement level is going through the roof. The Christmas tree will come out, our favorite fruit cake brand’s advertisement will come as usual. Mummy’s apple pie will say “Please have me”. A lot of emotional memories is associated with the Christmas. We eagerly wait for this time throughout the year, no matter which religion and culture we are belongs to, which language we use to speck in our day to day life and which country we are living in the excitement level will be same for everyone.

We all knows food has no boundaries and when it comes to food during Christmas we have all got our favorite. Christmas is the perfect time to accumulate your broil dinner plate with all your preferred festive treats, from fruit cake to apple pie to hot hot kebab, and roast potatoes to Brussel sprouts, but some choices are much more popular than others which we can’t pick easily.

Even though the Christian community is not huge in India, but Christmas is celebrated in a big way. Homes are decorated, there are parties and dances and friends and families get together to enjoy the festive season.

When we are talking about diversity in festival let’s talk about our diversified Indian food which we can incorporate in our Christmas party. Indian’s has a variety of dishes to impress their guests including appetizer, starter, main course and desserts.

Let’s start with Starter, we can make-

  1. samosa:- which is a fried/baked pastry with spicy filling inside. The filling can be anything seasonal vegetables like cauliflower, spring onion etc, and if you want to make non-veg filling then it could be any kind of meat keema (Minced meat).

  2. Puff- We all know what is puff. We also can make it veg or non-veg according to your need. In veg panner is the best filling for puff and in non-veg small pieces of chicken is the best option.

  3. Papdi Chaat:- It is a crispy sweet, spicy and tangy chaat that packs a whole lot of flavor. This popular street food is made with crispy papdi (whole wheat crackers), sev (thin gram flour noodles), yogurt, and a variety of chutneys and spices. This is something drooling for all the Indians even for all the peoples who have tasted this heavenly famous flavor.

  4. Kebab:- When it comes to kebab it could be Veg and Non- Veg as well. In vegetarian version Glouti kebab, potato kebab, cauliflower is on the loop. In Non-Veg version we have thousand’s version of chicken like Reshmi, Anchari, Hariyali and many more. Sheek kebab is also a very famous kebab in India. Same variety we make with mutton as well.

As dip we can make Mint chutney, Guacamoli, Haloumi etc.

Next let’s jump into the main course-

If you want to make a main course list first which will first come to your mind is Biriyani.

  1. Biriyani could be in any form Veg or Non veg . But many of us has argued on that there is nothing call veg biriyani it’s pulaw. We have versatility In biriyani as well, like Kolkata Biriyani, Hydrabadi Biriyani, Mughal Biriyani etc.

  2. Assorted bread:- we can incorporate different types of assorted bread in our Christmas list. Like tandoori roti, Alu Paratha, laccha, naan etc.

  3. Curry:- we have different types of curry in our bucket which we can include in our list. Butter chicken goes very well with almost every assorted bread. Mutton Rogan Josh is also a very famous Indian dish. In Vegetarian version matter panner, mix veg also goes with everything.

Now it’s time for dessert-

When we are talking about Indian dishes how can it possible we won’t talk about Indian dessert. Many of these recipes have been passed down for generations so they are very traditional.

  1. Coconut fudge:- Chocolate and nuts are delicious together. Chocolate walnut fudge is traditional in many cultures as well as in India. We can make a big batch of coconut fudge at Christmas and I can assure you it will disappear in no time.

  2. Guava Cheese:- A chewy fudge-like sweet, guava cheese is best made with fresh guavas. This Christmas sweet recipe has been passed down from generation to generations in most families.

  3. Pudding:- Pudding made with coconut milk, ghee, eggs, sugar, served with several fruits.

Good tidings we bear to you and your kin, Wishing you a magical and blissful holiday,

Have a merry Christmas and prosperous New Year to all in advance!!!