We all like to bid adieu to the year that has gone by, and welcome the New year with style. First there is Christmas, and then the New Year Eve bash, that we all look forward to. If you are planning a get together of family and friends on these occasions, serving good food is of utmost importance. Christmas is associated with turkey, ham, and plum cakes. This time try recipes that are not traditional, but will add fun to Christmas dinner, New Year Party.
Some Snack Ideas For Christmas Dinner, New Year Party:
Cute bell shaped button mushrooms are loaded with goodness. Mushrooms have a typical meaty flavor that is called umami flavor. When combined with cheese, the taste becomes exceptional.These cheesy baked mushrooms are perfect for snacks and can be served as starters. Read recipe.
Falafel are vegetarian and vegan fritters. They are made with chickpeas (kabuli chana). Make falafel at home using this easy falafel recipe. Read recipe.
These attractive sandwiches can be made using vegetarian, vegan, or non vegetarian ingredients. They can be served as snacks, and will be loved by children and adults alike. Get the recipe
These vegetarian rolls are gluten free and healthy. They can be made without using any oil, and served as snacks or side dish. Get the recipe
These tasty steamed dumplings taste great with red chilli chutney. These can be stuffed with mince chicken, mutton, or any other meat or vegetables.
Kale Chane Ke Kebab
These kebabs or patties are made with black Bengal gram (Garbanzo beans/chickpeas). They are delicious yet very healthy. They are gluten free too. These vegetarian kebabs are wonderful accompaniment with drinks.
Soups For Christmas Dinner, New Year Party:
Cream of Almond Soup
This nutty vegetarian soup will be the hero of your dining table, with rich aroma of almond tempting you to take a plunge into this soup. This mildly flavored soup is full of goodness of almonds. Get the recipe
Lemon and coriander soup
This vegetables soup is healthy, and is beautifully flavored by lemon and cilantro (coriander in India). Chicken or prawns can also be added if desired. Get the recipe
Sweet Pea and Mint Soup
This soup is made with fresh peas and lots of mint leaves that give it a bright green color. This refreshing soup is vegetarian and healthy as well.
Main Course Options:
Stuffed Fish – Pomfret Hara Bhara
Silver pomfret is stuffed with ground coriander leaves (cilantro), mint leaves, grated coconut, and spices. It is then shallow fried or baked in an oven. Pomfret can be replaced with any white flesh fish. Get the recipe
Spinach and corn curry
This curry combines goodness of fresh green spinach, and sweet crunchy corn kernels beautifully. This vegan dish looks modern, and is healthy as well.
Spicy Mutton Curry
North Indian style mutton curry, is slow cooked in a number of aromatic spices. It is served with Indian breads such as Naan, Chapati, or Roomali roti.
Get the recipe
Any party remains incomplete without nice and interesting desserts. Here are few dessert options for you.
These gooey, mildly flavored spiral rolls are perfect for any party. Delicate smell of cinnamon, combined with soft and buttery rolls can be a show stopper.
Fruit trifle Pudding
Everyone will love this amazing dish. It is very easy to make, and attractive. Winter season brings a number of fruits that can be incorporated in this pudding.
Bhappa Doi: Steamed Yogurt Pudding
It is a very easy dish to make. It is made by steaming or baking hung yogurt with condensed milk. It can be flavored with saffron or fruits.
You can choose from these dishes, or try many more dishes that are given in this site. There is always scope for trying new flavors and ingredients and surprise everyone with your culinary skill.