Updated December 27th, 2023 at 08:39 IST

Special recipes to try this festive season - chef style

Festivals delicious dishes have aromatic sweet indulgences of Christmas, or the savoury treats of Eid, festival recipes carry the warmth of every festival.

Recipes for festivals
Recipes for festivals | Image:Pinterest

Festivals delicious dishes can bring the grace on the dining tables. From traditional sweets to savoury delights, capture the essence of the flavourful indulgences. These mouth-watering dishes can bring the richness of the festive season. Whether it's the aromatic spices of Diwali, the sweet indulgences of Christmas, or the savoury treats of Eid, the festival recipes can carry the warmth of tradition and the promise of joyous celebrations.

Here are recipes of some dishes


Coconut Crumbed Prawn

Ingredients (with quantity):


Paprika powder - 1 tbsp
Mustard powder - 1 tsp
Garlic chop - half tsp
Water - 1 tbsp
Refined oil - 1 tbsp
Maida / flour - 2 tsp
Egg - 1 egg
Lemon juice - 1 tsp
Salt - a pinch
Prawn whole cleaned with tail on - 250 gms
Breadcrumbs - 100 gms
Desiccated coconut - 50 gms
Oil for deep frying - 500 ml

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  1. In a bowl, mix together pakrika powder, mustard powder, garlic chop, maida / flour, egg, lemon juice, salt, refined oil & water to a fine paste
  2. Deshell and devein the prawn. Retain the tail.
  3. Add the marination to the cleaned prawn and mix well.
  4. Careful while mixing the marinade as the sharp tail ends would cut through the skin. 
  5. Mix the breadcrumbs and desiccated coconut together in a plate.
  6. Take the prawn one by one holding the tail and coat it with breadcrumb-coconut mixture.
  7. Make sure the tail is without any breadcrumbs. 
  8. One by one coat all the prawns and keep aside In a sauce pan or kadai. 
  9. Add enough oil to immerse the prawn while frying.
  10. When the oil is hot, slowly slide the prawn one by one into the hot oil.
  11. Fry the prawns for a couple of minutes in hot oil to a golden colour.
  12. Serve hot and crispy along with tartare sauce or ones choice of sauce

Chicken Tenders in Tuscan Cream

Ingredients (with quantity)

For Chicken marination:


Chicken fillet or supreme - 200 gms

Salt - to taste


White pepper powder - 1 pinch

Flour - 1 tbspOlive oil - 3 tbsp


For sauce

Butter - 20 gms


Garlic slice - 5 cloves
Celery slices - 1 stick

Onion slice - half onion
Sundried tomato slices - 10 gms
Flour - 1 tbsp
Water - 100 ml
Cream - 250 ml
White pepper powder - 2 pinch
Salt to taste
Cheddar cheese - 50 gms
Parsley (chop) - 1 tbsp

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  1. Take 200 gms of chicken fillet or supreme and mix with all the ingredients required for marination and keep aside.
  2. Heat up a non-stick fry pan and add butter.
  3. Add garlic slices and saute to a slight brown.
  4. Add the sliced onion and celery and saute.
  5. Once the onions are translucent, place the marinated chicken on the pan and grill on both sides.
  6. While the chicken is getting grilled, cut the sundried tomato to smaller pieces and add to the chicken.
  7. Then add water and mix well Once the water starts to boil, add cream and white pepper powder while stirring.
  8. Allow the chicken to cook in the creamy sauce till the sauce turns thick and evenly coats the chicken.
  9. Add the cheddar cheese and parsely and stir .
  10. Allow the sauce to thicken and transfer to a plate to be served with a potato mash and sauteed vegetables

(Chef Aji Joseph, Head - Culinary Development, FreshToHome)



Published December 27th, 2023 at 00:04 IST

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