Don’t you also wait the entire year for the fall of December to celebrate Christmas with your family and friends, decorating the entire house? Well, while talking about Christmas, who isn’t excited about Christmas dinner and its exquisiteness? It is said, “The fondest memories are gathered around the table.” Christmas dinner is a happy wholesome meal that is eaten traditionally at Christmas. Christmas is a festival of hope and joy. People around the world eagerly wait for Christmas to spread joy, dine fine with their closed ones, and indulge in thanks-giving. Christmas meals can be eaten any time from the evening of Christmas Eve to the evening of Christmas Day itself.
So, what does the traditional dinner of Christmas consist of? People all over the world have their own meal plans and this variation makes it even more unique and beautiful. The variation in meal types is because of the influence of their own country’s tradition. Below are some traditional Christmas Dinner options to try this year.
1 ) Palak Paneer
Palak paneer is one of the most loved Indian dishes. It is made with Indian cottage cheese cubes in green spinach gravy. Spinach is healthy and contains many nutrients. Kids usually don’t prefer to eat green vegetables but palak paneer is something that no kid will say no to. It can be easily cooked and requires less cooking time. It is usually served with naan or paratha but you can also serve it with jeera or basmati rice. This combination tastes delicious as well. You can make palak paneer and have a flavorsome, healthy, and nutrition-rich dish at your Christmas dinner.
2 ) Chicken Biryani
‘Chicken Biryani’ the name itself salivates our mouth. Chicken Biryani is one of the royal dishes that originated from Mughlai cuisine. It has marinated chicken layered with fluffy rice, onions, spices, herbs, and saffron on top. There are many different recipes to cook chicken biryani like Dum Biryani, Hyderabadi biryani, Afghani biryani, etc. and each one has a different taste and flavors. The chicken in biryani is tender and juicy which gives rich flavors and aroma. The taste of chicken biryani enhances when it is served with yogurt or raita. Chicken biryani can be your show stopper at Christmas dinner.
3 ) Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies
A perfect dessert after a wholesome meal works as a cherry on the cake. Red velvet and chocolate chips have their own fan base but the combined flavor of classic red velvet with chewy chocolate chips in it has got a whole different vibe amongst the crowd. These cookies can be the ideal dessert for Christmas or any other party. They are no more difficult than regular chocolate cookies to make. These cookies have an extremely rich texture and taste that everyone would love. They can be your perfect dessert for Christmas.
4) Gingerbread Cookies
Gingerbread cookies are one of the most popular Christmas cookies. It’s undoubtedly true that the thought of Christmas reminds us of cookies, especially Gingerbread Cookies. It is a cookie made of gingerbread usually in different attractive shapes and sizes. Its place of origin is England. The ingredients include flour, molasses, eggs, brown sugar, and a few more. You can also choose to tint the icing with a couple of drops of food coloring to enhance the look too. As they last for a while, it makes a great treat to share them with friends as gifts.
5) Christmas Mimosas
Christmas dinner is definitely incomplete without an amazing appetizer. Christmas Mimosas is well known as a popular Christmas drink. So, this Christmas season doesn’t get caught unprepared. Christmas Mimosas is very easy to make. The ingredients include Granny Smith Apples, cranberries, green grapes, pomegranate, champagne. It is usually served in a large pitcher or punch bowl. It tastes divine and leaves you struck by the soul. It has its own aroma and takes only 10 minutes to prepare.
Christmas is around the corner. Have you jotted down your ideas for Christmas dinner? Well, you can now take ideas from the above-listed dishes and make this Christmas more aromatic by spreading more smiles, joys, and a delicious Christmas dinner. It unites families, friends, known, unknown together. Make sure you never miss out on such good times in your life. All’s well that ends well. Hence, make sure you end your Christmas well with a soul filled with joy, laughter, and great food. Make it an eventful end to this year with these dishes in an otherwise dull year that it was.