Mass Pav – East Indian Almond Marzipan shapes

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.

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.

Date and Walnut Cake for Christmas and Parties

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!

Chocolate Chip Coconut Cake Recipe

Add in the chocolate chips - Pic by Abby from AbbysPlate

That sister of mine keeps asking me to write down all of the recipes that I throw together ever so often. I mean, I just throw them together. It’s not like I plan on making the same thing again. I could make it again, but it will probably be with different measurements, just randomly thrown … Read more

East Indian Date Rolls – Date Cookies Recipe

Traditional-East-Indian-Date-Rolls

What’s your favorite not-too-sweet Christmas dessert? Mine are date rolls. What are these East Indian date rolls? Date rolls are simple and easy to make bites that are similar to buttery shortbread cookies but are stuffed with walnuts and dates. And they taste as heavenly as vanilla cream or marzipan. Well, almost! Nothing will ever … Read more

Tu BiShvat Cookies

Bake until cookies are lightly golden – Pic by Renana from Renana’s Kitchen

Tu BiShvat is the Jewish holiday that occurs on the 15th of Shvat (Hebrew month) and is celebration of the New Year of the trees. Also called Rosh HaShanah La’Ilanot, the holiday marks the season in which the earliest-blooming trees in Israel emerge from their winter sleep and begin a new fruit-bearing cycle. The most … Read more