Skip to Content

Christmas

KulKul – The Sweet X’mas Treat From Goa

Kulkul is a deep-fried sweet snack. It is made by frying a sweetened dough of flour, coconut milk, and sugar is shaped into intricate curls. Vegetarian | Egg Free Kulkul is a treat made in most Christian homes in the Mangalore/Goa region during Xmas. If you are not Christian chances are your neighbor will be …

Read More about KulKul – The Sweet X’mas Treat From Goa

Cranberry Orange Scones | Christmas Morning Scones

These Cranberry Orange scones are an easy treat to make for breakfast. The cranberries and pistachios add a festive touch, add a drizzle of icing and it is indeed a treat on a special day! Vegetarian | Egg Free Scones for  breakfast  has  become a  Christmas  tradition over the past few years, followed by binge watching Star …

Read More about Cranberry Orange Scones | Christmas Morning Scones

Christmas Fruit Cake aka Kerala Plum Cake

Christmas fruit cake is a tradition in many parts of the world. Usually it is a spiced cake filled with dried fruits and nuts. This version from Kerala has all the rich flavors and the mouthwatering taste. Fruit filled spiced cakes are a tradition in many parts of the world around Christmas time. This version …

Read More about Christmas Fruit Cake aka Kerala Plum Cake

Cardamom Bread – The Finnish Pulla Wreath

Finnish cardamom bread or Pulla is an enriched bread. It is soft and delicately flavored with cardamom. You can serve it plain or make an intricately braided loaf, decorated with sugar, almonds,  or jam. I am fascinated by bread, especially the ones leavened with yeast. So every December, you will see me trying out traditional …

Read More about Cardamom Bread – The Finnish Pulla Wreath

Thumbprint Cookies Or Hallongrottor

This is one of  the  easiest  cookies  to make.  A  simple  shortbread dough and  some  jam makes  for an  extremely delicious combination.  This  thumbprint cookie, the Swedish  Hallongrottor, is  perfect  even  for beginner bakers It is  the  cookie  baking   season –   the store bought ones  just aren’t  enough. Somehow it does  not  feel  right until  …

Read More about Thumbprint Cookies Or Hallongrottor

Duck Curry From Kuttanad – Tharavu Mappas

Tharavu Mappas is a traditional duck curry from the Kuttanad. It is a fragrant, rich dish in which pieces of duck are cooked in a sauce of coconut milk and spices. For many this is a must-have dish on the Christmas dinner menu. Kuttanad is the waterlogged region in the south Indian state of Kerala where boats and canoes were the main mode of transportation up …

Read More about Duck Curry From Kuttanad – Tharavu Mappas