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Reema Bhalla Dec 01 2014

Which are some popular Christmas dishes around the world?

Kanika Nevatia Dec 01 2014
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With the holidays just around the corner you should check out some delicious Christmas dishes around the world and decide what you want to cook this year. Each country has their own special way of making this holiday memorable!

Mince Pie

If you happen to plan a trip to England this holiday season be sure to feast on some delectable mince pie. It is a small British fruit-based, mincemeat sweet pie traditionally served during the Christmas season. These days there are also several vegetarian variants of this pie readily available.

Mince Pie (by nicksarebi)


India’s very own Christmas treat, kulkuls or kidyo are quintessentially sweet and crunchy cookies that are prepared and distributed in parts of India such as Goa and the city of Mangalore during the Christmas festival. While the sweet is easily available in the market most people prefer baking a batch at home for their loved ones.

Kulkul (by amanda_fernandes)

Feast of the Seven Fishes

The “Feast of the Seven Fishes” is an Italian Christmas Eve tradition. The feast typically consists of seven different fish dishes. The tradition originated in southern Italy, where it is known as The Vigil (La Vigilia). This celebration commemorates the wait or vigil, for the midnight birth of baby Jesus.

Fish Dish (by stu_spivack)


Stollen is a fruit cake containing dry fruits and marzipan; often covered with sugar. The cake is usually made with chopped candied fruit or dried fruit, nuts and spices. It is a traditional German recipe, usually consumed and distributed during the Christmas season, when they are called Weihnachtsstollen or Christstollen. On a trip to Germany do try this delicacy.

Stollen (by whitneyinchicago)


The literal meaning of the word risalamande is rice with almonds. It is a traditional Danish dessert served at Christmas. It is made out of rice pudding blended with whipped cream, vanilla, and chopped almonds. It is usually served cold with a cherry sauce topped on it. People often place a small treat (such as a tiny toy) into the mix acting as a Christmas surprise for whoever finds it in their bowl.

Risalamande (Pille - Nami-nami)

Yule Cake

One of the very popular Christmas dishes around the world, the Yule cake is a log shaped cake which is a traditional French delicacy, prepared during Christmas. It is a type of sweet roulade made from a sponge cake, generally baked in a Swiss roll pan which is then frosted and rolled to form a cylinder, and frosted again on the outside. It is most commonly chocolate flavoured.

Yule Cake (by nerdcoregirl)


Be it pavo trufado de navidad (Turkey stuffed with truffle) in Spain, ceia de Natal, the native Brazilian Christmas feast, or a traditional British turkey dinner, a holiday meal is simply incomplete if doesn’t comprise a plump stuffed turkey, roasted to perfection! Prepare the ideal gravy to go with it and this meal is sure to make your Christmas a merry one.

Turkey (by Andrea Goh)

Plum Pudding/Cake

The Plum or Christmas pudding has its origin in England. It contains raisins which are referred to as plums. The pudding comprises of many dry fruits and flavours of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves and other spices. The pudding is aged for a month or even a year; the high alcohol content helps it to stay fresh. All over the world a more cake-like interpretation, called the “plum cake” has come into existence, which which is very popular in the Indian subcontinent.

Christmas Pudding (by jamespeek)

Chiles en Nogada

This traditional Mexican dish is a family favourite during the holiday season. The dish consist of poblano chiles stuffed with picadillo (mixture of shredded meat, fruits, spices and aromatics) topped with nogada--a walnut cream sauce and pomegranate seeds. The idea is to represent the colours of the Mexican flag--green, white and red.

Chiles en Nogada (by Daniel Dionne)

Janssons Frestelse

Janssons frestelse is a traditional Swedish casserole dish made of potatoes, onions, pickled sprats (fish), cream and bread crumbs. It is an integral part of a traditional Swedish Christmas feast, but is also enjoyed on other occasions such as Easter. The dish is also common in Finland, where it is called Janssonin Kiusaus.

Janssons Frestelse (by hepp)

Pick from this mouth-watering list of Christmas dishes around the world or tell us some of your own favourites by leaving a comment below. Enjoy the holidays, while you feast on some scrumptious grub. Bon Appetit!
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