Christmas is one of the most magical and romantic holidays. Aside from the excitement of gifts, food is an important part of the Christmas celebration. While food brings everyone together to celebrate the festival, the Christmas menu varies across India. And, given the diversity of Indian culture, there are plenty of options. Here are a few of the most delectable dishes (except cakes) from around the country.
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1. NGA ATOIBA THONGBA
In North East India, the Christmas feast is a lavish affair. People in Manipur prepare Nga Atoiba Thongba in addition to chicken curry. It’s a curry with mashed fish (Basa) and potatoes and pears. This dish is frequently served with steamed rice, smoked fish, and mashed vegetables.
Kulkuls, also known as Kidiyos (worms). Resemble worms after being rolled over a form or comb. It is a well-known and traditional Goan Christmas celebration. These deep-fried snacks are formed into small curls. The end result is a crispy, flaky, addictive dish that will leave you wanting more.
3. DUCK MOILEE
Duck Moilee is a traditional dish that is full of flavour. This tender and juicy duck meat dish is served with rice, foogias, bread, and salad. The Anglo-Indian community in Maharashtra makes this recipe with bottle masala. This recipe is also well-known in some parts of Mangalore.
4. KARIMEEN MOLLY
Karimeen molly, also known as fish molee, is a popular Kerala dish. It’s a mildly spiced fish stew with a creamy flavour from the coconut milk. This delectable dish is best enjoyed with an appam, which enhances the flavour.
5. ROSE COOKIES
Rose cookies are a popular Christmas snack in Kerala, Goa, and Tamil Nadu. In Malayalam and Tamil, it is also known as Achu Murukku. It resembles a flower and is mildly sweet and crunchy.