Bada Din. Borit Natala. Krismasasya. Kristumas. Christians across India have diverse names for their favourite festival. And as with the names, the traditional food eaten during Christmas varies from region to region. Here's a look at recipes of popular dishes eaten across India during Christmas.
First up is the Christmas Plum Pudding which came to India via the British. Despite its name, this pudding contains no plums - The pre-Victorians used the word 'plums' as a term for raisins.
Flaky Palappams, fermented with yeast or toddy, is a breakfast staple on Christmas in Kerala
The classic sausage gets a touch of Indian spices and flavours
The classic Turkey Roast with stuffing is a favourite with the Anglo-Indian community
Sorpotel, a dish made with offal, is often accompanied by Sanna, a white, steamed bread, in Goa and Mangalore
Sliced beef tongue with vinegar and Indian spices is a delicacy enjoyed on special days like Christmas
Kulkuls, a snack made with maida and coconut, is an all-time favourite in Goa
The traditional Christmas cake is also known as the Allahabadi cake in parts of India
Duck is the preferred choice of meat on festive occasions in many homes. Here is the Kerala version of the Duck Curry
Rose Cookies came to India through the Portuguese and is now a Christmas favourite in Goa, Kerala and Tamil Nadu