Red, Green, and White Rice – East Indian Tricolor Rice

Strips of green red and white rice in a platter.

A more colorful version of the jeera rice or jeera fried rice, the East Indian tricolor rice is pink/red, green, and white in color. Fragrant and tasty, it’s often eaten for Christmas and other festive occasions!

Roast Chicken in a Kadai

Top view of whole Roast Chicken cooking in a vessel with spices and gravy.

The traditional East Indian roast chicken dinner is perfect for Sundays, feast days and family gatherings!

Potato Chops filled with Minced Meat

Two full and one half potato chop on a plate.

Ground aka minced beef, lamb or chicken meat is seasoned with spices and cooked before being encased in a patty of mashed potato. For appetizers or as sides for your mains, these East Indian potato chops are just perfect!

Tongue Moilee (Curry) in a Pressure Cooker

Tongue moilee made dryish.

Tongue Moilee is a traditional East Indian dish that is so flavourful and juicy. The slow-cooked ox or beef tongue meat just bursts with the flavor of all those spices. Served with rice, foogias, apas, or chitaps, you’ll be going back for seconds soon!

Canapes With Russian Salad

Russian salad next to it's ingredients.

The East Indian version of the famous Olivier salad, this is a cooling compliment to the spicy East Indian dishes. Perfect for the hot Indian weather, you can play around with the ingredients to suit your taste.

Mass Pav – Moulded Almond Marzipan Dessert Bites

Pieces of Christmas marzipan shapes on a black plate.

Traditional East Indian Christmas sweets include one delicious dessert made from almond marzipan. They take a while to make, but these almond marzipan shaped like stars, Santa, trees, fruits, flowers, veggies, and more are the perfect Christmas treat for friends and family.

How to make Chocolate Marzipan Easter Eggs

Yum Chocolate Marzipan Eggs for Easter.

Chocolate Marzipan Easter Eggs are an amazing treat to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus at Easter! A mix of chocolate and marzipan, these delicious and soft Easter eggs are the perfect dessert!

How to Cook Duck Moile (Curry)

East Indian Duck Moile in a bowl next to boiled rice and onion and lemon in bowls.

East Indian Duck Moile is a traditional dish that is full of flavour. Tender and juicy slow-cooked meat is served with rice, hand breads, or chitaps, and a cooling salad for the perfect meal!

Boros – East Indian Coconut Cookies

Serve East Indian borose on a plate with tea.

East Indian Borose is a delightfully sweet coconutty cookie made with semolina. This traditional East Indian cookie is perfect for tea or as a Christmas dessert!

Dark Fruit Cake – Rich Fruit Cake

Cut the cake into slices and serve on plate.

East Indian dark fruit cake is so delicious and dense, it will tickle your taste buds. Serve for Christmas lunch or dinner with some great homemade wine.

Bol Lucrecia – A Rare Coconut Pie

Bol Lucrecia in a tin.

Bol Lucrecia is a traditional East Indian Coconut Pie dessert that is moist on the inside and crispy outside. So delicious, it will leave you craving for more! Bake any time of the year when you want to impress your family and friends.

Homemade Rose Petal Wine (Not Rosé)

Pinterest images of close up of rose wine served.

Homemade rose petal wine is a heady wine drink with the aroma of roses. After some experimentation, we made this earthy wine with dried rose petals, and it’s perfect for celebrations or regular days in.

Carambolas: East Indian Starfruit Shaped Kulkuls

Once fried drained the carambolas in skimmer.

Carambolas are an East Indian dessert or East Indian ‘sweet’ as we call them that’s made around Christmas time. More commonly known as Kulkuls, this sugary frosted treat made by most East Indian Christian households are called carambolas when they’re star fruit-shaped.

Bol de Coc – Bolos de Coco – Coconut Cake

Delicious Bol de Coc

Bol De Coc is a traditional East Indian coconut cake that’s quite similar to the Thalie sweet. This cake has a delicious coconutty taste and a moist crumb, and is the perfect tea time snack!

Thalie Sweet – Unique Coconut Cake

Yummy Thalie sweet on a black tray.

Thalie Sweet is a traditional East Indian coconut cake usually baked around Christmas Time. This yummy dense cake has a mouthful of coconut in every bite!

Bolings – Semolina Coconut Cookies

Bolings are ready.

Bolings are a sweet coconut semolina cookie that is made at Christmas time in most East Indian Catholic households! They are so simple and easy to make! What’s better; this yummy coconut treat can also be enjoyed as a tea-time snack any time of the year!

Rich Date and Walnut Cake

Date and walnut cake with walnuts and dates on a black board.

A delightful cake made of sweet pitted dates and crunchy walnut pieces, the Date and Walnut Cake is often made for Christmas, special events, and birthdays. Easy to make at home, this traditional East Indian version from Mumbai is a much sought after Christmas delicacy!

Eggless Nankhatai Cookies

Homemade Nankhatai topped with tooti frooti on a black tray.

Simple and easy to make these Indian Nankhatais are a perfect treat for Christmas but are loved throughout the year. Ready in a short while, this melt in the mouth eggless biscuit leaves you wanting more!

Chicken Liver (Giblet) Stuffing

Chicken liver stuffing on a white plate.

The traditional East Indian stuffing for Christmas meals consist of a chicken liver and bread pudding that’s stuffed into the chickens’ cavity before roasting. Here’s how to make this delicious homemade liver stuffing that’s sometimes called a giblet stuffing.

Foogias: East Indian Balloon Bread

Ready foogias served in a plate.

Foogias are one of the many traditional East Indian varieties of bread. These golden-fried little balls of dough are soft as heaven and disappear as quickly as they’re placed on the table. Foogias are eaten with dinner or lunch and go especially well with moile, khudi, or sorpotel.

Semolina Date and Orange Cake

Sooji date and orange cake on a black plate cut into slices with orange peel and black dates at the side

This Semolina date and orange cake is so flavourful you’ll be craving for more! The bittersweet taste of the orange peel and dates is just mouth-watering. Make this perfectly moist semolina cake for an anniversary, birthday, or even Christmas.

How to make Ginger Wine At Home

Clear ginger wine in a glass next to a blue book.

Homemade ginger wine is a light and refreshing drink for any occasion. Using ginger root, we make this spicy traditional East Indian ginger wine in 2 weeks with a few added flavors.

East Indian Stuffed Roast Chicken Recipe

Stuffed roast chicken on a bed of liver pudding.

A traditional roast chicken dinner for Sundays or feast days and family gatherings, this whole roast chicken is stuffed with a delicious homemade liver stuffing. The glazed crispy chicken skin tastes as delicious …

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Easy Pineapple Wine Recipe

Homemade pineapple wine in two glasses next to a yellow flower - Pic by Abby from AbbysPlate

Pineapple wine is an easy-to-make-at-home fruity wine that gets served for Christmas, Easter, or other family gatherings along with all the other wines, cocktails, and drinks. Here’s how we do it here in …

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Vegetarian Christmas Cookies With Honey

Shortbread cookies are ready to serve - Pic by Abby from AbbysPlate

So this Christmas we were looking at the list of Christmas dishes made across the world, but we just wanted to make some simple cookies that tasted like shortbread and were yummy too! …

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Light Fruit Cake or Tooti Frooti Cake

Serve Tooti frooti cake on a plate.

East Indian Light Fruit Cake is a delicious treat for Christmas dessert or even as a regular tea-time snack. So yum and fruity, you won’t be able to stop at just one.

Moulded Walnut Fudge Recipe – Milk and Cocoa fudge

Walnut fudge on a thali.

Walnut fudge, also known as Milk and Cocoa fudge is a traditional East Indian dessert made for Christmas! This sweet is made in various shapes and sizes, chunks or molded. Try one and you can’t resist another!

Coconut Cake Recipe

A coconut cake log and a coconut cake slice on a black plate.

This traditional East Indian coconut cake is different from regular coconut cakes. It’s dense and moist, and a delight to eat. Traditionally made with fresh coconut, you can also use desiccated coconut.

Coconut Dessert named Cordial

Traditional East Indian Cordial - Pic by Abby from AbbysPlate

Coconut Cordial is one of the easiest desserts to make for Christmas. And it tastes yummy too! Granny has always made the coconut version of cordial. Some people use almonds or cashewnuts instead …

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Mass Pav – Moulded Almond Marzipan Dessert

East-Indian-Mass-Pav-or-Marzipan on a black plate.

Growing up, the house started smelling of Christmas from early December. Literally! You could smell marzipan, vanilla cream, thali sweet, cordial, Christmas cake and so much more. The best part of being East …

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Traditional East Indian Christmas Sweets

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Two East Indian aunties meet on the street. “Hello Lucy, how are you re?” “I’m good men, how are you and the babas?” “We’re all good men. Where you went?” “To the bakery …

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