Indian Food Recipes for your Christmas Eve 2016

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Christmas eve is incomplete without delicious food. So, trying for some Indian recipes is a good option. When the Christmas is just round the corner, looking for sweets recipes becomes mandatory. So, are you looking for some easy to make yet mouth-watering delicacies to add to your Indian Christmas menu. You can prepare many South Indian Christmas recipes to serve with Indian breads, pickles and pappadums. After researching on many of the traditional Indian Christmas recipes, we have brought together these handful of recipes you’re definitely going to love.

Aloo Gobi

Aloo Gobi is an eternal part of Indian Christmas tradition. We Indians celebrate every good time with a serving of aloo gobi. So be quick and note down the ingredients:

2-3 tbsp. Sunflower oil or any other refined oil

2 dried red chilies

1 tsp cumin seeds

500 gm cauliflower (chopped)

1 tsp ginger paste

1 tsp garlic paste

1 chopped green chili

½ tsp turmeric

1/4th tsp of asafoetida

Salt per taste

1 chopped tomato

3 medium sized potatoes chopped and cooked

1 tbsp. lemon juice

2 tbsp. chopped coriander

Heat some oil in a pan and roast the whole chilies and cumin seeds in it. Add the cauliflower to it and stir it while frying. Fry it until it is brownish in color. Add the ginger garlic paste along with green chillies. Add turmeric and tomato a minute later. After cooking it, add the potatoes. Cook it till the cauliflowers are softer. Add salt, pepper and asafoetida. Add some water if you want gravy. Cover the pan and simmer it till the cauliflowers are completely tender. After 10 minutes, add some garam masala and squeeze half a lemon into it. Garnish the cauliflower with chopped coriander leaves.

 

Fruit Custard

fruit custard christmas

Christmas eve is incomplete without desserts. So here we are sharing a quick recipe for Fruit Custard. It is very easy to make and the ingredients are easily available at any store.

The ingredients are:

2 tbsp. custard powder, vanilla flavoured

¼ cup cold milk

500 ml milk

1/4th cup sugar

Fruits chopped

Take 2 tbsp. of custard powder in a bowl and add 1/4th cup of cool milk to it. Mix to make a paste. Heat the remaining milk in a pan. When it begins to boil, add the sugar according to your taste. Lower down the heat and add the custard paste prepared above to the milk. Keep stirring it to avoid the formation of lumps. Cook the milk on the low heat for 5 minutes. You will see that the milk has begun to thicken. Switch the heat off and keep the milk in the refrigerator. You can chop the fruits while the milk is being cooled down. You can use apple, banana, grapes, raspberry, pomegranate, mango, etc. While serving, add the fruits on top and enjoy the custard cool.

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