Odishatv Bureau

Christmas is just around the corner, and to make it even more special, we've included some amazing, lesser-known treats from various parts of the country. Get ready for a mouthwatering holiday season with dishes like Poornalu from Andhra Pradesh, Bolinhos from Goa, and Gak Jan with King Chilli from Manipur. Christmas is celebrated by many communities in India, and there are a variety of regional delicacies that are enjoyed during the holiday season.

Here are Six Examples:

Kulkuls: These are small, crescent-shaped cookies that are popular in Goa, a state on the western coast of India. They are made with flour, sugar, and coconut, and are often shaped using a special Kulkul maker.

Karthigai Appam: This sweet, crêpe-like dessert is popular in Tamil Nadu, a state in southern India. It is made with rice flour, coconut milk, and jaggery (a type of unrefined sugar), and is often served with a side of coconut milk.

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Mince Pies: Mince pies are a traditional British pastry that has become popular in India during the holiday season. They are made with a sweet, fruit-and-spice filling and are often served with a dollop of cream or ice cream. Christmas pudding and mince pies are a special treat for sweet tooths.

Fruitcake: Fruitcake, also known as plum cake, is a popular Christmas treat in India. It is made with a variety of dried fruits, nuts, and spices, and is often soaked in rum or brandy before serving. You can make this traditional cake for your loved ones this Christmas.

Kozhukattai: These are small, dumpling-like treats that are popular in the state of Tamil Nadu. They are made with rice flour and stuffed with a mixture of grated coconut and jaggery.

Gujiya: These are sweet, deep-fried pastries that are popular in northern India, particularly in the state of Uttar Pradesh. They are made with a filling of dried fruits and nuts and are often served during the festival of Holi, which falls a couple of months after Christmas.

Even though there are new recipes with new tastes and flavours, the old and traditional menu can still win people over. These are just a few examples of the many regional Christmas delicacies enjoyed in India. Each region has its own unique traditions and foods that are enjoyed during the holiday season.